Diddy Kong was originally created as an updated Donkey Kong Jr., but Nintendo disagreed with the redesign, so Rare decided to make him a distinct character.
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Connection to Other Media
Funky Kong's theme uses an unauthorized sample (the "hi-ya!" vocal) from The System's 1985 pop single "The Pleasure Seekers".
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