Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp

ABC (ended 1972)


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Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp

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Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp was a parody of Get Smart, which was a parody of The James Bond movies. So how do you parody a parody? You add monkeys!

Lance Link, a secret agent for APE (Agency to Prevent Evil), worked alongside his partner Mata Hairi and got his assignments from Commander Darwin.

Lance fights the likes of CHUMP (Criminal Headquarters for Underworld Master Plan), headed by Baron von Butcher with his associates the Dragon Lady, Dr. Strangemind, Creto, Wang Fu, the Duchess, and Ali Assa Seen. Theme Song:

Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp!
He stands for justice.He has no fear.
He's the agent to call when trouble is near.
Lance Link, ya gotta come through.
Everybody at APE is countin' on you!
Here's Marta Hairi, an agent and friend.
She sticks by his side right to the end.
Darwin is the leader on the side of good.
He traps CHUMP agents like a good ape should.
Lance Link, whatcha gonna do?
You've gotta stop CHUMP now. It's up to you.

Here's Baron Von Butcher. You better beware.
He's evil and he's cunning and he don't play fair.
He's got an evil chauffer. Creto's his name.
Dragon Woman's lovely, but she's wicked all the same!
Lance Link, whatcha gonna do
When mad Dr.Strangemind comes up to you?

There's Ali Assassin, Wicked Wang Foo
And the Duchess whose looks can really fool you.
Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp!
He stands for justice, he has no fear,
He's the agent to call when trouble is near.
Lance Link, whatcha gonna do?
Show History

For the first season, the show was an hour in length (9:00 AM-10:00 AM) and included cartoon segments, the second season was a half-hour of reruns (12:30 PM-1:00 PM) without the music and cartoon interludes.

After cancellation, the show went into syndication and reruns were shown on Nick-at Nite in the early 90s, it was shown early on Comedy Central, and it was even on TVLAND.moreless


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  • Monkey around

    I't's no secret that I saw "Lancelot Link:Secret Chimp" when I was a kid. I found the series very funny. A few years "Lancelot Link:" was rerun on Nick at Night and that episode was just as funny today than many years ago. He's part of the spy group APE, battling his arch enemy the Baron. This is major Gulty Pleasure! I don't admit I saw "Lancelot Chip: Secret Chimp," but it's better than some of the very bad Saturday Morning cartoons show being shown back then. Also, Lancelot Link and his band The Evolution Revolution. Now that's music to my ears.moreless
  • Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. The Pinnacle of TV Programming! I laughed, I cried, I wanted to chew gum!


    No animals were harmed in the creation of this review.

    This show was Television Genius! Monkeys chasing each other threw rooms and that crazy trapped door automan, over and over show after show. The range of emotions these actors displayed was staggering. This show single handedly raised the bar for all actors and their "Craft" throughout Hollywood. Man did those chimps chew a lot of gum.

    My only gripe about this flawless show is that the creators completely ripped of the legendary TV show "Get Smart"!

    The world could use a "Where Are They Now" TV show for the fine fine thespians of Lancelot Link.

    PETA, please forgive me!moreless

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trippy, witty remarks, town under attack, saving the world, talking animals