In this program, Tarzan had no formal education and spoke in broken English. Jane was a French environmental scientist working on ways to save endangered species. Roger Taft was the son of ... See full summary »
In this program, Tarzan had no formal education and spoke in broken English. Jane was a French environmental scientist working on ways to save endangered species. Roger Taft was the son of a wealthy New Yorker who was working with Jane in the research station his father funded. Simon was an African native who had been educated in England. Written by
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Before shooting began, Wolf Larson spent three days at an animal park in Cuernacava, Mexico, both to get him used to working with wild animals and to allow the crew to shoot stock footage for the show. See more »
In many scenes, Tarzan appears to have a wristwatch tan line. See more »
Somebody explain to me why I live in a house with no walls in the middle of monsoon territory.
The rent's cheap?
Oh, yeah. I knew it was something.
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Good TV for a slow Saturday afternoon. I was a fan of this show during its original run in the US. Recently I found a video of old episodes and decided to watch my childhood favorite with adult eyes.
To be sure, the writing's not great. For example, there's an episode where Jane, temporarily blinded by an injury, says to Tarzan, "I'm so happy to see you!" SEE him? Umm...she's blind. Bad choice of words on the writer's part. And just about every episode ends with Cheetah the monkey doing something funny and everyone laughing.
So technically speaking, it's not the greatest. But it's a lot of fun. The dialogue, silly as it was, made me laugh out loud a few times, and I was never bored. If nothing else, watch it for Wolf Larson, who's absolutely gorgeous, or for the late Sean Roberge, who turns in a respectable performance as Tarzan's skinny sidekick Roger.
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