I don't really consider this a joke monster, albeit it does derive much inspiration from a Marvel source, so I can understand the response jibe.
My campaign has a somewhat North American inspiration to it (with dash of ice-age remnants), so you see where much of the creatures have certain hallmarks of the region. With that warped North American vibe, you get much of the bears, Elchman (moose-headed Minotaur sorts), Gilla, Sasquatch, Tusker (walrus/dwarf sort of humanoids with a Inuit tilt), etc. Rakun were simply an idea to perhaps replace the traditional "halfling/hobbit" sort of small race.
It was when the addition of several other contributors started to overshadow my own contributions, that the focus on that semi-Americana tilt begins to diminish to most observers.
But I digress, I truly understand that others have differing inclinations and preferences. I believe Solo's idea for a slightly more farcical group of creatures is a wonderful way to allow such creatures and gives individual GM's the ability to include or not include based upon their own preferences.