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18 January 1979 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary »
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Legends Of The Superheroes DVD Review
 (From 12 November 2010, 10:25 AM, PST)

Review: 'Legends of the Superheroes'
 (From Comicmix. 3 November 2010, 7:02 AM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast) (in credits order)
Jeff Altman ... The Weather Wizard

Charlie Callas ... Sinestro
Gabriel Dell ... Mordru (as Gabe Dell)

Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler

Howard Morris ... Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana
Mickey Morton ... Solomon Grundy

William Schallert ... Retired Man / Scarlet Cyclone

Burt Ward ... Robin

Adam West ... Batman
Garrett Craig ... Captain Marvel
Howard Murphy ... Green Lantern
Bill Nuckols ... Hawkman
Rod Haase ... The Flash
Barbara Joyce ... The Huntress

Ruth Buzzi ... Aunt Minerva

Pat Carroll ... Esther Hall, Hawkman's mother
June Gable ... Rhoda Rooter

Brad Sanders ... Ghetto Man
Alfie Wise ... The Atom
A'leisha Brevard ... Giganta (as A'leshia Brevard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ed McMahon ... Host

Gary Owens ... Narrator (voice)
Marsha Warfield ... Woman in phone booth (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bill Carruthers 
Chris Darley 
Writing credits
Mike Marmer (written by) &
Peter Gallay (written by)

C.C. Beck  Captain Marvel and Sivana characters (uncredited)
Bob Kane  characters: Batman, Robin, Riddler (uncredited)
Gil Kane  characters: Green Lantern, Atom, Sinestro (uncredited)
Bob Layton  character: Huntress (uncredited)
Paul Levitz  character: Huntress (uncredited)
Joe Staton  character: Huntress (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer
Bill Carruthers .... producer
Joel Stein .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Beal 
Fred Werner 
Film Editing by
Andy Shubert 
Casting by
Lee Schaff Guardino 
Costume Design by
Warden Neil 
Production Management
Louis M. Heyward .... executive in charge of production (as Louis M. 'Deke' Hayward)
Music Department
John Beal .... composer: additional music
John Beal .... orchestrator
John Rosenberg .... orchestra contractor

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100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana:[disguised as a small boy] Lemonade, Mister? Only five cents a glass!
Captain Marvel:I don't have time for that now, son
Dr. Thaddeus Bodog Sivana:Oh please sir, please. My ma is sick, and I'm raising my brother and sister, and were gonna get evicted tomorrow and my father's in jail and my grandma croaked and they wouldn't burry my grandma until I come up with the money.
Captain Marvel:Alright. Here. Keep the change.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A very hilarious parody of superheroes!, 17 August 2001
Author: Thanos6 from Newberry, SC

I saw both episodes, the normal episode and the roast, on a tape you can buy at many large comic conventions (so to everyone who wants a copy, that's how you can find one).

These things were flat out funny. They appeal to both the lifelong comics-lover and the person whose only experience with comics were the Batman movies.

The acting ranged from horrible (Charlie Callas) to the mediocre (Jeff Altman) to the great (William Schallert, Garrett Craig). The jokes were great.

Together, these are two very entertaining hours you won't forget. The tape should only cost around $20, and I highly recommend it!

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