Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 8

Law of the Jungle

Aired Unknown Jul 18, 2003 on MTV - Music Television



  • Trivia

    • Here in this episode, Peter is working for Dr. Connors. But in the first movie, Connors fired Peter due to being late for work frequently.

  • Quotes

    • Dr. Connors: Go home, Parker.
      Peter: Sir, you're not well.
      Dr. Connors: Please, go home. Now!
      (Peter leaves the lab)

    • Jameson: (to Betty Brant on the phone) Miss Brant, get me in-voice for Peter Parker. Stat! (to Peter) Four, five, six photos. 25 bucks each make it 120.
      Peter: But --
      Jameson: Whatever it is safe, you're wasting time. Snap some shots. Just remember, this is a high class newspaper, not Animal Planet.

    • Dr. Connors: A perp. That's what you are.
      Thug: Someone talking to you?
      Dr. Connors: I'm just offering my observations. Parasites are having a bad rap, and in fact, they are necessary partners in the animal ecosystem. A perp should be wiped out. (thug hits Dr. Connors in the stomach with the rifle)
      Thug: Let's see who gets wiped out.

    • Dr. Connors: (about the thief) As for that punk, he should be strung up to his eyeballs or pecked out by genus strck formus.
      Peter: Ows! They don't usually like eyeballs.
      Dr. Connors: Parker, I thought I told you to go home.

    • Spider-Man: (after Lizard's death) Genus orene eye, at your service.

    • Spider-Man: (to the Lizard) Doc Connors, we can get you help. If you struggle you just... (Lizard slashes Spider-Man falls off the helicopter) ..fall.

    • Spider-Man: (to the Lizard) I think I can help you. I know about your experiments. (Lizard jumps to Spider-Man and Spider-Man went to a pole) Think about it, doctor. You had your arm, but at what price?

    • Dr. Connors: Yeah, you know what? I gotta need some time to analyze these results. Maybe you should go out, and have some fun after all.
      Peter: We always work after exactly 8:00.
      Dr. Connors: Not tonight.

    • Peter: Doc Connors.
      Dr. Connors: Parker.
      Peter: You've canceled class ... but you never cancel anything.
      Dr. Connors: Stay back.
      Peter: I thought your experiments are promising. Maybe we should continue.
      Dr. Connors: Yes ... by myself.

    • Spider-Man: (upon first seeing the Lizard) Hey, scaly, know where I can get a little tail?

    • Jameson: Amazing! Lizard tail, lizard foot, Spider-Man, lizard, Spider-Man, lizard. Well, there's good to know there is an occassion in your human finder. You got the sake of town overrun with animals.
      Peter: Actually, Spider-Man is a ... man. Sort of.
      Jameson: Oh, goody. He's a man. So, what's next? The human rat?
      Peter: I can think of a candidate.
      Jameson: It make it safe, "The human rat outlives entire whole civilizations, overrun cities at will." Huh? Huh? What do you think?

    • Peter: Hey, going through this stuff, it might be cathartic.
      Harry: Fine, but promise not to throw around too many hundred-dollar words, Mr. Cathartic.

  • Notes

    • Greg Johnson, the series' writer, calls this episode "The darkest episode of the series".

    • The Lizard in this series has a different look than in the comics, he has more of a dinosaur appearance.

    • This is the first episode to utilize the "instant changes" from Peter Parker to Spider-Man (which also gives the viewer an idea of the young hero's super speed). Within a police interrogation room, and while the backup lights struggle for life, Peter Parker witnesses a suspect get attacked by the Lizard through the one-way observation glass. Inside of a strobe light second, Peter sheds his outer clothing and suits up for action as Spider-Man.

    • This is Rob Zombie's second time contributing to a Marvel project. The first was contributing a song on the Daredevil movie soundtrack.

    • Canada airdate: September 19, 2003.

  • Allusions

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