Monkey Club #002, Annotated
We here at Monkey Club know that our fans have an insatiable hunger for knowledge – that’s why there’s Monkey Club Annotated, a resource where you can find further reading, behind-the-scenes info, and video clips to provide further context on the film we discussed!
Here’s the interview with chimp suit designer Norman Tempia that Chris referenced in the podcast.
An A.V. Club “Random Roles” interview with Matt LeBlanc, in which he reminisces about Ed’s mechanical face.
If the movie Ed wasn’t enough of a Lynchian nightmare for you, check out this bizarre, massive Matt LeBlanc fansite which boasts a seemingly endless supply of bizarrely formatted LeBlanc facts and photos.
Learn about the career of Ed screenwriter David Mickey Evans, who also wrote Radio Flyer, The Sandlot, and the direct-to-video classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jr.
The film was reviewed in The New York Times, whose film critic asks, “Babe! What awful new Hollywood trend have you inspired?” and notes Ed’s “ludicrously fastidious” bathroom habits – ironic, considering the chimp’s propensity for farting and sharting.
The 1987 Heinz ketchup commercial that first put Matt LeBlanc on the map:
And finally, the Siskel & Ebert review that was featured in the podcast: