Episode 6 of the 1976 Wonder Woman TV show was entitled
"Wonder Woman vs. Gargantua" and featured a gorilla named,
appropriately enough, Gargantua. The costume was by Donfeld. The
Gargantua makeup is obviously based on the same John Chambers
prosthetics created for Planet of the Apes. That's in contrast
to most TV apes before then, which usually consisted of full-head
Throughout the episode, the makeup details varied, depending on
lighting and the day of shooting, but in several scenes, the face is
almost identical to one of the Apes gorillas. In captures 5
and 6, you can even see the actor's non-blacked-out teeth in the open
mouth. Note the changes in the size of his head, too.
A tenuous Apes tie-in, but very cool nonetheless.
Gargantua was played by Mickey Morton, who also played
Chewbacca's wife 'Malla' Mallatobuck in The Star Wars Holiday Special
and Kloog in the Star Trek episode "The Gamesters of