Early in 2006 I heard that 20th Century Fox was releasing every Planet of the Apes thing they could find on a super-mega DVD boxed set.
The set included all the old Apes flicks (and the pathetic Tim Burton film,) every episode of the Planet of the Apes TV series and every episode of the Apes cartoon.
This seemed interested. But, what was REALLY interesting was the DVD case:
IT'S A FREAKIN' APE HEAD!
Whoa boy! A very well made, and almost full sized ape head. His name is Caesar, and while I have yet to figure out which film Caesar is in, Caesar is my favorite character in the whole series.
I even made Caesar a myspace.com page
Caesar is from Afton, Oklahoma.
No, not unless you live there. Then you would laugh and laugh. See, that's where "Monkey Island" is located.
The other jokes are not really that "inside."
I like to eat bananas, swing from vines and write "Gilmore Girls" fan fiction.
Who I'd like to meet:
Bonzo, Mickey Dolenz and Pope Benedict XIV.
General: Grooming other apes, eating bananas and Marvel Comics (post 1988.)
Music: "I'm a Believer", "Last Train to Clarksville" and "My Adidas."
Movies: Bedtime for Bonzo, Buddy and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Television: Lancelot Link, Magillia Gorilla and Yes Dear.
Books: The Days of the Monkey, Walking with Apes and Have A Nice Day by Mick Foley.
Heroes: King Kong, Donkey Kong and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Did you get all the jokes? Did you just say "ALL the jokes? That was just ONE joke over and over."
Yes, it was.
That isn't the only place on the web that Caesar's presence was felt. He also popped up on the Disney message board micechat.com.
Caesar was modeling some of my Disneyland head wear.
If you have ever been to a Disney park, you know the type of hat I speak of. It's one of those crazy over-sized hats that no rational adult would ever be caught dead wearing.
Caesar is NOT a rational adult. Neither am I.
Here are the hats he modeled:
This is my Chicken Little hat. I got it free with a purchase of a few dozen Pop Tarts. I'll let you try it on if you stop by. Plus you can get all the strawberry Pop Tarts you can eat.
My Donald Duck's butt hat. Yeah, having the hindquarters of a a waterfowl on my head makes me look like I am having much more fun.
My Yeti hat. This one was made in conjunction with the Everest ride at Animal Kingdom, however, the hat IS bi-coastal since the Yeti is also the star of Disneyland's Matterhorn Mountain.
Thank goodness or else I would have trouble looking ridiculous in California.
This is my Frontierland hat. I once got into an argument with a moron who rode the tram and just had no manners. It almost got violent. I wonder if he could have gotten as mad at me if I had Donald Duck's tush on my head that day.
Anyway, that is what Caesar contributed to OTHER sites on the internet. It feels good to finally have him seen right here on bunchojunk.com.