Paul Williams As Virgil Sings On Johnny Carson (1973)

Today of course in Theatres across the nation you can rush out and watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes! To celebrate its release take a moment to check out the amazing Paul Williams in his Virgil costume from Battle for the Planet of the Apes showing up and singing on the Johnny Carson show!

A big thanks to DJ for the heads up on this video over on YouTube!


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2 thoughts on “Paul Williams As Virgil Sings On Johnny Carson (1973)

  1. Mark Watson says:

    A final installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise! The Tim Burton version starred Mark Wahlberg, reprising the character played by the late Charleston Hesston.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    See? That’s how the apes ultimately conquered the human-populated planet.
    Not with force, but with a song.

    Okay, some force was involved.

    Conquest… is one of the best posters ever, btw.

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