Static Shock

Season 3 Episode 5

The Usual Suspect

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Feb 22, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

The Usual Suspect

Right after a troubled boy in Virgil's school is released from juvenile hall, a large meta human begins smashing up parts in the city connected to him. Virgil tries to rile him up to prove his theory, but he may be barking up the wrong tree.

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Sean Patrick Harris

Sean Patrick Harris

Marcus Reed

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker


Guest Star

Ariyan A. Johnson

Ariyan A. Johnson

Tamara Lawrence

Guest Star

Maria Canals

Maria Canals

Shelly Sandoval

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Static wraps Tamara in the merry-go-round poles, he says something about how he's going to beat her with sound. When he says it, his voice has the same two-tone sound to it as Tamara's.

    • When Tamara becomes her normal self in the end, her shirt is gray. Look closely when she is put in the ambulance: It's green.

    • At the auto show, Static attempted to stop the monster by restraining it with a pile of tires. But because tires are primarily made from rubber, his powers should have had no effect on them. (Reply: Most tires nowadays have steel belts in them. If Static can throw a tombstone due to its trace amounts of iron (see "Aftershock" goofs), then there is more than enough metal in a tire to throw it.)

    • In the end, Static says that he should consider using earplugs. However, in
      "Brother-Sister Act," he squared off with Boom, so wouldn't you think that he already had earplugs in there somewhere?

    • Tamara's clothes fit her as she goes from human to monster and back again.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Static: Yo, this Monster disappears faster then front row tickets to a Li'l Romeo concert!

    • Richie: (on shockbox) V, you are not gonna believe this. Your sister is Marcus's counselor.
      Virgil: Well, she's doing a lousy job.

    • (At the auto show)
      Static: We'll find that Bang Baby faster if we split up!
      Gear: Great idea! I got dibs on the foreign sports cars. You take the SUVs!
      Static: SUVs? What am I, a soccer mom?

    • (After running into Marcus)
      Virgil: Chill, Godzilla. Watch out. Do I look like Tokyo to you?

    • Sharon: For a long time, you've chosen to diss my cooking. Now I've chosen to stop making your meals.
      Virgil: Say what?
      Sharon: Ahh, that was really cleansing. I feel empowered.

    • Marcus: What's with you, fool? It's bad enough you bug me at school, but now you messin' with me in my hood?
      Virgil: Yeah, that's right. What are you going to do about it .. punk?
      Marcus: I'm gonna knock you into a whole new zip code!

  • NOTES (4)


    • Static: Yo, this monster disappears faster than front row tickets to a Lil' Romeo concert!
      Reference to the young hip hop star who wrote and performed the new opening theme for this series.

    • Virgil: Chill, Godzilla.
      Another reference to the gigantic lizard.