Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) Poster


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Followed by 

Green Inferno (1973)
Tarzan (2003) (TV Series)

Version of 

Tarzan of the Apes (1918)
Version of story
Tarzan in Manhattan (1989) (TV Movie)
Version of story
Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996) (TV Movie)
Version of story
Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
Version of story
Tarzan of the Apes (1998) (Video)
Version of story
Tarzan (1999)
Version of story
Tarzan (2003) (TV Series)
Version of story
Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins (2005) (Video)
Version of story
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Version of story

Remade as 

Tarzan (1999)

Edited into 

Hollywood: The Dream Factory (1972) (TV Movie)
Tarzan the Mighty Man (1974)
Various scenes are edited into this movie.

Referenced in 

Three's a Crowd (1932) (Short)
Forgotten Babies (1933) (Short)
Spanky describes the film to the babies he's sitting
The Intruder (1933)
Nature in the Wrong (1933) (Short)
Charley Chase finds out he is related to Tarzan, the Ape Man.
The Robber Kitten (1935) (Short)
the kitten gives the cry of Tarzan
I'm a Big Shot Now (1936) (Short)
Disorder in the Court (1936) (Short)
Speaking of the Weather (1937) (Short)
The Sitter Downers (1937) (Short)
My Friend the Monkey (1939) (Short)
Boy Slaves (1939)
On the buggy, Miser says "Me Jane, you Tarzan" to another boy.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Someone says, "Uh-Oh, Tarzan." He is referring to Jefferson Smith as Tarzan.
The Mad Hatter (1940) (Short)
A crazy hat designer in a padded cell, drums his chest and yells about like Tarzan!
Hollywood Steps Out (1941) (Short)
Nutty News (1942) (Short)
George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Douglas Croft hangs from a tree and imitates, says the title
Wackiki Wabbit (1943) (Short)
Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944)
The gorilla is referred to as a "refugee from a Tarzan movie".
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
When Ronnie is climbing the tree he remarks that it always looked easier in those Tarzan movies.
Rebel Rabbit (1949) (Short)
I Love Lucy: Drafted (1951) (TV Episode)
Fred says, "Me, Tarzan."
Road to Bali (1952)
The three stars swing from vines, and Bob Hope does a Weissmuller style yell.
The Unexpected Pest (1956) (Short)
That Kind of Woman (1959)
Kelly says "You Jane, Me Kelly" to Jane.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Jilting the Jilter (1963) (TV Episode)
Buddy and Rob refer to each other as Tarzan and Cheetah
Lord of the Flies (1963)
One of the kids mimics Tarzan's yell while dancing around the fire.
Marnie (1964)
Marnie says "You Freud, me Jane", which is a variation of the line "Me Tarzan, You Jane", which was what Johnny Weismuller said jokingly to a movie magazine when promoting "Tarzan the Ape Man"
Jonny Quest: Double Danger (1964) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Race
Jonny Quest: Attack of the Tree People (1965) (TV Episode)
Characters go swinging from tree to tree on vines. Also, Jonny says "Me Jonny, him Hadji"
Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969)
The movie starts with Johnny Weissmuller's famous ape-call, repeated several times thoughout the film.
The Phynx (1970)
Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan say the lines, "Me Tarzan", "Me Jane".
All in the Family: Edith the Judge (1972) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Gone with the West (1974)
As Jud swings on the rope to save Little Moon from her attacker, he cries out with a Tarzan yell.
The Great Masquerade (1974)
Johnny Weissmuller calls a man in a gorilla suit "Cheeta".
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
When Janet tears her slip to make a bandage, Jane does the same for Tarzan (but the slip tearing is not shown)
Death Machines (1976)
A biker calls the white Death Machine, Tarzan.
Queen Kong (1976)
"Me Ray. You Kong."
Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
Depardieu uses the iconic yell standing on Kong's body.
Take Off (1978)
"Me Tarzan, you Jane."
The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
The line "Me Jane, You Tarzan", spoken by Ingrid Svensson-Guggenheim.
Gorp (1980)
a man yells like Tarzan while swinging from a rope
Stage Fright (1980)
"Me Tarzan, you Jane"
The Burning (1981)
Dave imitates Tarzan: "Come Jane, we seek wood"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Bo Derek (1981) (TV Episode)
Bo Derek comments on the Johnny Weissmuller version of Tarzan
Diff'rent Strokes: The Bicycle Man: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Octopussy (1983)
Night of the Comet (1984)
Poster seen inside the movie theater
Explorers (1985)
Wak imitates Tarzan's yell.
St. Elsewhere: You Again? (1987) (TV Episode)
Ehrlich compares Lucy to "Johnny Weissmuller in full swing."
Hamburger Hill (1987)
a man beats his chest and yells like Tarzan
Full House: Our Very First Night (1987) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions this.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Simon/Linda Ronstadt (1987) (TV Episode)
referenced in Succinctly Speaking
Nightmare Sisters (1988)
"You Tarzan, me Jane"
Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
Mentioned in a line of dialogue.
Fire Birds (1990)
"Me man. You woman."
Death in Hollywood (1990) (Video)
mentioned in Lupe Valez segment
Clowning Around (1992)
Tarzan mentioned
Cool Runnings (1993)
"you are the kind of club-toting, raw-meat-eating, Me-Tarzan-You-Jane-ing big bald bubblehead..."
Northern Exposure: Balls (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ed when discussing his script with Mr. Haynes
Discworld (1995) (Video Game)
An audio sample of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan yell is used whenever the Librarian swings in to bash Rincewind (or anyone else) on the head for saying "monkey".
Melrose Place: True Fibs (1996) (TV Episode)
"Me Jake. Jane mine."
Wind at My Back: Moonshine Struck (1997) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the title character and actor Johnny Weissmuller.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I, Robot... You, Jane (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dawson's Creek: Alternative Lifestyles (1998) (TV Episode)
"You Jane, me Tarzan."
ER: Masquerade (1998) (TV Episode)
"You Tarzan, she Jane"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV Special)
referenced in Succinctly Speaking
Mean Machine (2001)
Massive says "I do believe you watched too many Tarzan movies as an impressionable young child"
Naked Movie (2002)
"He Sam, you Carmen, me Jodi"
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
"Me Max. You Jane."
Sammy Case Superstar (2004) (Video)
Sammy dresses in a loincloth, beats his chest and yells like Tarzan
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Shark Attack/Me Adam, You Jake (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference to the "Me Tarzan, you Jane" quote from this movie
House: Safe (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while in Melinda's (the patient's) room
Paprika (2006)
One of the movies detective Kogawa dreams about.
Saturday Night Live: Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire (2007) (TV Episode)
A still from this movie is shown in a Weekend Update story about Johnny Weissmuller.
Lost: The Brig (2007) (TV Episode)
Tarzan mentioned
QI: Families (2008) (TV Episode)
Sound effect heard, "Me Tarzan, you Jane" discussed
Muchachada nui: Episode #3.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
In segment 'Celebreties', Jiggs (La Mona Chita, played by Joaquín Reyes) talks about the old days he starred as 'Cheeta' next to Johnny Weissmuller and later on he is seen in rage, tearing apart a limited collector's edition box of the Tarzan movies after discovering that the booklet has no images of him in it.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
comment is made about a "Tarzan rope"
Cinéman (2009)
One of the films Cinéman goes into.
90210: A Trip to the Moon (2009) (TV Episode)
Film mentiond by Jasper (Clark Gable trying out for role, etc...)
The Blind Side (2009)
"Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane."
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009) (TV Special)
Tarzan, Tonto, and Frankenstein's monster sing "Away in a Manger."
Night Wolf (2010)
"Me alpha male."
NCIS: Los Angeles: Borderline (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Callen
Hawaii Five-0: Lanakila (2010) (TV Episode)
Chin calls McGarrett Tarzan as they're tracking Dawkins through the jungle.
Robot Chicken: No Country for Old Dogs (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Decoy Bride (2011)
Katie mentions Tarzan.
Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Futurama: The Tip of the Zoidberg (2011) (TV Episode)
Tarzan movie mentioned
Act of Valor (2012)
Tarzan mentioned
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Gary's ringtone is Tarzan's call.
Magic Mike (2012)
Character named Tarzan
The Cleveland Show: A Vas Deferens Between Men & Women (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rollo
36 Saints (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 1/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
A crossover film called Joe Meets Tarzan got cancelled due to the box office flop of Mighty Joe Young.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8560 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eva.
The 7D: Dr. Jingleheimer/The Enchanted Forest Ranger (2016) (TV Episode)
Dopey does a Tarzan yell.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Jeff Davis 5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Secret"
The Legend of Tarzan: Tarzan Reborn (2016) (Video)
Papillon (2017)
Dega ('Rami Malek') makes in the final the Tarzan yell
MacGyver: Duct Tape + Jack (2017) (TV Episode)
Jack calls the swinging rope pendulum he and Mac use to escape from the tree a "Tarzan swing".
Avengers Assemble: The Vibranium Coast (2018) (TV Episode)
Typhoid Mary uses the Tarzan yell to call Cocoa and her monkey friends to her aid.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Referred to in dialog.
Henry's Cat: The Lost World (TV Episode)
Tarzan appears.

Featured in 

I Dream of Jeannie: Fly Me to the Moon (1967) (TV Episode)
Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan yell is heard.
It's Showtime (1976)
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
Audio sample of Tarzan's scream is one of the sounds played from the record player before the attack on the mining camp.
MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion's Roar (1992) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Wonder Years: The Little Women (1993) (TV Episode)
Tarzan's yell is overheard.
Oeroeg (1993)
Johan and Oeroeg watch this movie in cinema
Sixten (1994)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
clip of Johnny Weismuller swinging through the branches yelling the famous yell
At the Movies: That's Not All, Folks! (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Malcolm in the Middle: Casino (2000) (TV Episode)
Craig and Francis are watching it on TV.
A Cat and a Half (2003) (Short)
shots from the film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Tarzan is the #34 hero.
Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004) (Video)
film clips
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.171 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Sound Effects in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
The Tarzan yell in Tarzan the Ape Man is #3.
Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Improvised Movie Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
Look Out, Bellow is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Characters Pre-70s (2016) (TV Episode)
Tarzan gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Quotes Everyone Gets Wrong (2017) (TV Episode)
"Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan." is given an honorable mention.
Lost L.A.: Dream Factory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 Improvised Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
Look Out, Bellow is #12.

Spoofed in 

The Lumber Champ (1933) (Short)
Pooch does the Tarzan-like yell before saving his girl friend.
King Klunk (1933) (Short)
Before Pooch goes out to rescue his girl friend via jungle vine, he drums his chest and lets out a goofy Tarzan yell. Then grabs the vines and swings to the rescue.
Kid 'in' Africa (1933) (Short)
Diaperzan is a spoof of 'Tarzan'.
Mickey's Man Friday (1935) (Short)
In a "Me Mickey--you Friday" scene, Mickey Mouse plays the Jane role with a black man he rescues from cannibals.
The CooCoo Nut Grove (1936) (Short)
A Star Is Hatched (1938) (Short)
Porky the Fireman (1938) (Short)
Duck Soup to Nuts (1944) (Short)
Daffy calls his "family" by drumming his chest and letting out a goofy Tarzan yell.
A vadon fia (1944) (Short)
Hollywood Daffy (1946) (Short)
Gorilla My Dreams (1948) (Short)
Snow Business (1953) (Short)
The Hungry Mouse swings down to Sylvester like Tarzan as well as letting out his famous yodel (done in a goofy manner).
Past Perfumance (1955) (Short)
Ensign Pulver (1964)
Gilligan's Island: Our Vines Have Tender Apes (1967) (TV Episode)
Miller plays a Johnny Weissmuller-esque ape-Man, complete with a Tarzan yell.
Jackson 5ive: Ray & Charles: Superstars (1971) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Zam Zam - Lord of the Jungle."
Mr. Rossi at Photo Safari (1971) (Short)
Annoyed by the hunters Mr. Rossi rips off his clothes and is seen wearing a loin cloth, drums his chest and lets out a goofy version of the famous yell.
The Strongest Man in the World (1975)
After the Dean eats the formula to make him strong, he lets out a trademark Weissmuller Tarzan yell.
Porky's (1981)
Tarzan yell from this movie is parodied.
Danger Mouse: The Wild, Wild Goose Chase (1983) (TV Episode)
Danger Mouse does a Tarzan yell that summons a bunch of elephants. So does Greenback.
Still Smokin (1983)
Tarzan yell from this movie is parodied when Cheech is alone with the maid.
El Cid cabreador (1983)
Rodrigo does the Tarzan yell, and later a Tarzan lookalike makes an appearance.
La biblia en pasta (1984)
This movie spoofs the famous Tarzan scream, as well as the "Tarzan, Jane" scene and Cheetah.
Club Paradise (1986)
Tarzan yell from this movie is parodied by Jack before he jumps off a diving-board and later by Linda when she's caught in a tree.
TaleSpin: The Bigger They Are, the Louder They Oink (1990) (TV Episode)
Baloo mentions he saw the movie and recreates the lead character's yell and swings on a vine
Danger Mouse: Rhyme and Punishment (1992) (TV Episode)
Danger Mouse does a Tarzan yell that summons a bunch of elephants.
The Ferals: Let's Get Physical (1995) (TV Episode)
Rattus yells in a similar manner to Tarzan when swinging on the rope
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Three Ghosts and a Baby/I Wanna Be Rude/Leave It to Casper (1996) (TV Episode)
Stretch does a Tarzan impression at the beginning of "Leave it to Casper."
Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997) (Video)
An audio sample of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan yell is used when Eddie swings in on a rope at the beginning of the show.
Malena (2000)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Impression of Tarzan's yell heard in "Hooray For Hollywood".
Catcher: Cat City 2 (2007)
Torzon is the spoof of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan and also has his catchphrase "Me Torzon... you..." and his yell
Space Chimps (2008)
Parodied when Ham swings from vines and yells "Tarzan yell!"
Robot Chicken: Malcolm X: Fully Loaded (2011) (TV Episode)
parodied in segment
The Loud House: April Fools Rules/Cereal Offender (2016) (TV Episode)
The Manager swings on a chain of sausages, but it breaks and he falls. During his short-lived swing, he does a Tarzan yell.
Henry's Cat: The Lost World (TV Episode)
Henry's Cat spoofs Tarzan.

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