Created in 1964 by Creator/HannaBarbera, Magilla Gorilla lives in Peebles' Pet Shop. Magilla occasionally gets sold, but the purchaser always returns him, or he flees the purchaser back to the safety of the pet shop. There's one person who'd love to have him for a pet -- a little girl named Ogee, who only has a penny, and parents who really don't want a gorilla in a house.

Allan Melvin and Howard Morris did most of the character voices. Supporting segments on the show were ''Punkin Puss and Mush Mouse'', a backwoods version of ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', and ''Ricochet Rabbit'', a variation on H-B's own ''WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw''.
* AnimatedAnthology
* AshFace
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: when Magilla has to watch a troop of scouts in the woods.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Punkin Puss, Mushmouse, Ricochet Rabbit and Deputy Droop-along.
* CheerfulChild: Ogee, the little girl who befriended Magilla.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Obviously.
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Magilla is the rare "bottom but no top" version. Most of the characters in ''Punkin Puss and Mush Mouse'' and ''Ricochet Rabbit'' also qualify.
* HighDiveHijinks
* SoapPunishment: Magilla was occasionally a victim of this punishment for "lying". ({{Cassandra Truth}}s, actually).
* TalkingAnimal
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage ("Magilla" is pronounced identically to ''[[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Megillah "megillah"]]''.)