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Magilla Gorilla is a character on The Magilla Gorilla Show that aired from 1964 to 1967.

About Magilla

Magilla spends his time languishing in the front display window of Melvin Peebles' pet shop, eating bananas and being a drain on the businessman's finances. Peebles marked down Magilla's price considerably, but Magilla was invariably only purchased for a short time, typically by some thieves who needed a gorilla to break into a bank or by an advertising agency looking for a mascot for their new product. The customers always ended up returning Magilla, forcing Peebles to refund their money. Magilla often ended episodes with his catchphrase "We'll try again next week."

The only customer truly interested in obtaining the trouble-prone Magilla was a little girl named Ogee (pronounced "Oh Gee!"), but she was never able to persuade her parents to let her keep Magilla.

His name comes from the Yiddish word megillah, which can translate as "crazy".

His "birthday" is January 14.

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Films and Specials

Guest Appearances

  • Yogi's Treasure Hunt - "The Moaning Liza" (1987)
  • Yogi's Treasure Hunt - "The Attack of Dr. Mars" (1987)
  • Yo Yogi! - "Jellystone Jam" (1991)
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law:
    • "Shaggy Busted" (2002)
    • "Deadomutt, Part 2" (2003)
    • "SPF" (2004)
    • "Evolutionary War" (2005)
    • "Free Magilla" (2005)
    • "Mindless" (2005)
    • "Juror in the Court" (2007)
    • "The Death of Harvey" (2007)
  • Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?:
    • "Peebles' Pet Shop of Terrible Terrors!" (2019)

Casting History


In Other Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Maguila, o Gorila
  • Spanish: Maguila Gorila
  • Japanese: ゴリラのゴンちゃん (Gorira no Gon-chan)
  • Finnish: The same as in English
  • Hungarian: Magilla Gorilla
  • Italian: Magilla Gorilla
  • Polish: Goryl Magilla (pronouncing with double "l")
  • Persian: گوريل انگوري (Gooril angoori) - Gooril angoori is Grape Ape

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