Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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The Big Forget 

An anti-memory vapor, developed by Professor Pepperwinkle, is stolen and used to commit crimes.


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Episode cast overview:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
Noel Neill ... Lois Lane
John Hamilton ... Perry White
Robert Shayne ... Inspector Henderson
Phil Tead ... Prof. Pepperwinkle
Herb Vigran ... Mugsy Maple (as Herburt Vigran)
Billy Nelson ... Knuckles Nelson


An anti-memory vapor, developed by Professor Pepperwinkle, is stolen and used to commit crimes.

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From the Anti-Memory Vapor can: "J.J. Pepperwinkle, Central 42768." If a ZIP Code, it's for Peytonsburg, in south central Kentucky. It's on State Route 61 about a mile north of the Tennessee border. On the other hand, it could be phone number CEntral 42768, or 234-2768. In the 1950s, phone numbers consisted of a word exchange plus five digits. See more »


When Superman arrives at the hideout [by following Inspector Henderson's voice on the phone line], he eavesdrops from outside the front door. When Lois says that involving Superman would cost her and Jimmy a raise, Superman knowingly nod, and leaves. Seconds later he knocks on the door, as Clark Kent. But he left his street clothes back at the Daily Planet building, and had no time to go back and retrieve them. See more »


Mugsy Maple: [Knock heard at door of hideout] Go get it, Knuckles.
Knuckles Nelson: Hey, Mugsy, suppose it's Superman?
Mugsy Maple: If it was Superman he wouldn't knock, he'd bust the door down!
Knuckles Nelson: Yeah, sure! That's right!
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Character actor Herb Vigran was listed with his full first name, Herburt, in the credits. See more »

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They Get Pepperwinkled Again
14 February 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The episode begins with the team of Lane and Olsen getting Perry White to agree to give them a raise if they can get a front page story without the help of Superman. Who should show up but an old friend. Once again our dear Professor Pepperwinkle comes up with an invention that can only lead to disaster. He has developed a spray that will make people forget everything that has happened in the last fifteen minutes. Two crooks, one smart and one dumb (heard this before?) figure that this could aid them in their robberies. If people can't remember what they saw, it gives the crooks quite an advantage. Perry has gone with Lois and Jimmy and is a pain in the butt. He is cautious and plays entirely by the rules. Of course, they are brought out to the country and put in a cellar. By now, Clark has joined them. The last five minutes are very clever, considering the substance that the good professor has concocted.

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17 March 1958 (USA) See more »

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