A Planet Where Variety Shows Evolved From Man?


To close out today’s Topless Robot viewing day I thought I’d present this 1974 segment from The Carol Burnett Show featuring Roddy McDowall decked out as Cornelius from the original Planet of the Apes films. As someone who grew up in an era when Kermit the Frog hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, I have a real affinity for these sort of bizarro TV crossovers. Besides, Cornelius has a truly beautiful singing voice. Stay tuned for more lunacy tomorrow…

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Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.