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Super Friends 

The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

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Gardner Fox
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Series cast summary:
Danny Dark Danny Dark ...  Superman / ... 23 episodes, 1973-1983
Casey Kasem ...  Robin / ... 23 episodes, 1973-1983
Olan Soule ...  Batman / ... 23 episodes, 1973-1983
Shannon Farnon ...  Wonder Woman / ... 22 episodes, 1973-1983
Frank Welker ...  Marvin / ... 19 episodes, 1973-1983
Sherry Alberoni ...  Wendy / ... 16 episodes, 1973
Norman Alden ...  Aquaman / ... 16 episodes, 1973
Ted Knight ...  Narrator / ... 16 episodes, 1973
John Stephenson ...  Alien / ... 13 episodes, 1973
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Just Imagine! The greatest heroes of our time, banded together to stamp out the forces of evil wherever and whenever they might appear! Based on DC Comics' long-running Justice League Of America series, the show featured the Justice League (Superman, Batman & Robin, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman together with 'apprentice' super-heroes Marvin, Wendy, and Wonder Dog. Other DC luminaries such as the Flash and the Atom made periodic cameos. Written by Greg Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The All New Super Friends Hour See more »

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Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When ABC rebooted the Superfriends Show for its 1984 and 1985 Seasons, they spliced together the theme song from the first season with the theme song from later seasons in a unique blend. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Narrator: Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
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Connections

Referenced in Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978) See more »

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"Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice..."
9 January 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Ah, the Super Friends. Anyone who grew up in the 70's and calls themselves a comic book fan has a special place in their heart for this show; the first cartoon to depict the Justice League of America (well, apart from the Filmation cartoons, but they didn't have the big guns of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the JLA cartoons). Some hated it because it was watered down, with no memorable villains. Other enjoyed its charm and goofy fun. Some of us were glad to see any show with superheroes.

Now, in the 70's, the networks didn't allow much in the ways of violence in cartoons (except for Bugs and company), so we didn't get any slobberknockers with the bad guys. Still, there were memorable conflicts, with some creativity involved. Yeah, most of the "villains" were misguided and not evil, but there was fun to be had.

Some of my personal favorites were the GEEC episode, where a computer controls all of man's machines, only to go haywire when a mouse gets inside it; The planet-splitting episode, where Superman's origin is retold; the Gulliver episode, where everyone is reduced to the size of a doll; and the episode with the Flash.

The series went out of its way to present environmental issues, moral dilemmas, and other thought-provoking conflicts. It had far greater educational value than the "commercial" cartoons of the 80's and was far more entertaining than most. Yes, Wendy and Marvin were annoying at times, but they did have some value. I'll take them over the Wonder Twins any day. Besides, Marvin made it into Alex Ross' Kingdom Come.

If you wanted action in the 70's, you had to find Jonny Quest reruns or catch Speed Racer in syndication. The Super Friends would suffice until something better came along. It took two more series, but arrive it did; and, it still carried the name, Super Friends.


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