How Many Monkeys
written by: Philos-O-Tron
Q: How many monkees (sic) does it take to change a light bulb?
A: That depends on a number of circumstances. How accessible is the bulb? Does the monkey already have the light bulb in its possession? What kind of monkey? The biggest question here is why would a monkey care if the room is dark? Given that electric lights as a working device are beyond the intellectual capacity of all monkeys and that monkeys lack the type of societal structure that requires lights to function in the extended periods beyond the standard diurnal times, why would a monkey possibly care about changing a light bulb? The question then is one of desire rather than ability
Let us assume the monkey a) is of the higher intelligence variety of monkey b) has the bulb c) can get to the socket in question and d) wants the room lit. If these four conditions are met it is reasonable to say that only one monkey would be required to do the task at hand despite the lack of opposable thumbs.
The Philos-O-Tron notes the peculiar spelling in the original question. If you did by chance mean to spell the word in question "monkee" the answer is still the same: just one. Generally you would use Peter Tork unless the bulb is really bright. Then bring in Davey Jones or possibly Micky Dolenz. Mike Nesmith would just hire someone else to do it.
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