Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 8

Bob and Carol and Lois and Clark

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 1996 on ABC
8.6
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Lois and Clark finally make new friends... Bob and Carol Stanford... who seem as much like them it's uncanny. They like the same books, the same foods, have the same hobbies... and they seem to have much more than that in common, as Bob is secretly the assassin known as Deathstroke.moreless

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  • As far as Season 4 goes, this is probably one of the better episodes.

    9.0
    I rather enjoyed this episode, as the story was quite busy and had a lot going on. There were multiple storylines running at the same time, which meant the viewer was always entertained. It also meant that almost every character on the show (with the exception of Ma & Pa Kent) made a worthwhile appearance in this episode and contributed something to the story.



    Lois and Clark begin spending time with another couple, Bob and Carol, and soon become close friends. It was interesting to note how alike Bob and Carol are to Lois and Clark, to the point where Bob even looks like Clark! As I mentioned there are multiple storylines running through this episode, from Clark investigating some strange murders, to Lois trying to get an interview with a reclusive billionaire, to Jimmy and Perry's respective dating stories. Another character from DC comics is also introduced; the assassin Deathstroke. His ability to challenge Superman physically (without the use of Kryptonite) and his connection to Bob and Carol make his addition to the episode an interesting one. The actor playing Deathstroke also does quite a good job, making the audience almost feel sorry for the character through the tragic circumstances which led to his creation, and the realisation that he is the only one of his kind, like Superman.



    Overall, I thought this episode was quite entertaining. Be sure to keep a listen out for a few more mentions of the Buffalo Bills (the football team Dean Cain played for before getting injured and becoming an actor).moreless
Antonio Sabàto Jr.

Antonio Sabàto Jr.

Bob Stanford

Guest Star

Kenneth Mars

Kenneth Mars

Grant Gendell

Guest Star

Sydney Walsh

Sydney Walsh

Carol Stanford

Guest Star

Kenneth Kimmins

Kenneth Kimmins

Dr. Bernard Klein

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At DVD timestamp 8:34 it is very easy to see that the alley they used is the same set as the ambulance bay in the show ER.

    • We learn some of Lois' favourite foods:
      homemade chocolate eclairs,
      baked meatloaf,
      jellied madrilene,
      double loin lamb chops vert pre,
      spring chicken,
      fresh fruit supreme,
      smoked salmon,
      crab meat cocktail,
      creamed holland herring,
      bluepoint oysters on ice,
      little neck clams on ice,
      cold mulligatawny with apple,
      soup or comsomme du jour and
      chicken cacciatore.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Superman: Deathstroke.
      Deathstroke: Superman.
      Lois: Carol.
      Carol: Lois.
      Lois: Bob.
      Deathstroke (whispers to Carol): She recognizes me!
      Carol (whispers): I've always said that glasses weren't enough of a disguise.

    • Lois: Oh, I get it. These aren't really street people. They're undercover bodyguards?
      Denzler: No, They're street people.
      Lois: Well, where is your security?
      Denzler: Our security is in only hiring people we can trust.
      Lois: But you don't trust anybody.
      Denzler: Exactly.

    • Denzler: Is anyone in your life familiar with the use of plastique, AK-47s, strychnine, or similar explosives, weapons, or poisons?
      Lois: Only my mother.
      Gendell: Ha ha ha! I do like this girl!
      Denzler: Yes. Are you now, or have you ever been employed by Gendell Technologies or any of it's subsidiaries?
      Lois: No.
      Gendell: Or are you acquainted with any employee, past or present?
      Lois: Not until today.
      Denzler: Aha!
      Gendell: She means you, you idiot!

    • Gendell: Have you visited a foreign country in the last 7 months?
      Lois: Does New Jersey count?

    • Pete: What I'm about to tell you is off the record... for now.
      Clark: Okay.
      Pete: Normally, we could handle this ourselves, but... You see anybody standing next to me?
      Clark: No.
      Pete: That's because there isn't anybody. They fired my partner. They fired everybody's partner. Took away my car with all the cool stuff in it. Had an ejection seat, you know? A real one.
      Clark: I'm real sorry about that, Pete.
      Pete: Budget cuts.

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