Monster of the Day #503 Updated on June 25, 2012 By Ken Begg 16 Comments Let’s go ape this week. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart Even the Giant Ape was amazed at how bad the British Army was at shooting at him. “I’m this tall, and the tracers are off by a mile. I got nothin’ to worry about.” Ericb All I get is “This image or video has been moved or deleted.” So is today’s monster Frank Douglas, astronaut? Ken_Begg Yes, and they’re shooting from directly in front of him, too. Bloody bad show, what. Ken_Begg Hmm, redid the link. See if it’s working now. Ericb Got it, thanks. Ericb Though you got to give them credit, they filled him with enough lead to kill him which is more than the JDF was able to manage. Gamera977 Oh where o where are UNIT and #007 when they’re needed??? Gamera977 As if a switch had been turned, as if an eye had been blinked, as if some phantom force in the universe had made a move eons beyond our comprehension, suddenly there was no trail to be followed. No ape. No primate. No “thing” called Konga to be followed. There was nothing in the tunnel except the puzzled men of courage, who suddenly found themselves alone with shadows and darkness. Ken_Begg Konga, the point at which ‘must’ and ‘cannot’ meet on the graph. MrTongoRad I would’ve thought that ‘Konga vs. Gorgo’ existed at that point, but it seems that it favors the ‘Cannot’ side ever so slightly. Flangepart “Come, Watson. The game is afoot, and Mortiarty is up to his old tricks again. Oh, and watch out for the enormous piles of Poop.” Rock I guess you could call George Barrows the king of the roost of the last great generation of ape actors. Although others were active in this period, I think Barrows remains the most visible in the 50’s and 60’s because his suit was so distinctive. This was the suit for GORILLA AT LARGE, ROBOT MONSTER, KONGA, he was Monstro in GHOST IN THE INVISIBLE BIKINI, I think his name may have been Gorgo in that episode where he was domesticated by The Addams Family! When he met the Beverly Hillbillies, it was actually as a man playing a gorilla! My hat is off to you, Sir. You were certainly MY gorilla man, and it saddens me to think we no longer have a demand for gorilla men (and no, I just can’t count Andy Sirkis, although I suppose it’s technically the same craft). Flangepart And when he told them what he did for a living…think of all the banana jokes he had to endure. zombiewhacker This week should be fun, because there are so many bad man-in-gorilla suit flicks out there, and only five days to squeeze them in. Ericb I’m hoping the theme is Brit monsters. The British may be overshadowed by the Americans and Japanese but they’ve accumulated a nice roster of interesting beasties over the decades. Flangepart And that’s just in Dr. Who.