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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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Stuart Goetz ...
Jerry (as Stuart Getz)
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Ray Clive
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MIT Technician
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Lois Lane (as Lesley Warren)
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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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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman  »

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This show was based on a failed Broadway musical of the same name which closed after only 123 performances. This special was an attempt to make some of the money back that was lost due to the show's lackluster performance, but few people saw it, as it aired at 11:30pm (EDT) and was never rerun. See more »

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Superman: Lois is in danger, I must split!
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Version of Man of Steel (2013) See more »

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What I've Always Wanted
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by Lesley Ann Warren
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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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