Superman: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 9

A Fish Story

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM May 08, 1999 on The WB
8.8
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Marine animals attack Metropolis because Lex Luthor has captured Aquaman.

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  • How Lois Lane rescue and return Aquaman to the sea.

    8.2
    While searching at The Metropolis Aquarium, Lois discovers the Legendary Aquaman held prisoner by Lex Luthor. Aquaman uses his Telepathic powers to command a bunch of Seagulls to free him from Luthor's Men until Lois steals a motorcycle and returns Aquaman to the sea. Lex Luthor learns that hurting the ocean will send the surface world in danger.
  • Intro to Aquaman

    9.5
    What many people thought of Aquaman in the DCAU was changed for the better when this aired. He is no longer weak with useless powers, but a great lord of thee sea who is willing to take the fight to the surface if need be. This was accentuated further in the JL episodes, but it began here, and it deserves its recognition.
Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

Aquaman

Guest Star

Billy West

Billy West

Lexie #2

Guest Star

Stuart Pankin

Stuart Pankin

Doctor Cardy

Guest Star

Brad Garrett (I)

Brad Garrett (I)

Bibbo

Recurring Role

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

John Rubano

John Rubano

Lexie #1

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • How can a school of electric eels come to Aquaman's aid in the open oceans? Electric eels are found in northern South America in both the Amazon River and Orinoco River. They tend to live on muddy bottoms in calm water.

    • Some people wonder how it is that Aquaman could telepathically communicate with seagulls, as it's generally thought that this power only extends to creatures that live under the sea.

      Aquaman's telepathic powers are such that he can communicate with sea life with the greatest control, but he has been known to use this power on other animals, but it is to a lesser extent.

    • When Lois and Aquaman were on the motorcycle headed for the cliff, why did Lois assume he could fly when it's obvious that Aquaman is a fish guy with the emphasis on Aqua?

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.

    • In the previous episode, Lois, after getting her skirt blown by the passing Superman, says "I gotta start wearing pants". In the beginning of this episode, she does.

    • Jimmy uses the Silent Watch from "Superman's Pal" to call Superman for Help.

    • The producers favored Aquaman's classic orange and green suit over 1995, Conan-esque revamp. However, by the time it came to bring him onto Justice League, Team Timm had warmed up to the revamp and dropped their STAS design for the JL Aquaman.

    • In this episode, Aquaman is played out to be very gruff, with a take-no-prisoners attitude, not to mention the army at his command. This is probably to counteract the image many have of the SuperFriends orange-suited superhero (i.e., that he's weak or his abilities are usually useless in battle). Aquaman goes on to appear in Justice League, in the episodes "The Enemy Below," "The Terror Beyond," and "Hereafter," and is even considered for League membership in the latter.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Allusion: Superfriends

      During Aquaman's undersea battle with LexCorp's submarines, the sound of Aquaman's telepathy used to summon the electric eels sounds similar to that of Aquaman's telepathy depicted in the old Superfriends cartoon.

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