Superman: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 5

Little Big Head Man

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 21, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Mr. Mxypzptlk magically transports Bizarro back to Metropolis in order to torment Superman.

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  • They're back...

    When I say they're back I'm talking about Bizzaro and Mr.Mxypzpltk. Mxypzptlk transports bizzaro back to metropolis to fight superman. Most people have said that this is one of the worst episodes of all time but I don't think it's that bad. The producers said that it was to hard to think up story lines for Mxypzpltk so this is his last appearence. it was pretty good to get Gilbert Gattfried to come back and do the voice of mxy. We get to see 2 of my favorite superman villains team up. I liked how bizzaro couldn't pronounce Mxy's name so he called him little big head man. Later...moreless
Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly

voice of Bizarro

Guest Star

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

Mr. Mxyzptlk

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Stand Owner

Guest Star

Frank Welker

Frank Welker


Recurring Role

Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy

Maggie Sawyer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Mxyzptlk's "going back on his word," refers to the fact that he promised to never again bother Superman if he got the imp to "say, spell, or otherwise reveal" his name backwards twice in a row, without a break in-between.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mxyzptlk: Mr. Mxyzptlk, at your service.
      Bizarro: Mzy... plzy...
      Mxyzptlk: Ah, don't bother. You'll give yourself a hernia.

    • Bizarro: Send bad men away! Send bad men away!
      Mxyzptlk: I'd love to help, Rocky. But power-wise, my tank is dry.
      Bizarro: Nooo! (shaking Mxyzptlk) Send bad men away! DO IT!
      Mxyzptlk (frantically): Kltpzyxm! Kltpzyxm! (moaning) Oh, mama, this was a bad idea.

    • Mxyzptlk (running from 'Krypto'): Yaah! Nice doggie! Heel! Play dead! HELP!!
      Superman (watching on viewscreen): Life am good.

    • Mxyzptlk: I can't help if I keep goofing on that big lug Superman, it's what I do... I don't need punishment, I need understanding. Ya know how it is: fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly, I gotta bug that jerk till I die! (pause) Or he does...

    • Superman: Listen to me, my friend, Mxy is playing you for a fool!
      Bizarro: Little Big Head Man my friend. Him say you enemy me.
      Superman: Him lie like rug, trust me!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Among the evidence that Gsptlsnz presents at the tribunal court is an actual copy of Action Comics featuring Mxyzptlk.

    • Last appearance of Mxyzptlk. According to the commentary for "Mxyzpixilated," there were plans for him to appear on Justice League but the crew couldn't figure on a story to use for the character.


    • Mxy's Speech

      Mister Mxyzptlk's defense speech before the Tribunal resembles the first line from the famous song "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man", by Oscar Hammerstein II. "Fish got to swim, birds got to fly,
      I got to love one man till I die."