The world has once again gone to the apes thanks to the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so folks are trotting out all kinds of factoids from the original five films, remembering how much they hated the Tim Burton remake, and discussing whether the new film will faithfully add to the original franchise...
That’s great and all, but what if you want to see some ape suited actors letting it all hang out? You need to check out this Variety article entitled 7 Crazy Planet of the Apes Moments You Won’t Believe, because it’s the swingin’ place to be!
There’s a young(ish) Cher hanging out with some simian pals:
Paul Williams in full orangutan makeup singing a soulful tune on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson:
...and many more examples of monkeying around sure to make you screech with laughter!
It might be just the thing to get you in the mood to watch the original five movies again, and the perfect demonstration of why practical effects are sometimes way better than CGI- because animated apes can't make guest appearances on TV shows!