A teamup of some of DC Comics' greatest superheroes together, for 2 specials: a race to stop the united supervillains' plot to destroy the earth, then later a roast in tribute to all of the heroes hosted by Ed McMahon.
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 Weather Wizard (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Sinestro (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Mordru (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Dr. Sivana (2 episodes, 1979)
Mickey Morton ...
 Solomon Grundy (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Retired Man / ... (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Robin (2 episodes, 1979)
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 Batman (2 episodes, 1979)
A'leisha Brevard ...
 Giganta (2 episodes, 1979)
Garrett Craig ...
 Captain Marvel (2 episodes, 1979)
Howard Murphy ...
 Green Lantern (2 episodes, 1979)
Danuta Wesley ...
 Black Canary (2 episodes, 1979)
Bill Nuckols ...
 Hawkman (2 episodes, 1979)
Rod Haase ...
 The Flash (2 episodes, 1979)
Barbara Joyce ...
 Huntress (2 episodes, 1979)
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The adventures of many of DC Comics greatest superheroes and villians. In the first episode, The Challenge, the superheroes must race against time to stop the diabolical supervillians' plot to destroy the world. In the second episode, The Roast, the superheroes pay tribute to Batman and Robin in the form of a roast which even the villians attend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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Produced by Hanna-Barbera, this television special is a live action version of The Super Friends cartoon, specifically Challenge of the Superfriends (1978). The producers were unable to use the characters of Superman and Wonder Woman (featured in the original Super Friends) since Superman launched into a film franchise, and Wonder Woman was having her own television series on CBS. See more »

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Hysterically Brilliant
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hysterically Brilliant, to me anyway. It is in the same vein as the 60's Batman show/movie and Super Friends, but there was possibly less money put towards effects. If you ever wanted to see Sinestro in drag, Solomon Grundy in "disguise", Hawkman not flying or speaking, Adam West staring at Black Canary's butt, and Huntress adding nothing constructive to the plot, this show is for you. Get some popcorn, but no milk in case you laugh at the unintentional funny. But if you like well-made movies with complex interesting plot lines and fine acting, you might want to buy Citizen Kane or something because you won't enjoy this.


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