The Great Grape Ape Show

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The Great Grape Ape Show
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On-screen title card.
Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Original release: September 6December 13, 1975
Run time: 30 minutes
Starring: Bob Holt
Marty Ingels

Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Tom Dagenais
Joel Kane
Jack Mendelsohn
Ray Parker
Duane Poole
Dick Robbins
Director(s): Charles A. Nichols

The Great Grape Ape Show is an animated American television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran in 1975 airing 16 episodes that spanned one season.

The show was also featured as a segment of The Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show.

The show follows around the life of a 40 feet, purple-furred gorilla named Grape Ape, as he goes on various adventures with best friend, Beegle Beagle.




The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"That Was No Idol, That Was My Ape" / "The All-American Ape" 1x01 September 6, 1975
"Movie Madness" / "Trouble at Bad Rock" 1x02 September 13, 1975
"Flying Saucery" / "There's No Feud Like an Old Feud" 1x03 September 20, 1975
"The Grape Race" / "The Big Parade" 1x04 September 27, 1975
"A Knight to Remember" / "S.P.L.A.T." 1x05 October 4, 1975
"G.I. Ape" / "The Purple Avenger" 1x06 October 11, 1975
"Grapefinger" / "Return to Balaboomba" 1x07 October 18, 1975
"Amazon Ape" / "Grape Marks the Spot" 1x08 October 25, 1975
"The Invisible Ape" / "Public Grape No. 1" 1x09 November 1, 1975
"The Incredible Shrinking Grape" / "What's a Nice Prince Like You Doing in a Duck Like That?" 1x10 November 8, 1975
"Who's New at the Zoo" / "The Indian Grape Call" 1x11 November 15, 1975
"A Grape is Born" / "The First Grape in Space" 1x12 November 22, 1975
"S.P.L.A.T.'s Back" 1x13 November 27, 1975
"To Sleep or Not to Sleep" / "Olympic Grape" 1x14 November 29, 1975
"Ali Beagle and the 40 Grapes" / "Grape Five-O" 1x15 December 6, 1975
"The Purple Avenger Strikes Again" / "The Grape Connection" 1x16 December 13, 1975



Grape Ape appears in the Jellystone! reboot, in this series, he is voiced by C.H. Greenblatt.

In popular culture

  • In the Robot Chicken skit "Hear the G" segment of the episode "I'm Trapped", Grape Ape is seen dead with police officers surrounding his body, once they checked his ID, they realized they didn't hear the "G" in his name which explains why they shot him.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q.," a forged letter mentions Grape Ape.