Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (16)

  • J. Jonah Jameson: As I predicted, the web-head's turned out to be just another thug in a mask! Soon he'll be cut, jailed and run outta town! Peter Parker: (Brooding) How can he be jailed and run out of town?

  • Captain Stacy: I'm satisfied you're innocent, Spider-Man. We'll find out what Chameleon did with the E.T. Spider-Man: Actually, I sort of... Peter's Conscience: What are you doing? You tell the truth and they'll take the suit away, and you need its power... to help people. Spider-Man: I sort of figured you'd say that.

  • (Peter rushes home, and then bursts through the door) Peter Parker: What did I miss?! (Notices Aunt May doesn't even have the TV on) Aunt May, I can't believe you don't have it on! They discover alien life and you're not watching?! Aunt May: (Chuckles) Oh Peter, aliens are bug-eyed monsters who say "Take me to your leader," this is a mud stain on the space shuttle. Peter Parker: Not mud, organic mud. Living mud from outer space!

  • Black Cat: (Seeing Spider-Man in the black suit for the first time) Oh, that's a good look for you and I'm flattered truly. See, I knew we made a connection. Spider-Man: You, you're the real- (Finally notices the black on his costume) thief... Black Cat: Because I stole your heart? Heard it before, Swinger.

  • Spider-Man: And now a peek at our strange visitor... (Spots the Black Cat) and our strange visitor's visitor.

  • Black Cat: You got a sweet little skill set there, Spidey. You want in on this gig? We could split the take. Spider-Man: "Gig"? "Take"? These words are strange to me. Black Cat: A certain captain of industry offered an indecent of cash to steal that find. Said something about unlimited scientific potential. Spider-Man: Are you sure he was a full captain of industry, and not some industrial cadet showing off for the girls?

  • Mayor Waters: Norman. Wonderful of you to come. Norman Osborn: Are you happy to see me or your contribution? Mayor Waters: And if my answer is both? Norman Osborn: Then I'm investing in an honest politician.

  • Peter Parker: Boss, I'd like a word. J. Jonah Jameson: How about "scram"? Or two words, "scram kid." Or seventeen? "Get out of my office in two point three seconds or I'll staple you to a flagpole"? Peter Parker: How did you... count so... never mind.

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Notes (3)

  • Disney XD Premiere Date: May 4, 2009 @ 7:30pm (ET)

  • The Chameleon The Chameleon first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #1, making him the first of Spider-Man's rogues' gallery. A Russian criminal for hire, the Chameleon came to America to commit crimes, using his unique skill of impersonating literally anyone. When he impersonated Spider-Man, he was stopped by the web slinger. The Chameleon remains one of Spider-Man's most dangerous long-standing enemies to date.

  • The Black Cat The Black Cat made her first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man # 194. As the daughter of an infamous cat burglar, Felicia Hardy attempted to follow in her father's footsteps. In her first encounter with Spider-Man, she instantly fell in love with the Web Slinger. She reformed and maintained a relationship with him. Once learning of his secret identity, it became clear she was more interested in his alter ego than Peter Parker. When realizing he got married, Felicia developed a rivalry and rough friendship with Mary Jane. Even to this day, she's still in love with Spider-Man.

Trivia (10)

  • The episode is available on "The Spectacular Spider-Man Volume 4" DVD.

  • This is the last episode to air on Kids' WB!, before the network was renamed to The CW4Kids.

  • Eddie Brock makes his first appearance since Catalysts. This is also his first speaking role since The Invisible Hand. Additionally, Aunt May makes her first appearance since The Invisible Hand.

  • A portion of this episode's plot is based on Amazing Spider-Man #1, which was the Chameleon's first appearance.

  • According to Spider-Man while saving a plane from crashing, Peter Parker and Eddie Brock's parents died in a plane crash. This could be referencing the Ultimate Spider-Man comics in which the same event happens.

  • The Chameleon's two accomplices are Quentin Beck and Phineas Mason, who are Mysterio and The Tinkerer respectively.

  • Scene shifting in the episode has changed from the usual spiders to the black ooze crawling up the screen.

  • The Spider-Man design at the end of the episode suddenly shifts from red with black webs to black with white webs. This matches with the Symbiote plot of the episode.

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Allusions (7)

  • Newspaper Seller: Spider-thief and accomplice steal E.T.! The term "E.T." is a common shorthand term for "extra-terrestrial" and was made especially popular in Steven Spielberg's movie of the same name.

  • J. Jonah Jameson printing a retraction on Spider-Man being a thief, and hating it, is reminiscent of Spider-Man 3. In that film, when Eddie Brock's photo of Spider-Man is revealed to be a fake, Jameson fires him and angrily prints a retraction.

  • Exploding Playing Card: Beck tosses a playing card that bursts into flames. This is an allusion to another Marvel hero, Gambit (from the X-Men universe) who has the ability to charge objects with kinetic energy. This energy eventually explouds into flames, like the playing card.

  • Chameleon: My insect early warning system's tingling! Black Cat: My kitty sense is purring. Both lines are a parody to Spidey's classic line "My Spider-sense is tingling."

  • Mirror Reflection: Spider-Man looking at his new dark outlook through the building reflection while upside down is a nod to the same scene from the live action movie Spider-Man 3. This same scene was originally used in the three part episode "The Alien Costume" from Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

  • At the end of the episode, while Spider-Man is upside down, Black Cat pulls his mask down and kisses him while he's upside down. This is reminiscent of Spider-Man's kiss from Mary Jane in the live-action film Spider-Man.

  • The "Spectacular" version of the Symbiote Suit is a black version of the regular spider-suit with white webbing and an altered spider on the chest. This is the appearance of the black suit in Spider-Man 3. This change was made for the film to make it more realistic.