This little chimp lived quietly on our bed for over a decade. It was the first gift our son bought for us. One day, my wife was making the bed when she was interrupted by a phone call, so she asked me to finish. The quarantine had been such a drag that I decided to try to cheer her up by hiding Socky under some pillows with just his head showing. Not only did it make her chuckle, it made me feel better too.

I kept it up for about a week, but eventually ran out of hiding places. Still wanting to keep her grinning, I realized I had to get creative. And that is how this daily sock monkey melodrama started. There are now well over 100 episodes.

I get ideas by conjuring up random words to see if they lead to anything, usually while doing menial tasks like exercising or showering. And I’ve been at this long enough that Socky is now a constant part of my thoughts, so that when I look at magazines, social media, the physical world around me, I’m always searching for inspiration for the next day. 

I feel that every skill I’ve ever acquired has been leading to this. That includes my advertising career, a watercolor class, skill with power tools (yes, Socky sometimes requires them), and the knots and fishing line I use as a fisherman (to hang things from the ceiling!). It’s all vital for putting on this show, where, for Socky, all the bed’s a stage and whatever’s lying around the house, the players. 

I sincerely hope Socky makes you smile too.

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Too funny!!

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Alexis Davar
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These are all so good!!

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SOCKY ROSS

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Dr. Frank-N-Furter

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Theo C
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It's the Circle of Life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the Circle The Circle of Life

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Theo C
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PUNS FOREVER

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My fav!

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Janoel Murrey
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HOW THE HECK DO I PUT THIS TOGETHER

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Pernille Dyre
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This made me laugh 😂

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Theo C
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Place your bets now. I've got 30 on potato head.

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Cute

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Janoel Murrey
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SOCKY KONG

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I think this every day

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SOCKY MOSES

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I love this

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Those lil fangs tho...

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Mary Sockpins

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Cameron Washington
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that will be $5 oops i forgot my wallet but i already cut your hair well i guess there is nothing you can do about it now hmm i like ya cut g REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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haha yes!

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the kilt!!!

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Julia Atkinson
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Socks of the Antarctic

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unsee juice *big sip*

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Julia Atkinson
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Socks of the night...what music they make!

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red panda inc.
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why yes... correct... your point being?

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Theo C
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HALLELUJAH

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EMERGENCY BANANAS

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Noah Dimas
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waaaaaaaaaaahhh

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LENNON GRAF
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NO SOCKY DONT SIGN YOUR WORK

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This is one of my favorites.

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I need a sockotherapy lesson

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Rhe is pretty sus

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ewww

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Julia Atkinson
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Sockerday Night Live

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Boom Sox

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Is that real sand on the bed?

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dun dun duna dun dun dun dduna dudududuuuuu dun nah nah naaaaah dun dun dun dun... dun dun!

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SeaShell
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uh oh...

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SeaShell
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yes

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Theres an imposter among us :/

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big spoons

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LENNON GRAF
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I can see the string, socky

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Looks fun!

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great drawings

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oh dreidel dreidel dreidel, i made you outta clay...

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YEETED

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return to monke

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tight rope socker

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Owl
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Bahahahahaha

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Julia Atkinson
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Ape with a tape

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Xander Gonzalez
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R.I.P socky

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Owl
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Awwwwwwww he so cuuuuute!

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Donna Leske
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DUCK Socky!

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Theo C
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Yaaay

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ELIJAH MAY
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awwwww!

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Adriana Coppage
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hang out the bodies.....

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ELIJAH MAY
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the sockpit master

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Julia Atkinson
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Foamdome

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Theo C
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Moby Sock

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Melissa TO
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Found a use for that old blockbuster card.

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Mary Rose Kent
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🎶 And they call it monkey love 🎶

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Paul Budhram
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sokhoop i guess

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Theo C
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HopSocktch

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Owl
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Cute!

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Owl
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ALL HAIL THE GOD SOCKY!

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Nerds All the Way Down
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Curious Socky

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