Wonder Woman

Season 2 Episode 6

The Pied Piper

Aired Unknown Oct 21, 1977 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Appallingly brilliant

    The Pied Piper

    Beware the perils of rock music groupiedom! Ok, a deleriously bad episode but one that's so bad it's brilliant!

    Very much Jo Atkinsons ep with very little Steve, nice to see him get something more to do than just provide exposition.

    Rule refers to the bicentennial and how WW would have been the perfect groupie for him then, you can't help but agree. Diana in her cape once more and she uses her tiara for the first time this season.

    Considering that Wonder Woman's return was heralded in the national media how can she just turn up at Rule's mansion and no one recognises her, she's pretty damn distinctive. Mighty convenient too that helpless Diana has the good fortune to be in a spinning chair allowing her to achieve transformation.

    Martin Mull one of those faces you see everywhere on TV on everything from Ellen to 2 and a Half Men. I remember him best as Sabrina's headmaster (and romancer of her hot Aunt Zelda) on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, in one ep he confesses that as a youth he tried to be a rockstar which may be a mighty clever in joke. He also returns to the DC universe in The New Adventures of Superman.

    Obviously this is the ep that gets the Wonder Woman mind control fetishists all hot and bothered with both Diana and Wonder Woman surrendering to Hamlin's domination. Check out this fan film and more importantly check out the revealing comments of it's reviewers;

    Just search on Youtube; Wonder Woman Entranced by Musical Muse

    She's also not so much tied up as trapped in an iron maiden like chair. And she's gassed although she doesn't pass out for once, maybe all the times she's been chloroformed has allowed her to build up some form of resistance?

    Almost ashamed to admit it but one of my favourites 8/10

  • Yikes!

    I don't know whether this is the best episode ever or the worst. Mull's casting as "Hamlin Rule" seems so off-the-mark it's unbelievable. Mind you he is working with a very weak script here, I suppose he does the absolute best he can with the material. The combination of the ethereal flute-playing and the metal-to-dust remote control is more like a storyline out of "Superfriends" than of a night-time drama. Norman Burton as "Atkinson" gets featured well in the episode and acts it quite smoothly although it's one of his last episodes, so that didn't seem to help him very much. Eve Plumb seems lost and somewhat annoyed that she's even on the show at times. The whole episode has the car accident thing going for it in that you just can't look away.
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