This episode introduces one of superman's most dangerous enemies Mr.Mxyzptlk, well I don't think the word enemy is the right one but he sure does get on superman's nerves. In the superfriends cartoon he was more of a threat to them. This episode is also pretty funny and on the commentary for the episode paul dini says that this is his favorite episode and his favorite character. They really wanted to bring him back in later episodes but the producers sais that it was to hard to think up story lines for him. He does appear in a later episode called little big head man where he teams up with bizzaro. Check this episode out. Later...
Mr.Mxyzptlk wrecks havoc with Superman's life. To send him back to the 5th dimension for a certain amount of time, Superman must get Mxyzptlk to say his name backwards. Each time he returns and Superman tricks him into saying his name backwards.
This is the funniest episode of the series in my opinion. Gilbert Gottfried, with his hysteria filled voice, is perfect as Mxyzptlk. Mr. Mxyzptlk's frustration grows each time he is tricked by Superman and becomes more and more determined to make Supes' life difficult. The scene with Mxyzptik walking around looking for McGirk is from the 1944 Superman comic book written by Jerry Seigal, the co-creater of Superman which introduces Mxyzptik. I thought it was well written and was a great comic relief episode. Comic Sandra Bernhardt has a part as Mxyzptik's girl friend in the fifth dimension and provides a sexy voice.
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