The producers were unable to use the characters of Superman and Wonder Woman (featured in the original Superfriends) since Superman had just been launched into a film franchise, and Wonder Woman had her own series on another network. See more
Fellow Superheroes or, in deference to the ladies, Super Persons, we are gathered here tonight to pay tribute to one of our former colleagues, and perhaps the greatest Superhero of all. When many of us were, ahem, still in short leotards, this man was saving the world virtually single handedly. Lets have a warm, Super welcome for: Retired Man.