Warren the Ape
Created bySean S. Baker
Spencer Chinoy
Dan Milano
StarringDan Milano
Josh Sussman
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Mary Devault
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production locationsLos Angeles, California, United States
Running time30 minutes
Production companyMTV
Original networkMTV
Original releaseJune 14 (2010-06-14) –
August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)

Warren the Ape is an MTV reality show parody which ran from June 14 to August 30, 2010 and aired at 10:30 p.m. The series is a spin-off of the IFC and Fox TV show Greg the Bunny, and follows the titular character's life as he tries to get his life back together following the cancellation of Greg the Bunny.

Warren has paid more attention to drugs, booze, and women than his career, which has degenerated into a series of seedy exploitation films, obscure industrials, low-rent theater productions, and a regrettable string of skin flicks. With the help of his addiction specialist, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Warren tries (and often fails) to clean up his act, patch up his relationships, and claw his way back into the Hollywood limelight.

The series was created by Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy, and Dan Milano, and is produced in association with MTV, Freestyle Entertainment, and Picture Shack Entertainment.[1]

On November 19, 2010, the official Greg the Bunny/Warren the Ape website confirmed that there would be no season 2, and the show was in fact cancelled.[2]


Greg the Bunny was a franchise that began with Junktape a half-hour, bi-weekly cable TV Public-access television show created by Sean S. Baker, Spencer Chinoy, and Dan Milano. The show aired on New York City's Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Monday nights at 11:30 p.m. Warren did not appear on Junktape, but when the show's main character, Greg the Bunny, caught the attention of the Independent Film Channel (IFC) and was hired to introduce their independent films, the creators realized they needed someone with a little more intellectual focus to present their trivia segments. This is how Warren "The Ape" DeMontague was born.

The Greg the Bunny Show on IFC followed Greg, Warren, and other characters introducing independent films via a series of puppet-acted parodies. Warren and Greg were both performed and voiced by Dan Milano.[3]

Warren and Greg then moved on to Fox TV in their biggest incarnation yet. The Fox show made its debut in March 2002 and its last episode aired in August 2002, with two episodes unaired. Despite its brief run, the series acquired a significant cult following, and was released on DVD in 2004.

In August 2005, Warren the Ape along with Greg the Bunny returned to the IFC, in a series of short segments, both old and new, spoofing movies such as Annie Hall, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider and Pulp Fiction. The cast for these segments primarily features puppets Greg and Warren DeMontague, with appearances from Frederick "Count" Blah, puppet agent Pal Friendlies, and The Wumpus. Tardy the Turtle and Susan the Monster were unable to appear on IFC because they were created solely for the Fox series. This incarnation lasted for two seasons and is also available on DVD.[3]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Big Score"Spencer ChinoySean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJune 14, 2010 (2010-06-14)

In order to get a part in a cereal commercial, Warren sabotages a rival puppet actor with a sex scandal.

Guest starring: Peter Ishkhans, Chauncey the Bear
2"Abstinence"Dan MilanoSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJune 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)

After Dr. Drew tells Warren he must give up sex for 30 days, Warren decides to hang out with Greg The Bunny. However, after a day of being with him, Warren decides to focus on making Greg lose his virginity instead which results with Greg being arrested.

Guest starring: Greg the Bunny
3"Crash Course"Sean BakerSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJune 28, 2010 (2010-06-28)

Warren takes a group of school kids on an unsanctioned field trip of life that includes back alley drug deals and strippers.

Guest starring: Judy Greer
4"Amends"Dan MilanoSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJuly 5, 2010 (2010-07-05)

When Warren tries to make amends to people, skipping the other steps of alcoholic recovery, he gets bent on getting Seth Green's forgiveness when the actor refuses to accept his apology.

Guest starring: Greg the Bunny, Seth Green
5"Gay Ape"Spencer ChinoySean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJuly 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)

While attending a gay party for the drinks, a pornographic film of Warren resurfaces. But when doors are surprisingly opened for him, Warren fakes being homosexual to regain his fame.

Guest starring: Perez Hilton, Ikki Twins, Robert Michael Morris, Nancy O'Dell, Matthew Scott Montgomery
6"Bad Po-Fo"Sean BakerSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJuly 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)

Finally sober, Warren tries to get out of his MTV reality show in order to get a part in a big cop drama.

Guest starring: Matt Besser, Billy Crudup, Corey Feldman
7"It Girl"Sean BakerSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoJuly 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)

Warren tries to date a pop singer named Fresca, hoping that the attention will propel him back into the limelight.

Guest starring: Beau Garrett
8"Support System"Spencer ChinoySean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoAugust 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)
Warren is kicked out of his support group for being a disruptive influence, and retaliates by starting his own group.
9"Out with the Old"Dan MilanoSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoAugust 9, 2010 (2010-08-09)

While having a garage sell, Warren ends up hiring an eager fan as Cecil's replacement. But though the fan manages to get him an autograph signing of a movie flop turned cult classic, Warren learns that his fan is a psychopath.

Guest starring: Steve Little, Bob Gunton
10"Anger Management"Sean BakerSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoAugust 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)

Hanging out with Mick Foley and ignoring Dr. Pinsky's advice, Warren gets sent to a low security prison for anger issues. However, when he and Mick go too far, Warren ends up in solitary confinement where he learns a valuable lesson.

Guest starring: Mick Foley
11"Black Lotus"Dan MilanoSean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoAugust 23, 2010 (2010-08-23)

After blowing all his rent money at the track, Warren sets out to borrow it from some famous friends.

Guest starring: David Koechner, Count Blah, Eugene Levy, Sarah Silverman, Seth Green
12"Rock Opera"Spencer ChinoySean Baker, Spencer Chinoy, Dan MilanoAugust 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)

Warren makes preparations for the opening night of the play he conceived during his time in jail. However, Warren's workaholic behavior proves to be taxing on his heart as he intends for the show to go on in the series finale.

Guest starring: Corey Feldman, Count Blah, Greg the Bunny

Appearances in other shows

Warren the Ape made a guest segment on Talk Soup, which aired in 2002. In it, Warren appears alongside guest host Sarah Silverman.[4]


  1. ^ MTV Press
  2. ^ "THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON". Archived from the original on December 31, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Official Site
  4. ^ "Sarah Silverman on Talk Soup" on YouTube