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Adventures of Superman (TV Series 1952–1958) Poster

(1952–1958)

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Version of 

Superman (1941) (Short)
based on the same material
Superman (1948)
based on the same material
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
based on the same material
Superboy (1966)
based on the same material
The New Adventures of Superman (1966) (TV Series)
based on the same material
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV Movie)
based on the same material
Superman (1978)
based on the same material
Superman II (1980)
based on the same material
Superman (1988) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superboy (1988) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superman (1996) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Smallville (2001) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superman II (2006) (Video)
based on the same material
Superman/Doomsday (2007) (Video)
based on the same material
Man of Steel (2013)
based on the same material

Edited into 

Superman (1973)
Superman: The Mysterious Mr. Mist (1996) (Video Game)
Contains footage from the animated TV series.
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
clip used

Referenced in 

The Jack Benny Program: Jack Takes the Beavers to the Fair (1955) (TV Episode)
Jack tells the bottle barker that he's tired from rehearsing for his TV show, to which the barker sarcastically responds, "Oh - Superman!".
I Love Lucy: Lucy and Superman (1957) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Father Knows Best: Margaret Disowns Her Family (1957) (TV Episode)
Kathy runs around the house with a blanket draped around her neck, while shouting, "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman!"
Bachelor Father: Bentley and the Beach Bum (1960) (TV Episode)
Peter refers to Bentley Gregg as "man of steel".
Bachelor Father: The Greggs in London (1961) (TV Episode)
Peter describes the butler as a "built-in Superman".
Sea Hunt: Imposter (1961) (TV Episode)
Mike laments that he doesn't have the strength of Supeman.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Two for the Whipsaw (1963) (TV Episode)
When a crazed Chatsworth returns over the balcony, Maynard spoofs this show's famous line: "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Super-Nut!"
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight (1963) (TV Episode)
Amazed by Maynard's display of strength, Dobie calls him "another Superman".
Locked In! (1964)
A sketch spoofs "Adventures of Superman," including the opening narration of the show.
Bewitched: Junior Executive (1965) (TV Episode)
Darrin mentions Superman.
Temptations (1976)
TV show episode seen in the opening credits.
Futureworld (1976)
Harry Croft introduces his helper robot Clark, "You know, from Superman. Man of steel."
The Greatest American Hero: The Greatest American Hero (1981) (TV Episode)
When Ralph puts the suit on, he says "it's a bird, it's a plane"
M*A*S*H: Trick or Treatment (1982) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye, dressed up as Superman, says, "My voice is more powerful than a locomotive!"
Wacko (1982)
Tony Schlongini goes as Superman at the Halloween prom.
The Compleat Al (1985) (Video)
Still photo shown.
Howard the Duck (1986)
Phil's line "It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's a duck!"
DuckTales: The Uncrashable Hindentanic (1987) (TV Episode)
One passenger says, "It's a bird!" Another says, "It's a plane!" A third says, "It's that idiot, McQuack!"
Troldspejlet: Episode #1.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions George Reeves as Superman + shows a still from the tv-series
Death in Hollywood (1990) (Video)
Mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom (as George Reeves appears onscreen): "I'm the Man of Steel: stop bullets, whole nine yards."
Blobermouth (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Meanwhile, at the Daily Planet"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"Don't call me Chief!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "I'm due on the 'Superman' set now."
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (1993) (TV Episode)
A key location in the plot is named "Bessolo." This is an allusion to TV's first Superman George Reeves, whose real name was George Bessolo.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Neverending Battle (1993) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the opening narration. The reference continues in some of Lex Luthor's dialogue and his final interaction with Superman.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Which Lois Lane do you like better?
Unsolved Mysteries: Episode #8.7 (1995) (TV Episode)
Talks about George Reeves' death.
That '70s Show: Halloween (1999) (TV Episode)
Kelso tells that when he was at first grade, he used to wear red cape like Superman.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Wonder Boys (2000)
Futurama: A Bicyclops Built for Two (2000) (TV Episode)
The way Leela was sent away in a rocket ship as a baby.
Unbreakable (2000)
The Magic Behind the Cape (2001) (Video)
references the old superman series and it's way of making a man fly
Justice League: Secret Origins (2001) (TV Episode)
"I will continue to uphold the ideals of truth and justice, not just for America, but for all the world" references the opening narration "...who disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a neverending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way."
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (Video)
Mentioned by Tom Mankiewicz.
Everwood: Is There a Doctor in the House? (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Stargate SG-1: Metamorphosis (2003) (TV Episode)
(at around 24 mins) O'Neill says "... So if any of you can bend steel with your bare hands, or happen to be more powerful than a locomotive, just raise your hand."
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by Adam's agent
The West Wing: An Khe (2004) (TV Episode)
Josh refers to his intern Ryan as Jimmy Olsen
Justice League: Initiation (2004) (TV Episode)
A criminal prepares to throw an empty gun at Wonder Woman as Superman's always would to him which resulted in his trick of ducking after not reacting to the wasted bullets.
Surge of Power (2004)
Noel Neill is introduced as Lois Lane from this show
Justice League: Hawk and Dove (2004) (TV Episode)
A criminal prepares to toss an empty gun at Wonder Woman, as Superman's antagonists would constantly do after wasting their bullets on him without getting a reaction, then would toss the gun at him, causing him to duck.
Smallville: Crusade (2004) (TV Episode)
While Kal-El flies past the plane, the pilot asks, "What is it? A bird, a plane?"
Queer as Folk: Episode #5.4 (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian talks about "Superman-on-Superman action" at Babylon's superhero theme night.
Smallville: Splinter (2005) (TV Episode)
In one of Clark's hallucinations, Lex refers to him as a "strange visitor from another planet."
Ben 10: The Krakken (2006) (TV Episode)
Characters paraphrase the famous phrase of "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's..."
Smallville: Mercy (2006) (TV Episode)
Luthor asks Clark whether he intends to tell everyone that is a "strange visitor from another planet."
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is talked about as the first appearance of Superman on the small screen
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Reference to the George Reeves "Superman" show
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.226 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "20th Century Pop Culture" category
MovieReal: Hollywoodland (2006) (TV Movie)
discussion of this program is part of the film
Smallville: Noir (2007) (TV Episode)
The 1940 Daily Planet sign in Jimmy's dream is taken from the series.
Smallville: Cure (2007) (TV Episode)
Curtis Knox refers to the fact that Clark has "powers far beyond those of mortal men."
The Middleman: The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation (2008) (TV Episode)
Louis says "Great Caesar's Ghost", which is a phrase popularized in the 1950s television Superman series by Daily Planet editor Perry White.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (2008) (Video Game)
When Coach Z discovers the Total Load in Pom Pom's gym bag, he exclaims, "Great Strong Sad's ghost!", a reference to "Great Caesar's ghost!"
Eureka: Phased and Confused (2008) (TV Episode)
Dr. Gaz says: "Up, up and away" and he and Carter say: "A bird, a plane...Superman". Both phrases are frequent quotes from the show.
Jimmy on Jimmy (2008) (Video)
photo shots of TV series
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Daily Planet location is shown.
Warehouse 13: Mild Mannered (2010) (TV Episode)
"Mild Mannered" refers to the Superman TV series. In the opening, Clark Kent is called a "mild mannered" reporter for the Daily Planet.
Conan: Santa vs. Rudolph vs. Predator (2010) (TV Episode)
Actor Jason Segal (while being interviewed by Conan O'Brien) mentions the character Clark Kent/Superman in this show
The Simpsons: The Ten-Per-Cent Solution (2011) (TV Episode)
Superman seen in the TV museum
Knock Knock 2 (2011)
George Reeves is called TV's Superman
Man of Steel (2013)
A few sound and visual effects allude to this previous incarnation of the character.
Looking: Looking Down the Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Eddie calls Brady "a gay Jimmy Olsen".

Featured in 

The Movie Orgy (1968)
Several extended clips
Kisses (1976)
Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV Movie)
Clips of this show were shown.
Action Heroes of Movies & T.V.: A Campy Compilation (1989) (Video)
Uses a clip from it.
This Boy's Life (1993)
Seen on television
Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) (TV Movie)
scenes from this show are included
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and clips edited into WUUB skit
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV Movie)
The TV series '"Adventures of Superman" (1952)' is featured in this documentary.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Scenes are shown as this series is discussed
The Science of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips from various episodes showing X-ray vision and vulnerability to Kryptonite.
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Hollywoodland (2006)
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during review intro.
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010) (Video)
Scenes are shown and discussed in detail
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress (2011) (TV Episode)
Lois Lane ranks #6. Clips are shown.
Snap (2011) (Short)
A clip seen on a television.
Pioneers of Television: Superheroes (2013) (TV Episode)
clips

Spoofed in 

Stupor Duck (1956) (Short)
The Monkees: I've Got a Little Song Here (1966) (TV Episode)
Peter flies while wearing his caped Monkeeman costume. After he uses a phone booth to change back into civilian clothes, he is wearing Clark Kent style glasses. Micky also makes a "speeding bullet" joke.
The Monkees: Find the Monkees (1967) (TV Episode)
A Superman character uses a phone booth in which to strip down to his caped outfit before he flies away.
The Monkees: Monkees Chow Mein (1967) (TV Episode)
Mike and Davey use a phone booth to change into their caped superhero Monkeeman costumes.
Sanford and Son: Greatest Show in Watts (1976) (TV Episode)
When introducing Lamont as Strongo, Fred spoofs the famous opening ("faster than a speeding junk truck ...).
Souperman (1976)
Opening voice-over parodies the same in the TV show.
Superior Duck (1996) (Short)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Dialogue "Look, up in the sky"
Kiss My Act (2001) (TV Movie)
The Bare Wench Project 2: Scared Topless (2001) (Video)
"It's a bird" "It's a plane" "It's a blue penis"
Robot Chicken: Junk in the Trunk (2005) (TV Episode)
a sketch with 'bloopers' from the show
Robot Chicken: Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba (2008) (TV Episode)
As part of the "Superpets" spoof
Spaceman on Earth (2009) (Short)
The main character's personality also takes a poke at the George Reeves' version of Superman. Also, it is the same era.
Robot Chicken: Casablankman (2011) (TV Episode)
parodied in segment
The Flash: All Star Team Up (2015) (TV Episode)
Caitlin and Cisco's "Is that a bird?/It's a plane" is a play on the traditional Superman catch phrase. Also Brandon Routh who plays Ray Palmer/Atom in this episode played Superman in a previous movie.

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