Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Season 1 Episode 1

Triumph Of The Green Goblin

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Aired Saturday 10:30 PM Sep 12, 1981 on NBC
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Triumph Of The Green Goblin
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Norman Osborne's plane crashes, causing him to change once again into the Green Goblin. He decides his new evil plan will be to pollute the resevoir with the same formula used to create him, thereby making an entire city of goblins. Unfortunately, he can't remember where the formula is, so he decides that his niece Mona Osbourne must know, and kidnaps her from a school costume party, attended also by the Spider-Friends, in their secret identities. Spidey and crew manage to rescue Mona and freeze the portion of the resevoir tainted by the Green Goblin's rediscovered formula. During his struggle with Spider-Man, the Goblin accidently electricutes himself, reverting once again to a confused Norman Osborne, who has no memory of the recent events.moreless

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  • Spider-Man, Firestar and Iceman battle the Green Goblin who is plotting to turn the residents of New York City into goblins.

    7.5
    A decent pilot for the popular 1980s animated series. For its day, the animation, artwork, voice acting and script are all pretty good. Having various college students dress up as various other Marvel Comics superheros was a nice touch and forwarded the various cameo/special guest star apperances.



    Then and now, I disliked the idea of the Green Goblin being an actual Goblin, as opposed to a crazy man in a costume. I understand that certain things will change when moving from one form of media to the next, especially for children's cartoon but the 1960s animated Green Goblin seemed closer to the comics then this 1980s version. Overally, a solid episode that laid the foundation for a pretty cool superhero series.moreless
  • This episode was worth the wait and a good start to a good series.

    8.5
    Granted, my first exposure to the episode was the comic adaptation of it, but I figured the episode would be fairly different (Such as Spider-Man and Iceman stopping those thieves early in the episode).



    The first time I got to see the majority of the series was it's airing on UPN. I missed this one because the cable went out on it's UPN premiere. Thanks to it's airing on Jetix, I got to finally see the episode.



    Also, for those who thought the Ultimate Spider-Man introduced Norman actually transforming into the goblin, this cartoon did it first.



    It was worth the wait, even if not the best episode. I did enjoy the costumed cameos being a Marvel Comics fan. The only downside was the absense of the actual Spider-Woman. This episode set up Bobby's respect for Captain America quite nicely.



    Better than the solo series' episode Revenge Of The Green Goblin (which was still ok).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)

Dennis Marks (I)

Dennis Marks (I)

Green Goblin

Guest Star

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Norman Osborne

Guest Star

Sally Julian

Sally Julian

Mona Osborne

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The comic book version of Norman Osborn does not change into the Green Goblin like he did in the Spider-Man (1981) episode titled "Revenge of the Green Goblin", he simply puts on an outfit. Though he does share the cartoon Norman's penchant for forgetting things.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Green Goblin (seeing the Spider-Friends arrive): The troublesome trio.

    • Green Goblin: You can't stop me! I have enough Goblin formula for New York, California, Washington...
      Spider-Man (to Mona): Mona, I'd better stop him before he reaches Anaheim, Azuza, and Cucamonga!

    • Green Goblin: You're at the mercy of the real Green Goblin! And of course you know, I don't have any mercy!

    • Norman Osborne: Cured, Cured to being the Green Goblin...(turns into the Green Goblin)
      Green Goblin:...Never (laughs), never (laughs again), never, the Goblin lives again (laughs again).

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode was adapted into a one-shot comic book in December 1981.

    • Norman Osborne goes through a Dr. Jekyl and Mr.Hyde transformation in the beginning, which is funny considering the Green Goblin and Hyde characters are their dark sides.

    • Although the character Firestar was created to replace the Human Torch, her alter ego's design is based off another Marvel character: Mary Jane Watson.

    • The plot of Norman Osborne remembering he was the Green Goblin was taken from the Spider-Man (1981) episode, "Revenge of the Green Goblin" where Norman Osborne regains the memory of him being the Green Goblin in a train wreck. Here, it was a plane crash.

    • Some superhero outfits worn at the party included: Black Panther, Black Widow, Captain America, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, Falcon, Hellcat, Hulk, Iron Man, Ka-Zar, Medusa, Ms. Marvel, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Phoenix, Power Man (??), Scarlet Witch, Shanna the She-Devil, Spider-Woman, Storm, Thing, Thor, Valkerie, Vision, Wasp, and Yellow Jacket.

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