Adventures of Superman: Season 3, Episode 11

Flight to the North (1 Oct. 1955)

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Future TV western star Chuck Connors appears in this classic episode as a gangly hillbilly who happens to be named Sylvester J. Superman. Arriving in Metropolis to seek his fortune, the ... See full summary »

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Future TV western star Chuck Connors appears in this classic episode as a gangly hillbilly who happens to be named Sylvester J. Superman. Arriving in Metropolis to seek his fortune, the clueless Sylvester answers a classified ad for the "real" Superman (George Reeves), and before long has been hired by a woman named Marge (Marjorie Owens) to deliver a lemon meringue pie to her fiancé Steve (Richard Garland), stationed at a remote Air Force weather base in Alaska. Meanwhile, gangster Leftover Louie (who else but Ben Welden?) has wagered $25,000 that he can convince his schoolmate Marge to bake him a fresh lemon meringue pie, even though she can't stand the sight of him. Inevitably, these two plot strands are intertwined, as a hopelessly confused Steve welcomes the vacuous Sylvester, a gun-toting Louie, and the honest-to-goodness Superman into his tiny snowbound shack! Written by anyamarie42

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One Of The Wackiest Superman's Ever
12 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chuck Connors guest stars as "Slyvester J. Superman," a super-hick from "Skunk Hollow." He arrives in town with his pet mule, "Lillybelle." He's a very strong man and convinces, by bending a steel bar, the hotel manager that, yup, he's really "Superman." Thee hotel man thinks Superman is in disguise and gladly gives him at room (at the Crumbly Hotel.)

Meanwhile, two crooks get out of jail and have $50,000 in stashed loot to divvy up. They get into an argument over who has tasted the best pies: "Leftover Louie" bets on old friend "Marjorie" and "Buckets" bets on his "Aunt Tillie." The bet is their share of the loot with an impartial judge making the choice.

Louie tracks down Margie, who conveniently has just baked a fresh pie, but she is waiting for Superman to answer her ad in the paper. She wants the pie flown to Alaska for her fiancé to enjoy. The hick "superman" sees the ad and answers it just as Leftover was making a fuss because Margie wouldn't give him the pie. Clark Kent then arrives at Margie's door and explains what the ad in the paper was for. Ole Sylvester says he'll take the pie up there, and lo-and-behold, he does via airplane, train and mule - and in no time, apparently, as the pie is still fresh.

Leftover Louie - played by perhaps a man who made more villainous appearances than anyone on this show's history, Mr. Ben Welden - hears about and hops on a plane, too, to get that pie! The rest of the story is even more ludicrous!!!

I could continue but this episode is so outrageously dumb, I'm reluctant. I have to admit, though, it was totally innocent fun and I got some laughs out of it. More than anything, I was stunned to see something this far out....and I mean, far out!


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