Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 13

Sex, Lies and Videotape

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: As she's giving Clark clues through playng charades while she's bound, Lois' finger can reach up to her mouth to indicate 'shhh,' but she can't use her hands to pull the tape off her mouth?!

  • Quotes

    • Randy Goode: We don't need Kryptonite to destroy Superman! We've got the most powerful weapon ever invented- a scandal!

    • Samantha: I think I saw something I wasn't supposed to see when Lois Lane was interviewing Superman.
      Randy Goode: What's that, his cape flew up, and you saw his panty lines?

    • Randy Goode: Superman's image will be fading as fast as Michael Bolton's hairline.

    • Lois: What is all this?
      Clark: Condolence gifts...for me.
      Lois: (unwraps fudge) Homemade fudge?
      Clark: A couple of women downstairs whipped it up.
      Lois: Oh. I see. I eat crow, you eat fudge.
      Clark: Honey, half of me gets fudge. The other half gets darts thrown at him.

    • President Kasparov: You said Superman would be here to explain everything. Where is he?
      Randy Goode: Well, he told me he'd be here. Maybe Lois Lane got tickets to Cats or something.

    • Clark: Superman cannot be having an affair with Clark Kent's wife because Clark Kent is Superman.

    • Superman: I am not now, nor have I ever had an illicit affair with Lois Lane.

    • Barry Dunny: Is Superman faster than a speeding adulterer? Is he able to leap tall tales in a single bound?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Randy Goode: Maybe Lois Lane got tickets to Cats or something.

      Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats was the longest running musical production until it was passed in 2006 by Les Miserables. The show's plot was developed around a set of feline themed poems by T.S. Eliot.

    • Lois: (referring to her current unpopularity) Considering I'm one notch below Cruella de Vil on the popularity scale, great.
      Cruella de Vil is the villain of the children's novel One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, which has been made into several classic movies.

    • Title: Sex, Lies and Videotape.
      This is an allusion to the 1989 Steven Soderbergh movie Sex, Lies and Videotape.