1) It's an ugly woman.
2) Or is it a man?
3) Either way it's invokes feelings of digust and ridicule (it is a cartoon by nature).
4) But if you think about it, it also brings out some pathos, as it seems a tragic situation too.
Wouldya from Spangles
Using these key points I wrote up a script, from the Monkeys point of view, trying to convey all of these themes within a supposedly humorous frame. Casting was simple for me, a colleague Tim McCourt would do one voice (having established that we both had seen these kind of characters down our local pubs), and less convincingly I would do another. After a few takes we managed to get a half decent effort, with which I then produced a short animatic for the National Gallery on the 27th April.
As you can here it differs greatly from the original script drawn up already as the script has evolved:-
Two monkeys, J and C, are at an art gallery facing us directly.
J:- Oi, oi, look at tha-ha-at.
C:-Gaw, no, she’s awful!
J:- She, are you sure?
C:- Oh-ho yes.
J:- Really? Wouldya?
C:- Oooh, I suppose I’d have to do some of the old mon-key-mag-ic-ah.
J:- You’d need a
C:- Nooo-no-no-no… stop it, there’s kids about.
J:- Before you, er, you know, er, let her, ahem, peel your bananas like?
C:- Stop it. Stop it. Noooo. No-hooo. Well, maybe. Yeah, alright then.
J:- And your nuts?
C:- Too far.