The Spectacular Spider-Man

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Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 4/26/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson go to the Midtown High Fall Formal. Meanwhile, the Green Goblin tries to take down L. Thompson Lincoln.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Steven Jay Blum

    Green Goblin

  • Jamie Thomason

  • Eric Wesbit

  • Lolita Ritmanis

  • Kristopher Carter

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • Out of all the episodes in the last 2 seasons this is my favorite.

    By frostbite200, Sep 05, 2009

  • Finally get to see a more accurate depiction of Mary Jane, plus The Green Goblin's first appearance.

    By Antiyonder, Aug 29, 2008

  • Peter Parker is forced to abandon his dream date at the school dance when a new villain, the Green Goblin, attacks Tombstone at a public event.

    By earthpeople, May 18, 2008

  • On the night of the Midtown High Fall Formal, Peter Parker and his date Mary Jane Watson, enjoy the night. But when the Green Goblin tries to eliminate Tombstone, will Spider-Man be willing to take on this new challenge at the price of his date?

    By KateShadow, Apr 29, 2008

  • Green Goblin...Harry or Norman??

    By larkyfarken, Apr 28, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • (Gwen Stacy and Eddie Brock watch as Mary Jane and Flash become the King and Queen of the dance) Gwen Stacy: Okay, I know it's totally petty, but seeing Peter's date curled alongside Flash... makes me smile.

    • Spider-Man: Ah, where are my manners? Here you come to terrorize the Tombster and I don't even say thank you. My only excuse is that you're also holding innocent people hostage, it's confusing to my poor Spider-brain. Green Goblin: Yes, quite the puzzler, but the Green Goblin has a solution: You and I join forces! Consider what we could accomplish by combining our powers. We could rule New York! Spider-Man: Are we talking Manhattan or all five? Nah, sorry. I make it a rule not to partner with anyone green... or psychotic. Green Goblin: Oh well, your loss... of life!

    • Green Goblin: May I see your invitation, Spider-Man? Otherwise, I'm afraid I'll have to ask you to leave. Spider-Man: Leave now? While table seven still needs horderves?

    • (After the hostages are freed and Green Goblin's henchmen are arrested) J. Jonah Jameson: Robbie, I got your headline: "Colonel John Jameson saves New York's Elite!" John Jameson: Dad, there could be an investigation that could scrub me from the mission! J. Jonah Jameson: (Groans) Robbie, scratch that headline. Give the credit... (Mumbles) To Spider-Man. To Spider-Man confound it! But fire Parker, the kid never showed up! What?! What do you mean he just e-mailed photos?!

    • Sally Avril: (Upon seeing Peter Parker with Mary Jane) Geeks like Parker do not get girls who look like her! I mean us!

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    Notes (4)

    • Disney XD Premiere Date: April 20, 2009 @ 7:30pm (ET)

    • This episode can be seen on "The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Goblin Strikes!" DVD.

    • The costume of The Spectacular Spider-Man incarnation of Green Goblin seems based on the original appearance of the Green Goblin, with the addition of a pumpkin symbol on his stomach.

    • The Green Goblin Appearing as the Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 and as Norman Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man #37, the Green Goblin is best known as Spider-Man's archenemy. Working for years after his wife's death, pushing his son away in the process, Osborn creates a serum that gives him super strength and an insane personality. He becomes the Green Goblin, modeling himself after his childhood fear. Being the first to learn Peter's identity, he has caused many tragedies in Peter's life, such as the death of Gwen Stacy, his destroyed friendship with Harry and the disappearance of his unborn daughter.

    Trivia (7)

    • This is the first episode in which Peter does not wear his regular outfit. Instead, he wears a suit for the school dance. This episode also marks the first time that Aunt May isn't shown, heard from or talked about.

    • Instead of a traditional explosion, the Goblin's pumpkin bombs emit a green smoke accompanied by a sinister laughter every time it detonates.

    • Eddie Brock appears in this episode as the heartbroken Gwen Stacy's date, but doesn't speak.

    • It was never revealed if the Green Goblin is really Norman Osborn or his serum induced son, Harry.

    • This episode takes place on the same day/night as the previous episode "The Invisible Hand".

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    Allusions (7)

    • Ray Charles: The musician playing the saxophone at Tombstone's party is modeled after the famous blind musician Ray Charles.

    • Green Goblin: You know the old saying: if you can't join them, beat them! A reverse parody of the old saying "If you can't beat them, join them."

    • Green Goblin: Keep our guests comfy, boys. I'll be back in a New York minute! A New York minute is the term given to a short period of time. The name comes from how New York people are so rushed and impatient.

    • Globulin Green #994: The number of the serum is based on the year 994 AD, the year that the title characters from the Gargoyles animated series live in at the start of the series.

    • DJ: Sean "Cheeks" Galloway The DJ shown at the Fall Formal resembles the artist for the character designs of the show, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway.

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