I saw this clip of the theme tune of "Small Wonder" a terrible sit-com about a robot child called V.I.K.I. (Voice Input Child Identicant), which I might have seen, I defiantly remember the scary robots face and the clunky robot innards.
But if your after TV monkeys then do you remember "B.J. and the Bear" I used to love this as a very small kid, I just looked up what it was about on Wikipedia and until then i would have sworn it was about a private detective and his crime fighting chimp, the chimp used to be Cheata from Tarzan and the man went on to drive the truck in Knight Rider.
But I'm wrong it was about a trucker and his monkey like Convoy meets Every Way but Loose, oh and Bear was the monkey.