Tales of the Gold Monkey

Inspired by Colleen Gleason’s 80’s Retro Tuesdays (and because it’s been in my mind for the past few days), I want ask if anyone remembers (ever saw) The Tales of the Gold Monkey, which aired from 1982-1983. Let me just say that I LOVED that show, and it was one of very few my parents let me watch. You can name just about any show in the 80’s–no matter how popular, and my dad probably didn’t let us watch it. The only other one I can remember off-hand is The Cosby Show. Anyway, I don’t really know what happened to this show or why it disappeared so quickly, but I still think about it from time to time.

And now that I’ve actually looked it up, I see that the pilot (on whom I had a great crush, despite all that sweat) is actually Stephen Collins–the dad on 7th Heaven. And no, I don’t watch that show. All this time I’ve been wondering…

Photo copyright to ABC-Universal-Bellisarius.

Posted in Uncategorized on 10/03/2006 09:21 pm


  1. Tempest Knight

    I know I should remember that show but for some reason I can’t. Ugh! Aging sucks! I was more into cartoons – He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rainbow Brite, Mr. T, Jem & The Holograms… Heh!

  2. Somehow, I don’t think watching 7th Heaven will be as much fun…

    Is it just me, or does the whole beach thing look a bit like Gilligan’s Island???

  3. Alyssa Goodnight

    Obviously, Tempest, I’ve never seen any of those shows… 😉

    Trish: now that you mention it, it does look a little like that. But so different… Maybe I should have picked a better picture.

  4. It seems like we have similar interests…you sound like the type of person who would’ve watched ‘V’ when you were younger.

  5. Alyssa Goodnight

    I did watch V, but I was totally creeped out through it all…

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