Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp
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- 12 episodes on 2 discs
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I can't find a complete episode guide online so I don't know how many were made. I can find titles for 14 episodes on the internet but one episode (or pair of episodes) from this DVD is NOT on that list. How many more are missing from that list? Does anybody know?
Here's what you get (with episode numbers courtesy [...])
1.9) The Dreaded Hong Kong Sneeze / The Great Bank Robbery
1.6) The Reluctant Robot / The Royal Foil
1.7) The Great Great Race / The Great Plane Plot
?) The Lone A.P.E. / Missile Beach Party
1.13) The Evolution Revolution / The Great Water Robbery
1.1) There's No Business Like Snow Business parts 1 & 2
1.5) Bonana / The Greatest Chase In The World
1.12A) The Chump Code Caper
1.3) Lance Of Arabia / The Doctor Goes A.P.E.
1.4) The Surfin' Spy / The Missing Link
1.11) The Golden Swwword / The Chilling Clump Chase
1.8) Landlubber Lance / The Temporary Thanksgiving Turkey Truce
The ones we're missing:
1.2) The Great Brain Drain / The Great Double Double Cross
1.10) The Sour Taste Of Success / The Baron's Birthday Ball
1.12B) Weather Or Not
1.14) The Spy Who Went Out In The Cold / Too Many Chumps
I find it strange that they'd leave off a handful of episodes and VERY strange that they chopped episode 12 in half, showing only the first part of it. The Weather Or Not segment is missing. End Credits roll after the musical interlude. Weird.Read more ›
"Lancelot Link" was a campy send up of various spy shows of the 1960, particularly "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," but also "Get Smart," "I Spy," and even the James Bond movies. Lancelot had a beautiful associate, Mata Hairi, a boss who was a lot like M, Commander Darwin, and a host of baddies working for evil agency C.H.U.M.P. What more could you ask for in Saturday morning television?
Each week, Lancelot and Mata Hairi would thwart the evil schemes of C.H.U.M.P., using Mata's cleverness, Lancelot's cluelessness, and miscellaneous gadgets that appeared a lot like ordinary devices. The jokes were frequently corny, the chase scenes were laughable, and the script lines frequently elicited groans, and yet, it was all fascinating. Matching the voices to the movements of the chimpanzee's mouths was excellent. The chimps moved well and their training was phenomenal. Even now, I am amazed at the attention to detail and how well the chimpanzees appeared to perform everyday tasks.
Also included in this collection are a bunch of songs from Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution. The music is essentially late 60's pop, mimicking groups like The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats, only with fur; mostly forgettable, but still clever. Both disks permit you to select the music videos independent of the episodes.
I do like this collection, but only because the collection is the only one available.Read more ›
It was James Bond/Man from U.N.C.L.E. (when is that series coming to DVD)like show combined with heavy dose of Get Smart (another missing DVD show!) thrown in for good measure, done for kids. the story was simple...Lance (Dayton Allen trying to voice a Don Adams wantabee) worked for A.P.E (Agency to Prevent Evil) again CHUMP, just like UNCLE and Control. He had a Mr Wavely type in the boss Darwin, and Mata Haira, his assistant similar to 99 on Get Smart, always solving before Lance
It also poked fun at all other genres other than the spy format show like Westerns (the Lone A.P.E.), Laugh-in (with their Chimpee), Ed Sullivan and even the cartoon band the Archies (with the ape band-the Evolution Revolution)
I recently recieved this two dvd box set. It said 12 episodes, originally there were 16 showsin the aired series-so four were missing. Then I started to watch this, the episodes were very grainy, scratched dirty copies, when I buy a DVD-I expect a clean, clear copy.
Now the good news, the satire is STILL cute and fun..simple saturday morning fare from 1970. The talent of Daytron Allen, Joan Gerber and Bernie (Siefred from Get Smart) Kopell as the voices of Lance, Mata Haire and the Baron works so well. It Takes a Thief's Malachi Throne as the narrator give this satire an over the top edge. and Mel Blanc did other voices!
I give it 3 stars for the show's biting satire which is still cute and watchable 36 years later and the show's good casting . Be on note, the DVD copies look TERRIBLE! It seems worse than a few Bootleg film copies I have seen over the years and this is a professional company, suppose to put out a profession product
Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Remembered these old shows as a child just wish I would have spotted the complete set firstPublished 14 months ago by seedynut
If you remember Lance Link from Saturday mornings back in the 70's you will love this DVD. All the good shows are here for you viewing pleasure. Read morePublished on April 18, 2014 by danny
I still have a fondness for the show, but the quality is downright awful. No one cleaned or digitized any part of it, so even though it plays well, the picture quality is poor.Published on March 13, 2014 by Marsha
I had never seen this show but a friend recalled it fondly from his childhood, so I got it for his birthday. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Plainman
My grandchildren really liked it! I saw it back in the 70s and had looked for it to show my grand kids. So glad to find it!!Published on August 23, 2013 by Margaret Flanagan
This is such a blast from the past, I hope they were very nice to the chimps that worked on this show.Published on August 16, 2013 by Dotty Dawson