Gerhard Reinke is initially smitten with the cute little monkey; however, slightly after the revelation of its name, Pepe Lucho begins attacking Gerhard and Amazonian villagers alike.
Through rather laughable camerawork (contributing to the memorability and popularity of this event), it is made to seem as if the diminutive new world monkey is a savage beast. Everyone runs in terror and several shots are fired in a vain attempt to stop the killing. However, several times throughout the episode, Pepe Lucho manages to catch up again to the protagonist, causing more terror.
At the end of the show, a memorial is shown: Pepe Lucho (1997–2002) "Keep chasing rainbows".
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