Jor-El, Krypton's leading scientist, sends his infant son to Earth in a rocket just as the planet explodes. The rocket is found by Eben and Sarah Kent and Eben gets the infant out before the craft explodes. They raise the child as their own. Years later, after Eben's death and now aware of his super powers, Clark Kent moves to Metropolis. Sarah has made a costume for him, and she tells him that he must use his powers for good. Superman makes his debut saving a man falling from a blimp. As Clark, he hustles the man to the Daily Planet, which scores a scoop. This convinces editor Perry White to hire Clark. Written by
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When Clark Kent tries to see Perry White he runs to the Store Room and takes off his glasses along the way. Even though, a moment later, he is walking along the ledge of the Daily Planet Building to sneak into Perry White's office.
A few minutes after Clark's entrance, Jimmy runs in to break the news of the blimp issue. After a short discussion with Perry White, Clark again runs to the Sore Room, takes off his glassed, on the way, and does the Superman change. See more
[Jimmy, Lois, and a photographer drive to a location where a man is hanging on a blimp, his life being in danger
Step on it, Jim.
The speed limit's 35, Miss Lane. I don't wanna get a ticket.
is listed in the show's credits, but does not appear in the program. He was originally cast as Jor-El but for unknown reasons was replaced by Robert Rockwell
, who did not receive credit for this substantial role. See more