EPISODE GUIDE!


Show No. TJGA-1
Original ABC Airdate:
September 6, 1975

79-2 "That Was No Idol, That Was My Ape"

During a quiet drive in the rain, Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle decide to take a vacation -- and a billboard they encounter boasts the place they plan to go: Hawaii! When Grape Ape's weight proves to be too much for a jet, Grape and Beegle decide to go the whole mile on foot. Once at Hawaii, they encounter a group of natives worshipping a 40-foot purple idol named Mo-Mo; the two decide to get the natives on their side by replacing Mo-Mo with Grape Ape, and are successful. "It is as the prophecy says!" exclaims the native chief. "When Moo-Moo becomes angry, Mo-Mo will appear!" Unbeknownst to Grape and Beegle, the chief is referring to a volcano!

79-1 "The All-American Ape"

Ho-boy. 340-lb. Beefy McGurk has blown yet another simple victory for The Pigeons football team, and the coach, who's in danger of losing his job to Shifty Schulz, coach of The Boston Buzzards, if he's not successful in defeating them, sends his aide Crazy Toes into action to find McGurk's replacement. Beegle Beagle and Grape Ape shows up, and C.T. feels he's found his man -- er, ape! The coach plans to hold secret practice sessions, so they can spring it on The Buzzards in the initial game--unaware that Shifty is already in the stadium witnessing the whole thing. Eager to steal the next game and get the job for Pigeons' coach, Shifty manages to kidnap Grape Ape, and keep him in hiding until after the game!

Production & Trivia Note:

  • The first installment of Grape Ape to be produced, but the second to air first-run on ABC.


Show No. TJGA-2
Original ABC Airdate:
September 13, 1975

79-3 "Movie Madness"

 Grape Ape must replace a mechanical 40 foot ape in a movie production, since the robot keeps malfunctioning. However, the robot's creator plans to sabotage the filming.

79-4 "Trouble At Bad Rock"

Grape Ape must stop a rustler villain at Bad Rock in the Wild West.


Show No. TJGA-3
Original ABC Airdate:
September 20, 1975

79-5 "Flying Saucery"  

Grape Ape is abducted by aliens as a typical Earth creature specimen.

79-6 "Thar's No Feud Like An Old Feud"

While driving through the country, Grape and Beegle come to Ruckus Ridge, where The Magoons and The Ratfields are preparing for a family picnic.


Show No. TJGA- 4
Original ABC Airdate:
September 27, 1975

79-7 "The Grape Race"  

Grape Ape enters a cross-country race, The Really Grand Prix.

Production & Trivia Note:

  • An instrumental backing track of the Grape Ape main title can be heard at the beginning.

79-8 "The Big Parade"

Grape Ape has to return The Pink Palamazoo diamond and capture Duke the international jewel thief.


Show No. TJGA-5
Original ABC Airdate:
October 4, 1975

79-9 "A Knight To Remember"  

During a visit to The International Scientific Fair, the heroic duo are transported to the year 1075 by a matter transporter. While there, they assist King Arthur in defeating Evil Lynn, a wicked sorceress.

79-10 "S.P.L.A.T"*

Using highly trained animals, Doctor Dolottle robs Fort Knocks of all it's gold. The police chief recommends to the commissioner a team of their own to fight back, named the Special Police-Licensed Animal Team*. Beegle and Grape join the team, and thwart Dolottle's plans.

Production & Trivia Note:

  • Doctor Dolottle is patterned loosely after Doctor Dolittle.

  • Check out the 2-part sequel, "S.P.L.A.T.'s Back."


Show No. TJGA-6
Original ABC Airdate:
October 11, 1975

79-11 "G.I. Ape"  

When Grape and Beegle accidentally join the army, the army does its best to discourage them.

79-12 "The Purple Avenger"

Beegle and Grape must save an impoverished town, named Dumpnograd, from an over-taxing tyrant, Baron Nogoodnik.

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Show No. TJGA-7
Original ABC Airdate: October 18, 1975

79-13 "Grapefinger"

While visiting Beegle's cousin Bon Bon Beagle in France, Grape Ape has to stop Grapefinger from stealing all of the vineyards grapes.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Title is based on the 1964 James Bond release Goldfinger.

  • Beegle and Grape return to France in the series finale, "The Grape Connection."

  • The end of the cartoon, which sees Grape Ape's mad fascination for grapes sends him into orbit, foreshadows his and Beegle Beagle's experiences in "The First Grape In Space."

79-14 "Return To Balaboomba"

Grape is feeling homesick, so Beegle has to find a way to get Grape back to Balaboomba to see his parents. While there, they have to rescue his parents from the hunter Bring 'em Back Bogie.

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Show No. TJGA-8
Original ABC Airdate:
October 25, 1975

79-15 "Amazon Ape"

Grape Ape searches for a lost South American City in the Amazon Jungle.

79-16 "Grape Marks The Spot"

Grape Ape finds a treasure map in Miami, and is followed by Captain La Cheat when trying to find it.


Show No. TJGA-9
Original ABC Airdate: November 1, 1975

79-18 "The Invisible Ape"

Scrub-O soap makes Grape Ape disappear during a commercial shoot!

79-19 "Public Grape No. 1"

A Beegle Beegle look-a-like appears to replace the real one, and tricks Grape Ape into stealing US monuments for a crazy collector named DaPinchi.

Production & Trivia Note:

  • A cue from the New Tom & Jerry underscore can be heard as Grape Ape descends upon DaPinchi and his lackey.


Show No. TJGA-10
Original ABC Airdate: November 8, 1975

79-17 "The Incredible Shrinking Grape"

Grape Ape drinks a shrinking formula, and a circus tries to get him for an act.

79-22 "What's A Nice Prince Like You Doin' In A Duck Like That?"

Grape Ape and Beegle meet a prince, who was transformed into a duck by a nasty hermit. They need to rescue a sleeping princess, by getting the duck transformed back into the prince.


Show No. TJGA-11
Original ABC Airdate: November 15, 1975

79-21 "What's New At The Zoo"

Grape Ape's parents are finally captured by Bring 'em Back Bogie, and brought to the zoo! It's up to Grape Ape and Beegle to rescue them and send them back to Balaboomba.

79-24 "The Indian Grape Call"

As Mounties, Grape and Beegle must protect Rosie O'Lady from Bart Blackheart, who must attain her property to finish his Cross Canada Railroad.


Show No. TJGA-12
Original ABC Airdate: November 22, 1975

79-23 "A Grape Is Born"

Grape Ape accidentally develops a rock act when he competes in a talent contest.

79-25 "The First Grape In Space"

Grape Ape becomes an astronaut for NASA.


Show No. TJGA-13
Original ABC Airdate:
at Noon (EST), Thursday afternoon, November 27, 1975,
a Thanksgiving, as part of ABC's Thanksgiving Funshine Festival

"S.P.L.A.T*'s Back" (A 20-minute special episode)

(Part 1 - 79-20)

When a giant chicken and an army of birds start to commit crimes across the city, S.P.L.A.T. (the Special Police-Licensed Animal Team*) is called back to duty to save the day. 

(Part 2 - 79-26)

In the continuation of Part 1, SPLAT (who is solely made up of Beegly and Grape) comes up with a plan to save the chief and thwart The Chicken and his feathery minions.


Show No. TJGA-14
Original ABC Airdate:
November 29, 1975

79-27 "To Sleep Or Not To Sleep"

After a vigorous workout, Grape and Beegle fall asleep. While asleep, Grape performs amazing acrobatic stunts, which Beegle manages to film. After showing the film to a promoter, the boys get roped into performing their stunts at the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, Grape is afraid of heights, and won't go through with it....until he falls asleep again.

79-28 "Olympic Grape"

The US Olympic team being caught in a freak snow storm, Grape Ape has to compete in the games all by himself. Unfortunately, his opponent is a robot brought in by Evilonia, and tries to win using every trick in the book.


Show No. TJGA-15
Original ABC Airdate:
December 6, 1975

79-29 "Ali Beagle And The 40 Grapes"  

Grape Ape must save the magic lamp and return it to The Wazeer.

79-31 "Grape Five-O"

Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle has to solve the mystery of the world's disappearing islands...which is being perpetrated by the nefarious Mr. Y.

Production & Trivia Notes:


Show No. TJGA-16
Original ABC Airdate:
December 13, 1975

79-30 "The Purple Avenger Strikes Again"

Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle try to help an oppressed village when Grape Ape is mistaken for a local hero.

79-32 "The Grape Connection"

Grape Ape must recover a stolen giant ruby.

Production & Trivia Notes:

  • Based on the 1971 Oscar winner The French Connection, and its 1974 sequel.

  • This was the last Great Grape Ape cartoon to be produced and to air first-run on ABC Saturday Morning. Grape Ape would return in 1977 as a featured player on The Yogi Yahooeys on Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.


Synopses courtesy of The Toonarific Cartoon Archive and Cartoon Network - Boomerang (Australia).


 


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