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Darkest Africa is a 1936 movie serial released in fifteen chapters by Republic Pictures. It tells the story of a game hunter (lion tamer Clyde Beatty playing himself) who encounters a young boy in the jungle and his pet ape named Bonga on a quest to rescue the Joba Goddess from the Valley of Lost Souls.


  • Baby Gonzo takes the Muppet Babies on a quest to find a kitty in the Muppet Babies episode "Puss 'n Boots 'n Babies", leading them to an alley where he reveals footage of the ape character Bonga from the film. Gonzo demands $400 for his services, but Baby Piggy incorrectly informs him that it's not a kitty, it's King Kong.
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