One of two episodes that never aired in the United States. The other is "Tarzan Rescues the Songbird."
Goof: Katunga pokes the Tarzan voodoo doll in its left eye. Moments later, Tarzan grabs his right eye in pain.
Goof: Dan slightly misremembers Karl Hauser's death in episode #2.9, Tarzan and the Forbidden Jewels (not surprising, since it was Jack Benton in that episode and not him ;D.) According to Dan, "Tarzan tried to save [Hauser]. He rescued him. Your brother was too greedy, kept running back trying to get more treasure, and the cave collapsed on him." What actually happened was Hauser ignored all the other treasures and went straight for the Sea Goddess idol, only to trigger a booby trap on grabbing it: a giant boulder rolled out and crushed Hauser against the wall, killing him.
Goof: During Tarzan's "funeral" scene, Hauser's camera bag jumps from his left shoulder to a pole on the dock, and then reappears on his right shoulder. When Dan, Roger, and Hauser leave the dock, the bag is back on the pole (with Cheetah sitting on it!)
Goof: Watch Tarzan's hands during the scene when the group brings his "body" back to the treehouse; they change position at least three times.
Near the end, Roger makes a toast to "Cheetah, Numa, and Tantor" for all their hard work. Strange, considering that Numa doesn't even appear in the episode and therefore played no part in Tarzan's rescue.
Goof: Dan describes the Sapphire Elephant as being six inches high. When Tarzan and Roger arrive at the temple and approach the Elephant, it's more than twice that size (and obviously made of clear plastic.)
Goof: Apparently, Dan can't decide what branch of the military he belonged to. In this episode, he tells Roger, "I know you've heard me gripe about the Army." But in Tarzan and the Deadly Cargo, he says, "When I was Roger's age, I'd already been in the Navy for a year."
Goof: When Starr steals and crashes Jane's Jeep, it's obviously a stunt double in a blonde wig. The same stunt double shows up again later when Starr trips and falls into a mud puddle while running away from a leopard.
Goof: The birds Roger is shown photographing on the island are flamingos, which look absolutely nothing like Malachite Kingfishers.
Goof: The Malachite Kingfisher is not now, nor has it ever been, an endangered species.
Goof: There are no iguanas in Africa. The species is found primarily in Central and South America (and in Mexico, where the show was filmed.)
The sandwiches Jane brings to Tarzan are croque-monsieurs. A croque-monsieur is a grilled ham and cheese (usually Swiss or Gruyere) sandwich and is very popular in France. A croque-madame is the same sandwich topped with a fried egg.
After Tarzan saves Jane from the lion who's been stalking her, she throws her arms around him and says, "I'm so happy to see you!" SEE him? A little difficult, considering she's blind. Not exactly a goof, but a pretty bad choice of words on the writer's part.
Barry the cameraman is played by second unit director J. Barry Herron.
This is the only episode in which Tarzan wears something other than his traditional loin cloth. As Dimato's stunt double, he wears a denim shirt and khaki shorts.
When Roger is caught trying to sneak onto the set, the man in the blue shirt who turns him over to Dimato is episode director Sidney Hayers.
Enrique Morlett (Jim Miller) has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a member of the 1984 US Olympic Team. Heinz Altieri (Ben Hurst) is a personal trainer who specializes in boxing and hand-to-hand combat. Needless to say, both gentlemen performed their own stunts.
The third Amazon woman has no dialogue and is never credited onscreen. She is played by lead stuntwoman Melissa Stubbs.
Murphy's niece Lisa, the woman in the photograph at the end, is played by Melissa Stubbs, the show's lead stuntwoman.