The elephant is saddled with a purple seat, and Clay gamely mounts it. Brian is hesitant and voice-overs that they received "no briefing, no instruction, no 'okay, safety, here's what's gonna happen.'" Once on the elephant, Brian looks around for a seatbelt while Clay says some typically indeterminate Tarzan-speak thing to the elephant which begins with, "Whew, momma! What's your name? Giddy up? Tarzan?" and concludes with, "You do. Well." I suspect that even if I could make out the middle few words, I would still have no idea what he was talking about. Clay then leans back, grabs the elephant's butt, and says, "Nice ass." And if you'd stepped foot in my house within the past week, no doubt you would have heard me or my husband doing our best imitation. It's very amusing to walk around the house saying to the dog, the refrigerator, the telephone, "Nice ass." Brian, meanwhile, is concerned that it's a "big elephant." As compared to all those wee pachyderms.
So they're on their way, and we get a close-up of the elephant's cute feet plodding through the jungle. Brian speculates that they're about twenty feet up; as he wonders whether it's not too high for him to jump, he pretends he's joking, but he's totally not. While Clay and Brian ride along in relative splendor, a poor guide walks beside them for the entire ride. Not to mention the poor elephant with the purple seat's rope wedged up its ass. Brian tells us in an interview that the ride was "spooky" and "uncomfortable," and that he kept his eye on the guide who was "holding [the elephant] by its ear." Brian tells us that whenever the guide stepped a few feet away, Brian said "Excuse me," and motioned him back. Again, he acts like he's mocking himself, but a clip reveals a very unamused Brian doing exactly that. Hee. As we see more shots of terrified Brian, Clay voice-overs that while he just went with the flow, Brian had a "death grip" on the side of the chair, and maintained a ready-to-jump stance throughout the entire two-hour ride. The camera pans away to show an apathetic elephant, an unhappy Brian, and a nose-picking Clay. If you didn't catch it the first time and you still have it on tape, it's worth going back and having a look. If you're interested in seeing Clay pick his nose, that is.