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Gorilla the Conqueror

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Gorilla the Conqueror is the title character of an old black-and-white movie, set approximately in the 1930s, that Homer watches on TV.

Two scenes from the movie are shown. In the first one, Gorilla is rampaging through a city; picking up a person and a tree; using the tree as a backscratcher; and dropping the tree onto a crowd of people, apparently crushing them to death. The second scene shown is the ending: Gorilla is in the ocean, in a cage with bars, floating out to sea. Homer cries at the ending: "It's so unfair! Just because he's different!"

Gorilla the Conqueror was shown as part of "Big Gorilla Week" on the Million Dollar Movie Channel, and Homer describes the movie as "the granddaddy of them all." Homer later watches a newer gorilla movie (in color) that shows a gorilla tap-dancing.

Behind the Laughter

  • The movie Gorilla the Conqueror is a spoof of the original King Kong (1933).
  • The Million Dollar Movie Channel's "Big Gorilla Week" may be a spoof of The Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which is a week-long series of television programs featuring sharks.


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