Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Season 1 Episode 6

7 Little Superheroes

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Unknown on NBC
9.7
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Captain America, Shanna the She-Devil, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Dr. Strange, and the Spider Friends face off against The Chameleon on Wolf Island.

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  • Dr. Dred's the Chameleon!

    6.8
    For Spider-Man and his occasionally Amazing Friends, this show was pretty good. It show the typical tendency of 80's cartoons to be watered down in the action department, what with the Chameleon wanting to get the superheroes out of his way but trying not to you know, KILL THEM to do it, and Shanna's super power being gymnastics (I'm pretty sure it was being a knife fighter in the comics). Some other things that happen are kind of silly--Dr. Strange, the most powerful magician in the world, getting taken out by a robot dinosaur from a Disney World ride? Give me a break. Still and all, doing a big crossover like this was ambitious for this show, and puts it higher than most of the episodes.moreless
  • The Chameleon, who was defeated by several superheroes time and again, decides to lure them all to a secluded island to kill them off one by one. He invites the Sub-Mariner, Captain America, Shanna, Dr. Strange, and the Spider-Friends.moreless

    10
    This is the best episode of "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" ever, hands down. Not on;y does it pit our heroes against an awesome villain, the Chameleon, but we get extra heroes as well.



    The Chameleon was great here and I loved his little rhymes that he would use to trick the heroes as he impersonated them.



    The heroes were great, too. This is Shanna's only speaking role in all the Marvel cartoons, although she made a brief appearance on "X-Men." We see the Captain America/Iceman friendship that was shown in "Pawns of the Kingpin," and Dr. Strange was a nice addition.



    I liked how Ms. Lion was the one who saved the day by alerting Spidey and the heroes when the Chameleon was posing as someone else. The ending was nice too when the heroes break out of their cells, thanks to Spidey.



    Overall, the best the series has to offer and it's a terrific episode.moreless
June Foray

June Foray

Aunt May

Dick Tufeld

Dick Tufeld

Narrator (Season 1)

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Bobby Drake/Ice-Man, Flash Thompson, Ms. Lion

Kathy Garver

Kathy Garver

Angelica Jones/Firestar

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Narrator (Season 2)

Hans Conried

Hans Conried

The Chameleon

Guest Star

Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo

Shanna the She-Devil

Guest Star

William Woodson

William Woodson

Namor the Sub-Mariner

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: When the Chameleon first assumes Firestar's form, he's somehow able to generate heat and fly away. However, he doesn't have the ability to utilize the powers to the superheroes he's impersonating.

    • It appears that Spider-Man and the others aren't too bright. They can't tell if one of their friends is the Chameleon? The glowing eyes and echoing voice practically give him away.

    • The Chameleon's computer uses a strange number system for measuring time. He says that "in exactly one minute" a bomb is going off. On the countdown screen, it reads T - 1:00 However, in the next second, the timer reads T - 9:90. Then, T - 9:80, etc. The countdown eventually reaches correct values when shown at T - 20 seconds.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Chameleon: Sub-Mariner, otherwise known as Prince Namor of Atlantis. Captain America, superhero, super-patriot, super-fool. Shanna of the jungle where only the strong survive. Dr. Strange, your occult powers will not help you her. And the Spider-Friends, you have all prossed me, prevented my plots, squelched my schemes, but no more, never again. Seven little superheroes will vanish one by one, seven little superheroes, sonn there'll be none (laughs while Ms. Lion barks in the background).

  • NOTES (1)

    • This was the last animated series that actor Hans Conreid lent his voice to before he passed on about a year after this episode aired. A prolific voice over since the days of radio, he was probably best known for Captain Hook in Disney's Peter Pan and Snidely Whiplash in the Dudley Do-Right shorts.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • "7 Little Super-Heroes" refers to Agatha Christie's "10 Little Indians" where a group of strangers are invited to a remote island where they are killed one by one according to a nursery rhyme.

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