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->''"WatchOutForThatTree!"''

A series from the [[TheSixties 1960s]], which spawned a [[Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle movie adaptation]]. Produced by JayWard of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' fame (the series, not the movie). ''George of the Jungle'' was an AnimatedAnthology, combining the ''George of the Jungle'' cartoons with ''Super Chicken'' and ''Tom Slick''.

All three segments were full of the PostModernism, NoFourthWall, and satire that characterized Jay Ward's work. This series lasted only 17 episodes (1967), but has been rerun on various TV stations almost continuously for just over 40 years and has also earned a complete-series DVD release.
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The ''George of the Jungle'' cartoons were [[AffectionateParody a send-up]] of the ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' mythos. [[LanternJawOfJustice Square-jawed]], dim-witted George was the king of the jungle. Almost every time he tried to [[VineSwing swing to the rescue]] through the trees, he'd crash into one, usually while someone else was warning him, "Watch out for that..." '''[[OffscreenCrash WHAM!]]''' "...tree!". Not that unrealistic when you're swinging on a vine ''attached'' to said tree.

His wife, Ursula, was necessarily smarter and more refined. George would often refer to Ursula as a "fella", apparently having trouble with the whole gender thing.

George's elephant, Shep, was thought by George to be a giant dog, and apparently Shep believed it, too. The real brains of the outfit resided in the skull of an ape named Ape. He had an implausible [[BritishAccents Ronald Colman accent]] and was exceptionally well-read.

This cartoon earned a [[Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle feature film]] LiveActionAdaptation in 1997, with Creator/BrendanFraser as George and Leslie Mann as Ursula. There was also a direct-to-video sequel in 2003, which had Christopher Showerman as George and Creator/JulieBenz as Ursula. ("[[NoFourthWall Me new George. Studio too cheap to hire Brendan Fraser.]]") A second animated series premiered on Creator/CartoonNetwork in 2008.

Music/WeirdAlYankovic did a cover version of the ''George of the Jungle'' theme on his 1985 album ''Dare to Be Stupid''. The song later appeared on the soundtrack of the 1997 live-action film, along with a new cover by [[Music/ThePresidentsOfTheUnitedStatesOfAmerica The Presidents of the United States of America]].
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''Super Chicken'' was also a {{Superhero}} parody, drawing some inspirations from Franchise/{{Batman}}.

Whenever trouble arose, mild-mannered playboy Henry Cabot Henhouse III would don his "Super Suit", drink a martini glass of "Super Sauce" and become Super Chicken. Along with his sidekick, a dimwitted lion named Fred, Super Chicken would suffer serious injury en route to saving the day. (Eventually)
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''Tom Slick'' was the world's most daring race driver. In his trusty car, the Thunderbolt Grease-Slapper, he competes against the villainous Baron Otto Matic and other colorful characters in a variety of [[WackyRacing bizarre]] and dangerous racing events. He's assisted by his girlfriend, Marigold, and his elderly mechanic, Gertie Growler.

!!The classic series provides examples of:
* ActuallyADoombot: One episode of the ''Super Chicken'' segment started with VillainOfTheWeek, Dr. Gizmo, being taken to prison but it turns out it was a machine. In the end, he tried the trick again but the Super Chicken distracted capturing him was another impostor. The real Dr. Gizmo was captured by the real Super Chicken.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Shep, the elephant.
* [[ADogNamedDog An Ape Named Ape]]
* CatchPhrase:
** Tom Slick's is "There's no such thing as [insert word here] in [insert sport here]."
** Super Chicken's is "You [Fred] knew the job was dangerous when you took it."
** OncePerEpisode, Super Chicken would exclaim "To the Super Coop, Fred!", and Fred would reply, "Roger Wilcox".
** George's Tarzan yell. Which was slightly different depending on what animal he wanted to call (and he never called the right one).
* DamselInDistress[=/=]BoundAndGagged: Ursula in at least three episodes. Since Ursula is an expy of [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Jane Porter]], well...
* DoesNotLikeShoes: George and Ursula.
* TheDogBitesBack: A mild case in "Tom Slick". One episode featured a racing couple. The wife constantly berated the husband. In the end, he told her to "shut up". She actually started to respect him for it.
* EvilBrit: One of George's nemeses ("Tiger" Titherage), sounds (and looks) like Creator/TerryThomas.
* FlatJoy: A running gag from the "Tom Slick" interstial shorts:
-->'''Announcer:''' And the crowd goes wild!\\
'''Crowd:''' Yay.
* HulkSpeak: George, being a Franchise/{{Tarzan}} {{expy}}, after all.
* IAmVeryBritish: The District Commissioner; also Tiger Titherage.
* IdiotHero: George.
* JunglePrincess: Ursula.
* KitchenSinkIncluded: Dr. Chicago once created an army of plant monsters to loot the area. He commented they took everything except a kitchen sink. Then one falls from a loot bag and he commented, "Spoke too soon."
* LanternJawOfJustice: George has a large chin.
** Tom Slick's chin is pretty impressive too, though a bit smaller than George's.
* {{Malaproper}}: Once again, George.
* MonumentalTheft: In one episode of ''Super Chicken'', the villain stole the state of Rhode Island, by towing it out to sea, and hiding it under smog.
* TalkLikeAPirate: One of George's nemeses ("Weevil" Plumtree) talks just like Robert Newton.
* TitleThemeTune
* VineSwing: George's usual shtick, usually resulting in...
* WatchOutForThatTree: A regular happenstance for George whenever he tries to swing from vines in the jungle (or anywhere else). The Theme Song of the show is the TropeNamer.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: Few animated series theme songs use words like "schlep" (literally, to drag along or carry something heavy) in their lyrics.

!!The 2008 series provides examples of:
* AdaptationNameChange: Ursula's last name is Scott in this series.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Ursula. By the sound of her dad's accent, she could be Latina.
* {{American Accent|s}}: Magnolia has a Southern accent or Texan drawl.
* BadLiar: Magnolia in an episode where she's trying to stall George, even denying she knows who Ursula is.
* BalloonBelly: George, Ape, Ursula, Magnolia, and Tookie Wookie, in episode 13.
* BareYourMidriff: Ursula and Magnolia.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: George's cousin Larry of the Jungle. Though he's not evil, just arrogant and really eager to win.
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]], as a head trophy, [[AsideGlance winks]].
* CanonForeigner: Magnolia, Ursula's dad, the Witch Doctor and Mitch.
* CarnivoreConfusion
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: George and Magnolia.
* CheatersNeverProsper
* TheChosenOne: George, several times in "Brother George".
* CouchGag: The opening credits begins with "bum bum, bum bum bum bum bum". The fourth "bum" shows a glimpse of an animal (or animals) in weird expression.
* DecompositeCharacter: The original Ursula is split into Ursula (a brown-skinned city girl) and Magnolia (a redhead jungle girl).
* DoesNotLikeShoes: George and Magnolia. Though George was seen wearing shoes in a couple of episodes. Magnolia's into fashion, [[AllWomenLoveShoes especially shoes]], yet she's always barefoot.
** A flashback showed that she may have worn shoes.
* DumbBlonde: Ursula's cousins Stan and Carena.
* {{Expy}}: Magnolia is one of the ''original'' Ursula, oddly enough.
* FieryRedhead: Magnolia.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted
* FunnyAfro: Magnolia's hair frizzes out into a huge one on hot days.
* GreenEyes: Ursula.
* HoldingHands: In "Spoiled King", Magnolia, who was frustrated, is holding George's Hand even if it wasn't seen.
* HulkSpeak: Magnolia in "Muscle Mania".
* HumanPet: In "Spoiled King" Magnolia wants to be a willing one to Stan and Carena, but they pick George instead.
* IdiotHero: George.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: In one episode Ursula tries to teach George how to tell people about their flaws without offending them, but ends up unknowingly pissing off Maggie when she demonstrates on her.
* InsultBackfire: In "Lucky Pants", after Tookie Tookie flies away with George's lucky "hat":
-->'''Ape:''' You've really got control of these animals, do you, George?\\
'''George:''' Yes. Thank you for noticing.
* IntellectualAnimal: Ape.
* InvoluntaryDance: Mitch's bongos cause this to Ape.
* {{Jerkass}}: Big Mitch
* JunglePrincess: Magnolia.
* LampshadeHanging: In "My Own Private Hero", Ape noticed that George seemed articulate when he was a baby.
* LiteralMinded: George, and sometimes Magnolia.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: The fathers of both Ursula and Magnolia are mad scientists (well, in the case of the latter, a mad witch doctor).
* MagicSkirt: Magnolia wears one.
* MagicVersusScience: The Witch Doctor and Doctor Scott's conflict
* MisplacedVegetation
* MisplacedWildlife: There are orangutans, rabbits, squirrels, sloths, beavers, New World monkeys, and the Loch Ness Monster in Africa, too.
** And ''panda bears''.
* MistakenForACouple: George and Magnolia has more shipping moments than George with Ursula.
* MythologyGag:
** In an episode where George believed he laid an egg, George imagines what [[Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle his son "George Jr."]] will be like.
** In "Trouble With Bananaquats," George refers to Ursula as a guy. In the old cartoon, he often calls his wife Ursula "Fella".
** In "Muscle Mania", George briefly became muscular, like in the original cartoon.
* {{Narrator}}
* NothingIsScarier: In "Afraid of Nothing", George becomes ''literally'' afraid of nothing.
* RaceLift: Ursula (from redhead to SpicyLatina).
* ShipTease: George with both Ursula and Magnolia.
* ShoutOut: "Oh great, a [[Literature/AliceInWonderland mocking turtle]]."
** "George Lays an Egg" has one to ''Literature/HortonHearsAWho'' where George accidentally loses the egg in a field of eggs and has to find it similar to how Horton loses the clover with the Whos on it in a field of clovers and has to go through the trouble of finding it.
* TempleOfDoom
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ursula and Magnolia.
* ValleyGirl: Magnolia
* WatchWhereYoureGoing: Ursula and Magnolia run right into each other while fleeing from traps in the episode "Found Temple of Doom". [[MadeOfIron George must be rubbing off on them, however, because they both shrug it off.]]
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: "George Lays an Egg" is revealed to be one in the end. [[spoiler:The egg was really a baby Tookie Tookie]] and George had been telling the story.
* YouthfulFreckles: Magnolia and Chuck.

!!The 2015 series provides examples of:
(Make note that Magnolia and Ursula's names have been switched for this series)
* AlmostKiss: George and Ursula, for example,
** On "Nature's Call," After Ursula destroyed the dam, she and George are arguing. When those two are having a stare down, it looked like they are about to kiss then Ape break those two away in order for those two to get along.
** On "Lovecano", after she scared away the nemesis of her and George, Dr. Chicago, Ursula glares at George and when she growls, he talks. It kinda looks like they both are going to kiss.
* AnimalStereotypes: {{Defied}} with the jerko lemmings, which instead of jumping off cliffs, throw other creatures off them.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Ursula has a snort laugh.
* BalefulPolymorph: In "The Flavour of Science" after eating a bunch of grubs, Magnolia starts turning into one.
* BalloonBelly: In "The Flavour of Science" Magnolia gets one after eating a bunch of grubs.
* BattleOfTheSexes: George and Ursula throughout the whole season, for example, Nature's Call and Excalibanana.
* BrainlessBeauty: Neferata, Queen of the Desert.
* BrickJoke: In "True Bromance", Ursula's solution to solving George and Ape's broken friendship is to "[[InsaneTrollLogic throw them in volcano]]". At the end of the episode, Ursula still wants to throw them in a volcano even after the issue is resolved.
* CallBack: In "Strong as He Can Tree" when Ape questions her techniques in helping George, Magnolia reminds him that he brainwashed George in "Clockwork George".
* CarnivoreConfusion: In "The Flavour of Science" Magnolia can't stop eating grubs that she knows full well are sentient and intelligent.
* CelebrityParadox: In "Much Ado About Stuffing" George is turned into a stuffed toy and bought by a fan of the original 60s show.
* TheChewToy: Magnolia.
* ChickMagnet: On the Episode "Cute as Cute Does", Magnolia came to George who looks so cute, and she hugs hims. And when she and the rest snapped out of it, she has a tattoo on her belly, with her and George in a heart.
* CloserToEarth: Ape, with Magnolia coming second by a wide margin.
* DitzyGenius: Magnolia. Despite being a scientist, in "Strong as He Can Tree" she says she doesn't know basic math.
* DumbassHasAPoint: In "For Science" when Magnolia's boss Professor Lang says she wants Ursula to brought to the city and made into an attraction, even George knows this is a stupid idea.
-->'''George:''' Did you no see Film/KingKong?
* ExtremeOmnivore: Ursula eats both animals and [[ImAHumanitarian people]].
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "My Georging Jacket" has creatures quite obviously having sex behind censor bars, as well as people licking psychedelic frogs.
** At one point they even have a floofer "floofing" behind a censor bar [[ADateWithRosiePalms when there's no other floofer there]].
--->'''Magnolia:''' Hey, knock it off! This is a kids' show!
* HarmlessVillain: Out of Every villain who are a threat, Weevil is the only villain who is hurt a fly, unlike his 1967 counterpart.
* HulkSpeak: Now in this season, Ursula speaks in third person aside from George.
* ImAHumanitarian: In "Kings and Little Ones" Ursula repeatedly tries to eat George and Magnolia
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Magnolia claims to know everything about science because she's a scientist.
* LethalChef: Ape, as revealed in "Guess What's Coming to Dinner".
* LetsMeetTheMeat: In "Meet Meat" George is horrified to discover meat is made from animals, becomes a strict vegetarian and tries to make all the carnivores vegetarians too despite Ape's insistence that animals eating other animals is natural.
* LightningCanDoAnything: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in "Bananium Deficiency".
* MaleGaze: "Valley of the Magnolias" has a quite a bit of focus on Magnolia's butt.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Dr. Chicago's assistant Cuspid.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: In "Strong as He Can Tree" it's discovered that crashing into trees is the source of George's super strength. Magnolia crashes into several trees and though she doesn't gain any muscle she still has super strength.
* MysteriousPast: Nothing is known about Ursula's past.
* NegativeContinuity: "Meet Meat" ends with George becoming a ghost.
* NoOntologicalInertia: In "Much Ado About Stuffing", when Dr. Chicago's machine is destroyed, everything that got turned into a plushie turns back to normal. Magnolia lampshades it.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: A RunningGag in "Kings and Little Ones".
* OpeningShoutOut: In "The Insider".
* ParentalBonus: On Body Politics, George's Body was playing charades with Ape then end it with flipping him the bird.
* PowerpuffGirlHands: Cuspid doesn't have hands or feet.
* RaisedByWolves: Ursula.
* TheRemnant: In "Guess What's Coming to Dinner" an alien named Carl finds all of Ape's jellies, which his friends threw away instead of telling him they didn't like them, and mistakes them for members of his race. He then mind melds with them, bringing them to life, but when he's suddenly eaten by a lion in the middle of his speech, the jellies are left leaderless and just cause random destruction.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Dr. Chicago, a villain from the 60s series, has been brought back with Dr. Scott's character design.
* SameCharacterButDifferent: This series uses the same characters as the 2008 series, except for several differences. George is a TopHeavyGuy like the original George, Ape has a British accent like the original Ape, Magnolia and Ursula's names have been switched, Ursula (previously named Magnolia) is a feral wild woman, the scientist and the witch doctor are no longer the girls' dads, and the scientist is now a villain.
* ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum: In "The Flavour of Science" Magnolia finds a species of grub that increase her intelligence when she eats them, but it's only temporary and she has to keep eating them and becomes addicted. Unfortunately, eating them has [[TemporaryBulkChange other]] [[BaldWomen side]] [[BalefulPolymorph effects]]...
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: In "For Science" Magnolia refuses to hand over Ursula, giving up a chance at fame and fortune.
* ShoutOut: In "My Georging Jacket", George deflates after accidentally licking a psychedelic frog, referencing an Above the Influence anti-marijuana PSA.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Magnolia and Ursula are subjected to much more slapstick in this series.
* TelephoneTeleport: In one episode Ursula shoves a bunch of lemmings into a fax machine so they'll attack Magnolia's boss on the other end.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Ursula.
* TooDumbToFool: In "Renaissance Ape", Ape and Dr. Chicago start hanging out in secret and when George and Cuspid ask them where they've been, Ape and Dr. Chicago both give the same excuse; "I was counting trees. You know, one-two-tree." Neither George nor Cuspid buy it.
-->'''George:''' Wait... Trees can't count...
-->'''Cuspid:''' Hey... There's more than one-two-tree trees in the jungle... What's going on?
* TookALevelInJerkass: Ursula, who was called Magnolia in the previous series.
* WhatTheHellHero: Ape gets this in "Clockwork George" after he brainwashes George. Even Ursula calls him out on this.
* WomenAreWiser: Subverted with Magnolia. She's smarter than George, but Ape is smarter than her.

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