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English translation: full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates

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English term or phrase:gorilla suit
English translation:full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates
Entered by: Shirley Fan
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02:10 Feb 19, 2008
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Social Sciences - Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: gorilla suit
“My favorite movie of all time, Where’s Poppa, was shot in the park. George Segal puts on a gorilla suit so he can run across the park at night.
Shirley Fan
Local time: 19:14
full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates
Explanation:
Thanks for giving the name of the movie.

Sometimes men refer to their formal evening wear as a monkey suit or a gorilla suit so I was curious to see if the reference was a literal one or a figurative one. In this case, according to the movie review, it appears that George Segal did indeed put on a gorilla costume. Additional information about the history of the gorilla suit gag is available at the Wikipedia site :-)


From the moment **George Segal dons a gorilla suit and leaps on mom's bed, growling and beating a shaggy chest**, whereupon mom (Ruth Gordon) delivers a paralyzing fist to his groin, the audience knows this is not a typical family relationship. In fact, the rest of the film elaborates hilariously on the mounting desperation middle-aged bachelor and attorney Segal faces as he tries to outwit the aged and addled Gordon, who turns his every stab at independence into humiliating defeat. Poor Gordon Hocheiser, he's facing a bleak future, unless something is finally done about mom.
http://www.amazon.ca/Wheres-Poppa-Widescreen-Full-Screen/dp/...

Gorilla Suits are **full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates**. Gorillas have long fascinated audiences, as a source of both awe and horror (as illustrated by King Kong), but also humor. The traditional gorilla suit embodies both, and as such has become a popular Halloween or masquerade party costume. It has also seen extensive use in film, television, and comics, sometimes to symbolize a "real" gorilla. More often, it's used for a gag in which a character wears a gorilla suit, and at some point, becomes entangled with the real thing (typically, played by another actor in a suit).
[additional information at the site] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_suit

Costumes & Accessories – Gorillas and Monkeys [see pictures]
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/gorilla.html

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Note added at 10 days (2008-02-29 15:40:14 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome, Shirley, and thank you :-)
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Claire Chapman
Local time: 07:14
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full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates


Explanation:
Thanks for giving the name of the movie.

Sometimes men refer to their formal evening wear as a monkey suit or a gorilla suit so I was curious to see if the reference was a literal one or a figurative one. In this case, according to the movie review, it appears that George Segal did indeed put on a gorilla costume. Additional information about the history of the gorilla suit gag is available at the Wikipedia site :-)


From the moment **George Segal dons a gorilla suit and leaps on mom's bed, growling and beating a shaggy chest**, whereupon mom (Ruth Gordon) delivers a paralyzing fist to his groin, the audience knows this is not a typical family relationship. In fact, the rest of the film elaborates hilariously on the mounting desperation middle-aged bachelor and attorney Segal faces as he tries to outwit the aged and addled Gordon, who turns his every stab at independence into humiliating defeat. Poor Gordon Hocheiser, he's facing a bleak future, unless something is finally done about mom.
http://www.amazon.ca/Wheres-Poppa-Widescreen-Full-Screen/dp/...

Gorilla Suits are **full-bodied costumes loosely resembling gorillas or other large primates**. Gorillas have long fascinated audiences, as a source of both awe and horror (as illustrated by King Kong), but also humor. The traditional gorilla suit embodies both, and as such has become a popular Halloween or masquerade party costume. It has also seen extensive use in film, television, and comics, sometimes to symbolize a "real" gorilla. More often, it's used for a gag in which a character wears a gorilla suit, and at some point, becomes entangled with the real thing (typically, played by another actor in a suit).
[additional information at the site] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorilla_suit

Costumes & Accessories – Gorillas and Monkeys [see pictures]
http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/gorilla.html

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Note added at 10 days (2008-02-29 15:40:14 GMT) Post-grading
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You're welcome, Shirley, and thank you :-)

Claire Chapman
Local time: 07:14
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