Betty White, in her first TV appearance after the death of her husband Allen Ludden some two months earlier, plays Jane to Carson's Tarzan (Tommy Newsom has a walk-on as Boy) in a comedy sketch directly parodying Bo Derek's version of "Tarzan the Ape Man", which has just been released and later became known as one of the worst movies of all time.
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According to the tell-all book 'King of the Night', Carson's son, who was acting as a stage manager for this show, hated the feature sketch, showing his dad as an old Tarzan "with a wig that looked like a vacuum cleaner bag had been dumped on his head." During rehearsals, the son said: "You're my father and now I can't even look at you." Carson replied: "Son, the reason your father has to dress up like this is so you can sit under a tree and play your guitar." See more
I have an announcement I want to make to the entire family. Boy! Cheetah!... Boy!
[Boy and Cheetah walk onstage; Boy wears a leopard skin - and polished black shoes and gartered socks
Boy never felt at home in jungle!
It just isn't going to work. I am a modern woman - but you are a macho, chauvinist, hopeless case! I am leaving you, and getting a divorce.
Woman stay with man! That law of jungle!
You may have a law of jungle; I have a lawyer of the jungle.
Don't know what Jane talk ab-
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References The Jericho Mile
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