Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 2 Episode 7

That Old Gang of Mine

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 1994 on ABC
9.1
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Al Capone, John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde return from the dead by the hands of a scientist. They start a crime wave in Metropolis and when one of them shoots Clark, he needs to fake his own death to protect his identity.

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  • Old School Villans

    8.8
    The plot is rather silly but fun just seeing Superman confront old 1920's villians. Bonnie, Clyde, Dilinger, and Scarface are all there and are played rather well because they really feel like gangsters from a era long gone, from the styles, guns, but most of all the words; there all there. But the real heart of the story is seeing Clark actually get shot and is forced to fake his death. We see the true feelings of the Superman family unfold. From Perry, Jimmy, but most importantly Lois who reallizes how important Clark is to her life and being robbed of the chance to know how much further those feelings can go.moreless
  • When a well intentioned scientist creates clones of 30's criminal, the "gang" goes on a crime spree that includes the "death" of Clark Kent.

    10
    As is there are not enough bad guys in the world, a DNA expert clones Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillanger and Al Capone. While investagating the crime spree the villains, Clark tries to protect Lois from Dillanger's advances, only to have Clyde Barrows "gun him down". Of course, after three slugs to the chest, Clark must pretend to die, or all will discover his true identity. Now it is up to Superman to not only stop the regenerated gangsters, but to reclaim his life as Clark Kent.

    Now while we know Superman will save the day, it is sweet yet sad to see the ripples of Clark's "death" on his Daily Planet "family". Jimmy has lost his "big brother", Perry his "son" and Lois her "partner and best friend" (which she hints at more when she begins to say "and I never told him....".

    On a humerous note, when Clark confronts Dillanger outside a movie theatre, he really does get the "drop" on him... or is it the drop of him?moreless
K Callan

K Callan

Martha Kent

Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Clark Kent/Superman

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

Lois Lane

Lane Smith

Lane Smith

Perry White

Justin Whalin

Justin Whalin

Jimmy Olsen (seasons 2-4)

Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones

Jonathan Kent

Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Barry, the Superman Impersonator

Guest Star

William Devane

William Devane

Al Capone

Guest Star

John Pleshette

John Pleshette

Dr. Emil Hamilton

Guest Star

Sal Viscuso

Sal Viscuso

Bobby Bigmouth

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Sammy: A babe with a face like yours ought to be in show business.
      Lois: (flattered) Show business, me?
      Sammy: Hey, I know talent when I see it! You throw on a wig, you slap on a beauty mark, and you're a dead ringer for Madonna! (Clark laughs)

    • Lois: (to Clark) I know our relationship has always been difficult to define, but when I thought about how much I missed you, how much I was going to miss you for the rest of my life, well, I started to think, maybe there's more to our relationship than just friendship. (notices Clark asleep) Or, maybe not.

    • Clark: (explaining why he needs both identities) Dad, Superman doesn't work at the Daily Planet. He doesn't go to ball games with Jimmy and Perry. He doesn't listen to Lois go off on some weird tangent and secretly love it.

    • Lois: He died trying to protect me. In one lousy second, I lost my partner, and my best friend. He died without ever knowing. I never told him...

    • John Dillinger: When did people start to fly?
      Superman: Not long before they started coming back from the dead.

    • Clark: Being dead really takes it out of you!

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Lois: (trying to guess the password) Swordfish?
      This is one of the best known passwords in television and the movies. It all began in the Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers, and has since been used in Hackers, The Net, Swordfish, Sam and Max, Arena, and Meet the Applegates. It was also used in the computer games Discworld, Impossible Mission, Return to Zork, and Quest for Glory.

    • Lois: Hollywood's created a dozen versions of Frankenstein and you still didn't get the point.
      Originally a novel written in 1818 by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein is a story that criticizes science (and man in general) for over-stepping its bounds and meddling in nature's ways of life and death. Specifically, the scientist Dr. Frankenstein creates life out of dead bodies and eventually pays a horrible price for his hubris. Lois is referencing the large number of movies that take on this plot.

    • Clark: I saw it in an old Untouchables episode.

      Whether Clark is either referring to a rerun of the The Untouchables from the 1959-63 series or a rerun of the The Untouchables which ran from 1993-94 (concurrent with Lois & Clark is unknown.

    • Lois: What are we dealing with here? Some kind of Jurassic Park for humans?


      Lois is referring to the 1993 hit movie, Jurassic Park, where dinosaurs are recreated from recently discovered samples of dinosaurs DNA.

    • Bonnie: You can't keep us locked in here forever. What is it that girl sings on the radio? 'Girl's just wanna have fun.'

      Bonnie is referring to a the song of the same title by 80's pop star, Cyndi Lauper.

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