Superman II Movie Minute #12 – Sheriff Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

SUPERMAN II MOVIE MINUTE #12 - Sheriff Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Fire and Water Network All-Stars Chris Franklin and Rob Kelly bring you SUPERMAN II MOVIE MINUTE, where they analyze, scrutinize, and you'll-believe-a-man-can-fly-ize the classic 1980 film starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, and Terence Stamp, five minutes at a time!

In minutes 5500 - 6000, Superman and Lois arrive at the Fortress of Solitude, and the Phantom Zone villains meet some locals, including Sheriff Pepper!

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15 responses to “Superman II Movie Minute #12 – Sheriff Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    1. No foolin’, in 1983 or 84, a James Bond obsessed buddy of mine came up with a story our group of friends played out: James Bond meets Batman, with Ra’s Al Ghul as the villain! We were way ahead of our time.


  1. Okay so, Derek William Crabbe *HATES* “Willy” from Superman II… The Red and his Stupid, Stupid Apes always sends Stephen Lacey off on a tirade… Shag can’t stand Conduit… And George Berryman from Spider-Man Crawlspace gets triggered by anything relating to Clones, Symbiotes, and the Ultimate Universe… Am I missing anyone?

      1. Yeah, I don’t get Bass’ total hate of Thanagarians. Childhood bird trauma?

        The only thing Rob hates more than Transformers is when someone immediately mentions that Orson Welles was in the Transformers animated movie. Really chaps his hide.

        Outsiders are terrible, yet I still buy and read those classicly craptacular issues. The Alan Davis era is beautiful.

    1. Okay, looking back at my original post, I somehow forgot to put the word “Ghost,” in “The Red Ghost and his Stupid, Stupid Apes,” and I’m unable to edit my comment. GRRRR.

  2. I have always thought that the Phantom Zone villains have different powers, because in my 10-year-old mind when I saw Superman 2, all villains and heroes have different powers from each other so why not have Phantom Zone villains have different powers than Superman.

  3. *raises hand* Point of clarification, please, regarding J.W. Pepper. If the Bond and Superman universes are the same universe because J.W. Pepper is in both, that’s another way of saying we reject out of hand the idea that there is a J.W. Pepper in one universe and another J.W. Pepper in another universe. Does the same go for Aquaman?

  4. I’m all in on Rob’s theory of Superman and James Bond existing in the same universe and that Clifton James is again playing Sheriff Pepper. My question is what about Shane Rimmer? He plays three different characters in three different Superman movies and three different characters in three different James Bond movies. Is he a spy that keeps infiltrating different organizations, including NASA and the US Navy? Or is he multiple aliens from a planet where everyone looks like Shane Rimmer and several of them have managed to place themselves in different jobs, including NASA and the US Navy? I can explain why Cliff Clavin had to leave NASA, where we see him in Superman 2, and become a mail man. He was put in witness protection after the events of Motel Hell.

    I had a comment on the rural cafe. There is a restaurant located in a town of less than 1000 people that stays pretty full-up because it has such a good reputation. The only complaint I’ve heard is that they have ran out of food. It is out in the middle of nowhere, but stays busy, so a town like East Houston could have a restaurant if the food is good enough and people come from surrounding areas. The road to the restaurant is paved, though and it is on a two-lane highway. Should Chris and I debate on which of us grew up further in the backwoods? I don’t want to get in an argument with Chris, since he seems like such a nice guy.

    1. Gothos, I totally know of places you’re talking about. I pass a restaurant like this on my way home everyday. It sits on the line of two counties, and is about 20 minutes from each of them, and its always packed. Good food too.

      But the town of East Houston, Idaho itself is the problem. There are shops and stores everywhere like a real small town, but the streets are unpaved and there are poultry trucks just parked in the middle of the dirt road.

      If the town were big enough to support so many stores, businesses, etc, wouldn’t they collect enough taxes to at least pave the roads? Paint off parking spaces along those roads? Put in parking meters to pay for more roads being paved?

      Sorry, not arguing with you or anyone, this town has just bugged me for nearly 40 years.

      Wait until next episode when another guest weighs in. He brings up a good point about a famous fictional rural town that looks like Los Angeles compared to this!


      1. Nah, I didn’t think you were arguing. I agree with your points and I didn’t really like the portrayal of the town, either. Normally, I don’t like to bring real-world or politics, and I’m not going to mention the names in case any of the listeners are from there, but I know a couple of Alabama counties that could have successful places of business but have dirt roads and such because the politicians running the county are so crooked. I had the misfortune of working in one of those counties once. I interviewed a guy who was a moonshiner back in the day, and he told me that a lot of the then-government were bootleggers, too, and they always made sure to keep the county dry so they could stay in business.

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