Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What was the name of the super-plastic that was created by King Plasto?||The Super Friends
F.R.E.R.P.. F.R.E.R.P. stood for 'Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Resin Plastic', and could be shaped by King Plasto into any form, from a tugboat to a robot goose. The Super Friends met the 'King' at a charity golf event, and once again the words of Wendy and Marvin played a big part in ending his reign.
A giant diamond. "The Planet Splitter" was created by Dr. Le Bon, who wanted to split the world in half to get to its precious minerals. This episode also recaps the origin of Superman, which is told to the renegade scientist by Wendy and Marvin.
|What episode began with a talking albatross warning seaside factories to stop polluting the seas before they struck back?||The Super Friends
Dr. Pelagian's War. Pelagian, who had been believed to be dead, thought that only he could save the oceans of the world. He had the ability, like Aquaman, to telepathically control sea life, and could control the oceans themselves. Wendy and Marvin saved the day when they pointed out the long-term ramifications on his scheme.
|What was the name of the super-villain who escaped a special prison built by Superman so he could put the Man of Steel on trial for crimes against him?||The Super Friends
The Raven. The Raven was featured in "The Menace of the White Dwarf". Wendy and Marvin acted as Superman's defense council in the 'trial'. The only thing that could disrupt the Raven's white dwarf power was a special spore from Superman's destroyed home planet, Krypton.
|In "Too Hot Too Handle", what other Super Friend helped the team stop an alien from over-heating the Earth so it would be a perfect place for his race to live?||The Super Friends
The Flash. The Flash was voiced by Ted Knight in this episode, as he was in the three cartoons he starred in on "The Aquaman/Superman Hour" in the sixties. The Flash reversed the alien's magnetic effects by running around the world thousands of times at super-speed with a cable, countering the effects and returning everything to normal. He and the Super Friends also went to the alien's homeworld and got rid of all the pollution there. Somehow, they didn't think to do that on Earth as well ...
|What was the name of the device that Dr. Shamon and Leila La Bon created that could pull comets from space and change the elements in their tails to gold?||The Super Friends
The Shamon U. "The Shamon U" also extracted other elements from the comet tails, which caused Earth plants and animals to grow and shrink at amazing rates. The Super Friends had to mount a major effort to prevent too much chaos from breaking out.
|Apparently following the tenets of Malthusian theory, Dr. Gulliver used a shrinking device to reduce the entire population of the Earth to a size that could better utilize the available resources. With only Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog unchanged, which other Super Friend showed up to help on this case?||The Super Friends
Green Arrow. This was Green Arrow's first appearance in animated form. Naturally, everything was returned to normal by the end of the episode.
|"Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C." caused quite a bit of trouble, forcing the Super Friends to call in the help of another hero. Who was this hero?||The Super Friends
Plastic Man. The Goodfellow Effort Eliminating Computer took control over almost every manual labor task in the world, to the point where even the Super Friends seem unnecessary. Unfortunately, a small mouse had other plans for the computer: namely it wanted to chew the wiring. In order to get the little fellow out safely and restore order, Plastic Man is brought in to pull the mouse out and return everything to normal.
|In the first episode, "The Power Pirate", what was the name of the Scotland Yard inspector who helped the Super Friends try to discover the reason behind the critical power outages?||The Super Friends
Sir Cedric. Sir Cedric was, in fact, the Power Pirate. He was actually an alien from an energy-depleted planet that hoped to use the energy he stole to replenish his homeworld. Naturally, the Super Friends helped him out, and restored everything back to normal.
El Dorado. The Super Friends were battling the evil Dollmaker. The Dollmaker was originally named the "Toyman". You can see in this episode that the name of the toy factory was called "Big Shott's Toy World". Winslow Schott was the Toyman. Notice how the sign of "Big Shott's Toy World" is missing the "c" in Winslow Schott's last name. This is clearly an artistic mistake. El Dorado was hung like a puppet but managed to turn on the sprinklers and melt all of Dollmaker's evil magic mud. Once the water from the sprinklers melted the magic mud dolls, the Super Friends were free from his mind control. On a side note to all action figure collectors, this was the series that launched the Kenner Super Powers Collection. Thirty-four action figures were produced. The third series has been the hardest to find. Collectors pay top dollar for them.
Samurai. Samurai used his invisibility power to avoid getting caught by the Curator. Samurai waited until The Curator's back was turned and saved the day. Green Lantern wasn't in this episode. Firestorm and Batman had been turned into statues; they were no help.
Fairmont University. You can see the Fairmont University sign in the episode "The Bride Of Darkseid", plus the narrator mentions the name in the episode. It's a special scene that shows the teenage side of Ronald Raymond.
Firestorm. Firestorm was on his way to Sidney Wanamaker's house to study for school. He noticed Sidney flying out the window. Sidney used a magic belt that he made after reading Batman's plans on the Super Friends computer which he tapped into. The belt gave him the ability to fly.
Wonder Woman. Darkseid has a school boy crush on Wonder Woman. He's always trying to marry her. He'll go for any chance he can get to snatch her. Of course it was the Wonder Woman android that Kalibak grabbed. Darkseid wasn't too happy about that. An interesting side note about this series is that the first episode was "The Bride Of Darkseid". He tried to marry Wonder Woman in that one. Another interesting fact is that this is the first episode were we see Brainiac's new chrome colored body. He explains the change to Darkseid. He also shows a computer image of how he used to look. What's funny is the opening theme shows Brainiac in his old body. He appeared two times in this series and never once in his old body. Brainiac has a golden yellow brain in this series. His octopuss-like space ship has a golden yellow brain as well. In the 1985 "Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians", both Brainiac and his ship have a chrome colored brain.
Kalibak. Kalibak is definitely Darkseid's son. He called him father in practically every episode. Desaad is Darkseid's cowardly advisor. He makes all of Darkseid's inventions. Brainiac is an android and Mirror Master has no relation to any of them.
Gold kryptonite. Gold kryptonite is the strongest of all types of kryptonite. One touch of it by Superman and his powers are gone forever. Darkseid wanted to get it to defeat the Super Friends once and for all. Darkseid did end up getting it, but he didn't win it at the auction. He tried to use it on Superman. But El Dorado used his powers to make Batman look like Superman. When Darkseid gave it to Batman nothing happened. Darkseid was very upset that he had been tricked again by the Super Friends.
Apache Cheif. Apache Chief comes to the rescue again! Wonder Woman was trapped by the Wonder Twins who were under Brainiac's mind control device. Apache Chief was the only hope. He said his super special words "Inyuk-chuk" and grew several hundred feet tall and grabbed Brainiac's ship. Green Lantern and Superman were never featured in this episode.
Power suit. Lex Luthor had a special power suit that let him fly around and cause trouble for the Super Friends. He worked with Darkseid in this episode. He later betrayed Darkseid. Darkseid would have the last laugh on Lex Luthor. When Lex stole the Super Friends' powers, Darkseid told Lex that he also has their weakness. He dumped kryptonite dust on Lex. Kenner's toy line of Super Powers action figures made a figure for Lex in his power suit. The funny part is that this is the only episode where we see him in his power suit.
Apache Chief. Apache Chief escapes from Doctor Dan Corwin's fortress. Doctor Dan Corwin uses a horrible ray that turns people into dinosaurs. He used it on the Super Friends. Apache Chief hooked up with Robin and Ronald Raymond. They found a way to get back into the fortress and saved the other Super Friends as well as help put everything back to the way it should be.
Red. The Wonder Twins Zan and Jayna along with their pet sidekick Gleek found it at a construction site. They brought it back to the Super Friends hang out, the "Hall of Justice". Samurai explains that red kryptonite has a weird effect on Superman. It can make him stronger, weaker, or it can make him younger. Mr. Mxyzptlk made two appearances in this series. This episode was one of them. The other episode was called "Mr. Mxyzptlk And The Magic Lamp".
Mirror Master. He used mirror reflections to capture the Super Friends. Samurai comes to the rescue in this episode. Darkseid, Brainiac, and Lex Luthor were all featured in this series, but were not featured in this episode.
Aquaman and Flash. Aquaman and Flash both had a special scene in the opening theme song, but that's all we ever saw of them. They were never in a single episode. Hawkman was never in this series or the theme song. Both the Wonder Twins and their pet sidekick Gleek were featured in the theme song and the series. So were Robin and Black Vulcan.
Firestorm. In the opening theme he flies by and it says "Introducing: Firestorm". Plastic Man was never in this series. He was a special guest in the 1973-1974 series of "Super Friends". Black Vulcan was introduced in "The Challenge Of The Super Friends" in 1978. Cyborg was introduced in the 1985 series called "The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians".