Smallville (2001–2011)
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Overweight Jodi submits to a diet of meteor-infested vegetables from her father's greenhouse. They magically make her thin, but she has an intense craving for body fat. Anyone in her vicinity is in danger, including her date, Pete.


Philip Sgriccia


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Amy Adams ... Jodi Melville
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Nell Potter
Malcolm Stewart ... Mr. Melville
Joe Morton ... Dr. Steven Hamilton
Alejandro Rae ... Dustin (as Alex Rae)
Damonde Tschritter Damonde Tschritter ... Dustin's Friend
Jeff Seymour ... Dr. Vargas


Overweight teenager Jodi Melville is obsessed to lose weight. She feels rejected by her schoolmates except Pete, who defends her. Planning to attend Lana Lang's birthday party, Jodi submits herself to a radical diet: only vegetables planted in her father's greenhouse... but with soil full of kryptonite. Jodi immediately achieves a wonderful shape, but has a huge and uncontrollable starvation and needs human body fat as the side effect, threatening whoever is closest- her next potential victim is date Pete. Clark again is forced to break his date with Lana to try to save Pete and somehow stop Jodi. Whitney tries to get back together with Lana by informing her about being accepted to Kansas State University. Meanwhile, Lex views Chloe's 'Wall of Weird' at Smallville High's school-paper The Torch, to study meteor rock mutants, and he later approaches meteor rock expert Dr. Steven Hamilton to investigate the meteor shower to determine if 'something else' came down that day. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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When Jodie is making her shake she adds some ingredients, blends them, then adds some more, but does not blend them again. However, when she pours the shake, there are no large lumps in it. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: Getting your morning Lana fix?
Clark Kent: Chloe, don't you ever knock?
Chloe Sullivan: It's a barn, Clark.
Clark Kent: Is there a reason you're here so early or do just enjoy busting my chops?
Chloe Sullivan: Little of both.
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Do Not Super Size Me
16 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The fat teenager Jodi Melville (Amy Adams) is obsessed to lose weight. She feels reject by most of her schoolfellows with the exception of Pete Ross, who defends her. Near to the Lana Lang's birthday party, Jodi submits herself to a radical diet, eating only vegetable planted in her father's greenhouse, but with soil full of kryptonite. Her body immediately achieves a wonderful shape, but Amy has a huge and uncontrollable starvation and need for fat as the side effect.

"Craving" is another great episode of this excellent TV series. Director Philip Sgriccia, of "Metamorphosis", balances the action with the dramatic situation of Jodi Melville, and the frustrated romance of Clark Kent with Lana Lang, and the result is one of the best episodes up to now. The special effects with the character of Jodi Melville are amazing. I liked the conclusion of this episode, when the original and unique gift of Clark Kent is disclosed. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Desejo" ("Desire")

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