Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Season 4 Episode 11

'Twas the Night Before Mxymas

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 15, 1996 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The bank robber comes out of the New Troy Bank. New Troy is the sub city of Metropolis where Lois and Clark live.

  • Quotes

    • Mxyzptlk: Do you have to be hit over the head with a shillelagh?! Don't you get it, it's hopeless!
      Clark: There's always a little bit of hope left in the human spirit! And I'll find it.

    • Mxyzptlk: That's one of the things I love about this Dimensional World, the beer! You ever had Fifth Dimensional beer?
      Bartender: Can't say I go much for imports.

    • Clark: There is something else bothering me, though. The whole time I was pulling kids out of that burning building, I just had the strangest sensation that I was being watched.
      Lois: Well, you wear that suit, tends to draw a crowd.

    • Mxyzptlk (to Clark, when the imp holds his friends in thrall): I am staying in the 3rd dimension, and no one is sending me back this time, not you, not them, not anyone! And if you try, I am going to let them destroy themselves.

    • Clark: You view Christmas like it's a chore, like it's something to get through.
      Lois: That's the way it feels to me.
      Clark: Look around you, what do you see?
      Lois: Crass commercialism, conspicuous consumption, gluttony, greed... I'm confusing the twelve days of Christmas with the seven deadly sins again, aren't I?
      Clark: Want to know what I see? I see magic.

    • Mxyzptlk (to Clark): Ah, Christmas Eve. The longest night of the year for all good little children, and large men in tights.

  • Notes

    • Mr. Mxyzptlk is one of the three Superman opponents, with Lex Luthor and Metallo, to have appeared in episodes of the TV series Superboy, Lois & Clark, and Smallville.

    • Mxyzptlk is a recurring villain from the Superman comics. The method for defeating him in this episode is the same as in comic lore.

  • Allusions

    • The episode title is a reference to the famous poem "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clark Moore.