Super Friends Season 2, Episode 12, Storyline B – “Pressure Point”
Original Airdate – November 19, 1977
Aquaman, if you’re going to help some kid clean and adjust his roller skates, GET OUT OF THE FREAKIN’ WATER to do it.
Maybe he’s standing on the backs of a couple of catfish, but still – just get out of the water.
Synopsis: “A hot sun burns over the desert at Barren Hills, where a young motorcyclist may make his last jump.” – Narrator
We are then introduced to a bunch of svelt, attractive teenagers:
Oh, that Jerry! He thinks he can make it up the same hill one of the other teens just conquered, but HE’S JERRY – of course he can’t! He tries anyway and everyone laughs at him.
I wonder if he was the inspiration for Parks and Recreation’s Jerry.
Anyway, their ridicule fuels Jerry to decide to try and jump Rattlesnake Ravine. What a doofus! One of the other teens alerts the Wonder Twins.
We are then treated to a stupid scene of Zan, Jayna, and Gleek ice skating. How do they afford all this recreation? Are they paid by the Justice League?
Back to Jerry the Jerk who thinks he can Jump.
“Don’t do it, Jerry!” cries one onlooking cool teen.
“You can kill yourself!” yells another in a more encouraging tone than I think was intended.
The Wonder Twins arrive just in time to find Jerry in mid-air plummeting to his death.
I know this will shock you, but I take issue with something in this episode.
Zan then throws himself down the ravine in water form, and then announces that he wants to become – “FORM OF, GELATIN DESSERT!”
Unless Jayna became a horse and then they ground her up to make gelatin, I’m calling bullshit. Ice bridge? Ice crowbar? Ice cage? Fine, whatever, they’re made of ice. GELATIN is not a form of water. BOOOOOO BOOOOO, Super Friends.
Jello Gelatin dessert wiggles a little bit, it does not completely absorb the shock of a plummeting inept teenage motorcyclist.
But that’s not all, Jerry! Your humiliation continues!
“That’s what I call a super scooper super scoop!” – Jayna, in the form of a giant pelican, who doesn’t understand the concept of shame.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.