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  • In "The British Invasion", Jane's three friends from England come to see her and they get into a rather bad situation, leading to Jane showing just how much she has changed from a prim and proper Victorian lady.
    Eleanor: First you put us onto a log and send us down the river. Next you strip us to our unmentionables and shove us into the muck. What's next? Will you have us hoot like gorillas and swing from the tree tops?
    Jane: If it keeps us alive! In case you haven't noticed, ladies, this is the jungle. It's not a garden party and I never should have pretended it was.
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  • Tarzan and Kats (one of the Leopard Men) tag-teaming in "The Leopard Men Rebellion".
  • Terk getting a pack of raptors from Pellucidar to back off after she and Tarzan had returned one of their own who'd been lost on the surface in "The Beast From Below", it's a long story. The normally fearless (and vicious) dinosaurs not only stop there attack to listen, but eventually do walk away without any further fuss.
  • Theodore Roosevelt appears in the episode "The Rough Rider". That is all.
  • The aerial dogfight between Robert Canler and Nigel Taylor in "The Flying Ace".
  • In "The Prison Break," Colonel Staquait is about to finish off Tarzan with his sword when all of a sudden, Jane runs and tackles him to the ground while wearing her yellow dress (to make it seem like she was with the Magistrate, who was really Dumont in disguise).
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  • Jane, who had been getting constantly harangued and insulted by Terk for not being fit enough for Jungle Life in The Race Against Time, snapping back at Terk for her insults and bungee jump off a waterfall to get a flower that will save Tarzan's life.
    Jane: The high road ends right here! Listen, you can like me or dislike me. I couldn't care a wit right now. But unless we get that flower, Tarzan is going to die! So kindly close your mouth and hold that vine!


The Film

  • The opening scene, where a group of soldiers led by Leon Rom is taken down by the native tribal people lead by Mbongo, excepting Rom himself, is one on both the tribe and Rom's ends. The tribal people for taking down the well-armed soldiers and Rom for, when attacked, using his Rosary to kill a tribal soldier, and deceiving the chief into making a lop-sided deal with him.
  • George Williams saving Tarzan from Rom's men with a pair of colt revolvers.
  • Jane, captured by Rom, decides she's not taking his shit. She helps one of her captured friends escape, and swims away. Even though she's caught again, the escapee gathers the local tribes for the climax.
  • Tarzan leading his gorillas against Mbongo's people (from the beginning).
  • The climax, which features a massive showdown between animals and many tribesmen against Rom's forces.
  • At the end, Tarzan is being choked by Rom. How does he solve this? He uses a mating call to lure crocodiles after them, and breaks the Rosary.
    Tarzan: Mating call.
  • George Williams has spent time in the wild but has nowhere near the endurance or agility of Tarzan and the African tribal people. Nonetheless, he manages to keep up with them, even if he is exhausted by the end. When it comes time to make a seemingly insane jump off a cliff into some trees, Williams goes for it after a little hesitation and actually manages to land without seriously injuring himself.

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