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It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975)

TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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Ray Clive
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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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The funniest Superhero story ever!


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21 February 1975 (USA)  »

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The original Broadway production of "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" opened at the Alvin Theater in New York on March 29, 1966, ran for 129 performances and it received three 1966 Tony Award acting nominations. See more »

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Superman: Lois is in danger, I must split!
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Souperman (2013) See more »

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Pow! Bam! Zonk!
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by David Wilson
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Good show, clever lyrics
3 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Broadway show was not the greatest contribution to the Superman myth, but it was enjoyable. Peggy Lee recorded "You've Got Possibilities" but I don't remember if that was the one I heard several times on the radio. The show had many clever lyrics. My favorite was "It's a satisfying feeling when you hang up your cape/to know that you've averted murder, larceny, and rape!" And the rhyme of "quite a dish" with "solid as a knish." And in "Revenge," where Prof. Sedgwick bemoans being passed over for the Nobel Prize, laments: ....They gave the prize to Harold Urey./The shocking thing about the matter is/My heavy hydrogen was heavier than his! And plenty more. I remember many of the songs pretty well, almost 40 years later.


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