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Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend 

A gorilla steals Mrs. Howell's diamond brooch, and while Mr. Howell offers a reward to the other castaways for finding it, the gorilla kidnaps Mrs. Howell too.

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A gorilla steals Mrs. Howell's diamond brooch, and while Mr. Howell offers a reward to the other castaways for finding it, the gorilla kidnaps Mrs. Howell too.

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27 February 1965 (USA)  »

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In addition to Carol Channing as mentioned, "Diamonds are a Girl's best Friend" also, along with the Broadway/movie source's title tune, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", became above all, the theme songs for Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Gilligan goes ape
6 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend" is one of the weaker first season entries, a heretofore unseen black haired gorilla appearing out of nowhere to perplex Gilligan when not making off with Mrs. Howell's diamonds. Eventually he makes off with Mrs. Howell herself, so Gilligan has to think like a gorilla to find her, with the Skipper agreeing that he does think like a gorilla, Mr. Howell admitting that Gilligan even looks like one! The antisocial ape stands guard over his captive inside a cave, and even Ginger's considerable charms fail to sway him, though Gilligan is quick to assume that the creature has sailor's blood. It's the Professor who hits on the solution, that the attraction is not for Mrs. Howell but for her perfume. Funny at times but obviously not the gorilla my dreams (there would be more in future episodes).


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