Monday, August 15, 2011

Of More Interest to Me Than Rise of the Apes

My beloved Paul Williams, performing on Carson in 1973 in full makeup and costume as Virgil from Battle for the Planet of the Apes. Brilliant.

4 comments:

Jason Chalker said...

Carson was so good. Leno's a hack by comparison.
For what it's worth, I really enjoyed Rise of the Apes.

Devilham said...

"Youv'e finally made a monkey out of meeee!.....I love you Dr. Zaius!!!"

That's all I can think about seeing this clip (the Simpson's 'Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off' play.

Can't help but think one of the writers saw this show as a kid and it germinated the idea for that bit!

Tallulah Morehead said...

Jason, Leno is a hack even without comparisons.

Why didn't Williams also wear the make up?

I love the cigarette. He's got three pounds of rubber on his face, with rubber lips fully two inches in front of his real lips, and he's smoking. He was lucky not to set his face on fire.

MC said...

Yeah, I was just watching that cigarette the whole time.