The Spectacular Spider-Man: Season 1, Episode 7

Catalysts (26 Apr. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson go to the Midtown High Fall Formal. Meanwhile, the mysterious Green Goblin tries to force L. Thompson Lincoln to step down as NYC's Big Man of crime. Will Spider-Man be able to take on this new threat?



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Episode cast overview:
Green Goblin / Punk (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)
Gwen Stacy (voice)
Sally Avril / Betty Brant (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Flash Thompson (voice)
L. Thompson Lincoln / Tombstone / Principal Davis (voice)
Glory Grant (voice)
Harry Osborn (voice)


Peter makes Gwen's day by taking her to the school's formal fall dance. Harry is jealous and takes a transformation potion. The Green Goblin is out of crime king Lincoln's control and forms his own gang of pumpkins heads. Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson takes his visiting son, USAF Lt. Col. and astronaut John, to Lincoln's benefit ball for the youth center. The Green Goblin attacks, so Parker must leave his prom to help the mobster in whose pay he refused to do just that. Written by KGF Vissers

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Thug: Get the freak!
[Green Goblin knocks out two other thugs before cornering Thug with the Goblin Glider]
Thug: I mean... get the freak whatever he wants!
Green Goblin: All I want is your undying loyalty. Or, the dying kind. The Green Goblin is nothing, if flexible...
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Spectacular Spider-Man
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wow -- all kinds of stuff happens in a 30 min cartoon!
19 November 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

To be honest I initially had trouble with the animation style in this series -- after years of hard work to get the proportions of the characters just right, it looks like they threw all that out the window and started over from scratch -- but the reviewers were "crystal" that this series had something special so I checked it out. This episode was one of the most fun half-hours I have spent -- flashbacks, a really sweet riff on the MJ character (she keeps calling PP "tiger"); a Goblin with some of the best throwaway lines; JJ Jameson actually giving SM credit in a story; and enough high school angst to start another MEAN GIRLS script. There is a lot happening in this one episode, and that means a good time for the viewer.

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