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The Barefoot Executive (1971). " Oh, isn't it sad how many nuts are running around loose today?"

This week TV executives have gone bananas! They're Chimps!...but isn't that how they are anyways? Isn't this really a documentary? We just got the Monkey's Uncle 2....JK... It's the Barefoot Exectutive from 1971.


Storyline :A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's chimpanzee has a knack for picking successful TV programs. He uses the chimp's programming skills to land himself a job in the programming department of the network.

Directors: Robert Butler

Writers: Joseph L. McEveety...(screenplay) Lila Garrett...(story) &Bernie Kahn...(story) and Stewart C. Billett...(story)

Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Harry Morgan and Heather North

Awards: 0 Wins & 0 Nominations

Film Budget: $Unknown$

Gross Worldwide: $Unknown$


The only song in this strange film is this HORRIFIC intro song.


A CHIMP is the CHAMP at picking the top TV shows but can he recall these fun facts?

  1. Final theatrical release for Wally Cox.

  2. The logo for fictional TV network UBC combines elements from the logos of major American networks NBC, ABC, and CBS.

  3. Raffles the chimpanzee insists on watching "Mother Carey's Chickens", which turns out to be the top-rated television program that night. "Mother Carey's Chickens" is a 1911 novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin that was first filmed as Mother Carey's Chickens (1938). Walt Disney Productions (the studio behind "The Barefoot Executive") filmed its own version of the story as Summer Magic (1963), with Hayley Mills.


This week another movie you won't be able to watch on Disney+, we had to rent this one on Amazon Prime.

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