Season 1 Episode 6: The Shaman ‘U’
Airdate was October 13, 1973.
The Super Friends consist of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, and Robin. Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog are the “Junior Super Friends.” They haven’t made partner yet. They also have no super powers other than Wonder Dog’s ability to almost speak.
Short Synopsis: Shamon is alternating between zapping a “space cloud” with a laser gun, which fuses chunks of gold together, and then uses a giant U-shaped magnet to attract these “gold meteorites” to it. This process, uh, how do I put it…here’s what the narrator said:
“And, after this mighty fusion, a mysterious mist slowly drifts downward into the atmosphere. There, it becomes strangely affected by the earth’s oxygen, creating exotic gases, unknown to earth scientists, and, like our air, appears invisible to the human eye.”
So, basically, dad farts.
The Dad Farts, I Mean “Mists,” Do Some Crazy Shit
There are two kinds of mists – red, and green, even though people can’t see them.
The Green Mist creates giants:
The Red Mists creates littles:
Wonder Woman concludes, based on two minutes of looking at various animals and plants shrinking and growing on some monitors, that humans are immune.
Somebody Get Superman His Brain Pills
Wendy: It’s 30ft high, and really weird looking.
Batman: What does it look like?
Marvin: It, uh, it looks like a ‘u.’
Superman: It looks like Batman?
An orange crushes a tractor:
You would see, the biggest orange would be from me, and the card attached would say “Thank you for being a Super Friend.”
It’s the Little Things that Make Me Happy
I like to proclaim it when I’m certain a sentence has never been spoken before. For example, I said to the dogs today: “You all haven’t even noticed the yard men yet because you like cat poop so much.” Super Friends is filled with these little bon mots and this one is my favorite so far:
“A giant lobster and a twelve inch whale? This must not be allowed to continue.” – Aquaman
Batman, to Robin: You alright?
Robin: Never better, Batman! I’ve been having a ball, two of them, as a matter of fact!
Shut Up, Batman. For the love of God, shut up.
After Wonder Dog is giantized, he scares Shamon, who thinks he’s a Yeti, for some reason. Shamon runs back into the arms of Batman and Robin, who have somehow managed to get themselves stuck inside Shamon’s lab. Shamon then begs B&R to save him from the “Yeti,” who’s heading their way and B&R have this conversation:
Robin: What’ll we use, Batman, the laser gun?
Batman: Only as a last resort. If this IS a Yeti, it’s a rare creature. For the sake of science I’d like to capture it alive.
Robin: How? Its ten feet tall!
Batman: I’ll fashion my batline into a lasso. You man the laser gun just in case.
If you would like to witness these shenanigans in all their glory, the first season of Super Friends is available on DVD.