I Spy

Season 1 Episode 27

It's All Done with Mirrors

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 13, 1966 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Kelly: And I'll once again be your alert, clean-cut, clear-eyed, government-issue Captain Marvel.

      Kelly references the muscular strong-jawed old-fashioned comic book superhero Captain Marvel, nicknamed "The Big Red Cheese." As created by C.C. Beck and Bill Parker in 1939, Captain Marvel is often portrayed as a somewhat naive but good-hearted superhero. His alter ego is a young Billy Batson, who transforms into Captain Marvel by speaking the magic word SHAZAM and gains the wisdom of Solomon; the strength of Hercules; the stamina of Atlas; the power of Zeus; the courage of Achilles; and the speed of Mercury.