The BEST Episodes of Tales of the Gold Monkey
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 2, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
The adventures of seaplane pilot and soldier of fortune Jake Cutter in the South Pacific of 1938. Jake, a former Flying Tigers pilot, made his home on the island of Boragora along with his one-eyed dog Jack and his mechanic Corky. Other companions were Bon Chance Louie, the local magistrate and owner of the Monkey Bar hangout, Sarah Stickney White, the bar's singer who was actually an American spy, and Dutch minister Willie Tenboom who was actually a German spy. Rounding out the cast of schemers was Princess Kogi, ruler of the nearby island of Matuka, and the samurai warrior Todo who commanded her private army.
#1 - Shanghaied
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1982
Corky is kidnapped by Princess Kogi's half brother to repair the engines of his slave ship.
#2 - The Lady and the Tiger
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 1982
Jake is shot down and rescued by an Amish widow and her son, who hide him from the Japanese occupying their island.
#3 - The Late Sarah White
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 22, 1982
Jake and Corky fly to the Philippines to explore the reports of Sarah's death while on a mission involving MacArthur.
#4 - Black Pearl
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1982
Jake, posing as a defecting U.S. scientist, and Sarah search for an experimental German bomb and a famed black pearl.
#5 - Escape From Death Island
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1982
Jake and Corky are imprisoned on an island penal colony when they try to free the son of an Englishman.
#6 - Trunk From the Past
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 1982
Sarah receives a mysterious trunk from her late father and it leads her to a lost civilization.
#7 - Naka Jima Kill
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 18, 1983
An ambitious newswoman tricks Jake into flying her to Princess Kogi's island for an interview with the Japanese defense minister, a recent target for assassination.
#8 - A Distant Shout of Thunder
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 8, 1983
Sarah is used as a scapegoat by an island revolutionary who accuses her of removing a sacred statue from a cemetery on the island.
#10 - Once a Tiger...
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 1982
Jake leads the search for a downed plane flown by a former Flying Tiger transporting a prototype gunsight of interest to the Japanese.
#12 - Honor Thy Brother
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 24, 1982
Jake is followed by the brother of a Japanese pilot he shot down while he was still a Flying Tiger in China, and Corky struggles to avoid a prearranged marriage.
#17 - Boragora or Bust
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 25, 1983
Jake's prospector buddy stands to lose his platinum strike to an unscrupulous businessman from the States.
#18 - Tales of the Gold Monkey (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 1982
Freelance pilot Jake Cutter and his mechanic Corky become involved with Nazis and American Sarah Stickney White while searching the south Pacific for a mythical gold monkey.
#19 - The Sultan of Swat
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 5, 1983
Jake tries to help a former baseball hero who is accused of murdering a local girl on Boragora.
#20 - God Save the Queen
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 19, 1983
Jake helps foil an attempt to hijack an ocean liner carrying the Duke of Windsor.
#21 - Cooked Goose
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 4, 1983
A Clipper pilot is beaten and his bride apparently kidnapped by Princess Kogi and held for ransom.