Everyone has heard of Kong: the gigantic ape whose story has been remastered, rebooted and parodied extra occasions than will be counted. What is much less recognized, nevertheless, is that Kong is so prevalent in in the present day’s media as a result of, merely, one man actually favored gorillas.

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Original Article:

The guy who made King Kong just really liked gorillas

Sources:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/king-kong-unbelievable-true-story-hollywoods-favorite-giant-ape-984785

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https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/the-astonishing-life-of-explorer-writer-pilot-and-film-producer-merian-c-cooper-inspired-the-monster-ape-king-kong/news-story/d56e60335670b4c1931d7e8580899357

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Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)
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King Kong (1933)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024216/
Godzilla (2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831387/
The Simpsons (1989 – current)
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27 COMMENTS

  1. One way of looking at it, bearing in mind I am a hard core fan of the work/ styles of Craig Ferguson and Conan O'Brien……. Actually that is pretty self explanatory. Anyone who wants to disagree clearly doesn't get it.

    I was trying to look at your style/ format in the context of stand up comedy/ "comedy" ( the primarily familiar forms of comedy, contextualized in the last half century) with a little bit of YouTube or "new format" comedy thrown in for consideration. Generally speaking, that analysis may be a bit interesting, but probably not worth it for the point I am making.

    What I am saying is, you do comedy, you do it well. Your process is organic, due to circumstances that allow it to be organic in these particular aspects, and the 100% no pressure element……. And again to reiterate this all came together organically due to you profession ( skills, but more to the point, what you do) and the coming together of these circumstances and opportunities ( posting a self made video directly to the Internet, included) with the right personality / comedic talent ( including Team in your case) have allowed this to be possible. I love it, keep doing what you do. Don't mind the rest of the world being influenced by this either. Just like any other known artist or entertainer, you will influence others. At least in your case, I think you won't mind as long as it's done with respect, LOL ( people are stupid). Peace and Love. Laterz.

  2. I thnk the most similar channel I can think of is Overly Sarcastic Productions but they are very different and do literaray and historical summaries and analysis using most often an animatic format it just has a similar energy, a big fact energy, if you will, but it also goes alongside vsauce just much less formal which is part of the charm, I also love random trivia which is what this is as opposed to maths and science which is more vsauce, citation needed is also kinda close with a lot of random trivia about incredible people and events/things but is in a more game show format

  3. Talking on the "copying off", which I'm not saying you do but: Am I the only one that sees some similarities between Fact Fiend and Joanna Rants? Both shows are "based" on a conversation between the host (Karl/Joanna) and the editor/cameraman (Brad/Kris), both hosts always fail to keep track on a subject and the show's fun is when the host rants off on an unrelated story/topic. Idk, just a thought

  4. You guys ever see the King Kong rip off movie where a human sized gorilla jumps on top of buildings and plays baseball (I think). It's called King Kung Foo and I love it!

  5. I love your channel so much. And I watch both Favt Fied and Today I Found Out and while they are both fact videos, TIFO is like your proper, safe to watch at work show while FF is the one you save to watch for at home because you never know where it will go, and I love that.
    I know that Vassals of Kingsgrave is unscripted and that whoever edits that particular episode goes through and cuts stuff out that they don't think should be in it, or will move stuff to the end if it is too off topic. They have a changing cast, so how funny or serious the episode is really depends on who is on and how well they click.

  6. The only other channel I know that is close is a channel called "I mom so hard" where it's two women drinking and making fun of themselves for doing crazy mom stuff.

  7. Monkeys and tea- to explain one of the first and most traditional way of harvesting tea is called "monkey picked" its commonly done by like Buddhist temples and stuff but the monkeys could reach the highest, best, and ripest leaves and would pick them in irregular shapes which- supposedly- changed the flavor of the tea. As did how they were crushed while they were carried around before they were brought back down. I know back in early 2000s before teavana was bought by Starbucks they had monkey picked oolong and its ridiculously expensive to get tea this way.

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