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The Magilla Gorilla Show

The Magilla Gorilla Show


First premiering in January of 1964, The Magilla Gorilla Show follows the antics of a gorilla named Magilla as he sits in the window of Mr. Peebles’ pet store, waiting for someone to buy come and buy him and be taken home.

However, much to Mr. Peebles’ displeasure the only people who are ever interested in the gorilla are either bad guys needing help in breaking the law or Ogee, the little girl whose parents won’t let her have Magilla as a pet. The main reason why Mr. Peebles wants to sell Magilla is due to the continual financial drain the gorilla has on the store with his insatiable appetite for bananas.

Also featured in the show is a cat and mouse duo by the name of Punkin' Puss and Mushmouse, who enjoy spending their days feuding with one another in their mountain surroundings. Lastly, in their little part of the Wild West, Sheriff Ricochet Rabbit and his deputy Droop-Along Coyote work together to keep the bad guys out of their town.



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Episode Info

Final: 1x31 -- Super Blooper Heroes / Jail Break-In / Misfortune Cookie (Dec/25/1965)


Super Blooper Heroes: After Mr. Peebles and Magilla watch a television show about a Super Hero, they decide to become super heroes and protect the citizens of the city. However, things don’t turn out the way the crime-fighting duo plan when they start beating up on innocent people they think are bad guys. As a result, Mr. Peebles and Magilla decide to head back to the pet store and hide from the people the made mad.

Jail Break-In: When Rocky Gulch is trying to rustle a herd of cattle, he gets caught in the act by Ricochet Rabbit. After Sheriff Ricochet easily wins their shootout, he gets a call from Deputy Droop-a-Long and learns that Dead Brush Dan refuses to leave jail now that his jail term is up. Following numerous attempts to set Dead Brush free, Ricochet and Droop-a-Long find a new reason to arrest Dead Brush after he decides to blow the place up.

Misfortune Cookie: When Punkin’ Puss tries to begin the day feuding with Mushmouse; the little mouse tells him to wait until he reads his daily horoscope. Happy at what he just read, Mushmouse tells Punkin’ Puss that he won’t be able to catch him because it is his lucky day and that Punkin’ Puss was going to have lots of trouble. Not believing Mushmouse’s warning, Punkin’ Puss begins to chase him around the woods and promptly starts having lots of bad luck. When the day comes to an end, Mushmouse reads his horoscope for the next day and is shocked to discover his luck will turn sour and that Punkin’ Puss will have a great day.
Cast
Allan Melvin
voiced Magilla Gorilla, Punkin Puss, Various
Howard Morris
voiced Mr Peebles, Mushmouse, Various
Jean Vander Pyl
voiced Ogee, Various
Mel Blanc
voiced Droop-a-long Coyote, Various
Don Messick
voiced Ricochet Rabbit, Various

Reviews

calicow

Reviews: 23
Magilla is one cool gorilla.Rating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

Since I have been watching Magilla Gorilla on Boomerang, I have to say that I have become a fan of the sweet, bow-tie wearing gorilla. Read more

Review posted on Friday, December 1st 2006 at 9:38 pm

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Warning: The Magilla Gorilla Show guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Animation General
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 7 Minutes
Premiere: September 14, 1964
Ended: September 02, 1967
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