Classic TV show. Featuring
pilgrimage to return
Holy scriptures from India back to China, always bothered
by monsters and demons on the way.
A Japanese show based on a Chinese legend, and the young priest was played by a woman. His disciples were all animal spirits. Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy (a Kappa (a type of fish
spirit), and Yu Lung was a horse, but used to be a dragon; though he would generally just be in horse form.)
The other three
were similar to the Three
Stooges, in that despite
being good friends they were always fighting. VERY FUNNY SHOW!! WITH TERRIBLE EFFECTS THAT ADDED TO IT'S CHARM.
Tripataka:"Monkey, behave! We Buddhists don't kill!"
Monkey: "But he's a demon!!?"
Tripataka:"I said NO KILLING!"
Monkey:"You spoil all my fun!... Can't I just kill him a bit?"
Pigsy:"I do all the work"
Monkey:"You? You lazy swine!? Even Sandy does more than you!"
Sandy: "What's that
supposed to mean?! I do as much as you, probably more!"
right, eh? Then who killed
all those monsters back there, eh?"
Sandy:"I'm a philosopher!"
Monkey: "Then I guess your philosophy in life is to stand
back and let me do all the work, Mmmm
Pigsy: "They're going to fiiight!"
Monkey:"Stay out of this Hogbrain! Or I'll fight you both... With one arm behind
my back!...And I won't even break a sweat."