The BEST episodes of Tarzan (1966)

Every episode of Tarzan (1966) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Tarzan (1966)!

Tarzan (Lord Greystoke), already well educated and fed up with civilization, returns to the jungle and, more-or-less assisted by chimpanzee Cheetah and orphan boy Jai, wages war against poachers and other bad guys.

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#1 - The End of the River

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/16/1966

A airplane crash in the jungle results in Tarzan racing to save a girl's life and a perilous struggle with a convicted criminal.

Directors: Anton Leader
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#2 - Leopard on the Loose

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/23/1966

A trading-post worker in need of money tries to steal Jai's pet leopard.

Directors: Paul Stanley
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#3 - The Convert

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/12/1968

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#4 - Thief Catcher

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/29/1967

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#5 - To Steal the Rising Sun

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/24/1967

An exiled chief returns to the jungle with three thieves and a plan to steal his former tribe's valuable ruby - using Tarzan as his unwitting accomplice.

Directors: William Witney
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#6 - The Day the Earth Trembled

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/13/1967

Tarzan reluctantly enlists the aid of three escaped convicts to escort a group of endangered children to safety.

Directors: Alex Nicol
Writer: Carey Wilber
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#7 - Track of the Dinosaur

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/6/1967

Tarzan is marked for murder when he clashes with a corrupt government official and his female co-conspirator. The pair are using the natives' beliefs in a monster to drive them away from a rich mineral deposit.

Directors: Lawrence Dobkin
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#8 - The Fire People

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/30/1966

Tarzan and Jai risk their lives to help a native chief save his people. The superstitious tribesmen, frightened by a witch doctor, won't abandon their home on a volcanic mountain that's about to erupt.

Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writer: Wells Root
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#9 - The Ultimate Duel

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/23/1966

A deadly survival test pits Tarzan against an electronic computer. The jungle lord is being tracked by a tribe of native killers, directed by a scientist who uses a computer to predict Tarzan's every move.

Directors: Robert L. Friend
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#10 - Pearls of Tanga

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/9/1966

Tarzan does battle with a criminal known as 'The Admiral' who has his own submarine and has been poisoning the waters so that his own crew are the only ones able to recover fabulously valuable pearl oysters.

Directors: R.G. Springsteen
Writer: Sid Saltzman
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#11 - The Day of the Golden Lion

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/2/1966

A native athletic championship is to take place, with Tarzan taking part, but there is an attempt to steal the prize.

Directors: Tony Leader
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#12 - Village of Fire

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/18/1966

Tarzan races to recover a serum stolen by a native chief. The drug is the only hope for the fever-wracked Jai, who has been bitten by a jaguar and is near death.

Writer: Jim Leighton
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#13 - The Figurehead

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/11/1966

Tarzan and Jai try to get young Prince Sharif out of the jungle to safety. The boy is being pursued by the same conspirators who assassinated his father.

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#14 - The Deadly Silence (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/1966

Though still deafened by grenades, Tarzan relies on his animal friends to help him elude the colonel's heavily-armed soldiers.

Directors: Robert L. Friend
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#15 - The Deadly Silence (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/1966

Tarzan tries to stop a blood thirsty Colonel from taking over an African village with his soldiers of fortune. Tarzan has been rendered deaf by an exploding hand grenade, effectively limiting one of his keen senses. Tarzan relies on his telepathic powers to a lion.

Directors: Robert L. Friend
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#16 - The Three Faces of Death

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/1966

When the chief of a tribe, a friend of Tarzan's dies, his daughter prepares to succeed him, a member of the tribe, opposes her being the tribe's new chief. So he asks that the old test, The Three Faces of Death be imposed to prove her worthy. But unfortunately a woman can't face a man in test, so another member of the tribe must face him in her place. When no one accepts, Tarzan steps in. And if her fails not only will she not be chief, she'll be killed.

Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writer: S.J. Loy
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#17 - A Life for a Life

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/30/1966

After a spider bite fells Jai, Tarzan races to find one of two people whose blood might have antibodies that could save the boy: a lady photographer and a wanted murderer.

Directors: Robert Day
Writer: Don Brinkley
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#18 - Tiger, Tiger

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/1967

A deadly tiger is loose in the jungle but, despite a warning from Tarzan, an engineer insists on continuing work on a project although he lacks the experience to cope with the animal.

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#19 - The Perils of Charity Jones (1)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/10/1967

A missionary from America's midwest enlists Jai's help to fulfill her father's last wish and deliver an organ to a primitive tribe, but their boat is disabled.

Directors: Alex Nicol
Writer: Carey Wilber
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#20 - The Ultimate Weapon

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/1966

When a game warden is shot by an ivory poacher looking to make a fortune off the seasonal elephant migration, the poacher falls off a cliff after tangling with Tarzan, but the accidental death causes the man's son to vow revenge.

Writer: Don Brinkley
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#21 - Algie B. for Brave

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 4/7/1967

General Bertram returns, and gets Jai's help on a mission to locate a foreign power's nuclear-detection equipment.

Directors: Alex Nicol
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#22 - Eyes of the Lion

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/8/1966

A man-eating lion is mistaken for the 'seeing-eye' lion of a young blind girl, who has trained the lion from infancy to be her eyes and protector in the jungle. Tarzan must prevent the hostile villagers from killing the wrong lion.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
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#23 - Hurricane Hotel

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/1967

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#24 - Trina

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/5/1968

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#25 - The Pride of a Lioness

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/1967

A young doctor is faced with two opponents in his attempt to keep his late father's clinic in operation. A native witch doctor has threatened his death and his socialite mother wants to have him deported. His mother, Mrs. Wilson, spent 30 lonely years in America while her husband was a jungle doctor in Africa. When Tarzan refuses to help her, she bands together with any evil faction in her attempt to get her son back. Tarzan helps her to realize that her husband was noble and she decides to stay with her son and help him.

Directors: Barry Shear