Super Friends Season 2, Episode 9 – Decoder
Original Airdate – October 29, 1977
After last week’s monstrosity, it’s time to take it easy this week, kick back, and enjoy the code word.
Code Word Part I
Aquaman is hanging out at the local go-cart track for some reason. In his superhero costume. You’d think that this would be a time maybe he could be having it cleaned since he’s obviously not on duty.
A young lady pulls up beside him and asks him why he’s there. He says he’s there to give the decoder clue. The decoder clue system is a very sloppy system. They seem to just randomly wander around until someone asks them what they’re doing and then they kind of wing it with the clue. They are just a shade away from wandering lost demented people.
Aquaman asks if she wants to hear the clue and she lies through her teeth, “I sure do! I love trying to figure out the Super Friends codes!” Yeahhhh.
“The first part of the code has two clues,” says Aquaman, buying himself some time to come up with something.
“What’s the first clue?” Asks anonymous go-carter.
“You’re sitting in it,” clues Aquaman.
I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but the first thing that popped into my head was – “my own urine!?” I wasn’t sitting in my own urine (this time), but I thought maybe the girl was, but then I thought, “but she’d know that Aquaman may not know she’s sitting in her own urine, so it must be ‘car.'” This is how I reach conclusions. I’ll stop sharing now.
She then asks what the second clue is, and he says, “That’s it right there.” I’ve drawn a line from his finger to the ‘it’ for clarification.
Sooo, cargo. Cargo is the first code word.
We’re back at the track and they’re out of their cars.
“That was really great,” exclaims girl.
“Sure was,” concurs Aquaman.
Flirt on your own time, people.
Aquaman says the clue is on this sign – NOT “boat,” another name for boat.
Sidetrack: this is a terrible ad. I’m assuming they want you to go on a cruise but there’s no name of the company or any contact information. I guess I noticed because I would like to be doing anything but this right now and they provided no means for me to find out more.
One of the reasons I’m daydreaming about being elsewhere is because I’m starting to feel like a third wheel.
“See if you can figure it out while we take another lap,” says Aquaman. Ok, guys, I’ll just be over here by myself with a slice of pizza like I always was in junior high and high school.
And off they go, round and round the track.
Blah, blah, the code word(s) is cargo ship.
When she gets the word(s) right, he says – “fast thinking!”
Then she says, “but I’m not fast enough to beat you around the track!” And then they both laugh and laugh.
SHUT UP and go find a room.
If you would like to see these shenanigans for yourself, Season 2 is available on DVD.