RIP Louis the chimp...

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  1. ...the one who played James Bond in the PG Tips adverts.

    Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: PG Tips chimp Louis dies

    "...Louis, 37, starred as 007 in TV commercials for the tea brand during the 1970s and 1980s. He died at Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire on Monday, following a short illness. Staff at the zoo say he "will never be forgotten".

    Dr Charlotte MacDonald said: "Louis was a very gentle and laid-back chimp - a favourite with everyone. Born at Twycross, he was one of the original PG Tips chimps. Although gone, Louis will never be forgotten - he will always be a member of our Twycross Zoo chimp family."

    Louis's 42-year-old partner and fellow on-screen star Choppers remains at the zoo.

    "She is doing well and will be monitored closely over the next couple of weeks by the animal team," added Dr MacDonald. "She will be introduced to some of the other chimps in the near future..."
  2. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Oh ffs I thought Louis Walsh had finally kicked it.
    Getting a persons hopes up like that.

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  3. In other news, Samson, the Gorilla, is still dead having karked it in 1981. This simian about town was the pride of Milwaukee from 1950 to 1981. He enjoyed an occasional can of Schlitz, "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous". His bones are now on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum. ;-)

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  4. tbf the pg chimps were funny
  5. Johnny Vegas?
  6. Bit less of this and he'd probably still be alive.


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  7. Can't stand bloody monkeys; good riddance to the horrible turd-chucking sod.
  8. Courtesy of Ex Grand Prix....

    Ex Grand Prix Kenya 2006 248.jpg
  9. He wasn't a monkey - he was a Primate

    As is - of course - the Archbishop of Canterbury, whose name escapes me
  10. Same thing: hairy, wanks in public, banana fixation, chucks its own shit about the place. Monkey is as monkey does.
  11. Nope! Monkeys have tails, Apes/primates don't have tails.
  12. As a tick list, it qualifies several of my friends and a multitude of ARRSEr's to be monkey's
  13. So they're monkeys with no tails, then. A Manx cat is still a cat.

    It would qualify Scousers as well, if not for the fresh fruit thing.
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  14. A Tiger is also a cat, but hardly the same.
    You're right about the Scousers though.