Dave Thomas as
Manacled American deserters of the French Foreign Legion (a tall one, Hooft, and a chubby one, Hugo) flee southward into the jungles of Africa, assuming they'll do so unfollowed, as, to quote Hooft, ""guys like us wouldn't last a minute in the jungle"". Unfortunately, their former superior, Lt. Colonel Staquait, finds their tracks and vows to follow them to the ends of the earth. Meanwhile, Jane teaches the gang to ""never judge a book by it's cover"" after a Tantor-selected book about Black Beard proves too scary for the skittish pachyderm. Tarzan rescues Hooft and Hugo from the perils of the jungle (which the schticky duo can't talk their way out of), and the ex-Legionnaires quickly assimilate into his jungle community, falsely asserting themselves to be ""super secret agents"", taking advantage of the resulting hospitality, and hustling the Professor out of the literal shirt off his back. Jane is, of course, suspicious of the parasitic pair and their fantastic stories, so, when StaquaitRead More
Tantor drinks some water from the river and gets ill. While Terk tries to save Tantor, Tarzan, Jane, and Archimedes try to go upstream to find out just what's poisoning the river. Along the way, they loose their boat and later get captured by a group of natives who think they are the ones who poisoned the river.Read More
Tarzan and Jane return from a trip to the Waziri village (on a ""Jungle Cruise""-style steamer piloted by Hugo and Hooft) to find the Professor missing and his camp in ruin. Jane momentarily fears the worse, but soldiers on with Tarzan in an attempt to determine her father's whereabouts and condition -- a pursuit impeded by the hordes of apparently mad animals (among them, Terk and Tantor) destroying everything in their path and pleading for the cessation of a mysterious, unheard ringing.Read More
While playing hide-and-seek, Terk and Tantor spy a band of hunters and rush the news to Tarzan and Jane, who are reading ""Frankenstein"", and learning the word ""fiction"". These ""hunters"" turn out to be an early 20th century film crew, filming a movie (""Savage Man"") about a jungle man similar to the Tarzan of popular culture. The movie, a silent picture, stars Stanley Obrowski (the quintessential 'stuffed shirt' actor) and Naomi Madison (a silent movie actress Ã la Clara Bow or an early Mae West with a Brooklyn accent) as his leading lady. Misunderstanding the fictional nature of the movie, Tarzan ""saves"" Naomi from a staged peril, and is hired by Tom Orman (the film's astounded director) as stunt man and, later, star, due to the jealous Stanley's temperament and ineptitude. His pride wounded, an irate Stanley decides to sabotage the movie by setting fire to the film itself -- but the film is highly flammable, and the trading post is soon ablaze around him!Read More
While the gang is setting up a surprise croquet game for the Professor, Jane encounters an ill-looking fawn. Upon touching the fawn, the soul of--none other than--Queen La enters her body. Failing to return to Opar by herself, La turns to Tarzan, who senses something wrong right away. So, she turns to Dumont for help. Can the aid of Usula, the Waziri elder, bring Jane back before La retrieves her staff and brings Opar to life again?Read More
In this episode, Hugo and Hooft use Tarzan to help them gather special ingredients for their hot sauce. The sauce, with the guys' names on the bottle, becomes popular to the French Foreign Legion, and is brought to the attention of Lt. Col. Staquait. Staquait then vows to re-capture Hugo and Hooft for deserting when they did. He hasn't left without a plan, though. Trapping both Hooft, Hugo, and Tarzan in two separate nets, he is able to take them in... to ""Cape of Doom"" prison. Upon attempting to free his friends, Tarzan is captured and locked up, too. Can Jane contact the Magistrate and settle this once and for all?Read More
This is a very interesting episode indeed. It starts off with this frustrated writer, named Ed, who needs to find inspiration. He happens across Dr. Philander's article about Tarzan possibly being a missing link.
Ed then tracks down Philander in a run-down apartment building/flophouse, and Philander goes on to tell of his adventures in Africa, meeting Tarzan, exploring Pellucidar, being embarrassed by the photos of the baby baboon, etc. (I'm surprised though that he didn't go on to talk about how he'd captured Maghani, the Silver ape, and almost threw Tarzan overboard after he'd been injured.) Anyway, Ed finds Philander's story of Pellucidar a bit too unbelievable so he leaves. But a waitress convinces him to at least ""check it out"". After all, Philander's photo features a real guy in a real loincloth surrounded by real apes, doesn't it?
Ed proceeds to sail to Africa, where he meets up with Hugo and Hooft, who recall their own adventures with Tarzan, escaping the wild animals and theirRead More