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"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" Tempus Fugitive (TV Episode 1995) Poster

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Lois: If you wanna kill Superman, I don't know why you're going to Smallville or 1966.

Tempus: She doesn't know yet. Oh, this is good. This is really good. Um, Lois, did you know that, in the future, you're revered at the same level as Superman? Why there are books about you, statues, an interactive game. You're even a breakfast cereal.

Lois: Really?

Tempus: Yes. But, as much as everybody loves you, there is one question that keeps coming up: "How dumb was she?" Here, I'll show you what I mean. Look

[puts glasses on]

Tempus: , I'm Clark Kent.

[Takes glasses off]

Tempus: No, I'm Superman.

[Puts glasses on]

Tempus: Mild-mannered reporter.

[Takes glasses off]

Tempus: Superhero. Hello! Duh! Clark Kent is Superman. Ha, ha, ha. Well, that was worth the whole trip. To actually meet the most galactically stupid woman who ever lived.

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Tempus: You want to know the future, Miss Lane? No one works, no one argues, there are 9,000 channels and NOTHING ON!

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Tempus: Well, this is a special pleasure, Ms. Lane. I'm Tempus. I'm from the future that you and Superman created.

Lois: Me and Superman?

Tempus: A world of peace. A world with no greed or crime. A world so boring you'd blow your brains out, but there are no guns.

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H.G. Wells: What's the matter, my dear?

Lois: Oh, you've been to the future, Mr. Wells. Is it true what Tempus said about me?

H.G. Wells: Oh, yes. You're as highly-revered as any woman in history.

Lois: Oh, no, I'm meant about being galactically stupid.

H.G. Wells: No, no, no, Miss Lane, not stupid, blind. It is one of the many things that makes your story so timeless. Why children never tire of hearing it at bedtime. Why parents never outgrow it. Generation after generation, we are all blinded by love, Miss Lane. Especially that one great love that changes us forever.

Tempus: Excuse me, but I'm in danger of choking on my own vomit.

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Tempus: Superman, as long as I have you here, just answer one thing for me. Why tights? Why a cape? You're a grown man, don't you feel ridiculous?

Superman: My mother made it for me.

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H.G. Wells: I won't let you hurt him, I will fight you with my last breath.

Tempus: Really?

H.G. Wells: I swear it!

Tempus: [hits Wells who falls unconscious] Sorry, can't have you swearing in front of the baby.

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Martha Kent: It's just I'm not able to have children... But I know that if I were to find a baby, I would be the most grateful woman in the world.

Clark Kent: And the world's best mom.

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Lois Lane: I couldn't stand the idea I might lose you and I'd never get to tell you... to say that... I...

Tempus: Please. I'll go to jail, I'll strap myself into the electric chair - but don't make me listen to this!

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Clark Kent: Glasses, secret identity... seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Lois Lane: [to Clark] Is this going to feel as weird to you as it does to me, knowing you are Superman from now on?

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Clark Kent: [to Lois] You haven't spoken since 1866.

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Clark Kent: Lois, Superman is what I can do. Clark is who I am.

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[Lois has just found out Clark is Superman]

Lois Lane: [slaps Clark] And don't pretend that hurt... Superman!

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[in 1866]

Marshall Kent: [to Lois and Clark] Gone, which is exactly where we'd like you and the naked lady.

Lois Lane: Naked? I'm not naked. These are just new fashions from... France.

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