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!


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.