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King Kong is a giant ape who became a very big movie star with his 1933 film, followed by a handful of sequels and remakes. He has been spoofed in numerous Muppet productions, his iconic climb up the Empire State Building being a frequent target of parody.

In the Jim Henson Hour special "Miss Piggy's Hollywood", Miss Piggy and Gonzo encounter an audio-animatronic Kong on the Universal Studios tour. He sings a line of the musical number "That's Entertainment."

The same theme park incarnation of Kong was featured in Muppet Magazine issue 21, in a feature where Miss Piggy tours Universal Studios.

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References

  • In Episode 403: Shields & Yarnell of The Muppet Show, a gorilla parodies King Kong and sings "It's Lonely at the Top" while perched on a tall building.
  • The Muppet Babies episode "Piggy's Hyper-Activity Book" features a giant gorilla who climbs the side of the Empire State building to bring Baby Gonzo room service.
  • In the Muppet Babies episode "The New Adventures of Kermo Polo," Baby Gonzo is cast as "The Great Khan," but mistakenly thinks he's supposed to be "Gonzo Kong."
  • Muppet Magazine issue 10 includes a Ghostbusters parody comic in which the "Grossbusters" accidentally create a giant monster of trash which nabs Piggy and climbs to the top of the Empire State Building.
  • During the theme for Sesame English, as Tingo's plane arrives in New York, a gorilla is seen clinging to The Empire State Building.
  • In the "Kermit, P.I." segment seen in the Little Muppet Monsters episode "Space Cowboys," Kermit and Fozzie are on a mission to find a gorilla who has escaped from the zoo, eventually figuring that gorillas like pretty blondes on the Empire State Building.

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Connections

  • Carl Banas voiced Professor Bond and others in The King Kong Show (TV, 1966)
  • Corbin Bernsen played a reporter in King Kong (1976)
  • Jack Black played Carl Denham in King Kong (2005)
  • Peter Cullen provided the ape vocals in King Kong (1976)
  • Peter Elliott played the title role in King Kong Lives (1986)
  • Paul Frees dubbed the voice of Dr. Who and others in King Kong Escapes (1967)
  • Charles Grodin played Fred Wilson in King Kong (1976)
  • Dudley Moore voiced C. B. Denham in The Mighty Kong (1998)
  • Andy Serkis served as the motion capture model for the title ape (and also played Lumpy the cook) in King Kong (2005)
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