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It's Hard Out Here For a Chimp

6/10/2008 5:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It is one of the greatest injustices ever perpetrated in Hollywood -- Cheeta the chimp is not on the Walk of Fame.

The legendary 76-year-old star (yes, 76) of "Bedtime for Bonzo" and "Tarzan" is on a one mammal mission to get his name on a star on Hollywood Blvd. Not only does he have his own website, the artistic simian is coordinating an online petition to get him on the Walk, publishing a book, putting a single on iTunes and starring in a new movie!

Kermit, Lassie and Godzilla have theirs -- give the chimp a chance.

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bobbyozone    

i just realized something and now it all makes sense...

...cheeta is the 800 pound gorrilla.

2324 days ago
32.

Mik    

I'll be a monkeys uncle.

2324 days ago
33.

FIGHT    

That monkey looks like my last lay.

2324 days ago
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FIGHT    

biker, it's a chimp, not a monkey, and you weren't talking about me like that last time we met.

2324 days ago
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bruce Bartlett    

According to IMDB, Cheeta did not appear in "Bedtime for Bonzo."

2324 days ago
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Kelli    

Geeez FlBiker, sorry to hear that, better luck next "lay."

Did anyone see Larry King? So Terry said at the end John and Nick got what they had coming or something? Open mouth...insert foot!

2324 days ago
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Frances    

You think this is funny? This beautiful, majestic, wild animal being made to look like he understands the (sub)human interviewing him? People who have this low born sense of humor, dirt balls really, who will never understand how amazing the great, wild creatures of the world really are, (they just have a 4th grade sense of humor), make me wanna puke. Set that god damn great ape free for the last years of his miserable, captive, enslaved life.

2324 days ago
38.

dee    

If you aren't honored with a star, one can pay the $20K to get one. That's what Ryan Seacrest did. That's how come people much more famous and with longer carreers than Seacrest got their stars after Seacrest. They waited for the honor!

2324 days ago
39.

campy    

Hey look everyone!!! It's SAM RUSSELL!

bwahahahaha!

2324 days ago
40.

Hththtrmay    

Careful......It looks like one of those paps-mears; probably has a camera behind his back waiting to get a good shot of someone's undergarment celulite. "Ah what a story", said the undereducated chimp as he texted Harvey with the big story idea. "It's a go" says Harvey, "see if you can make them fall down before you take it."

2324 days ago
41.

Maggie    

Why is it so difficult to give the chimp a star? He was the best part of the movie!!!!

2324 days ago
42.

George Herbert Walker Chicken    

Maybe he and Dubya Bush can start a movement - Give Chimps A Chance!!!

2324 days ago
43.

Kelli    

My apologies to the real FlBiker, I know better than anyone that wasn't you.

2324 days ago
44.

JD    

...wait a minute... I thought Jay-Z already had a star on the Hollywood walk of fame?

2323 days ago
45.

Steve    

In response to Catherine's comment, it would actually be cruel if they let Cheeta into the wild, He has been in captivity for 76 years, if he was put into the wild He would die because He wouldnt be able to fend for himself.
Also, if you took the time to research Cheeta and his owner, You would know that He isnt being made a spectacle of. He lives in a home in Florida, and is treated amazingly.

2323 days ago
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