Super Friends Season 2, Episode 10, Storyline B – “Handicap”
Original Airdate – November 5th, 1977
Aquaman tells a couple of twins planning to hitchhike home that they shouldn’t do that. Yeah, duh, Aquaman, that shit’s already been covered.
Short Synopsis: “The High Sierras, where many people go to enjoy the beauty of nature, and, where two teens on a fishing trip will find unsuspected danger!” – Narrator
Ron and Scott are driving along, and begin to discuss Scott’s “handicap.” You see, Scott has crutches. For some reason. “You forgettin’ about my leg?” is the most detail we get. Ron tells Scott he should try out for some sports and Scott is all down on himself.
Then, they drive over a big rock and plummet down the mountain. Despite the fact that neither one was wearing a seat belt and the van was crushed against a tree, Scott crawls free from the wreckage unharmed (except for his already handicap) and Ron is trapped under the van:
“It’s up to you! You’ve GOT to get help, Scott,” Ron insists.
“I’ll try,” says Scott, and then, he kind of like, rubs his knee a little bit, and then walks away.
Yes, it’s a dumb Wonder Twins story.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek are enjoying playing a game of baseball (way to rub it in Scott’s face!) when they get a Trouble Alert from…no, NOT SCOTT, from someone they were supposed to meet at the camp site, he was concerned they hadn’t shown up yet. But The Wonder Twins worry that they won’t be able to find the kids since it’s such a big, woodsy area.
Scott Continues His Heroic Journey of Self Discovery
Ok, now it DOES look like he’s dragging that leg a little. He soon reaches a crevasse, which is at least a 10 ft gap.
And then he takes a stick and pole vaults over it, running and all. I don’t know what’s going on. Maybe someone told him he had a bad leg as a joke, and then he bought it, and then the joke got so out of control that the person didn’t want to fess up?
Anyway, Scott reaches an emergency telephone. And he’s able to call The Wonder Twins and give them an exact location. Can you tell this episode is entirely boring with not much to work with?
“The day can only be saved in the most surreal way possible.” – Super Friends Episode Writing Guide Rule 1
Blah Blah Blah, You Learned Something About What You’re Capable Of
Everything turns out fine, and Ron and Scott agree to try out for sports together. And then, without asking, Gleek takes it upon himself to sign Ron’s cast.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.
4 thoughts on “Super Friends Season 2, Episode 10 – “Handicap””
If one absolutely had to have a handicap, one that just causes a slight limp and does not cause issues for running, jumping etc sounds like the way to go.
Or maybe it was a golf handicap?
Oh, maybe, it was a golf handicap. Can those be so bad that you need crutches?
A good bar game would be to describe a predicament, show a screen capture of what the Wonder Twins turned into and then have everyone try and guess why they changed into what and how they solved the predicament.
Because to be honest I have no idea how a gorilla with an ice cane helped anything.
It was an ice crowbar. The gorilla used it to wedge the van off Ron’s leg. Duh.
That would actually be a pretty good game to try. Maybe I’ll do it next time a story is this dull.