The Legend of Tarzan Season 1
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1
First Air Date: September 03, 2001
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1x36 Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge (November 23, 2001)
A violent thunderstorm has Tarzan, Jane and the rest of the gorilla family seeking shelter in nearby caves. Along the way Tarzan feels unsure that he can protect the family as well as Kerchak did. When they reach the cave they think they are safe but they have chosen the same cave that banished gorilla Tublat lives in. Tarzan is no physical match for Tublat and must use his superior cunning and ingenuity to defeat him.
1x35 Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor (October 12, 2001)
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 their
1x34 Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance (October 11, 2001)
Clayton's sister (or rather her valet, Hobson) kidnaps Jane, Tantor, Terk, and the Professor, placing each in a separate, deadly peril. She then injects Tarzan with a fatal poison (via blowdart) and informs him that the antidote lies far away on a distant mountain she's dubbed ""Clayton's Peak"". He, therefore, has a choice, she says -- to suffer as she had (and lose those he loves) or as Clayton had (and lose his own life).
1x33 Tarzan and the Caged Fury (October 10, 2001)
Following the Proffesor's latest (unsuccessful) attempts to make tea, he goes to the trading post to try to persuade Dumont to trade something for a box of Earl Grey. Dumont obliges, when Jane persuades him that 'a good deed can be its own reward', which Tarzan overhears her saying. As they are about to leave, none other than those less-than-friendly-diamond-miners, Neils and Merkus arrive. They want to search for their lost diamonds, and Tarzan reluctantly allows them on the condition that they leave the gorilla family alone. While mining, Neils and Merkus are attacked by Tublat, the banished bull-ape enemy of Tarzan and family. However by some lucky turn of fate, the dynamite goes off close to the creature and injures him, and the devious miners decide to cage him and sell him. Tarzan arrives, and tells Neils and Merkus that he doesn't mind if they take Tublat, or even kill him. When the gorillas find out that Tublat is gone, they celebrate, but Tarzan feels guilty and leaves the
1x32 Tarzan and the Face from the Past (October 09, 2001)
Zutho, a shady mandrill from Tarzan's past, resurfaces, demanding a favor he claims owed for keeping a 20-year-old secret. Much of this episode takes place in flashback as Terk relates to Jane the events that allowed Zutho (and cohorts Gozan and [???]) to gain such a hold over the lord of the jungle.
1x31 Tarzan and the Eagle's Feather (October 08, 2001)
Tarzan and Jane attend a Waziri wedding (Basuli and his betrothed). Jane is startled at the Waziri custom for the groom to complete a challenge before he is alowed to wed, and she accidentally causes an upset between Basuli's fiance Naoh and Kewazi, the chief. Meanwhile, Tarzan accompanies Basuli on his quest to find an eagle's feather (from a specific eagle), but a lot of accidents happen along the way. Basuli claims that fate is against them, but Tarzan suspects sabotage. So while they are fighting their way to the eagle's mountain, Jane is back at the village trying to patch things up between Naoh and the chief. The story is basically about the importace of tradition vs. the importance of one's personal values, morals and desires.
1x30 Tarzan and the Prison Break (October 07, 2001)
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?
1x29 Tarzan and the Missing Link (October 05, 2001)
In this episode, Philander blames all of his problems on Archimedes Porter and his ""missing link"" son-in-law, Tarzan. Then Philander even knocks his experiment table over and loses...Einstein's Theory of Relativity? Nonetheless, two cockney thugs barge in, trying to collect their dues from Philander who obviously doesn't have the money. Philander then tries to convince the bounders that Tarzan is a missing link, and he persuades them to follow him into the jungle. Meanwhile, Archimedes is feeling rather distraught over his problems ""fitting-in"" in the jungle, so he dons a loincloth and tries to at like Tarzan. Tarzan and Jane though decide to go berry picking with Tantor and Terk instead. This then leads to an idyllic scene where Tarzan rests his head on Jane's lap, while they share berries. (Very ""B. Lagoon,"" I think. lol ;) Anyway, when Philander and the thugs reach Africa, it's old Archimedes they see ""swinging from vines"", not Tarzan. Philander though tries to convince the thugs th
1x28 Tarzan and One Punch Mullargan (October 04, 2001)
The arrogant and aggressive heavyweight boxing champion 'One Punch' Mullargan, along with his manager and personal journalist, visit the jungle while on safari. When Tarzan accidentally knocks One Punch out cold (with one punch) the boxer is mortified and demands a 'rematch'. Tarzan refuses, with encouragement from Jane who explains that in the world of men fighting never solves anything, and would probably just make it worse. However, One Punch is stubborn and looks for a way to provoke Tarzan into a fight.
1x27 Tarzan and the Return of La (October 03, 2001)
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?
1x26 Tarzan and the Lost Treasure (October 02, 2001)
Count Nikolas Rokoff hears about a treasure in the valley of the leopards and plans to find it. Tarzan doesn't want to help... until Nikolas threatens to kill Jane if he doesn't.
1x25 Tarzan and the New Wave (October 01, 2001)
This episode begins with Jane facing down a black mamba snake, so Tarzan wrestles the snake and thinks that Jane will be pleased. Jane, however, chastises Tarzan a bit because she said she'd been trying to paint a lifelike picture of the snake, and that Tarzan should have an appreciation of the arts. Then suddenly they hear that a schooner is in trouble, so they all head for the coast. Tarzan swims out to discover that it was Jane's old friends from the UK, Eleanor, Hazel, Greenley, and her boyfriend Henry. Tarzan helps everyone to escape on a makeshift raft, made from the hatch lid. In the next scene, we see Jane serving tea to everyone else back at her boat-tree house. Hazel and Eleanor say that they're there for adventure, but they are not sure why Greenley brought her nerdy boyfriend Henry, except perhaps to make him into a ""well rounded"" man, like Tarzan. Henry says that he's there to study earthquakes. Tarzan proceeds to try to teach Henry how to swing on vines and act more
1x24 Tarzan and the All-Seeing Elephant (September 30, 2001)
Tantor freaks out over bees and runs (and bounces) about until he ends up in the same pool where little Jabari and his mother are drinking water. Then Jabari says that it was the ""All Seeing Elephant"" on Mount Indigo that saved Tantor from near death. Tantor doesn't know what to think, so he goes back to base camp to ask Tarzan, Jane, and Porter whether or not they'd ever heard of the ""All Seeing Elephant."" They all tell him no, but say that it's an interesting idea, though probably not true. Then Tantor accidentally leans on Porter's experimentation table, causing the chemicals to explode, and another near-death experience for Tantor. Tantor then attributes his safety to the ""All Seeing Elephant"" and decides to go on a quest to Mount Indigo to meet him. For Tantor's safety, Tarzan, Jane, Porter, and Terk reluctantly follow. Will Tantor find his ""All-Seeing Elephant""?
1x23 Tarzan and the Beast From Below (September 28, 2001)
Terk gains an appreciation for Tantor's phobias when a velociraptor (loose from Pellucidar) scares her silly.
1x22 Tarzan and the Silver Screen (September 27, 2001)
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!
1x21 Tarzan and the Outbreak (September 26, 2001)
A logger who cuts down trees only for the money gets a dangerous disease. Not only him, but his only child and friends, also. Tarzan nurses and does whatever he can for them, despite the logger the logger being unkind to Tarzan's home.
1x20 Tarzan and the Challenger (September 25, 2001)
Tarzan's leadership of the gorilla family is challenged by a young silverback male named Moyo, who says that if Tarzan were forced to choose between caring for Jane and caring for the gorillas, he would choose Jane. Moyo wins leadership only when Tarzan sacrifices his in the fight in order to save Moyo's life. The new leader leaves with the gorillas to escape the threat of Histah, a giant python that used to terrorize the gorillas when Kala was young. Tarzan and Jane remain at the treehouse, and Jane tells Tarzan that she understands how Tarzan misses his family, as she misses them too. Suddenly a baby gorilla named Bibi returns to Tarzan with a message that the gorillas are in trouble. Tarzan and Jane follow and find the family trapped in a tar pit, and at the mercy of the giant snake Histah. Tarzan begins to help Moyo and the gorillas out of the pit, but Histah chases Jane and when Tarzan hears her screams he is torn between saving the family and saving Jane.
1x19 Tarzan and the Silver Ape (September 24, 2001)
The Professor learns about a spiritual silver ape that, supposedly, cures the injured of the jungle. Not believing this is a spiritual creature, he plans to study it more. But when Philander steals his notes and finds out about the ape, he plans to capture it.
1x18 Tarzan and the Seeds of Destruction (September 23, 2001)
Disgusted by the decay near the elephant territory, Jane tries to use an English vine to cover up the scent. But the vines cover up everything and are too poisonous to eat. While Jane and the Professor try to think of a solution, Tarzan invites the elephants to live with the gorillas, but how long can they live together in harmony?
1x17 Tarzan and the Rough Rider (September 21, 2001)
Tarzan and his jungle are visited by former President Teddy Roosevelt and, while on the hunt for animal specimens to study (which of course Tarzan heavily disapproves of), both are kidnapped by conspirators. In the process of escape, Tarzan teaches the President the importance of respecting nature, and he gains a new appreciation for it by the time he leaves, promising to bring that lesson home to America.
1x16 Tarzan and the Leopard Men Rebellion (September 20, 2001)
The Leopard Men attack the treehouse and, rather than retrieving Tarzan (as the gang expects), make off with Jane, and gas the others. Once conscious, Tarzan, Tantor, The Professor, and Terk set off for Opar to rescue her, only to find Queen La, staff-less and at the mercy of a leopard, begging for help. Despite the Professor's warning, Tarzan intervenes and forges a temporary alliance to free his wife from La's rebelling minions. After entering the temple through a secret underground entrance, the two discover Jane, blank-eyed, dressed as the Queen, and clutching the staff. La seizes the staff, knocking Jane to the ground, unconscious, and Tarzan carries the latter off as the Queen begins to dematerialize the insurgents as punishment. Jane awakens in the jungle and declares the Leopard Men in need of her help; they wish to become men again, and only the Queen of Opar (a role Jane was kidnapped to assume) can free them. Tarzan and Jane work their way back into the temple as the others
1x15 Tarzan and the Protege (September 19, 2001)
Dr. Robin Doyle returns to the jungle with her nephew Ian, a bookish child with few friends who spends his time collecting butterflies. While Robin and the Professor spend some quality time ""spooning"", the task of entertaining Ian falls to Tarzan, whom Ian sees as a much-needed role model. Lacking any other experience, Tarzan fills the day with activities he enjoyed as a child, and it's not long before the boy's discarded his formal trappings for a loincloth. None of this sits quite well with Jane, though, who worries about the dangers of a small child swinging recklessly from tree to tree -- and what the good doctor will say when she finds out.
1x14 Tarzan and the Jungle Madness (September 18, 2001)
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.
1x13 Tarzan and the Giant Beetles (September 17, 2001)
When Terk and Tantor accidentally spill some of the fluid from the giant flowers the Professor was studying onto a few beetles, it makes them giant themselves. To stay out of trouble, they keep it a secret. But how can you keep a couple of huge beetles a secret?
1x12 Tarzan and the Rift (September 16, 2001)
Poachers arrive in the jungle and are setting traps everywhere, so Tarzan warns everyone to be careful. Meanwhile, Terk encourages Tantor to act on his attractions to a female elephant named Dania with a talent for singing. The first date goes well, and though everybody finds Dania perfectly charming, she herself gets off on the wrong foot with Terk. When Tark discovers Tantor would rather spend his time with Dania than her, she plans to break them up, but things don't go too well. Terk is caught in one of the poachers traps and put in a cage. Now Tantor must decide which is more important to him - his relationship with the difficult Dania, or saving his best friend from being kidnapped.
1x11 Tarzan and the Hidden World (September 14, 2001)
When the Professor's rival, Samuel T. Philander, visits Africa, he must come up with something spectacular to become famous on before Philander. That's when Tarzan tells them about Pellucidar, an underground world where dinosaurs live. But Philander follows them there and takes pictures. Little does he know that they have been wasted by a curious little baboon.
1x10 Tarzan and the Fountain (September 13, 2001)
The Professor eagerly awaits the arrival of a Professor Doyle. Upon arrival, all are surprised to find that he's... a she? Professor Robin Doyle had come to Africa to study Keewazi's tribe with the Professor. While they study, they find some of the older men to have quite startling ages (from 500 to 700), and learn about a great fountain. Professor, who feels he's too old for Robin (he likes her), secretly sets forth to find this fountain.
1x09 Tarzan and the Enemy Within (September 12, 2001)
Tarzan and Terk find an injured gorilla named Gobu in the forest. Little do they know, but he is under orders from his leader to lure Tarzan back to Gobu's family. Once the injured gorilla (who Terk has taken a strong shine to) is better, he and Tarzan embark on the long journey to Gobu's home, only to find the evil Tublat, a bull ape who was expelled from Kerchak's family many years before, was waiting there to trap him. Meanwhile, Jane and Professor Porter attempt to teach Terk to be more lady-like.
1x08 Tarzan and the Poisoned River - Part Two (September 11, 2001)
Archimedes and Jane figure out that it's a mine that's poisoning the river and that Tarzan and the native warrior are in trouble. Meanwhile, Tantor (who has recovered) and Terk are on the search for Tarzan and they all meet up after a crazy adventure when Archimedes and Jane impersonate mine inspectors...
1x07 Tarzan and the Poisoned River - Part One (September 10, 2001)
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.
1x06 Tarzan and the Rogue Elephant (September 09, 2001)
Baruti and Jamila, an elephant couple, migrate into Tantor's herd to protect their hypochondriac son, Jabari (who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young Tantor), from the mad rampages of Mbaya, an elephant gone ""rogue"". Tantor and Jabari instantly bond, but, through a series of coincidences (including Jabari's insistence that African violets -- which Tantor's eaten for years -- are the dietary root of rogue behavior), Tantor comes to believe that he's responsible for Mbaya's recent rampage through Tarzan's protectorate (which he's somehow managed to sleep through) and retreats into the jungle. Meanwhile, Jane attempts to discover something that Tarzan's afraid of.
1x05 Tarzan and the Fugitives (September 07, 2001)
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 Staquait
1x04 Tarzan and the Lost City of Opar (September 06, 2001)
Two leopard-men take the Professor to the forgotten city of Opar, where Queen La is hoping for a king. She refuses the Professor and has the leopard-men to do what they wish with him. Meanwhile, Tarzan learn about men and woman in England and keeps on insisting that ""Jane is the best"". When they find out about the Professor, they all head for Opar, just in time to save the Professor. And when La sees Tarzan she falls head over heals in love and plans to get rid of Jane!
1x03 Tarzan and the Lost Cub (September 05, 2001)
Jane finds a lost leopard cub and decides to keep it, but all know that Tarzan won't like having a leopard around.
1x02 Tarzan and the Trading Post (September 04, 2001)
A trade manager named Renard Dumont makes his trading post where the rhino herd is, causing them to move into gorilla territories. Will the gorillas have to move?
1x01 Tarzan and the Race Against Time (September 03, 2001)
Tarzan is bitten by a poisonous spider and the gang must go to the top of the waterfall to find the antidote. Meanwhile, Terk is having a hard time getting used to Jane.