Bonzi Buddy

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Describe Bonzi Buddy here...

Considering All The Tropes isn't a bashfest, this might be a challenge.

Bonzi Buddy was an "intelligent software agent" whose avatar was a purple gorilla. Bonzi Buddy could sing songs, "help" you out in searches, and manage downloads.

It was also a complete pain in the ass, eventually being declared malware.

That Other Wiki has an article. Encyclopedia Dramatica has a less kind one.

Tropes used in Bonzi Buddy include:
  • Abandonware: Bonzi Buddy was discontinued in 2004.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Bonzi Buddy's "help" was dodgy at best, never mind the fact that this program was pretty much malware.