Clark Kent comes to Metropolis looking for a job at the Daily Planet. Perry White first dismisses him as he has no experience. He later goes out to get a story about a theater being torn down which convinces White to accept him because he has initiatives. At the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is intent on uncovering a possible conspiracy behind a space ship launch, which might blow-up. White teams Lois up with the rookie Clark against her better judgment. Meanwhile, Clark is frustrated that he cannot use his powers to help others without exposing himself and jeopardizing his chance at leading a normal life. He consults his mother, Martha Kent, and the two comes up with the Superman costume. Written by
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was the first actor to be auditioned. At first, he was dismissed as being too young, more of a Superboy than a Superman. See more
Clark's mother sews his suit together from normal earthly fabric, using her sewing machine and scissors. Only the "S" logo on the superman suit's chest is from Clark's home world, carried to earth along with his alien baby blanket. Yet in the rest of the episode and series, his suit is inexplicably as impervious to fire, bullets, and other hazards as Superman is. See more
[Lois opens a fortune cookie
It's in Chinese.
[Clark takes the paper. Lois looks at him mockingly
Oh, don't tell me that you read...
A good horse is like a member of the family.
References Star Trek
Holding Out for a Hero
Performed by Bonnie Tyler See more