The Cult TV Faces of: The Ape

Identified by woodchuckgod: Magilla Gorilla.

Identified by Will: King Kong (1966)

Identified by Will: Lost in Space: “Fugitives in Space”

Identified by Jose: Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: “Hatred Unto Death.”

Identified by Hugh: Galen (Roddy McDowall) in Planet of the Apes: “Escape from Tomorrow”

Identified by Will: Kolchak: The Night Stalker: “Primal Scream”

Identified by woodchuckgod: Cha Ka (Philip Paley) in Land of the Lost: “Cha-ka.”

Identified by Will: Cornelius in Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975)

Identified by Andrew Glazebrook: Maya in Space: 1999 “The Lambda Factor”


Identified by SGB: Adam in Ark II.

Identified by Will: Gargantua in Wonder Woman: “Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua”

Identified by woodchuckgod: Grape Ape.


Identified by SGB: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: “Happy Birthday, Buck”

Identified by Hugh: The Simpsons



Identified by Kevin Cole: Professor Bobo (Kevin Murphy), Mystery Science Theater 3000



15 responses to “The Cult TV Faces of: The Ape

  1. Gonna go out on a limb and say Number 4 is from the "Hatred Unto Death" episode from Night Gallery.

  2. 1.) Magilla Gorilla7.) Cha-Ka from Land of the Lost12.) Grape Ape

  3. 17: Professor Bobo: Mystery Science Theater 3000

  4. 5 is Roddy McDowall on the Planet of the Apes series10 is Lancelot Link15 is the Simpsons version of POTA–The Broadway Musical, with Dr. Zaius.

  5. Wow, everyone is doing a great job here identifying these simians in the Planet of the Ape-a-thon edition of Cult TV Faces of.Jose, you really identified an obscure one there. Incredible. But # 4 is indeed from Rod Serling's Night Gallery, "Hatred Unto Death." Wow!woodchuckgod: You picked off three gallery images perfectly, identifying Magilla Gorilla (#1), Cha-Ka from Land of the Lost (#7) and Graape Ape (#12). Well done, my friend!Kevin — yes! Your recognized Kevin Murphy as Professor Bobo in MST3K, from the episode "Revenge of the Creature." Excellent job!Hugh, you also did a fantastic job here. #5 is indeed Roddy McDowall from the Planet of the Apes series of 1974 (and the episode "Escape from Tomorrow.") #15 is from the Simpsons parody of Planet of the Apes: "Stop the Planet of the Apes, I want to Get off…" but #10 is not Lancelot Link. Great guess, however.Splendid job everybody! the Lawgiver would be proud.Warmest regards to all,John

  6. 2. The old King Kong cartoon, 1960s3. Lost in Space, Fugitives in Space6. Night Stalker episode8. Return to the Planet of the Apes cartoon series11. From Wonder Woman, it's a gorilla trained to defeat WW

  7. Hi Will,Fantastic job knocking off five more identifications of the apes!All your identifications were correct, sir, and quite impressive!bestJohn

  8. 10 is Adam from ARK II 1976-77 tv series.14 is from BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY 1979-1981 tv series.SGB

  9. SGB:Man, those were two toughies! Fantastic job with the gallery identifications. #10 is indeed Adam from Ark II and #14 is from Buck Rogers, the episode "Happy Birthday, Buck."Great job!best wishes,JKM

  10. I would say 9 was from Space 1999 and is Maya !!

  11. Hi Andrew,Yep, # 9 is from Space:1999 ("The Lambda Factor") and is indeed Maya, transformed into a gorilla!Great job!best,JKM

  12. Great puzzle theme. Many neat pictures.#13 reminds me of the old American Tourister luggage commercials from the 70s with gorillas…which I think could have been inspired by the Planet of the Apes series. I don't think that's what it is, however. Apes rule!Gordon Long

  13. 13. The ape from Trading Places

  14. 16. X-Files. Ep. 2.18: Fearful Symmetry. or… maybe not.

  15. #13 looks to be from "The Incredible Hulk" episode "The Beast Within", I think it was.

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