Station: WKYC Cleveland
Date: September 24, 1967
Time: 46:26 (unscoped)
He was large, hairy and existed only in the mind of legendary Top 40 jock Jack Armstrong.
He was The Gorilla.
Throughout much of his career, Armstrong used an imaginary sidekick he called The Gorilla on his shows. The friendly though sometimes grumpy primate spoke in a deep-throated bass, and liked women, banana juice and whiskey in that order. Armstrong - who did the voice live - used the character a lot early in his career but phased out the big ape later on. It was a big part of his act, and showcased the quick wit that was a hallmark of Armstrong's career.
Armstrong also had another character, the Old Timer. Not utilized as much as The Gorilla, the Old-Timer wheezed, told lame jokes, and always got shot at the end of the bit.
Enjoy Jack Armstrong - and The Gorilla - here. (UNSCOPED).
Enjoy Jack Armstrong - and The Gorilla - here. (SCOPED).
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