Tarzan (1966–1968)

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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

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Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

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In the course of the first season's shooting, Ron Ely, who insisted on performing his own stunts, sustained seventeen different injuries. These included: singeing his arms and legs running through a burning village, being bitten in the forehead by a "tame" lion (in a later fight with the same lion, Ely was bitten on the lower left thigh), falling down a hill and ripping the skin off the tops of his feet, falling twenty-five feet off a vine and separating his shoulder, falling off another vine and breaking his other shoulder, fracturing three ribs and spraining both wrists. See more »

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Followed by Tarzan's Deadly Silence (1970) See more »

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What a swinging action-packed show of its day!!!
12 July 2000 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

After the huge success of Tarzan on the big screen, Producer Sy Weintraub took the ape man from the silver screen to television. Tarzan made its debut on the NBC network in September of 1966. Weintraub wanted Mike Henry(who played Tarzan in the movies),but instead got Ron Ely to portrayed the ape man on television. I have fond memories of the show when I was a child and it was one of the most action-packed shows of its day. Ely on the show fought off REAL man-eating lions,wrestled crocodiles(even though it was mostly retreads of scenes from the Johnny Weissmuller films of the 30's tinted in color),and always managed to save Jai from great danger from some tribe or animal poachers who were destroying the jungle. Jai however(played by Manuel Padilla,Jr.) was Tarzan's companion helping him out in any way possible(only in this one there was NO Jane here),and lets not forget Cheetah,the reliable chimpanzee. However,the show had very special guests who were in some sort of trouble and it was Tarzan to the rescue(especially in one episode where Diana Ross and the Supremes guest starred as Nuns who were from an missionary) to save the day and the jungle as well. However,the show ran for a good three years on NBC(from 1966 to 1969),and after that the repeats aired on CBS for one season(from 1969 to 1970). Rarely seen nowdays since the repeats were last seen on Chicago's WGN-TV back in the late 1980's,and one episode from the series on AMC(American Movie Classics). Now it can be seen on Nick at Nite's TV Land.


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