Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Triumph Of The Green Goblin

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/12/81
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  • Episode Description
  • Norman Osborne's plane crashes, causing him to change once again into the Green Goblin. He decides his new evil plan will be to pollute the resevoir with the same formula used to create him, thereby making an entire city of goblins. Unfortunately, he can't remember where the formula is, so he decides that his niece Mona Osbourne must know, and kidnaps her from a school costume party, attended also by the Spider-Friends, in their secret identities. Spidey and crew manage to rescue Mona and freeze the portion of the resevoir tainted by the Green Goblin's rediscovered formula. During his struggle with Spider-Man, the Goblin accidently electricutes himself, reverting once again to a confused Norman Osborne, who has no memory of the recent events.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • June Foray

    Aunt May

  • Dick Tufeld

    Narrator (Season 1)

  • Frank Welker

    Bobby Drake/Ice-Man, Flash Thompson, Ms. Lion

  • Kathy Garver

    Angelica Jones/Firestar

  • Dan Gilvezan

    Peter Parker/Spider-Man

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Spider-Man, Firestar and Iceman battle the Green Goblin who is plotting to turn the residents of New York City into goblins.

    By johndoe70, Apr 26, 2009

  • This episode was worth the wait and a good start to a good series.

    By Antiyonder, Nov 02, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Green Goblin (seeing the Spider-Friends arrive): The troublesome trio.

    • Green Goblin: You can't stop me! I have enough Goblin formula for New York, California, Washington... Spider-Man (to Mona): Mona, I'd better stop him before he reaches Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga!

    • Green Goblin: You're at the mercy of the real Green Goblin! And of course you know, I don't have any mercy!

    • Norman Osborne: Cured, Cured to being the Green Goblin...(turns into the Green Goblin) Green Goblin:...Never (laughs), never (laughs again), never, the Goblin lives again (laughs again).

    Notes (5)

    • This episode was adapted into a one-shot comic book in December 1981.

    • Norman Osborne goes through a Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde transformation in the beginning, which is funny considering the Green Goblin and Hyde characters are their dark sides.

    • Although the character Firestar was created to replace the Human Torch, her alter ego's design is based off another Marvel character: Mary Jane Watson.

    • The plot of Norman Osborne remembering he was the Green Goblin was taken from the Spider-Man (1981) episode, "Revenge of the Green Goblin" where Norman Osborne regains the memory of him being the Green Goblin in a train wreck. Here, it was a plane crash.

    • Some superhero outfits worn at the party included: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Falcon, Hellcat, Hulk, Iron Man, Ka-Zar, Medusa, Ms. Marvel, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Phoenix, Power Man (??), Scarlet Witch, Shanna the She-Devil, Spider-Woman, Storm, Thing, Thor, Valkerie, Vision, Wasp, and Yellow Jacket.

    Trivia (1)

    • The comic book version of Norman Osborn does not change into the Green Goblin like he did in the Spider-Man (1981) episode titled "Revenge of the Green Goblin", he simply puts on an outfit. Though he does share the cartoon Norman's penchant for forgetting things.

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