Peter Parker/ Spider-Man
Aunt May Parker
Kenny "King" Kong
The orange that Gwen is peeling when Harry talks about trying out for the team seems to be unpeeled a few seconds afterwards.
The Spider symbol at the end of the episode didn't cover the whole sky. Instead, it was presented in a Bat-signal like insignia that rather resembles a football (appropriate for the episode's Backstory).
It is revealed that Harry's mother is still present in their family. Most comic and movie incarnations of the Osborn's show only Norman and Harry.
This marks Flint Marko's 3rd appearance in the series. First being in the prelude of Survival of the Fittest and then alongside his partner, Alex O'Hirn, in Market Forces.
Sandman: (To Spider-Man) You know, I hadn't planned on coming after you. But you're just determined to be the cloud hanging over my sunny, sandy beach. Time to change the weather... forever!
Spider-Man: Okay, Sandman, show me what you've got! Or better yet, I'll show you! (Smashes him with a girder)
Sandman: (Reforms) Wow. He sure showed me.
Harry Osborn: Hey, Mom. Dad...
Norman Osborn: Harry, what happened to you? And... what's with the helmet? Going to a costume party?
Harry Osborn: (Smiles while holding up his helmet) Trying out for the team.
Norman Osborn: Football? Not really your strong suit, is it? (Harry's smile vanishes and looks disappointed)
Sandman: It's over, Spider-Man. When you were the only one with powers, you had me beat. But now King Sandman reigns supreme! (Forms one hand into a hammer, the other a mace)
Spider-Man: Your Majesty...(Webs the spout of a nearby cement mixer) Allow me to build a statue in your honor! (Breaks spout, encasing Sandman in quick-dry cement)
Flash Thompson: Hey Kong, Osborn's tryin' out!
Flash Thompson: Cool?!
Kong: I need a new tackling dummy. (Points to a boy on crutches) I broke my last one.
Flint Marko: What have you done to me? I know you're in there! Answer me!
Hammerhead: Hey, Mr. Sandman. Chill.
Guard: (To Marko and O'Hirn) Bail's been paid. Guess pond scum can have friends. Who knew?
Peter Parker: I asked Miss Brant from the Bugle.
Gwen Stacy: Wow, that's great. Umm, you don't actually call her Miss Brant in person, do you? (Peter stares at her) Never mind.
Peter Parker: So Harry gets his dream and I watch from the sidelines.
Gwen Stacy: Ice cream?
Peter Parker: Course, that has its benefits too.
Dr. Otto Octavius: (After seeing Flint Marko mutate into sand) What have we done? What do we do?
Norman Osborn: We sweep up and we try again.
Flint Marko: (While being strapped in for an experiment) So, uh, Doc, what's with the arms?
Dr. Otto Octavius: (Looking at his mechanical arms) These? Well, uh, well, they allow me to multitask, manipulate different objects, (Quietly) and of course maintain a safe distance...
Flint Marko: You need a safe distance? What about me?!
Gwen Stacy: (To Harry after wanting to go to football tryouts) You know I'm all about the encouraging gal pal, but the words: "catastrophic bone breakage," do come to mind here.
Peter Parker: (After sitting with a silent Gwen and Harry) Okay, I'm sitting with my two best friends and neither is talking to me. Should I change seats?
Flint Marko: (After watching the limousine go back to the surface) What about O'Hirn?
Hammerhead: This is a solo job and the Big Man's had his eye on you, Marko.
Flint Marko: (Smiles) The Big Man? Do I get to meet him?
Hammerhead: (Grabs Flint Marko by his shirt) No one meets the Big Man.
Sandman: Spider tricks don't work on the Sandman, but do sand tricks work on the Spider-Man? (Turns into sand and dives under a pile of steel beams)
Spider-Man: Oh, this can't be good... (Dodges the projected steel beams)
Spider-Man: (After webbing Sandman) Aw, all webbed up and nowhere to go.
Sandman: (Smirks) Heh. Who do you think I am? Flint Marko? (Turns into sand and escapes the webs)
Gwen Stacy: So, how come you aren't hanging out with your new friends?
Peter Parker: 'Cause I like my old friends? (Gwen frowns at Peter) Look, I know that you think I've been acting like a jerk. I put taking photos for the Bugle before other things, but I promise it won't happen again. So, can you forgive me already?
Gwen Stacy: You're forgiven. It would take too long to train anyone else.
Sandman: (To Spider-Man) Look, cleaning your clock's been fun, but I've got banks to rob. (Turns into sand and vanishes down a gutter. Suddenly, he realizes that he left his bag of stolen money on the sidewalk) Aw, man. My money!
Spider-Man: (To Sandman) Let me guess, you were on a reality show? Changing Faces or Completely Ridiculous Makeovers?
Spider-Man: (After being punched around by Sandman) Ugh, what just...
Sandman: Happened? I happened. Sandman happened. (Turns himself into a pile of sand and launches himself at Spider-Man)
Spider-Man: Now that's just wrong...
Spider-Man: Aw, man. Marko? This is so getting old. Where's your partner?
Sandman: (Laughs) Don't think I need a partner anymore... (Punches Spider-Man with a giant sand fist)
Hammerhead: (To Flint Marko) There you go. You've got your sand legs, your sand clothes... (Marko changes back to normal) Hey, and now you're in color.
Spider-Man: (After encasing Sandman in concrete) Michelangelo, eat your heart out.
Aunt May: (About the Fall Dance) Why don't you ask Anna Watson's niece, Mary Jane?
Peter Parker: (Thinking to himself) Miss 'Wonderful Personality'? (Shutters)
Spider-Man: (Dodges Sandman's hammer-shaped hands) Seriously, Marko, the hammers are getting a bit old.
Lead character designer, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, stated at Comic-Con that this was his favorite episode.
Disney XD Premiere Date:
April 6, 2009 @ 7:30pm (ET)
This episode can be seen on "The Spectacular Spider-Man: Rise of the Supervillains!" DVD.
Born William Baker but uses the alias of Flint Marko, which has become his actual name in all adaptations, lived with his mother, after being abandoned by his father. Forced to steal to pay the bills, Baker was sent to prison, changing his name to Flint Marko to hide from his mother. Becoming a more aggressive man, Marko ended up in a nuclear testing site in Georgia, where his molecules mixed with those of sand. Despite being a Spider-Man villain, Sandman was not necessarily evil, but a man who went through hard times and desired to follow a different path. This is the origin of the Sandman as told in Marvel comics and differs from what is shown in The Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon.
Spider-Man: (After trapping Sandman in cement) Michelangelo, eat your heart out!
Spider-Man references the famous artist named Michelangelo, who is best known for his work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Spider-Man and Sandman: Construction Yard Battle.
Spider-Man and Sandman's battle in the construction yard seems based on the final battle in Spider-Man 3.
Peter Parker: Web-shooting a soda can
The scene with Peter using his webs on an empty soda cans mirrors a scene in the 2002 live action Spider-Man film.
Flash Thomson: Unbelievable! The geeks are inheriting the Earth!
This is an allusion to the Bible (Matthew 5:5) where Jesus famously promises that the meek will inherit the earth.
Spider-Man and Sandman: Armored Car scene
Spider-Man engages Sandman in a battle inside a runaway armored truck, similar to their fight in the 2007 live action film Spider-Man 3.
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