Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Get Your Hands Off Me, You Damn Dirty Ape!


In 1974, my friends and I watched Planet of the Apes every Friday night. I was so into it that I spent my allowance every week on packs of Planet of the Apes bubblegum cards, until it ended in a frenzy of buying 20 packs of bubblegum to get that one missing card. And believe me, the lady behind the candy counter looked at me like I was nuts when I asked for 20 packs of cards.

I also had two Planet of the Apes model kits, which were thrown out at some point when I got older. I even managed to scrounge up the money to buy one of the paperback books. I wish I could have bought all four, but as a kid I just couldn't hold onto money. As with most books based on tv shows, it's not the best thing to read. But it is cool!

2 comments:

dave said...

we must be of an age. i had some of the ape action figures - which were notable in that under their ape tunics they looked completely human!

Chris Jart said...

I think I remember those, but I don't think I was as creeped out by it as I am now.