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The Spectacular Spider-Man

Season 2 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jun 22, 2009 on Disney XD
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Episode Summary

In the Season 2 premiere, Spider-Man faces a new enemy named Mysterio. Meanwhile, Peter continues his search for Eddie.

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  • A new villain is in town and his name is Mysterio.

    A new villain is in town and his name is Mysterio.

    I was really surprised I never really found the comic version of Mysterio that threatening or interesting, but the latin dialogue and his persona really work in cartoon form, though I'd question live action panning out the same.

    The cameo of Stan Lee was good "Don't you hate it when you put your tongue on the side of the ship and it sticks there" and "Are we being punked, I hate that".

    Nice gag that didn't take up too much time.

    This also marks the first appearance of the Tinkerer and The Master Planner(the Tinkerer's voices was rather annoying). Tink was in the last season episode "Persona" but he didn't speak.

    Love the flamboyant feel and the all around weirdness.

    PS: this is my first Review so I hope you like it.moreless
  • Mysterio debuts.

    Mysterio has always been one of my favorite Spider Man characters. The illusionist and former Hollywood special FX man (a little cheesy, but still kinda unique) provided a fun use for Spider Man's Spider sense, and there are some great jokes here. What keeps the episode down a bit is that Mysterio didn't seem very dangerous, he was basically played a bit more goofy or gimmicky than in the 90s series. I'm slightly disappointed by this.

    The holidays are fast approaching and there was a nice note on Spiderman trying to stay warm in his costume. Nice touch- also cool- a STAN LEE cameo! Moving into the realm of cartoons, now? the guy never quits!moreless
Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

Quentin Beck/Mysterio

Guest Star

Thom Adcox-Hernandez

Thom Adcox-Hernandez

Phineas Mason/Tinkerer, Homunculi

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Curt Connors, Homunculi

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This episode marks the first of the shortened theme song for season two. This episode's theme song featured Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Liz Allan and Norman Osborne.

    • Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, is shown in this episode. They use his looks and he lended his real voice to the show.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Spider-Man: (After defeating Mysterio's robots) I'm guessing this one has a head. (Mysterio takes off his helmet)
      Quentin Beck: So now you know, it's me!
      Spider-Man: Right... um, who are you again?
      Quentin Beck: You put me away.
      Spider-Man: Did I? Cool.
      Quentin Beck: Don't pretend you've forgotten. I was the Chameleon's right-hand man!
      Spider-Man: Oh, right. On the boat! You were... You were dressed as the crewman.
      Quentin Beck: As the waiter! You remember? "Demitasse, Spider-Man?"
      Spider-Man: Sure, sure, if you say so. (Sneezes)
      Quentin Beck: (Groans) Gesundheit...

    • Spider-Man: Nice trick, bubble-brain! And I'll bet the cheesy magician act really goes over big with the tourists.
      Mysterio: You dare call Mysterio a magician? Fool! Mysterio is no illusionist playing parlor tricks! Mysterio is the master of the arcane arts!
      Spider-Man: Seems to me "Mysterio" is the master of talking about himself in the third person.

    • Spider-Man: (About to jump into Mysterio's flames to see if they are fake) Well, if I'm wrong about this, at least I'll finally be warm.

    • Stan Lee: (To one of his co-workers) You know how you stick your tongue to the side of the ship and it sticks there? I hate that! (The man just glares at him) I'm just saying...

  • NOTES (3)

    • Mysterio:
      First appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #13. Quentin Beck was a former master of Hollywood special effects until he selfishly wanted more in life. Realizing the best way to be famous was to take out a superhero, he chose the recent superhero, Spider-Man. Unfotunately, he underestimated the wall-crawler and vowed to defeat him. Though without superpowers, Mysterio can use his tricks and illusions to fool anyone without Spider-Man's spider-sense.

    • This is the first episode of the series to premiere on the newly rebranded "Disney XD" network.

    • International Airdate(s):
      Teletoon - 1/11/09 @ 10:30am (ET)


    • Spider-Man: May the Spider-Sense be with me.

      A parody of the infamous line from Star Wars "May the force be with you."

    • Stan Lee: Are we being Punk'd? I hate that!

      Punk'd was a hidden camera show on MTV hosted by Ashton Kutcher. The show featured someone, helped by the show's cast and crew, pulling a prank on famous celebrities.