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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The logo of the U.S. Gauge Company is on the dial of the pressure gauge on Jor-El's control panel. See more
Before Clark leaves to go to Metropolis, his mother is telling him that the suit she made for him is from the red and blue blanket that he was wrapped up in when he arrived and that nothing can destroy it. Considering that acid and other things are more damaging than a pair of scissors and some needle and thread, she shouldn't have been able to turn the blanket into an outfit for him. 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