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Hollywood A-list monkey Crystal delights fans at Padres game (pics/vid)

On Thursday, a member of the Hollywood elite assumed a starring role at Petco Park as the hometown San Diego Padres hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers.

That’s right, Crystal, the superstar monkey who has had roles in The Hangover Part II, Community, Night at the Museum and currently is delighting hundreds, if not thousands of viewers, on the NBC first-season sitcom, Animal Practice, stole the show at Petco, taking part in the ceremonial first pitch before the game and later delighting viewers after taking over the Padres broadcast booth.

Here’s Crystal clowning around with Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso before the game:

And the video of Crystal’s antics:

What a delightful creature. But on second though, perhaps identifying Crystal as a Hollywood A-lister is a bit much. Maybe a B-lister would be more appropriate…as long as “B” stood for “Bananas.”


(images via @Padres, @YonderalonsoU)