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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 Jake Cutter (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Corky (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Princess Koji / ... (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Calvin ...
 Reverend Willie Tenboom (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Todo (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Leo the Dog ...
 Jack (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Caitlin O'Heaney ...
 Sarah Stickney White (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Bon Chance Louie (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Les Jankey ...
 Gushie the Waiter / ... (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ahmed Kalane ...
 Bartender / ... (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
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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)  »

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Tales of the Brass Monkey  »

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(22 episodes)

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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 »

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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 »

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

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Jack the Dog
18 February 2011 | by (Hollywood CA) – See all my reviews

I watched this show way back when it came out but only saw about a half a dozen episodes. Some of these also appeared as reruns a while later, but never the entire series. So I was delighted when the DVD box was announced at last and even paid the folks at Amazon in advance of its release. Now, don't get me wrong kids: this is a TV series by the guys who did Magnum p.i. and Quantum Leap (and J.A.G and N.C.I.S) and it is really a TV series from that Magnum period all the way. Studio sets, stock shots, very familiar character actors and that horny, brassy Mike Post music (again, like Magnum) screaming inappropriately everywhere. But this series is a gas, man! It's fun! It's silly! It's TV! AND it has Jack - undoubtedly the smartest dog in TV history! And Jack talks! Well, sort of. One bark for "no" and two barks for "yes" and he cracks me up in every episode. Rent it, buy it, I don't care. You'll thank me later. (Arf, arf!)


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