"Ladies and Gentlemen I'd like to take this moment to personally thank each and every one of you for your support. While embarking on this trip I was entrusted with a cargo of critically endangered African crickets. I know I told a lot of jokes over the course of our cruise. Your continued silence allowed me to verify that those special bugs were still alive. Again thank you for your support of a critically endangered insect. As you now exit the boat please step lightly. Hopefully if you hear a loud crunch it's someone's sunglasses and not a bug."
The "danger" to that joke is that some cultures are silent out of politeness. You honestly never know. But that joke got a LOT of laughs, even from the polite boats! It was all in the delivery.
Thank You.I meant it all as a sincere compliment but yes, I'm aware Weird Al wrote a song. Seriously, it's a real treat to hear about the backside of Jungle Cruise from the mouth of someone who's been there.
Not entirely sure as to the "why". This was a creative time when we could really modify our costumes. One guy actually had a parachute draped on the top of his boat, and wore a backpack as if he'd just landed. So someone decided to do the "fake bomb"... a random security guard saw him go past Indy's exit, and that pretty much ended Narrations. It was "on a spiral" anyways (under-staffing mainly) but that was the final nail.A papier-mâché bomb? What the hell even crossed anyone's mind as "this is a good idea."?
I can't find a digital copy of Bruce's memo and I'm in the middle of a move. I have a hard folder of Jungle memorbilia, if I find it I'll post it.