BJ and the Bear
was a comedy that ran from 1970 to 1981. In this
crazy TV show, B. J. McCay traveled around the country
in his fancy red and white truck with his pet chimp,
"Bear." Of course there were plenty of things to
give BJ and the Bear trouble, such as corrupt sheriffs
like Elroy P. Lobo, Cain, and Masters. The
complete series on DVD does come up from time to time on eBay (bootleg?).