Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Gentle Monster 

Professor Pepperwinkle creates a robot whom he calls Mr. McTavish. It isn't long before Jimmy and Lois learn about him and Pepperwinkle shows him to them. Later Superman shows up but as he ... See full summary »

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Professor Pepperwinkle creates a robot whom he calls Mr. McTavish. It isn't long before Jimmy and Lois learn about him and Pepperwinkle shows him to them. Later Superman shows up but as he is approaching McTavish he starts to feel weak so he leaves. That's when they learn that McTavish placed a meteorite in McTavish which they deduce is kryptonite. Some men who want to blow up the planet for a story they did, decides to use McTavish to assemble the bomb so they take him along with Lois and Jimmy. So Superman and Pepperwinkle have to try and find them. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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24 March 1958 (USA)  »

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The robot costume was created originally for The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954), and makes a very brief later appearance in Creation of the Humanoids. See more »

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Is Pepperwinkle Over Exposed?
14 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Professor Pepperwinkle invents a friend. He is a robot who has amazing strength and incredible talent. He also has a chunk of kryptonite in him. He nearly kills Superman. There are three crooks this time. One is a tech wiz who has set up a method to blow up the Daily Planet building. The rub is that Superman is afraid to come near the robot which gives the advantage to the bad guys. This allows them to be rid of two of their Achilles heels. The robot is terrible. It is a stack of metal boxes with legs made of those things you use to make air vents go around corners. Of course, what we are wondering about is how Superman can maintain a threat. It's a cute episode. The show is attractive to kids at this point but has lost its edge.


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