Static Shock

Season 3 Episode 13

The Parent Trap

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM May 24, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

The Parent Trap

Shebang's parents are kidnapped by a heavy and indestructible man, who forces them to help steal chemicals. She returns to Dakota to seek Static and Gear's help in rescuing them.

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    Rosslynn Taylor Jordan

    Rosslynn Taylor Jordan

    Shenice / Shebang

    Guest Star

    Dennis Haysbert

    Dennis Haysbert

    Police Chief Barnsdale

    Guest Star

    Ron Perlman

    Ron Perlman

    Heavyman / Koenig

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (13)

      • (To falling through underground parking without absorbing mass goof) Shenices' parents and Coeneg were explaining what happened to him and Coeneg said something like, "I can absorb mass from other objects. (other stuff) There's just one problem: I can't stop the prosses!" So without trying he still absorbs mass.

      • Shenice's "mask" is a bandanna, but she pulls it on like a hood several times in the episode. That's not possible. It has to be re-tied every time it's worn.

      • Heavyman hadn't eaten anything when he fell through the floor at the end. He just ... stopped. When did he absorb the critical amount of matter?

      • Heavyman could easily have stopped "eating" stuff at any time.

      • Shenice's mom was wearing a blouse when she was captured, but has a sweater on when she shows Shenice the collar.

      • When we see the gas station at one point, there are cars in the garage. Virgil and Richie must be fixing them up in their spare time because the cars look far too new to have been there when the gas station closed.

      • After Richie removed his helmet at the gas station early in the episode, he didn't put on his glasses. When he asked Shebang what Witness Protection said regarding her parents' disappearance, his glasses are on. However, just after she answered him and until the end of this scene, his glasses are gone again.

      • Static refers to Heavyman as "Bigfoot" several times, but Kangor is dismissed as the thief earlier on because the footprints are normal-sized.

      • Shenice's ponytail appears out of nowhere right before she pulls her mask off the first time she's in the gas station.

      • When Shebang shows the videophone conversation to Static and Gear, her parents aren't wearing the collars that Heavyman uses to control them. (Reply: That'd be because the recorded conversation happened before Heavyman put the collars on them.)

      • Gear tries to get in contact with Static after he disappears in the nitrogen, but Gear uses a regular radio. What happened to their shock boxes?

      • The lab keyboard Shenice's parents use doesn't have any of the bottom letters (z, x, c, v, b, etc.)

      • Heavyman gets a lab coat when he is lifted out of the parking garage.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Static: (to Koenig) That's it, big boy; No more milkshakes for you!

      • Koenig: I can absorb anything you throw at me. Can the same be said for you?
        Static: I don't like the sound of that.

      • Richie: Our house specialty: the abandoned burrito of solitude. One bite and you'll need to be alone.
        Shenice: No thanks.
        Richie: (to Virgil) Man, she is seriously down. I'm using my best jokes.
        Virgil: Maybe that's what's depressing her.

      • (After Static and Gear land in a dumpster from being thrown by Koenig)
        Gear: Dumpster! Why is it always a dumpster?

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • n/a: The Parent Trap

        This was also a very popular movie about two girls who are twins separated at birth who meet at a camp. They end up switching lives to meet the other parent, of which they didn't know was alive. This movie was also re-made in 2000, starring Lindsey Lohan.