I went to get a drink from the Tiki bowl and had to queue behind a Jungle Cruise skipper, a creepy monkey, an Elvis impersonator, and three toucans. I thought to myself …
This is a really funny punchline.
Keith is a former Disney Jungle Cruise skipper–turned–Elvis impersonator. Sissy grew up with a grandfather who told stories of his military service days in Hawaii. Keith remembers flirting with the dancers of the Tahitian Terrace. A native – and often cold and wet – Oregonian, Sissy grew up dreaming of the warmer climes of the South Pacific. With all these influences, the couple feels quite at home with a creepy monkey and three toucans in the Enchanted Jungle Room, their home Tiki bar. As you might deduce, the Enchanted Jungle Room pays tribute to two Tiki influences, the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland and Elvis’ Jungle Room at Graceland.
Read the rest of the puns in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 280.
Enchanted Jungle Lounge, Portland, Oregon