Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Flight to the North 

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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Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
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Perry White (credit only)
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Inspector Henderson (credit only)
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Sylvester J. Superman
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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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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

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If you're going to be silly... You might as well go all the way,
24 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first season of "Adventures of Superman" is one of the greatest TV series //ever//. Robert Maxwell intended it as an adult program. There was no sponsor (DC picked up the bill), and the result is dark, violent, and sometimes just plain nasty. It is anything but a kiddie show.

When Kellogg's became the sponsor and Noel Neill replaced Phyllis Coates (arguably the best Lois Lane in TV or movies), "AoS" gradually became less violent, even downright sappy. Though the color episodes are generally looked down on, some are excellent, such as one in which criminals try to drive Perry White crazy by making him think his constant exclamation "Great Caesar's ghost!" has actually summoned Julius Caesar's spirit.

"Flight to the North" shows how to get away with a silly idea if it's totally over the top. Two crooks make a bet on whose girlfriend/mother makes the best lemon-meringue pie. What follows is better seen than described. If you haven't seen it, do so.


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