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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Clark looks through the wall of an aging theater which is about to be torn down. The wall itself has a door, above which appears "Enterance" (sic). Surely on a fancy theater with amazing baroque gold leaf interior decorations, shown later, such an obvious misspelling of "Entrance" would not have been tolerated. See more
Let me get this straight. You eat like an eight year old and you look like Mr. Hardbody. What's your secret and can I have it?
Referenced in Smallville: Rogue
Holding Out for a Hero
Performed by Bonnie Tyler See more