George of the Jungle - ABC - September 9, 1967 December 30, 1967

George of the Jungle is an American animated series produced by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, who created The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The character George was inspired by the legend of Tarzan and a cartoon characterization of George Eiferman (Mr. America, Mr. Universe, IFBB Hall of Famer) drawn by a cook on his mine sweeper in the Navy during WW2. It ran for 17 episodes on Saturday mornings from September 9 to December 30, 1967, on the American TV network ABC. The half-hour program was distributed for many years by Worldvision Enterprises, currently part of CBS Television Distribution.

George is the king of the jungle and protector of all who live there. George may be dim-witted. He may be clumsy. But what do you expect from someone who swings into trees habitually? Besides, he still manages to save the jungle and it's inhabitants from the numerous threats that besiege them. George is aided by his friend, an ape named Ape, Ursula, and his pet dog/elephant Shep. Other cartoons with George of the Jungle include Tom Slick, a gallant race car driver and Super Chicken, a fowl super hero who dips into the Super Sauce.

George is the king of the jungle and protector of all who live there. George may be dim-witted. He may be clumsy. But what do you expect from someone who swings into trees habitually? Besides, he still manages to save the jungle and it's inhabitants from the numerous threats that besiege them. George is aided by his friend, an ape named Ape, Ursula, and his pet dog/elephant Shep.

1 x 1 The Malady Lingers On
1 x 2 Ungawa the Gorilla God
1 x 3 Oo-Oo Birds Of A Feather
1 x 4 Monkey Business
1 x 5 The Desperate Showers
1 x 6 Little Scissor
1 x 7 Next Time, Take the Train
1 x 8 The Trouble I've Seed
1 x 9 Big Flop at the Big Top
1 x 10 Rescue is My Business
1 x 11 Dr. Schpritzer, I Presume?
1 x 12 The Chi Chi Dog
1 x 13 The Treasure of Sarah Madre
1 x 14 A Man for All Hunting Seasons
1 x 15 The Forest's Prime Evil
1 x 16 Kings Back to Back
1 x 17 The Sultan's Pearl



The Sultan's Pearl

Episode 1
9/9/67

300 pound Pearl has been taken from the Sultan of Lottamoola. George receives a letter from the commissioner asking for his help in rescuing her.

The Malady Lingers

Episode 2
9/16/67

Shep has become ill and George seeks out the services of a local witch doctor.

Oo-Oo Birds of a Feather

Episode 3
9/23/67

The feathers of the Oo-Oo bird have become a big commodity due to their effects on men. When George gets news the hunters are nearing his territory he sets out after them.

Ungawa the Gorilla God

Episode 4
9/30/67

Shep gets taken hostage by the Boondogi tribe while trying to rescue other hostages. The Tooki-Tooki bird tells George and he rushes off to rescue his "doggy"

Little Scissor

Episode 5
10/7/67

The commissioner is having problems with the leader of a tribe of pygmies and asks George for help when they go on a crime spree.

Monkey Business

Episode 6
10/14/67

A studio needs an ape for a jungle picture and hire Claude Badley to find them one. Claude and his henchmen kidnap Ape and deliver him to the studio. Ursula mentions they haven't seen Ape for three days and George sets out to find him.

Next Time, Take the Train

Episode 7
10/21/67

Someone is stealing the tracks of the railroad line. George finds that ants have been given super strength after drinking an elixir created by Dr. Chicago. George has to stop his plans of turning insects into warriors in a planned takeover of the world.

The Desperate Showers

Episode 8
10/28/67

George learns from the Tooki-Tooki bird that a witch doctor from a local tribe has Ursula and is going to sacrifice her to the rain gods.

The Treasure of Sarah Madre

Episode 9
11/4/67

The district commissioner has a treasure map that shows the location to a gold mine of an old school chum. George is asked to go along on the hunt to provide security.

The Trouble I've Seed

Episode 10
11/11/67

Seeds of thieving plants created by Dr. Chicago are dropped across the forest. Growing quickly - "because it's a short episode" - the plants begin to wreak havoc. George does his distress call with a pinched neck and accidentally calls
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Dr. Schpritzer, I Presume?

Episode 11
11/18/67

Dr. Schpritzer crashes his plane on Gonnataka Peak. George, Ape and Shep set out to make the rescue. Along the way they are hampered by a man hiding behind a tribal mask.

Rescue is My Business

Episode 12
11/25/67

A witch doctor convinces George that he needs to start charging a fee for his rescues.

Big Flop at the Big Top

Episode 13
12/2/67

A circus loses their trapeze artist and the owner decides George should take his place.

The Chi Chi Dog

Episode 14
12/9/67

The District Commissioner offers a wealthy explorer George's service in locating the rare Chi Chi dog.

A Man for All Hunting Seasons

Episode 15
12/16/67

The Duke of Ellington has a mounted head of every existing animal. There is still one empty spot on the wall and he decides George's head would look good there.

The Forest's Prime Evil

Episode 16
12/23/67

A shady land developer tries to evict George from his home.

Kings Back to Back

Episode 17
12/30/67

George is challenged for his role as king of the jungle by billionaire Seymour Nudnick.