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Now for something completely different (XXXIV)

31 Mar

A Date With Judy (1953 vol. 34)

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From 1966 to 1969, I was entranced by a television drama set in East Africa called Daktari.    It featured Dr. Tracy – a veterinarian at the fictional Wameru Study Centre for Animal Behaviour – his daughter Paula (to flirt with all the safari guides and veterinary interns), and his staff (who frequently protected animals from poachers) and local officials.    The last season included Jenny Jones, a seven-year-old orphan who becomes part of the Tracy household, played by child star Erin Moran (who grew up to become Joanie Cunningham and fall in love with Chaci and write a tell-all book).    But the most popular characters were Tracy’s pets:   a cross-eyed lion named Clarence and a chimpanzee named Judy, .

Daktari

Like I really needed the kids in middle school to associate me with Judy the Chimp.

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