The All-New Super Friends Round Up S2 Ep6A – “The Enforcer”

Season 2, Episode 5, Storyline D – “The Enforcer”

Original Airdate: October 15, 1977

Pre-synopsis warning: this segment was only about 7 minutes long, so there wasn’t much to work with. That also probably means that the third storyline is going to be tortuously long. Next week is another teenager-related cautionary tale. It’s gonna be a rough few weeks, folks.

Short Synopsis: “On a desolate island in the South Pacific…” – Narrator

Narrator has fallen asleep again. We see an older man with half a head of hair dodging red laser beams from robotic-looking creatures. See, that wasn’t so hard, was it, Narrator?

He’s quite spry for a man his age, and in order to escape the robot-things, he dives off a cliff. He washes up on shore at a different island days later, having seemingly made himself a raft while floating in the ocean.

Some islanders help him and contact the Super Friends, telling them he has an “incredible story.” We’ll see about that.

Aquaman and Wonder Woman are on the case.

Here’s this incredible story we’ve heard so much about.
“I am Garth (my guess) One, Super Friends, I was the leader of a peaceful civilization that lives hidden beneath the island I came from. However, our people became corrupt, and law an order vanished. In an attempt to restore order, the council overruled me, and voted to put The Enforcer in temporary command of the state. A ruthless outlaw, with his own army of criminals, when the council realized its mistake it was too late.”

Eh, I’ve heard better.

“I think it’s time The Enforcer met the Super Friends.” – Wonder Woman

Yeah, that’ll show him! Nobody wants to have to meet The Super Friends.

The Enforcer and his army – when compromise goes wrong.
The Enforcer looks like someone took two different action figures, some kind of web-handed yellow creature and a purple something, and combined them into one:

The army soldiers, I can only imagine a writer telling the animators – “I want knight’s suit of armor meets cheerleader uniform meets Metropolis.”

Wonder Woman needs to take Disguises 101 again.
As soon as they arrive at the under-island civilization, Garth is apprehended by The Enforcer and taken into custody. Aquaman and Wonder Woman do the old “knock out some bad guys and take their uniforms” trick to rescue Garth.

Luckily, the villains are just as stupid and don’t notice.

Oh, my.

Aquaman and Wonder Woman find Garth One being strung up over a vat of some kind of boiling substance. Is this the kind of kinky stuff in Fifty Shades of Grey? Was it influenced by The Super Friends? Nevermind, I don’t care.

Then, Wonder Woman lassoes two measly soldiers and proclaims the Super Friends the victors. Huh? Basically The Enforcer and, like, four friends took control of an entire civilization? Oh, wait, it’s that they only have 7 minutes to tell a story? Ok, yeah, that makes more sense.

The Enforcer pulls your typical “NU UH, nanner nanner boo boo, I have an escape hatch!” move and then tries to swim away. But he’s no match for Aquaman the swordfish Aquaman suckers into helping him.

Peace is restored and everybody learned their lesson. Snooooze.

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.

11 thoughts on “The All-New Super Friends Round Up S2 Ep6A – “The Enforcer””

  1. I think the world of you Carrie but this episode was bad, I’m just going to type my review of The Dark Knight Rises. – A

    Good story, perfect ending, and very good work from Thomas Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as the Catwoman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cop John Blake/surprise.

    The first 30 minutes is a touch slow and there’s no Heath Ledger so this one is a touch behind The Dark Knight.

    It’s well done. Chris Nolan’s Batmans are the best trilogy of all-time.

    BTW, wonder woman is so above this episode.

  2. As a long-term member of, I can tell you that this Enforcer character has an adult diaper fetish. And that his name is actually Gerald_62.

    ps. Don’t judge.

  3. Please, explain to me WHY I lived to watch the Superfriends on Saturday mornings? Was TV that bad? Was I that gullible? Was there at least some form of hypnosis or subliminal messaging at play here?

    Also… that’s tomato soup. Definitely tomato soup.

  4. This is probably one of those instances where the animators were having trouble coming up with something so they said “OK, how about I come up with the upper half and you draw the bottom half and we’ll just combine the two no matter what.”

    I also think this might be another case of Aquaman staging some half-assed “emergency” that will allow him to look like a hero.

  5. The episode as a whole feels like it was “Superfriends Vs. Popular 1970s Movies”.

    The Enforcer was an offbrand Darth Vader (with laser-shooting white-clad offbrand Stormtroopers with terrible aim as his minions), the Wonder Twins short afterwards had them take on offbrand Jaws (and featured the only time a punch was thrown in the entire 1970s series – and it was by Jayna!), and the main story was Planet of The Apes I Mean Neanderthals (which I thought had an interesting premise in that the cavemen were not a direct threat to any of the heroes except maybe Batman; the real problem was that history had been altered and they had to figure out how to undo that, and this was before they decided Superman could casually travel through time at will). Only the final story (A Flood Of Diamonds) didn’t seem to be based on a then-recent movie.

    Also, I’m 100% sure that the Enforcer is miscolored. His knees look like they’re armored joints, which means his legs should probably be the same color as the rest of his armor instead of flesh-toned. (Wouldn’t be the first time. Model sheets of Black Vulcan explicitly state that his outfit is supposed to be dark blue, sky blue, and white, not black and yellow with his legs and neck bare)

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