"We've got a gorilla for sale......."
So began the theme to The Magilla Gorilla Show when it launched in 1964 as part of a 1 hour block, coupled with Peter Potamus. While Peter traveled the world and time in search of adventure, Magilla (Allan Melvin) was being displayed in the front window of Mr. Peebles' Pet Shop, but every time it seemed as though Peebles (Howard Morris) was able to make a sale, Magilla would always return for one reason or another.
Because of this, Magilla doubled as Peebles' only employee, doing odd jobs while waiting for a new home. It seemed as though little Ogee (Jean VanderPyl, The Flintstones) was the one who wanted Magilla the most, as evidenced by her frequent appearances. Magilla even posed as Ogee's favorite TV hero, the Purple Mask, in one episode.
Previously, we had posted the song, "Making With The Magilla", but now, here's the theme song that everyone knows virtually by heart. The closing, I believe, is the syndicated version that I remember when the reruns aired on WPIX back in the 70's. Bear in mind that the audio track is out of sync and is a bit ahead of the video.