Super Friends Season 2, Episode 12, Storyline B – “Pressure Point”
Original Airdate – November 19, 1977
Aquaman, if you’re going to help some kid clean and adjust his roller skates, GET OUT OF THE FREAKIN’ WATER to do it.
Maybe he’s standing on the backs of a couple of catfish, but still – just get out of the water.
Synopsis: “A hot sun burns over the desert at Barren Hills, where a young motorcyclist may make his last jump.” – Narrator
We are then introduced to a bunch of svelt, attractive teenagers:
Oh, that Jerry! He thinks he can make it up the same hill one of the other teens just conquered, but HE’S JERRY – of course he can’t! He tries anyway and everyone laughs at him.
I wonder if he was the inspiration for Parks and Recreation’s Jerry.
Anyway, their ridicule fuels Jerry to decide to try and jump Rattlesnake Ravine. What a doofus! One of the other teens alerts the Wonder Twins.
We are then treated to a stupid scene of Zan, Jayna, and Gleek ice skating. How do they afford all this recreation? Are they paid by the Justice League?
Back to Jerry the Jerk who thinks he can Jump.
“Don’t do it, Jerry!” cries one onlooking cool teen.
“You can kill yourself!” yells another in a more encouraging tone than I think was intended.
The Wonder Twins arrive just in time to find Jerry in mid-air plummeting to his death.
I know this will shock you, but I take issue with something in this episode.
Zan then throws himself down the ravine in water form, and then announces that he wants to become – “FORM OF, GELATIN DESSERT!”
Unless Jayna became a horse and then they ground her up to make gelatin, I’m calling bullshit. Ice bridge? Ice crowbar? Ice cage? Fine, whatever, they’re made of ice. GELATIN is not a form of water. BOOOOOO BOOOOO, Super Friends.
Jello Gelatin dessert wiggles a little bit, it does not completely absorb the shock of a plummeting inept teenage motorcyclist.
But that’s not all, Jerry! Your humiliation continues!
“That’s what I call a super scooper super scoop!” – Jayna, in the form of a giant pelican, who doesn’t understand the concept of shame.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.
10 thoughts on “Super Friends Season 2, Episode 12 – “Pressure Point””
The moral of the story: if you’re a little pudgy, you obviously fail at life. Go have some Jell-o to drown your sorrows, and then find yourself a big bird, because she’s the only one who will have you.
The look on his face sitting in Jayna’s beak suggest that he’s no happier with that option.
This is where the supermodeling industry started. If you’re overweight, you have to hang out with Zan and Jayna…helloooooooeating disorders and cocaine!
wow, aquaman and the wonder twins? I admire you staying loyal to us and delivering the episode anyway.
The only relief was that it was about six minutes total, so at least it was short.
Poor stupid tubby Jerry. Stay home and eat Oreos and don’t even dare to dream, loser.
I’m confused by something. (I know, SHOCKER.) It seems Jerry is riding a motorcycle, doesn’t it? That doesn’t look like a pedal-bike. So why can’t he keep up with his friends? I’ve seen a LOT of chubby Hell’s Angels. And they go just as fast as skinny Hell’s Angels.
I call shenanigans, Super Friends.
The implication seemed to be that he was too fat and his fatness was over powering the ability of his motor to get his ass up the hill.
You know, a good message for the kids.
For once couldn’t the wonder twins save someone without having to use teamwork. It just seems like they are purposely coming up with the most convoluted way to save someone just so that both of them can be involved. Seems pretty selfish to me.
Yes, they take teamwork to a ludicrous extreme.