Warren the Ape: We Go One-On-One With the Puppet
What was the last good movie you saw in theaters?
Warren: Movies are tough. I've been banned from a lot of L.A. theaters. It's a puppet thing: we don't wear pants, strange stuff gets me aroused, and once you've woken the monster there's only one way to banish him back to Hell, so... I got thrown out of Avatar. The 3-D gave me such a headache I just wanted to rub one out and take a nap.
What TV do you watch, if any?
Warren: Y'know, I don't watch a lot, I usually put in an old VHS of one of my shows to relive better days, or pour salt in old wounds. But I do like any of these shows about real or desperate housewives. I'm sorta into MILFs. Being a divorcé myself, I just really like my sex bitter and angry. I'd love to get Kate Gosselin in a closet, just give her an outlet for all that frustration. But other than that, I'm not so entertained by mainstream media.
Why do you still wear the football helmet?
Warren: You know, fair question. Look, to be honest, there's more reasons to wear it than not these days. I mean, look. I'm a puppet, we're made of generally soft material, I'm only three feet tall... In some cases, especially out in public, it can just be a safety issue. But if anything, these days it helps me stand out at auditions. It's become iconic for me over the years, and for good or ill it's one of the few things that keeps people from mistaking me for an ewok or Ralph the Dog. I guess I also like a little mystery. People wondering why it's there? That's exactly why it's there.
Warren the Ape premieres Monday, June 14, at 10:30 PM EST on MTV. And check out our guide to the other new shows that are debuting this summer.
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