Season 2, Episode 6 – Extra Segments
Original Airdate: October 15, 1977
Last week’s time travel story was so juicy and chock-full of Super Friendsness that I couldn’t squeeze in the code word. So, here are the segments from the rest of this episode:
Robin and Batman are scaffolding down a mountain. Robin asks if they have to do that as it is tiring (and probably doesn’t want to spend any more time with Batman). Batman informs him, “Yes, Robin, and it’s also a good workout!” Batman, ever the fitness nut.
They find a cave, which, if based on their dialog, they completely didn’t intend to find. Robin wants to go explore the cave, and Batman says before they do that (I don’t want to know what they do while they explore deep dark caves), they should reveal the first clue. “The name of this place is the first part of the codeword!” hints Batman. You mean, the damn cave, the thing y’all have been talking about by name? Super heroes are the absolute worst fucking clue givers ever.
While in the cave, this poor woman runs across Batman and Robin:
She asks what they’re doing and since this is a kid’s show they tell her that they are “setting the stage” for the de-coder clues. They repeat the first clue and then tell us the second clue is “the opposite of woman.”
She asks to guess the code word and Batman is all, “no, stupid, that gets a whole other segment” (paraphrased). And then Robin says the best thing ever, “maybe we’ll run into to one of our clues,” because obviously there isn’t an opposite of woman among the three of them.
A nice point and the reveal of the entirely-not-in-any-way secret codeword.
Magic Parts I and II
Wonder Woman’s gonna teach us a card trick! Here’s the steps:
1. Shuffle the deck.
2. “Fill an ordinary drinking glass with water” (you can actually fill a fancy drinking glass with Sunkist if you want – I don’t see any reason she’s being so specific)
3. Pick a card from the deck and balance the glass on the card.
4. “Abracadabra abracadall, stay on the card without a fall!”
5. Feel embarrassed for Wonder Woman
How did she do it? She prepared a card by taping a half of another card to the back, so that you can make a little stand for the glass (you’re supposed to keep this card at the bottom of the deck as you shuffle):
So go on, ruin a deck of cards, kids! I’m sure none of you will get in trouble with your drunk dad when he and his buddies try and play poker later.
“With a little practice, you can be a Super Friends magician!” – Wonder Woman
Personally I think you could do it with no practice.
P.S. I’m posting Super Friends outtakes on the Cannibalistic Nerd Facebook page. So, if you need a mid-week Super Friends pick-me-up, that’s the place to get it.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.
16 thoughts on “The All-New Super Friends Round Up S2 Ep6 – Extra Segments”
Did Robin really whine because he was tired? What a weenie he is. Wonder Woman’s card trick, I hope she specified a plastic glass, otherwise heaps of kids would be getting in trouble for breaking a glass. “But Ma, Wonder Woman did it!”. Sheesh, more whining.
He asked if they had to in a non-whiny tone, right at the bottom, so it’s sort of like asking “are we there yet” when you’re pulling into the driveway.
I like a gal in a fedora.
It amzes me how Batman and Robin make repelling look uncool.
There is nothing any of them ever do that is left looking cool.
“you can actually fill a fancy drinking glass with Sunkist if you want – I don’t see any reason she’s being so specific”
Sunkist stains like a SOB. You think drunk dad’s going to be angry about his ruined poker deck, wait til you stain his work shirts he left sitting around the kitchen table with dayglo orange soda. WHOO!
She’s just looking out for us.
Abracadall? Even if you’re Wonder Woman, you can’t go making up words like that. You’re not Grammar Woman.
She could have said, “abracadabra, alacazam, I’m going to need stitches for my hand!” Ok, that doesn’t exactly rhyme but it’s close enough.
“because obviously there isn’t an opposite of woman among the three of them.” I’m going to use this as my new favorite insult.
PLUS!? You know everyone who reads this post is going to skip away and do that magic trick today.
I think I may try it because I think she’s full of it.
I can’t get the images of their originally planned cave detour out of my head now. Thanks.
Yeah, sorry about that.
I’m having a hard time concentrating on coming up with a good comment due to the extreme close up of Wonder Woman’s midriff. It’s probably best that I don’t say anything more.
Yes, that would be for the best.
That is a horrible card “trick.” I think the super friends need to focus on being super in other ways than teaching “magic” tricks. Thoroughly disappointed in them. Great round-up as always!
I don’t know, we’ve seen how good they are at managing crisis, maybe it’s best if they stick to bad magic tricks.
I’m so geeked to see the next post having just seen this one. I hope “Abracadabra, Abracadall” is in it.
You won’t be disappointed.