Tarzana is a 70.7% white, affluent, highly educated neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. Tarzana is a mostly residential community on the site of a former ranch owned by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is named after Burroughs' storybook jungle character hero, Tarzan of the Apes.

Tarzana in "Father of the Groom"[]

Professor Tesla Kidder lived and worked in Tarzana. Since he was a mad scientist, he had his own private laboratory in the town. While he tried to be a good neighbor, some of his experiments did cause problems. One, a "stop light", caused an area with a radius of 1.378 miles to plunge into absolute darkness. Fortunately the AAA battery that powered his device failed after a couple of hours, restoring the light.[1]


  1. See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, loc. 16-26, ebook.