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(2007)

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References to the original cartoon series include:
  • Secret identity as "humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy"


  • love interest "Sweet Polly Purebred"


  • speaking in rhyme


  • causing significant property damage during rescues


  • pill as source of super powers


  • changing into costume in exploding phone booth


  • explaining to crowd that he is "not plane, nor bird, nor even frog, just little old me: Underdog".


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General Mills breakfast cereal products are seen in the Unger household. The Underdog (1964) cartoon series was created by General Mills' ad agency to help promote their products.
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"Bar Sinister" is a heraldic term - a bar slanting to the left on a coat of arms signifying "bastard".
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Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy.
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With her subsequent role in Man of Steel, Amy Adams is the only actress to play the love interest of both Underdog (voice of Sweet Polly) and Superman (Lois Lane).
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