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Howdy folks...Galen here. As you will all be aware - I'm known for my facial expressions throughout Shields. My best ones being "sympathetic eyes" and "inquisitive nose twitching". But who's your favourite sympathetic ape? Obviously I hope I get your vote. And remember, if you're unsure of what an ape is - don't be afraid to ask...I'm always sypathetic.

Administrator's picture
My vote goes to Droopy

Howdy Galen.
My favourite sympathetic ape is Droopy.  I think he's an ape anyway, but if not he is definitely sympathetic.  Actually looking at him now he may be more benevolent than sympathetic.  Maybe you could clarify ?

Galen's picture

Mmmmmm. I've been doing a lot of curious nose twitching about this and after much coconut clashing I've decided to be sympathetic towards your suggestion of Droopy. I always thought he was a dog, but as your attached photo shows him standing upright on two legs I think he must be an ape after all. Fair comment.

Yours sympathetically


Sir Noel Edmonds's picture
Sympathetic ape

My favourite sympathetic ape would be this little fella. It's my old mate DLT...occchhhhh! Just kidding - it's not really the old "hairy cornflake". But speaking of which - I think I ate a few of those last time I had breakfast in the BBC canteen...occchhhhh!
Administrator's picture
Full of sympathy

This dude looks fairly sympathetic, or maybe less of the sym.

Spiderman's picture
Poor wee lad...?

I think you will agree that although this wee lad is by no means the original sympathetic ape, he is indeed the ultimate!

I don't think I've ever seen sympathy like it, ape or otherwise.

By the looks of him, he's not too happy with the dude above.

Galen's picture

It is with heavy heart and curiously twitching nose that I hand over my crown and my "golden coconuts" to the poor wee lad above. I may have been the original, but he surely is the ultimate sypathetic ape. FYI it's not that he's not happy with the fella above him - but he's showing sympathy towards him. Much needed if you ask me.

Might I suggest a "poor lad" competition?

Posh for captain. Galen