Written by Len Janson and Chuck Menville
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Original airdate: September 28, 1991
An eclipse of the triple moons
causes strange behavior in the creatures of the Land of the
Notes from the
I've placed "Jungle Girl" ahead of
"Shung the Terrible"
in the chronology because at the beginning of
"Shung the Terrible" it is
stated that Christa has already told the Porters that she doesn't know how to escape from
the Land, which we see revealed here in this episode.
At 4:39 in the episode, Tom seems to notice Annie coming up
behind him but lets her sneak up to him anyway.
Sneaking up on her father, Annie covers his eyes from behind to
play Guess Who? Going along with the gag, he guesses first
Madonna and then Michelle Pfeiffer. It would have been more
amusing to have him guess Cybil Shepherd, actor Timothy Bottoms'
co-star from probably his most well-known work, The Last
Picture Show. But I suppose Cybil wasn't that familiar to
young audiences of the time.
At 5:16 in the episode, Tom scratches Tasha on the neck and she
thumps her foot on the ground just like a dog would.
In this episode we see Kevin wearing a t-shirt with an image of
the Milky Way galaxy and an arrow pointing to the location of
Earth labeled "YOU ARE HERE". Ironically, since they are in
the Land of the Lost, the Porters may not even be in the same
At 11:00 in the episode, we see some photos of young Christa and
her family on Earth. In one of the photos is a dog who appears
to be named Princess, though Christa does not seem to remember
it and cannot read the words. Despite that, it seems she has
subconsciously recalled the name and applied it to her "pet"
Triceratops, also named Princess.
At 11:14 in the episode, Stink is seen picking insects off
himself and eating them as apes do on Earth.
Christa explains she does not remember her family, but has
dreams about the people in the photos.
At 13:29 in the episode, Stink looks up at a hole in the ceiling
in one chamber of his and Christa's cave home. Might this hole
indicate that this cave was formerly a Sleestak crystal chamber
similar to the one the Porters will discover in
"Kevin vs. the
Volcano"? The crystal chamber also has a ceiling hole that
allows in sunlight which seems to activate the giant crystal
within. If this is the case, what happened to the crystal
pillar that should be in this chamber or Christa's cave?
The Porters have an arrow-shaped sign posted outside the
tree-house that reads "San Francisco 10 Jillion Miles."
"Jillion", of course, is a slang term used for an indefinite,
large, fictitious number.
During the dinosaur stampede we see a tyrannosaur that looks a
lot like Scarface except this one is missing the scar.
||Stink says, "Acuba
||"Acuba ne" is a
Pakuni term used for both "greetings" and "farewell"; in
this case, "Greetings."
||Christa says, "Acuba
"Tau fay cubalu?"
||Christa says "zukanay".
||Christa says "anoma".
Christa says, "osu".
Christa says, "woomay"
the Pakuni name for the Valley of Death.
Christa say "acuba ne"
||Tom and Christa
and Stink all say, "acuba ne."
Stink love Christa.wav
I not look like Paku.wav
thinking about that jungle girl.wav
should I ask.wav
not know way out.wav
who's dog is this.wav
how do you know English.wav
your real past.wav
here anything's possible.wav
warping the light waves.wav
jamming for the Valley of Death.wav
back to the sea.wav
dreams that aren't dreams.wav
acuba ne, Porters.wav