Friday, September 18, 2009

A Little Help From the Memory Patrol, Please ...

The Tarzan reference in the previous post brought up a memory of a funny scene in a movie. I'm remembering that it was Claudine, from the early 1970's, starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones. Carroll plays a poor mother of six in New York, the Bronx, and Jones her boyfriend, a garbage man.

The scene, if it's in this movie, and as I recall it: Carroll and Jones are trying to visit, the kids are watching an old Tarzan movie on TV, when there comes a scream -- one of the little girls has just slapped one of the younger boys. Carroll braces her daughter -- Why did you hit him?

And the daughter says, Because Tarzan was kickin' the shit out of a bunch of black men and he's yelling 'Go Tarzan, go!'

Anybody remember this scene? Did it get the right movie and the gist of it?

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