Superman: The Animated Series

Season 3 Episode 8

Superman's Pal

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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