Static Shock

Season 3 Episode 12

Toys in the Hood

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Aired Saturday 9:00 AM May 03, 2003 on The WB
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Toys in the Hood
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Toyman comes to Dakota looking for a rogue android, which also lures Superman to town in his pursuit. When he kidnaps Daisy, it's up to Static and Superman to track him down and figure out what his true intentions are.

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Nicollette Sheridan

Nicollette Sheridan

Darcy/Miss Moore

Guest Star

Bud Cort

Bud Cort

Winslow Schott/Toyman

Guest Star

George Newbern

George Newbern

Clark Kent/Superman

Guest Star

Crystal Scales

Crystal Scales

Daisy

Recurring Role

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar

Frieda

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Static often refers to the Fortress of Solitude as though it is common knowledge. However, the location and very existence of the Fortress is known only to Superman's closest allies, which Static is yet to become.

    • At the end of the episode, Static says something that suggests that Superman is his favorite hero. In other episodes, he says Green Lantern is his favorite.

    • Why did Darcy go to so much trouble to have a human life when as far as anyone else knew, she was human? (Reply: She needed a new body that the Toyman wouldn't recognize. When he showed up, that threw a wrench in her plans, and she went back to him for help, all with the intent to betray him once she got a new body.)

    • How did Superman know who Static is? He wasn't there in "A League of Their Own." Superman never said he knew Static's secret identity in this episode. Although, it could be possible since Batman knows and possibly told him. But, of course, he might have known on his own since he x-rayed Gear's ankle and sees Richie with crutches the following day, spotting his friend whose hairstyle is the same as Static's.) (The primary enemy in the two-part League of their Own was Braniac, a Superman villain. Even if Superman wasn't there, I think he would certainly have checked over the tapes of what happened. Which means he knows who Gear is. And drawing the conclusion that Gear and Static would hang out together in their 'civilian' identities is no great stretch of the imagination.)

    • In all the episodes of Superman: TAS when Toyman showed up, he was a puppet, but here he has an electric field that only living beings have. (Reply: It's a possibility that Toyman is a human in a dollface mask.)

      [This is incorrect. The Toyman who appears in Superman: TAS and Static Shock is human. Specifically, a mentally-ill man named Winslow Schott, Jr. Darcy was a creation of his designed to be a companion.)

    • Superman's eyes in this episode are blue. When he appears in the Justice League series, his eyes are nothing but coal-colored dots. (Reply: In some episodes of Superman: TAS, extreme close ups of Superman's face indeed have his eyes as blue. Since he was in a guest role on this show, it's feasible he could be drawn in a slightly different style.)

    • When there are two Daisy's, Static explains how every human has an electrical aura, and uses electricity to find Darcy. However, it shows Superman with a yellow aura, but Superman isn't human. He's Kryptonian. (Reply: While Superman isn't human, he is still a living thing and thus generates an electric field.)

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  • NOTES (10)

    • The ankle Richie sprains is on the same side as where he got shot in "Jimmy."

    • The original plan for the episode was for Shaquille O'Neal to guest star along with Superman. This is due to Shaq being a fan of the character. He played the title character in the DC Comics movie based on STEEL. Shaq, however, was unreachable at the time.

    • Tim Daly does not reprise his role as Superman from the animated series, like Kevin Conroy did for Batman. Instead, George Newbern voices him.

    • At the end where Daisy is on top of Static's saucer, the "Will it be Tomorrow" song plays, which is heard later in "Flashback."

    • A little bit of the retro music from "Blast from the Past" is heard in this episode.

    • With this episode Static has teamed up with all but one member of the original Justice League. He has yet to have, or ever will, team up with Wonder Woman. Guess we'll have to wait for the Justice League Unlimited season finale to find out.

    • The large machine used to create a duplicate Daisy is strangely similar to an Easy Bake Oven. Coincidence? More like a nod to how the Toyman is childish even in his largest creations.

    • Gear gets put out of action when his leg is injured.

    • This story follows up the Superman episode "Obsession."

    • This episode continues a Static Shock season tradition. In every season, (with the exception of the first season) Static teams up with a DC Universe Hero. This marks the third time this season. The Hero: Superman.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Get this Monkey Off Your Back:

      At the very beginning of this episode, Superman asks Static if he wants some help getting this monkey off his back. While he's being literal here (seeing as the Toyman's creature is a giant toy monkey), a 'monkey on your back' usually refers to an addiction of some kind, such as one to alcohol or drugs.

    • The title, "Toys In The Hood," is a play on the movie Boyz In The Hood. There is also a hip/hop group called "Boyz In Tha Hood." The group features the now solo artist Young Jeezy.

    • Static: This clown posse really is insane!
      'Insane Clown Posse' is a band that dresses up in clown make-up, and play horror core shock rock music. They are pretty well known and have participated in professional wrestling a few times, too.

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