Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–1983)

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The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Jake Cutter (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Corky (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Princess Koji / ... (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Calvin ...
 Reverend Willie Tenboom (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Todo (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Caitlin O'Heaney ...
 Sarah Stickney White (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
Leo the Dog ...
 Jack (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Bon Chance Louie (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Les Jankey ...
 Gushie the Waiter / ... (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ahmed Kalane ...
 Bartender / ... (11 episodes, 1982-1983)


Jake Cutter is a pilot and adventurer in Boragora, the port in the Marivella Islands in 1938. He flies his Grumman Goose amphibian on inter-island flights and finds adventure every week. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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22 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tales of the Brass Monkey  »

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Roddy McDowall took over the part of saloonkeeper Bon Chance Louis from Ron Moody, who played the role in the TV movie, Tales of the Gold Monkey: Tales of the Gold Monkey: Part 1 (1982). See more »


The series takes place in 1938 with some flashbacks to 1937 and 1936, and repeated references are made to the fact that Jake flew with the American Volunteer Group or "Flying Tigers" prior to his adventures in the show. The only problem is that the AVG did not see its first combat action until December 20th 1941 (that's three years after the events in the series are supposed to have taken place). We also see at least one flashback of Jake as a Tiger, fighting Japanese "Zeros". The Mitsubishi A6M. or "Zero" never fought against the AVG. Japan sent 15 Zeros to China in 1939, before the Tigers existed, two were shot down and the remaining 13 were recalled prior to that attack on Pearl Harbour, two weeks before the AVG saw its first combat action. The AVG only fought Ki-27 "Nates" and Ki-43 "Oscars". They shot down 290 of them. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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Not just a kid's show
17 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I noticed when looking up this show, that most of the reviewers were just kids when this show was out. I was about 30 when this came out, & granted I may have just been a big kid, but I liked this show quite a lot.

The broad natures of the characters was a nice use of clichés to set up a pretty cool little world. Evil Nazies, great side kick, beautiful babe, comic dog & iron jawed hero. I was always surprised when it went off after one season. Seemed like it had a nice world with lots of angles left to explore.

Eh, well, lots of shows I've liked were one season wonders. I guess I'm not a good demographic model for advertisers.

I'm looking forward to getting the DVD. The Web has been a wonderful thing for finding rare gems like this.

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