Throughout the show, the gorilla is drafted by the army ("Private Magilla"), cast in a movie ("Groovey Movie"), and abducted by aliens ("Planet Zero"). After moving to ABC, the secondary toons would eventually be replaced by Breezly and Sneezly and Peter Potamus and His Magic Flying Balloon, featuring much of the same voice talent. In both cases, the suspender-sporting primate was the top star of the show. As the theme song, introduced in episode 14 ("Motorcycle Magilla"), would have it, "A gorilla like Magilla is nice at any price!"
Cast and Characters
- Allan Melvin as Magilla Gorilla
- Howard Morris as Mr. Peebles
- Jean Vander Pyl as Ogee
- Magilla Gorilla
- Mr. Peebles
- Punkin' Puss & Mushmouse
- Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long
Broadcast HistoryFirst Telecast:January 14, 1964
Last Telecast: 1967
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Theme Song and Opening Credits
Theme by Hoyt Curtin
We've got a gorilla for sale
Magilla Gorilla for sale.
Won't you buy him,
Take him home and try him,
Gorilla for sale.
Don't you want a little gorilla you can call your own,
A gorilla who'll be with ya when you're all alone?
Spoken: How much is that gorilla in the window?
Take our advice,
At any price,
A gorilla like Magilla is mighty nice.
Gorilla, Magilla Gorilla for sale.
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