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.

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Philip Sgriccia

Writers:

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
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance in the series of Joe Morton as Dr Steven Hamilton. See more »

Goofs

When Clark and Chloe begin their investigation on the Deer, when Clark pulls the blinds, you can see the shadow of the crew equipment on the left side of the blinds. See more »

Quotes

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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Features High Diving Hare (1949) See more »

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Written by Dido and Paul Herman
Performed by Dido
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Still Craving More Smallville!
9 August 2010 | by JeriqueSee all my reviews

In this episode, Clark has a new villain who is not particularly evil. Jodi (Amy Adams) is overweight but begins a new diet, by only drinking veggie drinks. She doesn't realize the vegetables are grown in soil that contains the meteor rocks and thus she rapidly losing weight and can't stop eating.

This episode's visual effects are what is primarily shown. As Jodi loses weight, her appearance visually changes in front of your eyes. She doesn't have an evil trait in her, but when she gets to a point of where she can't stand it, her character is no longer very innocent. She tries hard to keep loyalty to those who chose to be nice to her (like Pete) but struggles.

As Clark confronts her, he struggles to convince her to seek help because he's weakened by the nearby kryptonite. It's a very inspiring episode to those people who are overweight. It's also very inspiring and I think eye-opening to people who believe they are superior for being skinny. Count your blessings and don't put people down for any reason, is the morale I get from this episode.

Special effects are still present in this one, as Clark uses his powers of super-strength, super-speed, and X-Ray vision and even invincibility. I thought this episode showed more of a darker, edgier side to it and thus is not meant for kids to watch it. Especially when Jodie's mouth extends like a snake. It's quite disturbing.

Lana's relationship with Clark suffers a setback due to his destiny of needing to save people. Lex builds his friendship with Clark and Lana, and Martha shows how good of a mother she is to Clark. It's a very captivating episode in plot-sense. It's got everything any Smallville fan could want, once again. It's consistent, inspiring and a deeply developed episode.


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