Season 2, Episode 1, Storyline C – “Invasion of the Earthors”
Original Airdate: September 10, 1977
Short Synopsis: On some tourist island (the narrator must have been drinking because he completely slurred the name, it sounded like “Brun Frhyee”), a group of students gather at the top of a supposedly extinct volcano. “Another world, deep in the center of the earth, an industrial world, inhabited by strange, unknown creatures,” causes the volcano to erupt. This race of creatures, the Earthors, are rocky-stoney looking things who are very secure in their manliness as they ride around in giant hot pink vehicles.
Those fools are “melt[ing] away Earth’s stabilizing bedrock.” They call us “upper people.”
“Oh, yeah, we can just drive the bus up there, no problem.”
I was so happy when I saw this glorious screwing around that I almost smiled. This is Jayna, in the form of an octopus, and Zan, in the form of a wave, practicing their powers by cleaning the Justice League headquarters. And I was worried they wouldn’t have time for this shit.
Even though they are entirely made of rock, and don’t wear clothes, this dude sports a belt:
Y’all, this is what happens when you cut stories short.
The Super Friends decide to split up to help the innocent people of Blahmrphflerp. Superman covers the air, Batman and Robin cover the land, and Wonder Woman and Aquaman cover the sea, because Aquaman can’t do anything right.
In season one, I often lamented that the Super Friends spent way too much time explaining how they got places and arranging for rides and pick-ups. But, in this episode, Batman and Robin speed off in their car, on the mainland, and, magically, almost instantly, end up on the Island of Blippity Bloop Bloop. A happy medium would be nice, Super Friends.
What? Your powers are complete bullshit and unhelpful in every way? Surely you jest!
So Jayna and Zan get caught by the Earthors, and decide to use their powers to escape the grip of the stone giants. This is what they came up with:
Within 3 seconds, the Earthors have figured out how to defeat this intimidating puddle-caterpillar combination:
But, get this: Jayna cocoons and turns into a butterfly, so she could fly out of her habitat and make contact with Zan and they both changed back.
Ohhhhh. Why didn’t you just say that?
Last week seemed to promise a salacious and inappropriate secret word, but when you combined it with this weeks clue, the answer was “bedrock.” And not in a “I rocked your bed from the doin’ it we did” kind of way, but in the geological sense.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.
14 thoughts on “The All-New Super Friends Round Up S2 Ep1C”
Wait. . . what happened with the Earthors?? Who WINS??? Are the Superfriends okay???
It fit the formula – The Earthors were all “we need the bedrock!” and the Super Friends were like “why didn’t you say something!” Then Superman fixes the problem by going into outer space and errand shopping for them.
You have no idea how you improve my life. Now I have something to call the meatheads at my gym. They look just like those guys, except they have barb wire tattoos and fanny packs. Now I can call them Earthors.
i think vacation to go sent me a vaca pack Grand Bahia where you can get couples massages from people who look like the wonder twins.
hilarious one, Carrie
Totally random side-tangent: Were you aware last Saturday was National (or International – apparently this is being hashed out) Fanny Pack Day? Please tell me the Gym Earthors sported special bedazzled versions for such a momentous occasion…..? 🙂
Thanks! And I love the idea of Gym Earthors, that’s a perfect use for the name.
The Wondertwins’ powers do seem more suited for custodial type work than saving the world type work. They must have had a really bad career placement program at their school.
And Superman got them to do that to “practice” their powers. He’s like the Tom Sawyer of super heroes.
I definitely think that they are better suited for janitorial work or maybe a traveling show.
That bus picture reminds me of a windy mountain road that my husband swore he could drive up with a rented 12 passenger van. He did. And then he got stuck.
He is no longer allowed to make road decisions when I am in the car.
Imagine the trouble he would have been in if he was stuck near an active volcano. You’d think maybe the glowing lava would have tipped them off that it wasn’t inactive.
I love these posts.
This post made my heart soar all the way to Brun Frhyee, “Where smiles almost ensue and the buses are geared for off road use.”
Ah, so you’ve been? It’s lovely this time of year. Other than the lying volcanoes, it’s a great place.
Awwww – this makes my heart super happy 🙂 My brother and I used to pretend we were the Wonder Twins growing up…. or at least up until a point where we questioned whether there was something inappropriate going on between those two after which we just felt dirty for ever having imaginations in the first place *sigh*.
I think as long as y’all never shared a surfboard, meaning you rode it at the same time, you’re alright.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, the places my imagination JUST took me! So… um… thanks for that. I’m going to go shower with bleach, now!