Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 2 Episode 16

Lucky Leon

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 12, 1995 on ABC
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Episode Summary

When Jimmy is falsely accused of murder, Lois and Clark need to prove that he is innocent and clear his name. And they finally go on their "real" first date. Everything went well, but when Clark took Lois home, she closed the door in his face... because the date was great and because of her fears about what will happen with their relationship. After they prove Jimmy's innocence, Lois explains to Clark what she felt when she closed the door in his face and recognizes the mistake. When they finally kiss, a shocking and tragic thing happens.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (6)

      • Goof: After Leon tells the Intergang member he will trick Superman into taking the shipment, the TV sets click off one by one. As they do, the one in the top left has a visible reflection of the boom-mic and boom in it.

      • Goof: When Superman turns off the ignition in Jimmy's car, the wheels should lock and the car should go into a skid. Even if the wheels were free to turn, momemtum would keep the car moving fast because the brakes were not working. Instead, the wheels keep turning while the car quickly slows down to a stop in front of the barricade, without any mechanical basis for doing so.

      • When Lois and Clark are having dinner on their first date, the background music is the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique).

      • When Jimmy is arrested, his middle name is revealed to be Bartholomew.

      • Lois practices tae kwon do and is about to take her test to achieve brown belt status.

      • Nitpick: Near the end of the Episode, when Clark hears the bomb ticking in Mayson's car - he runs towards the car just as the bomb goes off - the camera is on him and you see no tear in his shirt - the camera turns towards Mayson then back to Clark - you can see that he now has a huge hole in the front of his shirt showing his Superman outfit - the camera then goes back to Mayson and just as Clark picks her up and holds her in his arms you now see that his shirt is no longer torn as much as it was in the previous scene - in fact Mayson has to pull open his shirt to reveal that she sees the Outfit - and to say to him that she now knows what he has been hiding.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Mayson: (to Clark, after noticing the Superman suit under his clothes) So that's what you've been hiding.

      • Lois: (to Clark) You can read lips from here? I thought I was good. What else can you do that I don't know about?

      • Lois: You know, now I know what you boys were doing in sixth grade when the girls had to go to the auditorium for the hygiene lecture. You were learning sports metaphors!

      • Mayson: Stop the presses! (pause) I've always wanted to say that in a newsroom.
        Lois: Nobody ever says that, you know. It's just on television.
        Mayson: Well, sure, but it still felt good.

      • Lois: I need a new partner.
        Perry: I knew it. One bad date, there goes my whole news room. Why don't you just shoot me now, send me up to Elvis?
        Lois: Perry...
        Perry: No, no, no, Lois, don't say it. You know, I have stood on the sidelines, hoping against hope that Mother Nature would smile on you two, that the bluebird of happiness would come down light on your shoulder, that four-leaf clovers would sprout up wherever you walked, and all the time my gut is singing a different aria.
        Lois: Perry...
        Perry: Lois, anybody with half a hemisphere can see that you two are gasoline and fire, TNT and matches, two trains headed toward...
        Lois: (interrupting) Perry! Thank you. The problem is we didn't have a bad date. It was a really great date, and now I'm completely panicked, and I have no idea what to do next.
        Perry: Oh, oh, darlin'. Come here, honey.

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    • ALLUSIONS (6)

      • Jimmy: Holy mackerel!

        Here Jimmy is borrowing a line made famous by another DC comic book sidekick, Robin. Specifically, Robin became associated with this catchphrase of surprise through the 1960s Batman television series.

      • Golf Friend: Whoa! Who let Greg Norman in here?

        When the Golf Friend compares Lois to Greg Norman, it is paying her a great compliment: Norman, also known as "The Shark", is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the world's number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.

      • Lois: Clark Kent, the 'rebel without a flaw'.
        Lois is poking fun at Clark by contrasting him with Jim Stark, the star character in the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. Stark, played by actor James Dean, is very much the opposite of Clark: rude, rebellious, and angry.

      • Jimmy: Like Q from the James Bond movies...

        James Bond is a fictional British Secret Service agent created by author Ian Flemming in 1952. As of 2007, Bond has been the star character in 21 films. Specifically, Jimmy is referring to the large number of technological gadgets often employed by Bond.

      • When Clark is trying on clothes, he spins around very quickly, while salsa music is playing in the background. As he tries on the last suit, the singer says "Somebody stop me!" and Clark looks at himself in the mirror and says "Smokin'!" This all seems to be a reference to the 1994 Jim Carrey movie, The Mask.

      • Lois: I just might make it to Neiman's before they close.

        Lois is referring to Neiman-Marcus. Neiman-Murcus is an upscale, specialty, retail department store that is on par with Saks Fifth Avenue.