Grape Ape

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 32

    The Grape Connection

    Aired 5/22/76

  • S 1 : Ep 31

    Grape 5-O

    Aired 5/12/76

  • S 1 : Ep 30

    The Purple Avenger Strikes Again

    Aired 5/5/76

  • S 1 : Ep 29

    Ali Beagle And The Forty Grapes

    Aired 4/27/76

  • S 1 : Ep 28

    Olympic Grape

    Aired 4/20/76

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marty Ingels

    Beegle Beagle

  • Bob Holt

    Grape Ape

  • Joel Kane

  • Tom Dagenais

  • Charles A. Nichols

  • show Description
  • Grape Ape is a 40 feet tall (that's about 13 metres) purple gorilla that always wore the same clothes: a cap, a green jacket and a bow tie. Most of his statements end with him repeating his name twice ("Grape Ape. Grape Ape."). His best friend is Beegle Beagle, a normal-sized white dog. Along with his canine companion, Grape Ape travels around the world in search for adventure and usually finding themselves in all sorts of wacky situatons. Grape Ape first appeared on TV as part of the "Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show" (which ran on ABC between 1975-1976). He then appeared in his very own half hour show in 1977 and was a regular on "Scooby Doo's All Star Laff-a-lympics" as a member of the Yogi-Yahooeys between 1978-1980.moreless

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  • Quotes (76)

    • Chief: We have lost our Mo-Mo.

    • Beegle Beagle: (while hiding) Nobody here but as palm trees.

    • Beegle Beagle: We've been saving some money for a rainy day, and this is about as rainy as it could get.

    • Coach: Maybe I could get a job drilling for oil in Alaska.

    • Beegle Beagle: With Grape Ape, you can't lose!

    • Crazy-Toes: (about Grape Ape) It would take us a month to make him a uniform!

    • Beegle Beagle: That's no ape. It's a dummy, dummy.

    • Crazy-Toes: They don't call me Crazy-Toes for nothing! Coach: The crazy part fits.

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    Notes (5)

    • S.P.L.A.T. stands for Special Police-Licensed Animal Team.

    • S.P.L.A.T. stands for Special Police-Licensed Animal Team.

    • This episode (and it's second part) were originally aired on November 27 1975, at Noon (EST), Thursday afternoon,a Thanksgiving, as part of ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival.

    • This episode (and it's first part) were originally aired on November 27 1975, at Noon (EST), Thursday afternoon,a Thanksgiving, as part of ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival.

    • S.P.L.A.T. stands for Special Police-Licensed Animal Team.

    Trivia (51)

    • Goof: When Beegle Beagle stops the taxi and the taxi driver, scared by Grape Ape runs away, he breaks the taxi door and runs away with it.
      However, in the next scene, when Beegle Beagle is driving the taxi, the taxi door is back in its place.

    • The bounty on Mean Marvin's head was of 10,000 dollars.

    • The sign at the entrance in the town of Bad Rock reads, "Bad Rock. Pop. 200 (such as they are)".

    • We learn Grape Ape's belt size is 480 XL.

    • Apparently, Grape Ape can breath in outer space.

    • We learn that a man called Homer T. Homely founded Ruckus Ridge, the place where this episode takes place.

    • The prize for the Really Grand Prix was of 50,000 dollars.

    • We learn that Grape Ape loves parades.

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    Allusions (26)

    • The movie that was being filmed during this episode was most likely a reference to the famous movie King Kong (1933), and all of its sequels.

    • Beegle Beagle: Another job well done for the Lone Beagle (...)
      This is a reference to The Lone Ranger, an American, long-running, old-time radio and early television show created by George W. Trendle, and developed by writer Fran Striker. The show took place in the Wild West.

    • Title pun: Flying saucer

    • Boss and Henchly: (about Beegle Beagle and Grape Ape) Look! It's a bird! No. It's a plane! No. It's that purple dummy and its Beagle buddy. (they start laughing)
      This line is a spoof on the original line "It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman!", often used in the Superman comics, and cartoons.

    • The plot of this episode is similar to the plot of another one of Hanna-Barbera's earlier cartoon series, Wacky races. (1968)

    • The title of this episode is a spoof on the title of the 1965 comedy movie The Great Race, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, and Vivian Vance.

    • Duke the jewel thief: Oh double drat!
      This could be taken as a reference to another one of Hanna-Barbera's animated villain characters, Dick Dastardly. Duke even resembles Dick Dastardly.

    • Title pun: A night to remember

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Completely idiotic.

    By jackg1, Apr 06, 2007

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