Saturday Morning Ridiculousness: Super Friends S1 Ep7

This is part of my weekly Saturday Morning installment dedicated to archiving and commenting on the wonderful “what else can we put in here to make it an hour” ridiculousness that is the cartoon series, Super Friends.

Season 1 – Episode 7: “Too Hot to Handle”

Airdate was October 20, 1973.

The Super Friends consist of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, and Robin. Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog are the “Junior Super Friends.” They haven’t made partner yet. They also have no super powers other than Wonder Dog’s ability to almost speak.

Short Synopsis: The Gotham City Museum is under attack by, “an enormous undulating ivy plant.” The wax figures in The Justice League Hall of Fame and Photo Exhibit (yes.) are melting! And, the glaciers are melting – again. In summary, there’s a heat wave. For some reason (I wasn’t paying attention), the Super Friends have to figure out how to stop the “drift of the earth” toward the sun. This is all happening because yet again, an alien race has decided to move to Earth.

Uh, ok, will do.
“You must preserve your body moisture until I get back” – Wonder Woman

It’s the 7th episode, and the writers are already this lazy.
“I’d like you to meet Professor Von Know-a-lot”

Yeah, I used to go there, but now it’s just a big tourist trap.
I made a brochure for the latest, greatest way to learn about Super Friends’ adventures and have fun all at once:

WTF Screenshots
To save the museum, Batman and Robin “turn the ivy in on itself,” which somehow makes it completely separate from the museum and creates giant chia-pet-like ball:

Here’s the entrance to The Pendulum Room at the local observatory:

Superman is Big on Details
Narrarator: Returning to Justice League Headquarters, Superman tells of his encounter with the Solar Robot.
Superman: It was some kind of remotely controlled Solar Robot.

I don’t wanna do it. Let’s call Flash.
The Super Friends recruit The Flash to do all the work, help. Here he is putting back together the Taj Mahal all by himself:

And here he is, uh, ok, I’m not really sure what this is, but whatever it is, The Flash thinks it’s fabulous:

If you would like to witness these shenanigans in all their glory, the first season of Super Friends is available on DVD.

6 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Ridiculousness: Super Friends S1 Ep7”

  1. Those writers do sound lazy. Poor Flash what will they make him do next. Flash there are dishes to be done and toilets to be unclogged. Get to work sir. At least Flash got to be fabulous. I like how Aquaman photobombed Batman and Robin’s wedding photos.

    1. I’m pretty sure it’s Batman and Superman who are the couple, but that picture does look like a wedding photo. And I’m now surprised, now that you mention it, that there hasn’t been a toilet unclogging scene.

    1. He’s the lucky one, he doesn’t have to be in every episode!

      And as far as the gay overtones, in a world where there’s only one woman (and a teenager, but that would be inappropriate), it’s the logical conclusion.

    1. I would/will be the type of parent that gives the kids strictly old school options for entertainment. The Onion had a funny article about parents who created a child who doesn’t fit in with his peers because he’s not exposed to any modern stuff. That would be me. Although to me, The Super Friends is a hilarious sitcom.

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