Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 5

Royal Scam

Aired Unknown Aug 15, 2003 on MTV - Music Television
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Episode Summary

Spider-Man is approached by FBI agents to steal the TX-1 chip, which can allow access to private bank account transfers and be very damaging to the world economy. He succeeds in stealing the chip and hands it over to them, only to learn later that the whole thing was a ruse set up by the criminal mastermind, the Kingpin. Spider-Man now has to stop the Kingpin before he uses the chip to steal billions from the world's major banks. None of this helps Peter's social life, though, as he keeps missing Mary Jane's latest acting gig.moreless

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  • Spider-Man was told by FBI agents to steal a TX-1 chip, a chip that can be able to transfer bank accounts of others to one's account. When Spider-Man has realized that he was been tricked into doing it, he must stop Kingpin before he has all of the money.moreless

    In this episode, what special is that Spider-Man was told by FBI agents into getting a TX-1 chip. Also, Peter would have to learn on how to make time useful due from being late on meeting Mary Jane to a play. I like the part wherein he meets with Kingpin who told him that Agent Roberts was important business. However, he lied when Peter discovers that Roberts was revealed to be a movie actor. In Kingpin's confrontation with Spider-Man, he wins against the hero. In the end, Spider-Man defeats Kingpin. Also, he is able to arrive on time at the theater.moreless
Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris

Peter Parker / Spider-Man

Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb

Mary Jane Watson

Ian Ziering

Ian Ziering

Harry Osborn

Edward Asner

Edward Asner

(voice) Officer Barr

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Wilson Fisk / Kingpin

Guest Star

Jamie Hanes

Jamie Hanes

Fake Agent Roberts

Guest Star

Karen Maruyama

Karen Maruyama

Shadowy Woman / Flower Vendor

Guest Star

SuChin Pak

SuChin Pak

Alison Tomita

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Another impossibly fast "instant change" occurs when Peter watches a helicopter flying past his apartment, firing a pair of machine guns at a target below. Peter leaps up to the ceiling, crawling quickly towards the attic turret, and vanishes from view. Only a second or two later, he emerges from the attic window having completely suited up as Spider-Man.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • FBI Agent Moseley: That was you called us yesterday, wouldn't it? (frisks Peter) You've been trying to tell me this isn't the phone you used to call about the Kingpin?
      Peter: Uh...
      FBI Agent Moseley: Here's the guy you know. (shows a picture of Spider-Man in the screen) How long you've been cahoots with Spider-Man?
      Peter: Cahoots? I think I'm not with anybody.
      FBI Agent Moseley: I think you are. Spider-Man steals the TX-1. You call in the Kingpin shag story to send use sniffing the wrong mutt. I'm only going to ask you this once: where do we find Spider-Man?
      Peter: Spider-Man and I don't actually see eye to eye.
      FBI Agent Moseley: If the TX-1 is online, it would cause the world to encrypt these transmissions. If that happens, you better find Spider-Man 'cause if I don't, I'll be coming after you and I'll be treating as that you and Spider-Man are one and the same.
      Peter: Can I have my things back?

    • Peter: But I like taking news photos! Besides, not everybody hates Spider-Man.

    • Kingpin: (to FBI Agent Moseley) Follow this, you half-wits! (releases gas)

    • Spider-Man: (to Kingpin) Not so fast, tubby! How hard to track that flying prison of yours, Kingpin?

    • Kingpin: This is where you get off, Spider-Man. (pushes Spider-Man)
      Spider-Man: This is the part where we get off.

    • Fake Agent Roberts: What are you looking at? Never seen a real life actor?
      Peter: (angry) I've been scammed.

    • Kingpin: FBI protocol is none of your business.
      Spider-Man: So, where's Agent Roberts?
      Kingpin: Special Agent Roberts has important business to take rather than making hiccups.
      Spider-Man: Oh, that's why you're so special.
      Kingpin: You did a good service, Spider-Man.
      Spider-Man: What about the half of the vigilant? I scratch yours and -- what about the world knowing what a great guy I am? Oh, give me a break.

    • Harry (to Peter): Dude, secret cell-phone calls, making up stories, late to class ... do we need to stage an intervention?

    • (Spider-Man pulls Kingpin's weapon away)
      Kingpin: Not very fair, a human spider against an unarmed man.
      Spider-Man: Yeah, but each of your arms is the size of Brooklyn.

    • Spider-Man: (to Kingpin) Will I be fighting any of your henchmen or did you already eat them?

  • NOTES (3)


    • Spider-Man: More like Turbulence.
      Turbulence is about a madman who seizes control of a 747 during mid-flight and proceeds to wreak havoc.

    • Spider-Man: I'd love to see Black Hawk Down.
      Black Hawk Down is about helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers, who were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid. Although, when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets of Mogadishu, attacked from all sides by armed Aidid supporters.

    • Harry: Did they have a talking pug?
      When Peter mentions men in black suits - a reference to Frank the Pug in the movie Men in Black.