J. Jonah Jameson
Mary Jane Watson
Green Goblin/Dilbert Trilby
Sally Avril/Betty Brant
This is the first episode where Spider-Man does not face a new character.
This is the first episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man not to end showing the web insignia.
The Symbiote makes its first appearance. Its arrival is strikingly similar to "The Alien Costume" from Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
This marks the first time Peter wears his Spider-Man costume without his mask in public. This was because he was using it as his Halloween costume.
One of the costumes, seen at the Halloween party, bears a striking resemblance to the Black Cat.
This is a Halloween themed episode.
(Sally Avril is dressed like a genie, while Rand Robertson is dressed like a cheerleader)
Sally Avril: You haven't complimented on my costume.
Rand Robertson: (Looking into his cellphone) Trying to get the latest on the shuttle.
Sally Avril: Which matters to me, why?
Rand Robertson: Maybe because John Jameson is like an older brother to me! And because... he might not make it.
J. Jonah Jameson: Here's tomorrow's front-page headline: "Spider-Man: Threat or Menace."
J. Jonah Jameson: The people have spoken. Get that traitor Parker in here and lock him into an exclusive deal. If they want Spider-Man, we'll give 'em Spider-Man.
Norman Osborn: I will not allow this. I'll say I was the Goblin. After all, I invented the green. I'm the obvious suspect.
Spider-Man: No. He needs you. And what good could you do him locked away for a crime you didn't commit?
Norman Osborn: Didn't I? This is all my fault. I drove Harry to...
(After the Green Goblin escapes)
Spider-Man: Go ahead. Run. I know where you live.
(After surviving the crash)
Spider-Man: Ok... all this pain at least proves I'm still alive.
(After dragging Spider-Man through a tunnel)
Green Goblin: Well that taught us nothing. Perhaps a more drastic experiment is required. (Drops Spider-Man high in the air) Happy landing, Spider-Man!
Green Goblin: Now, let's see what cracks first: my gob-webs, or your bones!
Green Goblin: Why don't you just give up?
Spider-Man: 'Cause I know your secret. I know whose face is behind that mask.
Green Goblin: We all wear masks, Spider-Man. But which one is real? The one that hides your face, or the one that is your face.
Mary Jane: (To Flash Thompson) Whoa, pom-poms to yourself, big guy. I like you, but I won't be your replacement girl. This red head's a free agent, and plans to keep it that way.
Spider-Man: Next time you throw a bash, Gobby, leave out snacks. Your guests will stay longer.
Norman Osborn: You wanna rule the world, you don't punch time clocks.
Hammerhead: The Big Man's Tombstone. 'Cause that's all that's left when you cross him.
Green Goblin: Well, if that's true, then a man like you must surely have acquired life insurance.
Hammerhead: (To the Green Goblin) I know you're out there.
Green Goblin: Out there. In here. Everywhere. Yes, this will soon be my town, Hammie, and I could use a good right-hand flattop.
(Space shuttle is hit by an asteroid)
Space Woman: Life support's still up. Otherwise...
Colonel John Jameson: Otherwise it's "Houston, we have a problem."
Colonel John Jameson: But seriously, I still remember my first Halloween. I was an astronaut. Big surprise, right? (Sighs) As much as I love the beauty and tranquility of space, I'm glad we're landing tomorrow to see the costumes of the next generation of dreamers. Plus, this year, my astronaut costume rocks!
Gwen: (Left alone at the carnival) No Harry. No Peter. Someone is so getting the look.
Flash Thompson: (Dressed as a cheerleader) Puny Parker? He looks nothing like Spidey! I should have been Spider-Man!
Peter Parker: (Grinning) Don't worry, Flash. You fill out your costume quite nicely, too.
Hammerhead: You think I'm afraid of a goofball dressed for Halloween? Can't be afraid of what you don't respect and I've only respected one man enough to fear.
Green Goblin: The Big Man. Alias: L. Thompson Lincoln. See, I've already peeked under his mask.
Green Goblin: We both want Tombstone out of the picture.
Spider-Man: For totally different reasons.
Green Goblin: Details, details.
(Tombstone saves Spider-Man from the Green Goblin)
Spider-Man: Uh, thanks?
Tombstone: Take down the Goblin, or at least unmask him, and we'll call it even.
Spider-Man: Uh, excuse me? Who rescued who from the molten steel?!
(Spider-Man and Tombstone find Hammerhead wrapped in chains in the refinery)
Hammerhead: This is so embarassing.
Tombstone And disappointing. Did you really think you needed a jump drive to protect you? Did you really think a jump drive could protect you?
Hammerhead: Ah, come on boss, you couldn't have fallen for that. There's no drive, no incriminating evidence; there never was!
Green Goblin: Yes, yes, I'm a big fat liar! Like we all didn't know this was a trap?
(Spider-Man and Tombstone meet outside the refinery)
Spider-Man: So, Gobby offered you the secret toy surprise too, trap?
Spider-Man: Figured, race ya inside!
Green Goblin: Welcome to the Green Goblin's House of Horrors, or should I say Refinery of Revulsion?
Disney XD Premiere Date:
May 1, 2009 @ 7:30pm (ET)
This episode can be seen on "The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Goblin Strikes!" DVD.
Harry's addiction and reliance on the Gobulin Green formula is similiar to his drug addiction in The Amazing Spider-Man #96-98 (All three issues were un-approved by The Comics Code of Approval for their drug mention).
Green Goblin: My favorite flattop.
This may be a reference to Flattop Jones, (a gangster from the old Dick Tracy strips by Chester Gould) referring to Hammerhead's unnaturally flattened skull and manner of dress.
Spider-Man: 'Twas the night before Halloween, and all through Manhattan... not a creature was stirring, not even the Green Gob... lan.
An obvious parody of the Christmas poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
You can see a wax replica of the character at the start of the episode. Ironically enough, Man-Wolf is the alter-ego of John Jameson.
The way Green Goblin carries Spider-Man in his "Gob webs" is reminiscent of the cover for Amazing Spider-Man #39. The main difference is that Peter is still wearing his mask.
Hammerhead: Keep laughing, Kermit.
An allusion to Kermit the Frog from The Muppets.
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