Like other anthology series of the time--Robert Montgomery Presents, Goodyear Television Playhouse, Philco Theatre, Kraft Television Theatre--the format was organised around the weekly presentation of a one hour, live, television play.
Contents: Disc 1: Laundry orgy; Fight of the Felix; Felix gets sick; Jury story; Breakup; Oscar's ulcer -- Disc 2: I do, I don't; Oscar the model; Big brothers; It's all over now, baby bird; Felix is missing; Scrooge gets an Oscar -- Disc 3: Blackout; They use horseradish, don't they; Hideaway; Lovers don't make house calls; Engrave trouble; Bunny is missing down by the lake -- Disc 4: You've come a long way, baby; Taste of money; Oscar's new life; What makes Felix run; What does a naked lady say to you?; Trapped -- Disc 5: Tony & Jack's favorite episodes: Sleepwalker (10/8/1971); Password (12/1/1972); Last tango in Newark (9/21/1973); New car (10/19/1973).
Tales from the Deep House party (double length episode) -- Hall monitor -- I had an accident -- Valentine's Day -- Just one bite -- Mermaidman and Barnacleboy -- Tea at the treedome -- The paper -- Born again Krabs.
Their experiences usually involve hairballs, dirty litterboxes, "magic nose goblins", jars of spit, outhouses, eating dirt, monkey vermin and any other imaginable disgusting substance the two can get their paws on.
Collector's item -- No such luck -- Carnival capers -- Happy daze -- Series-ous business -- Arty smarty -- Odd for arts sake -- Tourist attacktion -- Alp wanted -- Monumental love -- Network nitwit -- Big and little -- The kat's pajamas -- The world's fair -- Don't call us we'll call you -- Potions of love -- Southern hospitality -- My fair Ignatz -- Keeping up with Krazy -- Housewarming.
The first story, "Welcome to the Monkey House" a future society is described in America where a scientist had invented and ethical birth- control pill that removes all pleasure from sex, and the government requires al women and men to take them.
January 23-25, 27-31, 2015 – Butler Little Theatre presented Welcome to the Monkey House, a comedy/drama by Christopher Sergel, based on the short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Directed by Phillip Ball
Produced by Stephanie Kobil & Karen O’Donnell
The Haiku Society of America, created in the winter of 196869, was the first formally structured organization devoted solely to Western haiku, and it remained the only one for a number of years. On the evening of Oct. 23, 1968, twenty-three men and women met at Asia House in New York City. Harold E. Henderson, with help from Leroy Kanterman and encouragement from the Japan Society of New York, was responsible for the meeting. Kanterman was chosen to head the group that was known at first simply as the Haiku Society. Regular monthly meetings were scheduled, and these were usually held in rooms of the Asia Society or at the offices of the Japan Society. Simple bylaws were drawn up and adopted at the April 1969 meeting. With this, the group became the Haiku Society of America, with membership open to all interested in haiku upon payment of nominal dues. Henderson was named honorary president and he took an active and dedicated interest in the group until his death.
These stories include "Welcome to the Monkey House", "All the King's Horses", "Who am I This Time?", "More Stately Mansions", "The Foster portfolio", and "The Kid Nobody Could Handle" along with many others.
The positive message in "Welcome to the Monkey House" is that sometimes the big guy is wrong, and change can be brought about by one small person, along with that we shouldn't as a society be afraid of sex.
I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,
Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,
Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,
Stuff'd with the stuff that is coarse and stuff'd with the stuff
that is fine,
One of the Nation of many nations, the smallest the same and the
largest the same,
A Southerner soon as a Northerner, a planter nonchalant and
hospitable down by the Oconee I live,
A Yankee bound my own way ready for trade, my joints the limberest
joints on earth and the sternest joints on earth,
A Kentuckian walking the vale of the Elkhorn in my deer-skin
leggings, a Louisianian or Georgian,
A boatman over lakes or bays or along coasts, a Hoosier, Badger, Buckeye;
At home on Kanadian snow-shoes or up in the bush, or with fishermen
At home in the fleet of ice-boats, sailing with the rest and tacking,
At home on the hills of Vermont or in the woods of Maine, or the
Comrade of Californians, comrade of free North-Westerners, (loving
their big proportions,)
Comrade of raftsmen and coalmen, comrade of all who shake hands
and welcome to drink and meat,
A learner with the simplest, a teacher of the thoughtfullest,
A novice beginning yet experient of myriads of seasons,
Of every hue and caste am I, of every rank and religion,
A farmer, mechanic, artist, gentleman, sailor, quaker,
Prisoner, fancy-man, rowdy, lawyer, physician, priest.
"I have spent this night, and many others like it,
attempting to restore a certain amount of innocent pleasure
to the world, which is poorer in pleasure than it needs to
be." (Welcome to the Monkey House, p.