The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 12

The Jungle

Aired Unknown Dec 01, 1961 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • A mix of voodoo, retribution , ignorance and white capitalism mix in \"The Jungle\". Mr. Richard wants to build a dam on sacred land and put the people living there homeless.

    Decent episode, very predictable but the points are delivered loud and clear. Even though the episode is in part about voodoo it\'s also a commentary on Capitalism the pros and cons.

    Mr. Richards in his defending of the buliding of the dam says that the Africans will see the benefits of it. That\'s been a typical American excuse for anything capitalistic for a long time. However how many people actually benefit from it especially in a poor country is debatable. The Africans lose their homes and some will be homeless. A dam itself actually might make the their lives worse.

    Anyhow a decent episode a lot of the superstitution come to life to Richards. We anticipate he might change his mind about building the dam but in the end he\'s just happy to be home alive. The last scene with the lion in his bedroom about to tear him apart was hilarious but fitting.

    One of those the bad guy always gets what\'s coming to him in the end type of scene. Really great acting from the lead.

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