THE GREAT GRAPE APE SHOW – THE COMPLETE SERIES (ABC 1975) HD QUALITY! - RARE!!!
The Great Grape Ape Show is a Saturday morning cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that was broadcast on ABC from September 6, 1975 to December 13, 1975, it was then shown in reruns until 1978.
The title character is a 40-foot-tall purple gorilla (voiced by Bob Holt) with the mind of a child. His catch phrase is saying his name twice ("Grape Ape, Grape Ape") after anything anyone says, usually as a form of agreement or acknowledgement of what was said. He travels the countryside with his canine pal Beegle Beagle (voiced by Marty Ingels), whom he calls "Beegly Beagly". Grape Ape's immense size tends to initially shock and frighten those unfamiliar with him, and his presence alone has often terrified people and animals, causing them to run off screaming invariably: "YEOW! It's a gorill-ill-ill-ill-la!". In one instance, a signpost reacted similarly, flipping out multiple segments of wood as the protagonists read the above reaction from it, after which it folded itself up and left in great haste.
Grape Ape and his friend Beegle Beagle usually move in a small yellow van driven by Beegle Beagle with Grape Ape sitting on the roof. A recurring bit of business would be for him to 'rev up' the tiny vehicle like a child with a friction toy, then hop aboard as the van would start on its way.
Given his size, Grape Ape's sneezes were equivalent to a hurricane; and when he cried, which was sometimes when he was homesick for his family, his tears could cause flooding in areas.
Thirty-two 10-minute installments of Grape Ape were made; two were aired per 30-minute episode. This set contains all 16 episodes.