A 40 foot tall purple ape that was featured in several Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon shows in the mid-to-late 70s. Although physically imposing the character was a friendly, gentle giant who sometimes didn't know his own strength and would often finish sentences by saying his name "Grape Ape, Grape Ape".
Widely considered to be a mediocre at best character. Often used as a meme by Adam Carolla
to explain how terrible TV in general was in his formative years.
"At least now kids have choices as to what to watch on TV. When I was growing up we had Grape Ape. It was just dumb."
"I tried watching Grape Ape on Boomerang (retro H-B cartoon network) but I had to turn it off after 5 minutes."