Superman: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 8

Superman's Pal

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Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 20, 1999 on The WB
7.1
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Episode Summary

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Jimmy becomes known as Superman's pal, which although may sound cool at first, it certainly attracts lots of trouble to Jimmy.

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  • Worst episode of a great series.

    6.0
    For some reason the animation of this episode is horrible. It really detracts from a decent, although not great, script.



    Hopefully nobody who has never seen the series, first comes across this particular episode. It looks and sounds like it comes from a different series entirely.



    Its especially odd, because there are plenty of great episodes before and after this one was created, but this is the only one that looks as bad as this one does.



    The voice work is great though, and there are a couple of important parts of the Superman mythos that are touched on, especially regarding his relationship with Jimmy Olson.moreless
Dina Sherman

Dina Sherman

Tina

Guest Star

David Walsh

David Walsh

Captain Croissant

Guest Star

John Mariano

John Mariano

Short Order Cook

Guest Star

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell

Metallo

Recurring Role

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Angela Chen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When the lead thug is about to hit Jimmy with the pipe, and Superman catches it, the camera pans up from the thug to Superman, and you can see that the pipe is missing between the two men's hands, but can be seen on the other side of Superman's.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Tina: So, how do you call Superman?
      Jimmy: I yell, the same as anyone else...

    • Clark (about Tina): Ask her out.
      Jimmy: I already tried. Twice. First time she said her cat was sick.
      Clark: And the second?
      Jimmy: She told me to buzz off.
      Clark: She's learning from Lois already.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Superman gives Jimmy a wrist watch that can emit a sonic signal only Superman can hear, even at great distances. It is to be used only in emergencies.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title

      The title of the episode refers to the comic book series Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen, which ran from 1954 to 1974, and followed the misadventures of Jimmy and his constant rescue at the hands of Superman.

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