Superman: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 27

Little Girl Lost (1)

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM May 02, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Superman discovers a teenage girl in stasis while exploring the remains of his home world Krypton. She is the last survivor of Argos, a sister planet of Krypton whose civilization was destroyed when Krypton exploded. On returning to Earth she discovers that she has superpowers like superman and wanting to prove herself she goes to Metropolis to take on Granny Goodness and Intergang.moreless

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  • Superman is outshined by Supergirl

    This is the only episode of the Superman cartoon I’ve ever seen and thought the actor who played Superman sucks. He shows no emotion. I mean he finds where his home planet was but still sounds so plain, like “oh well”. But that doesn't mean this episode sucks, oh no, Supergirl rules, and her origin in this show make her the golden/sliver age Supergirl, who is the real Supergirl. And it’s easy to see why she wasn’t in that many episodes, the actress who plays her is just so much better and real.moreless
  • Everything Good

    This episode had everything: Supergirl, Granny Goodness, the Female Furries, and Intergang!!! Batman has his Batgirl and Superman has Supergirl. This version of Supergirl has a better origin story than the one from the comic books. She comes from a planet that was colonized by Kryptonians thousands of years ago. She is genetically Kryptonian but comes from planet Argo, which means that Superman is still the last son of Krypton and she is the last child of Argo, that's just good storytelling.moreless
  • a very good episode for the debut of Supergirl.....

    well, what can i say......this episode of Superman: The Animated Series was.......excellent, especially in the beginning when Supergirl/Kara was flying with the birds, also this was a character developement episode for Jimmy olsen cuz he was mostly with Supergirl in this episode, also Clark/Superman was like the big brother and Supergirl/Kara was like the little sister, Granny Goodness was a good villian for supergirl, the intergang werent really that evil (watch part 2 and you know what i mean), this was one fine episode of Superman....moreless
Al Roker

Al Roker


Guest Star

Scott Menville

Scott Menville


Guest Star

Julia Kato

Julia Kato


Guest Star

Nicholle Tom

Nicholle Tom


Recurring Role

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell

Jonathan Kent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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

    • Kara's planet, Argo, is named for Argo City. In the comics, when Krypton exploded, the city of Argo was blasted into space, completely intact and protected by a dome. Supergirl grew up in Argo, and was sent to Earth for safety after Kryptonite poisoning claimed the lives of the citizens.

    • The Supergirl presented here is most closely related to the version that first appeared in the comics in 1959. Her name was Kara Zor-El, and she actually was Superman's cousin. This version was killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths comic series in 1985.

      Another version was created after that, but she wasn't related to Superman. Her costume was later changed to be closer in appearance to her cartoon incarnation.

      In 2004 Kara Zor-El (Supergirl) was reintroduced in a story which also featured Darkseid, The Furies and Granny Goodness. Her costume is a merger of both her classic blue and her animated series two piece look. The animated Supergirl would later wear that costume in an episode of Justice League Unlimited.

    • The first appearance of Supergirl/Kara.

    • The Granny appeared briefly in "Apokolips...Now!" (in the flashbacks) when Orion was showing the history of New Genesis and Apokolips.


    • Jimmy: You said your name was Karen...?

      Is a reference to Karen Starr, born Kara Zor-L and better known as Power Girl. A Kryptonian survivor from another universe.

    • Kara: (with brown hair and glasses) You saw through my secret identity?
      Allusion to Superman's disguise as Clark Kent. The writers acknowledge that glasses and a haircut do not an effective disguise make.

    • Star Trek
      In the opening scene where Superman is in his spaceship, the background music, sound effects, his "Personal Journal" entry, and voiceover narration are a homage to Star Trek.

    • "Little Lost Girl" was a comic issue for Action Comics, written by un-credited co-creator for The Bat-Man.