An orangutan accidentally raised to genius human-level intelligence secretly works in Washington, DC as a political adviser.

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1983  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Raymond Holyoke (13 episodes, 1983)
Tim Dunigan ...
 Tommy Atwood (13 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Judy Tyson (13 episodes, 1983)
Laura Jacoby ...
 Ellie Atwood (13 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Klein (13 episodes, 1983)
Ed. Weinberger ...
 Cha Cha / ... (13 episodes, 1983)
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Mr. Smith was a talking orangutan with an IQ of 256 that worked as a political advisor in Washington, D.C. Only a small number of people knew Mr. Smith's secret, so while Mr. Smith was trying to solve any number of political problems, his friends were trying to keep his profile low. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Wallace Shawn was originally set to voice Mr. Smith, but changed his mind when he realized, were he to die, that his last project would be that of a talking orangutan. See more »

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Referenced in Island of the Dead (2000) See more »

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