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Our love story starts as all do: with a young British woman kicking a man with a loin cloth in the face.

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  • Baby Tarzan and Kala's first meeting. Just try and watch their reactions without laughing. Or dying of cuteness.
    Kala: ?!
    Baby: ???
  • Young Tarzan, not watching where he's going, runs headfirst into Kerchak. Kerchak scowls disapprovingly, and Terk bounds into view, Chewing the Scenery and sucking up outrageously.
    Terk: TARZAN! Thank goodness you're all right! Kala and I (sobbing) have been so worried! Oh! Thank you! Thank you so much for finding him, Kerchak - you are such a wise and caring leader... (whispers in Tarzan's ear) Run!
  • "Stop hittin' yourself! Stop hittin' yourself! Stop hittin' yourself!"
  • Baby Tantor's entire introduction is pretty funny. Phobic elephant with squeaky baby voice is comedy gold. Also his mom talks like she's heard it all before.
    Tantor: MOM, are you sure this water's sanitary? It looks questionable to me...
    Tantor's Mom: It's fine, honey.
    Tantor: Yuck! But what about bacteria?
    Tantor's Mom: Tantor, can't you see Mommy's talking?
  • The elephant herd panics over nothing. "PIRANHAAAAAA!!!!"
    • And before that where the herd of elephants are chatting amicably about piranha being native to South America, busily Leaning on the Fourth Wall.
      Tantor's Mom: For the last time, honey, there are no piranhas in...
      Other Elephant: MY BUTT!!!
  • This exchange:
    Tarzan: [trying to sneak up on Kala, winds up an elephant trumpet]
    Kala: [without looking, completely deadpan] Don't even think about it.
    Tarzan: [splutters out a deflated trumpet and swings around in front of her] How'd you know it was me?
    Kala: I'm your mother, I know everything. Now where have you been?
    Tarzan: [chuckling] I thought you knew everything.
    • And before that, Tarzan scaring his mother when he learns how to speak. She tries to get him to do quieter animals, but he thinks that's no fun. He even does a leopard sound. It gets even funnier when the youngest gorillas start mimicking him, much to the displeasure of their mothers.
  • During the "Son of Man" montage the glare on Kerchak's face as he watches Tarzan swinging through the trees, just reads "Show off."
  • And before that, there's a scene of Tarzan jumping around being pursued by a snake which ends with Tarzan stopping with a cheezy grin on his face and the snake getting stopped inches from his face trying to bite him. It then cuts to a wider shot of the snake tangled up in the trees it was chasing Tarzan through.
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  • When Tarzan and Terk fight after "Son of Man", the rest of the gorillas take that fight really casually. Kala doesn't even try to calm them down, Kerchak is just annoyed, a random gorilla casually lifts up his bananas when they get in the way. It's not just like these fights happen all the time, it's like they happen the exact same way all the time.
  • Jane's Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat! moment.
    "Put me down. Put me down! NooooopickmeuppickmeuppickmeUP!"
    • When Jane gets caught on a vine during the chase, Tarzan is swinging away then he sees he's lost her and his look of absolute exasperation is priceless. It's like, "Oh, for the love of..."
    • Seriously, the stuff Tarzan puts himself through to rescue this strange shrieking creature is both amazing and hilarious. His face when he does the splits...
    • Jane manages to fend off some of the baboons with her parasol, and looks very pleased with herself. Then she's attacked again and doesn't realise while she's trying to defend herself that she's actually choking poor Tarzan.
    • Tarzan returning the drawing to the angry baboon parent (which is parachuting down with Jane's parasol the whole time) while speaking to it in its language.
    • When Jane ends up getting stuck:
  • Tarzan wiggling Jane's toes tickles her and makes her laugh. It's cute.
  • When Tarzan unknowingly gets a little too personal (read: trying to see what's underneath Jane's skirt), Jane's sudden pitch change, delivery and kick to his face is just perfect. See it here.
    Jane (hesitantly): No, no - get off - get - get off - (abruptly belting it out) Geddorff!
    • Tarzan's face after being kicked. He's just like, "WTF?"
  • Tarzan repeating everything Jane says. "No, no, no, no, *clears throat* I'm Jane."
    • Or this bit...
      Jane: [as Tarzan grabs her to go vine swinging again] Ummm...uh...can't we WAAAAAAAAAAALK!
    • When she first realises he can speak, Tarzan is just repeating Jane saying "very nice". She first assumes he's talking about her hair, and goes "thank you, I can't do a thing with it in this humidity" before realising that the strange wild man actually talked to her.
    • Tarzan dragging Jane's head to listen to his heartbeat and Minnie Driver's delivery of "oh dear".
  • Tantor freaking out at the campsite, capping off with a pan to tableware resembling Mrs. Potts and Chip.
    Terk: These things aren't alive.
    Tantor: I knew that.
  • "Trashin' The Camp", aka "Do Bop, She Do".
    • The funniest part is that during the musical number, we cut to Kerchak and the herd, then to the professor and Clayton as they faintly hear the music and glass breaking.
  • During the tense moment of Kerchak discovering Jane in the camp, it's more of a funny background event, but Terk is absolutely dumbstruck into silence and stillness with the knowledge that Tarzan found another of his own kind - when Kerchak orders the pack to move out, Terk has to be forcibly lifted away by Tantor.
  • Jane's entire rant about her first encounter with Tarzan. Coupled with her father and Clayton's looks of absolute confusion.
    Prof. Porter: Jane! There you are! What happened?
    Jane: Oh, my goodness— Daddy! I was out walking. I was— Little baby! Little baby monkey, and I drew a picture.
    Prof. Porter: Yes, go on.
    Jane: Suddenly, monkey starts crying.
    Prof. Porter: Oh, poor thing.
    Jane: I turned round, and there's a WHOLE FLEET of them!
    Prof. Porter: Of what?
    Jane: There's an army of monkeys! A huge tree full of them! Screaming at me! (mimics hooting) Terrified I was, terrified! And suddenly, I was swinging in the vines, up in the air! Swinging, flying, I was in the air!
    Prof. Porter: With the monkies, yes? In the air?!
    Jane: And then I was surrounded! And, Daddy... THEY TOOK MY BOOT!
    Prof. Porter: They took-?! Those are the ones I bought you.
    Jane: And I was saved! I was saved by a flying, wild man in a loincloth!
    Prof. Porter: Loincloth? Good lord.
    Clayton: What is she talking about?
    Prof. Porter: I haven't the foggiest idea. She'd come up with stories like that. Not about men in loincloths, of course.
    • Most of that speech was Minnie Driver ad-libbing.
    • There's also how hilariously excited Jane's father gets when she tells him about Tarzan. When she mentions how Tarzan moves around with his hands on the ground, he comments that it sounds like how Jane's aunt walks around.
    • There's also the very...shall we say, intense way Jane describes Tarzan while drawing him. Her father delivers this priceless line:
      Prof. Porter: Shall I leave you and the blackboard alone for a moment?
  • When Clayton tries to get Tarzan to tell him where the apes are. Unfortunately, Tarzan can't understand him.
    Clayton: Where are the gorillas? [Tarzan tries to examine, but Clayton grabs him by his wrist] GO-RIL-LAS!
    Tarzan: GO-RIL-LAS!
    Jane: Shouting won't help, Mr. Clayton. He doesn't understand English.
    Clayton: Then I'll make him understand. If I can teach a parrot to sing "God save the Queen", I can certainly teach this savage a thing or two. [draws a crude gorilla on Jane's chalkboard and points to it] Gorilla.
    Tarzan: [looks at the chalk] Gorilla.
    Prof. Porter: Aha! He's got it!
    Tarzan: Gor-illa! [proceeds to scribble wildly on the chalkboard] Gorrrrr-illllla!
    Prof. Porter: Oh, perhaps not.
    Clayton: [grabs the chalk from Tarzan's hand and shakes his fist him] No! No, no, no, no, no!
    Tarzan: [grabs chalk out of Clayton's hand and shakes his fist back] No! No, no, no, no, no!
    Clayton: No, no, no! Gimme that! [they both bicker and fight over the chalk until Jane snatches it from Clayton's hand]
    Jane: Mr. Clayton, I think I'll take it from here.
  • When Tarzan tells Jane and co. that he can't show them the gorillas, Clayton angrily points to a drawing of a gorilla and tries to convince Tarzan to reconsider. Tarzan playfully leaps over him, and Clayton rips the drawing to shreds in a fit of rage.
  • Terk in Jane's dress.
    • "Actually, I think that dress is very slimming." "Really? I thought it was a little revealing."
    • Followed by the Oh, Crap! look on their faces when a roar from behind reminds Terk and Tantor Kerchak is after them and they promptly run for the hills.
    • Tarzan convincing her to do it with Puppy-Dog Eyes.
  • When Tantor forces Terk to join him in rescuing Tarzan, and sets off for the ship by leaping straight off of a cliff and into the ocean.
    Tantor: [thrilled] I NEVER FELT SO ALIVE!
    Terk: [pissed] GOOD! Because I'm gonna kill you!
    • When the Professor punches the ship's wall just as Tantor's weight tips the ship and sends everyone slipping to the side.
      Prof. Porter: Oh, by jove. Don't know my own strength.
    • This is followed up when we see Tantor climb the ship and start beating up Clayton's men. Cut to below deck, where Tarzan, Jane, Jane's father Professor Porter, and the ship's captain are all being held captive. Tantor's foot goes through the deck and stops just above Professor Porter's head, as Tantor gives a trumpet. Cue the professor completely missing the massive foot above his head and commenting "That sounded just like an elephant!"
  • Professor Porter swinging on a vine with his own loincloth and imitating Tarzan's yell at the end.
  • When they meed the Gorilla Herd and Clayton marks the map, it seems to be creepy and perhaps rather obvious foreshadowing, but then there's a total Mood Swing when the Gorillas take an interest in him, snatching the map away briefly, and then taking his rifle away and examining and playing with it - one of them is looking right down the barrel.
    Clayton: (trying to tug it back) "Give me that! That is not a toy!"
  • In the sequel, Terk does an amazing Kerchak impersonation.

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