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Short Story: "Tintin et les Gorilles de la Vedette"?

#1 · Posted: 14 Jul 2004 16:19
Does anyone know any info on this story by Bob de Moor? I think its "Gorillas of the High-Speed Motorboat" in English.
Harrock n roll
#2 · Posted: 14 Jul 2004 16:27 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
It was a tribute to Hergé published in super Tintin magazine in 1985. There's some info here.

By the way, "vedette" can also mean a celebrity or star. Probably more likely :p
#3 · Posted: 16 Jul 2004 13:21
“Celebrity Gorillas”? “Gorillas of the Rich and Famous”? They are on Channel 4, or cable, right?
Harrock n roll
#4 · Posted: 16 Jul 2004 13:57 · Edited by: Harrock n roll
Channel 5 actually...:)

I was going to mention that "Gorilles" can also mean bodyguards (so Bodyguards to a Star) but I'm coming round to "The Gorillas of the High-Speed Motorboat" as being a much better title.
#5 · Posted: 16 Jul 2004 17:01 · Edited by: jock123
"The Gorillas of the High-Speed Motorboat": two wise-cracking gorillas - one up-tight and prissy, the other laconic and tough - on patrol in the everglades, fighting banana forgers and rogue monkeys, if I’m not mistaken… Theme music by Mike Post… Definitely on Five, after “Xena”…
#6 · Posted: 13 Sep 2004 15:34 · Edited by: Moderator
Les Gorilles de la Vedette was a tribute by Bob de moor to Hergé and was to mark the unveiling of the Tintin statue in the park at Uccle (suburb of Brussels) in 1978.

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