When one of the Planet's warehouses catches fire Superman arrives in time to stop it. Later Perry learns that a large payroll he placed in the safe, is not there. So the insurance company ... See full summary »

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When one of the Planet's warehouses catches fire Superman arrives in time to stop it. Later Perry learns that a large payroll he placed in the safe, is not there. So the insurance company refuses to pay, claiming that the fire was deliberately set to cover up the money's disappearance. Which Perry knows he didn't do. So he sets out to find out. What he or anyone doesn't know is that a couple of guys who call themselves "The Firemen's Friend" cause they go to fires and serve coffee and donuts to the firemen, were the ones who stole the money by using a fireproof suit and a special hearing aid that can help them open any safe. And when Perry runs into them, he notices a few things that are odd. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Fun and above standard for a later colored episode
18 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, I tend to prefer the black-and-white episodes of the show to the colored ones. I mean, in any season, this show is no stranger to constant contrivances and visible plot holes, but in the first two seasons it usually felt like there was some attempt to put intelligence and realism into it. Occasionally, there was even a bit of genuine cleverness to the mysteries. But once you get into the coloreds, it becomes sillier, goofier, and gimmickier. Don't get me wrong, SOMEtimes the goofiness can actually be rather enjoyable, but overall I prefer it when there's some effort put into at least trying to be smart and make sense.

Like most colored episodes, this one is very contrived and silly, but it does feel closer to the B&W's than most. It doesn't rely on silly gimmicks or fantasy elements, instead focusing on a comparatively grounded mystery. And honestly, that's what I like most about this show, and what I can't always find in other versions of Superman: Clark Kent solving a more theoretically "real-life" type of crime with his deductive reasoning skills, rather than just Superman punching another alien. And this episode fits the bill. What I like best is the moment where Clark seems so puzzled, but contemplates for a while and comes to the solution. That just captures what's so great about this show for me.

To be clear, the mystery and solution is far, FAR from actually being clever. But overall, it's still enjoyable. There's also some good humor, and while Lois and Jimmy don't do much in this one, Perry White gets a more active role. It's not super incredible or anything, but it's certainly a worthwhile watch, and for a colored episode seems a bit above average.


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