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30 Days Of Telly #28

Day twenty-eight, your first TV show obsession. My immediate thought when I read that was Bonanza or The Hardy Boys, which were both very early. If I'm being strictly honest though, I'd have to go back further than that, to when I was horribly small, and used to watch a show called Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle. That's not the proper Tarzan (ie: black and white and can't talk properly). This was a cartoon series, far more faithful to the books, and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' preferred illustrations. I have only the vaguest memories of it now, but I do know that I was besotted, mostly because of Tarzan's monkey friend N'Kima. I must have driven everybody nuts going on about monkeys, as my mother eventually bought me one, who I called N'Kima. I still have him (he says hello), and he's in remarkably good nick, despite never once managing to hold on to me during tree-swinging.

So there you go. I don't really remember the show at all, and poor old animated Tarzan got superceded pretty swiftly by Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker anyway, but N'Kima could never get superceded by anything. Although he does look a bit dusty right now, I must admit. I know, I'm cruel. In all fairness though, he doesn't seem to mind.

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elenopa
Aug. 2nd, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
I remember animated Tarzan!!!
swordznsorcery
Aug. 2nd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I can always count on you to remember things. :)
elenopa
Aug. 2nd, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
We must be close in age and had a very similar upbringing.
swordznsorcery
Aug. 2nd, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
And clearly both have excellent taste. ;)
elenopa
Aug. 3rd, 2013 09:41 am (UTC)
:)
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