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  • Professor Bobo
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  • Professor Bobo is a curious mixture of eminent scientist, descended from a long line of supposedly respected apes, and of sensory-driven primate, often regressing to more primitive desires and actions. In the first three shows of Season 8, he leads an ape laboratory similar to Deep 13 from the previous seasons, directed by the "Lawgiver" to continue the movie-watching "experiments" on Mike Nelson and his robots, again trapped in the Satellite of Love. In subsequent shows, Bobo travels with the Lawgiver, who turns out to be Pearl Forrester (inheriting the mad scientist role from her son, Dr. Clayton Forrester). Bobo ultimately becomes one of her henchmen after his planet is destroyed when Mike Nelson helps the apes and their new mutant friends activate an atomic bomb.
  • Professor Bobo is a character who appeared in the final three seasons of MST3K. Played by Kevin Murphy, Bobo is a sapient, speaking gorilla from several hundred years in the future, an homage to the film Planet of the Apes and Episode 306, Time of the Apes. However, his pride as an ape has been useful in the episode The Giant Spider Invasion, in which he broke free from the bonds that clones of Pearl and 'Brain Guy' tied him up in and saved both the 'Mads' and the SoL crew from their clones.
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  • Professor Bobo is a character who appeared in the final three seasons of MST3K. Played by Kevin Murphy, Bobo is a sapient, speaking gorilla from several hundred years in the future, an homage to the film Planet of the Apes and Episode 306, Time of the Apes. Professor Bobo is a curious mixture of eminent scientist, descended from a long line of supposedly respected apes, and of sensory-driven primate, often regressing to more primitive desires and actions. In the first three shows of Season 8, he leads an ape laboratory directed by the "Lawgiver" (Planet of the Apes) to continue the movie-watching "experiments" on Mike Nelson and his robots trapped on the Satellite of Love. In subsequent shows, Bobo travels with the Lawgiver, who turns out to be Pearl Forrester (inheriting the mad scientist role from her son, Dr. Clayton Forrester). Bobo ultimately becomes one of her henchmen after his planet is destroyed when Mike helps the apes and their new mutant friends activate an atomic bomb (a reference to PotA sequel Beneath the Planet of the Apes). Despite his title of "Professor", Bobo frequently demonstrates remarkably little intelligence. In episode #820: Space Mutiny, he inadvertently obstructs Pearl's attempts to free the "Mads" from captivity in Neronian Rome, and starts the Great Fire of Rome by knocking over a lamp in his haste to steal a wheel of cheese. In the final episode (#1013 Diabolik), he boasts of his new "job" at a zoo, clearly unaware of his future role as a specimen. However, his pride as an ape has been useful in the episode The Giant Spider Invasion, in which he broke free from the bonds that clones of Pearl and 'Brain Guy' tied him up in and saved both the 'Mads' and the SoL crew from their clones. In a former live podcast, Social Crime Syndicate, Kevin joked how "the further away Bobo was from from his home planet, the stupider he became...."
  • Professor Bobo is a curious mixture of eminent scientist, descended from a long line of supposedly respected apes, and of sensory-driven primate, often regressing to more primitive desires and actions. In the first three shows of Season 8, he leads an ape laboratory similar to Deep 13 from the previous seasons, directed by the "Lawgiver" to continue the movie-watching "experiments" on Mike Nelson and his robots, again trapped in the Satellite of Love. In subsequent shows, Bobo travels with the Lawgiver, who turns out to be Pearl Forrester (inheriting the mad scientist role from her son, Dr. Clayton Forrester). Bobo ultimately becomes one of her henchmen after his planet is destroyed when Mike Nelson helps the apes and their new mutant friends activate an atomic bomb. Despite his title of "Professor", Bobo demonstrated remarkably little intelligence after leaving Earth of 2525. He was revealed to be illiterate, and in episode #820: Space Mutiny, he inadvertently obstructed Pearl's attempts to free the "Mads" from captivity in Ancient Rome, and starts the Great Fire of Rome by knocking over a lamp in his haste to steal a wheel of cheese. In the final episode, he boasted of his new "job" at a zoo, possibly unaware of his future role as a specimen.