Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Unlucky Number 

A contest in which the participants must guess the number of jellybeans in a jar has been rigged by a gang of crooks. Clark Kent, aka Superman, uses his special powers to foil the bad guys ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
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Perry White
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Inspector Henderson
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Bobby Exbrook
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Dexter Brown
Rus Conklin ...
Randy - The Collector (as Russell Conklin)
Jack Littlefield ...
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Anthony De Mario ...
News Vendor (as Tony De Mario)
Alan Reynolds ...
Mr. Kelley
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Slippery Elm
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A contest in which the participants must guess the number of jellybeans in a jar has been rigged by a gang of crooks. Clark Kent, aka Superman, uses his special powers to foil the bad guys by counting the jellybeans and helping a needy woman win the contest. Meanwhile, the old lady's grandson Bobby is being flim-flammed by criminal Dexter Brown, who claims that he himself is Superman! Written by anyamarie42

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25 February 1956 (USA)  »

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When Lois buys a raffle ticket at the magazine stand, you can see issues of "Superboy", "Superman", and "Batman" comic books behind her. See more »

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When Superman melts the horse shoe with his heat vision for Bobby it is setting on one of those fold up tables with the thin metal surfaces. The heat that it would take to melt a horse show should have also melted the table top. See more »

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I enjoyed the classic sequence where Superman bends things
19 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

First of all I would like to point out that the the "Superman" comic shown on the newsstand rack is issue #101. Now on to my comments: One of the interesting things about this episode is how Superman specifically points out to Bobby that "No one can do the things that Superman does, especially fly!" This was the second show of season 4, and the network must have had some concern about kids with towels tied around their necks trying to fly off the roofs of their houses. I think that is why the whole sequence where Bobby won't answer Superman's questions unless he bends a horseshoe and a dumbbell weight was written into this show. Also, it probably was the inspiration for the Jerry Seinfeld commercials for a credit card company where Superman complains: "Fans are always asking me to bend stuff!"


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