Spider-Man: The Animated Series

The Spider Slayer (1)

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 2/4/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Norman Osborn hires Spencer Smythe to design a machine capable of destroying Spider-Man - the Black Widow Spider Slayer. But when Flash Thompson puts on a Spider-Man costume as a party gag, the deadly machine spots him, and he's carried off in Peter's place.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gary Imhoff

    Harry Osborn

  • Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Peter Parker/Spider-Man

  • Edward Asner

    J. Jonah Jameson

  • Jennifer Hale

    Felicia Hardy

  • Rodney Saulsberry

    Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A superb episode which introduces a lot of new characters to the series.

    By logi, Jan 04, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Brock: But you don't understand!
      Jameson: You want understanding? See a shrink.

    • Eddie Brock: Hey, that's J. Jonah Jameson's place. The boss is gonna have a front row seat.
      Norman Osborn
      : Good for him. Now let's get this over with.

    • Norman Osborn: They're almost ready.
      Eddie Brock: Yeah, almost. Eddie Brock's biggest scoop: The Capture of Spider-Man. You will not regret bringing me on this, Mr. Smythe.

    • Norman Osborn: You blew it. You failed, Smythe.
      Alistair Smythe: My father is the world's foremost expert in the field of robotics, Mr. Osborn. He is not a failure.
      Spencer Smythe: Relax, Alistair. No need to defend me.
      Norman Osborn: No need? You let that web-swinging weasel makes fools of us.

    • Thug: (Spidey jumps in to save Flash) Two of 'em?!
      Spider-Man: Congratulations, you can count! And they say the school system's failing!

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    Notes (6)

    • In the comics, Harry Osborn was introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #31, became Peter's friend in Amazing #39, and they became roommates in #46 until #137, after Harry became the second Green Goblin.

    • Neil Ross also voiced Norman Osborn on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

    • This was adapted into comic book format in Spider-Man Adventures #3. It was later reprinted in Kellogg's Froot Loops Mini-Comics #3, Spectacular Spider-Man (UK Magazine) #27 and in the trade paperback Spider-Man Adventures.

    • In the comics, Spencer Smythe originally appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #25, where he lent Jameson a spider-slayer robot and died in Amazing # 193, after linking Jameson and Spidey together with a bomb. He then died of radioactivity from his own robots. His son, however, didn't appear until much later in Amazing Annual #19, where he mistook Mary Jane Watson and the identity of Spider-Man.

    • The part where Flash dresses up as Spider-man and is mistaken for the real one is similar to the Spider-man and his Amazing Friends episode, "Unmask", where Flash Thompson wore Spider-man's outfit and was mistaken for the real Spider-man by the Sandman. In The Amazing Spider-Man #5, Flash tries to scare Peter in a Spidey outfit only to be mistakenly abducted by Dr. Doom.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Goof: The first time Flash's mask is taken off, it comes completely off. However, after the battle with the Black Widow, his mask is connected to the rest of the suit. Then in the next scene the mask comes completely off again.

    Allusions (1)

    • J. Jonah Jameson: Now the other networks are laughing at me...even Fox. When this series first aired the network it aired on in the United States was Fox.

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