Super Friends Season 2, Episode 11, Storyline B – “Cheating”
Original Airdate – November 12, 1977
Aquaman is teaching this young man a special skill:
NO YOU PERVERT, he’s teaching him how to expel water from his lungs. Sheesh.
Short Synopsis: “In the local countryside, just outside of Mid City, athletes from the neighboring high schools are about to start their annual cross country race.” – Narrator
Three teenagers discuss hoping to win and the guy with the “F” (for foreshadowing) brags that for sure he’s going to win.
A man who looks like what would happen if Obama and Telly Savalas had a baby who grew up to hold the world record for “Longest Index Finger” starts the race:
F is for Foliage hides behind some bushes while the others run past, the cheater.
No, they did not give this dude a name.
F is for Fearless Cheater arrives at a gorge, where he has either followed the cheater’s code of “be prepared,” or he has happened upon a rare grappling hook bush.
As he crosses the gorge, he looks below and sees two stranded kids:
F is for Fuck Stranded Kids decides that someone else will surely help them and stays focused on his cheating plan.
“Knowing that if he rescues them, he will be exposed as a cheater, Jack continues with the race.” – Narrator.
JACK! Why didn’t y’all say that in the first place (the first place Jack wants to cheat his way to).
Ugh, it’s time for The Wonder Twins to enter the picture.
They are alerted of the missing boys and head out to the area. Jayna REALLY has a tight grip on Gleek’s butt this time:
They can’t find the kids and a storm rolls in with heavy lightning. No, unfortunately The Wonder Twins are not struck by lightning.
Jack wins the race and announces he’s the best (at cheating), and Zan and Jayna show up asking if anyone’s seen the kids.
Jack has a guilty conscious after he sees lightning strike in the area he knows the kids are at, so he fesses up.
The Wonder Twins find the boys, who are in immediate danger because a flash flood is heading for them.
Now we play a game.
As suggested by Christian of Point Counter-Point Point Point, try and guess how The Wonder Twins saved the boys based only on what they morphed into (answer will be at the bottom):
The lesson is…
Jack is disqualified and says he learned something more important than winning: something about self respect.
Personally, I think the lesson is that if you cheat, you will save at minimum two children’s lives.
And the answer to the “riddle” is: Zan became an Ice Dam to stop the flash flood and Jayna became a kangaroo so that she could hop the boys to safety:
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.