Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Season 5 Episode 1

The Wedding

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 12, 1997 on FOX
9.1
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Peter and MJ's big day arrives, but things aren't going to go to plan if Harry Osborn gets his way. With guests including Flash Thompson, Liz, Aunt May, Anna Watson, Felicia Hardy, J. Jonah Jameson, Robbie Robertson and Wilson Fisk!? Along with gate crashers including the Green Goblin, the Kingpin, Alistair Smythe, the Scorpion, the Black Cat, Herbert Landon, the Mega-Slayer, Norman Osborn, and an army of robot Goblin Warriors, it'll certainly be a day to remember!moreless

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  • The best episode of the series and one which should have been the final episode.

    9.0
    Here is an episode that shows the high points of this show. It ties up just about everything, did we need to know how Mary Jane returned? Yes that would have been nice but not needed. Or Norman would we need to see him again, of course but we never did. This episode ended the show IMO yes there is still another season to go but after the wedding Soider-man goes down hill so fast that in my mind this was the end. Four great seasons was just what this show needed not a worthless fifth season that jumped the shark worse and worse with each story.moreless
  • Bumpy trip down the road to Matromony.

    9.3
    This is one of my favorate episode simply for one thing it's the marrage of both Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. But also this is one of those Wedding episodes that are done right because this episode has all three important esential factors, it's fun, funny, and romantic.



    The Harry Osborn character I'll admit I feel some sympahthy for him, well not complete sympathy. This poor guy is just cursed, he just seems to of lost a lot of things from his father who is now in another dimention and is communicating to him psychically, Marry Jane as his significant other, his sanity, and worst of all hope which has kept his soul intact until now. He still can't seem to see clearly that both him and Marry Jane are not in the cards. When he hears news about the wedding, well he really goes off the deep end and desides to try and destroy the wedding and marry Mary Jane himself.



    It was as usual fun seeing Spider Man with the help of the Black Kat fight off the robots, Scorpian, and save Mary Jane from the Green Goblin/Harry. What I like the most though was that suspesnseful and dramatic element which help give this episode a bit of an emotional sensabilty as the SpiderMan universe should have. From just hoping Mary Jane and Peter get married but never quite seem to due to the amount of obsticles in their way in the form of supervillians, I found myself thinking cmon cmon get married. And I guess you could say that could be a metaphor on the common fears and doubt toward commitment, but like in all marrages the goal is to have faith in your love for the other and you will go far down that road to matromony. But in a way this episode wasn't just about those two, but it was also Harry's story of redemption.



    I think though the best moment in this episode is how the Green Goblin was defeated, it was not by fists, explosions, or even superpowers but simply by the power of love itself. Liz Allen comes in and talks to Harry admiting her feelings to him and the Green Goblin/Harry of coruse finally relents and surrenders. I found that romantic because Harry finally has found/received that second chance at a lot of things he's been looking for not just to a new life but also that he can love again.moreless
  • Spider Man gets married.

    9.0
    This is the first episode of the fifth season. Peter is getting married to Mary Jane. At the beginning, Spider Man fights the Scorpion and wins. Meanwhile, Harry breaks out of ravencroft and becomes the goblin again. He teams up with Smythe who builds a bunch of robots for Harry. Harry then teams up with the Scorpion and they attack the wedding, Kingpin comes to the rescue actually and defeats the Scorpion. Liz conninces Harry to stop what he's doing. Also all the robots are defeated. Then the wedding continues and Peter and Mary Jane get married. Overall, a great episode.moreless
Christopher Daniel Barnes

Christopher Daniel Barnes

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Edward Asner

Edward Asner

J. Jonah Jameson

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale

Felicia Hardy/Black Cat

Sara Ballantine

Sara Ballantine

Mary Jane Watson

Gary Imhoff

Gary Imhoff

Harry Osborn/Green Goblin

Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne

Kingpin

Rodney Saulsberry

Rodney Saulsberry

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson

Recurring Role

Matthew Laborteaux

Matthew Laborteaux

voice of Flash Thompson

Recurring Role

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Norman Osborn/Green Goblin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • The Scorpion: You've been pretty good insurance, lady.
      Aunt May: You'll need insurance if you don't give me back those rings!

    • Harry Osborn: (About Mary Jane) She's going to marry me.
      Peter: Mary Jane!
      Harry Osborn: It'll be a private ceremony. Attendants!
      (Several Goblin Robo Warrior's and the Scorpion bust into the building)

    • Kingpin: (To the Black Cat through the monitor of his robot's head after it was knocked from the robot itself) It was so nice to partner with you my dear. If ever you need a job...
      Black Cat: Can it Fisk. Next time I'm going to do a job, on you. (Kicks robot's head causing the transmission to be lost)

    • The Scorpion: (To Spider-Man) I didn't know you were on the guest list Spider-Man.

    • The Scorpion: (After all the people ran out of the church) This is more like it. Nice and quiet. Just right for a wedding.

    • Harry Osborn: (As he blasts his way into the wedding) I object to this marriage.

    • Smythe: (About the army of Goblin Robo Warriors) They're all programmed to obey your every command.
      Harry Osborn: Then my first command is, let's go attend a wedding.
      Smythe: A wedding?

    • Peter: Oh, you've got the rings, don't you?
      Robbie: I do, unless they jumped out since you asked me two minutes ago.

    • Smythe: (After finishing the robot) Finished. I call it the Goblin Robo Warrior.
      Harry Osborn: (As the Green Goblin) I'm not interested in your dramatic flare for names Smythe. Can it do the job?
      Smythe: Please observe. (Reveals several Goblin Robo Warriors) What one can't do, many can.

    • Jameson: (To Wilson Fisk about Peter's wedding) I've already hired the top florist in Manhattan.
      Wilson Fisk: I'm having roses imported from Ecuador on my private jet.

    • Jameson: (To Peter about the wedding he's going to plan for him) Nothing personal, but between Fisk and me, this wedding business is war.
      Peter: (To himself) Oh, fine.
      Jameson: And don't worry about paying me back, you can work it off over the next decade or two.
      Peter: Huh?

    • The Scorpion: (To Spider-Man after Spider-Man insulted him about his mother) Calling me names is one thing, but nobody talks trash about my mother!

    • Spider-Man: (To the Scorpion) Hey, you gargantuan, green, goofball. Only a sissy would hide behind a defenseless woman.
      Aunt May: I couldn't agree more.
      Spider-Man: If she wasn't busy, you'd probably send your own mother to fight your battles.

    • The Scorpion: (To Spider-Man) You almost caught me, but you wouldn't hurt an old lady now, would ya?
      (Holds up Aunt May with his tail)
      Spider-Man: No!
      The Scorpion: Didn't think so, bug head. Adios!

    • Aunt May: (To the Scorpion who is stealing her wedding rings) Please, don't take my rings.
      The Scorpion: Finders keepers.

    • Spider-Man: (To the Scorpion who is breaking into a bank vault) Stay out of there.
      The Scorpion: No way.

    • The Scorpion: You again. Why do you always show up no matter where I go?
      Spider-Man: Hey, I'm a superhero remember.

    • Spider-Man: (To the Scorpion after he kicked him away from the bank vault he was trying to break into) Sorry Scorpion, you've exceeded your daily withdrawal limit.

    • Fisk: (About the Mega-slayer) Gargan, your corrosives have no effect on this robot!
      Scorpion: Oh yeah? How about this!
      (Scorpion swings his tail, but the Mega-slayer grabs it)
      Fisk: You figure it out! (Swings Scorpion around until his tail snaps) I broke him? A pity. I was just starting to have fun!

    • (As the Robo-warriors attack)
      Fisk: This is an outrage!
      Jameson: Better an outrage then an obituary!

    • Jameson: (About the wedding) What about the cake? I know the top pastry chef in Queens!
      Fisk: And I know the Queen's top pastry chef!

    • Security Guard: Freeze!
      Scorpion: (Fires acid) Melt!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Current ABC Family and Toon Disney airings edit the scene of JJ telling Robbie: "I want to give Parker a wedding that will make that Princess Di thing look like a clambake!", so that every word after "wedding" is cut out, replaced with background music. This is done purely out of respect for the royal family after Princess Diana's death.

    • Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson get married in this episode. They originally got married in an "Annual" of the Amazing Spider-Man comic book series. To replicate the wedding in real life, impersonators performed the scenario from that issue in 1987 at New York's Shea Stadium.

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