SUPERMAN MOVIE MINUTE #16 - Caped Wonder Stuns City
Fire and Water Network All-Stars Chris Franklin and Rob Kelly bring you SUPERMAN MOVIE MINUTE, where they analyze, scrutinize, and you'll-believe-a-man-can-fly-ize the classic 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, and Marlon Brando, five minutes at a time!
In minutes 76:00 - 80:00, Superman saves Air Force One, Perry White wants The Daily Planet to land an interview, and Lois gets an invite from A Friend.
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6 responses to “Superman Movie Minute #16 – Caped Wonder Stuns City”
FYI: Juliet Prowse was the 1st guest on The Muppet Show, co-starred with Elvis, was briefly engaged to Sinatra, & was mauled twice by the same 80 lb. leopard on 2 different TV shows (Circus with the Stars & The Tonight Show). Where was Superman when she needed him?
Chuck, you never fail to bring the knowledge. And going with the L’eggs connection in this episode? Genius.
Quick thoughts… Flyboy’s voice always threw me off, so glad to know there’s a reason he sounds so weird. I always thought he spoke about 2 seconds too long as well. And speaking of… great impersonation, Chris! Clark almost answering the question about Superman’s favorite team always cracks me up. And I always had the same thought that Rob did… General Sam Lane was floating the bill for Lois’ swanky apartment. Sometimes it really pays to be an army brat, I guess. Looking forward to finishing the back 9 with you guys.
You know, General Lane would have been the perfect foil for Lex’s missile code switcheroo. Missed opportunity, but I’m not sure exactly when it was established Lois’ Dad was a general.
Great Caesar’s ghost! I had completely forgotten about Aladdin’s Superman The Movie lunchbox, until Chris mentioned it in this episode. That lunchbox carried my bologna and cheese sandwiches throughout much of my elementary school career. It was also a thing of beauty. I particularly loved the side panels, which depicted various scenes of Krypton and Kal El’s trip to Earth.
FYI, Lois is able to afford that swanky apartment, because she invested heavily in the Metropolis Wig Manufacturing and Retail Company.
In 1980, when I went to kindergarten, I had a choice of lunch boxes: Superman The Movie, or Super Friends. I was VERY torn. But ultimately, I went with Super Friends because it had just about EVERYONE on it, even Green Arrow and Supergirl, who weren’t on much merchandise back then, and weren’t on the Super Friends (I later learned GA was on before my time).
Years later it came to me, the magenta-trimmed Super Friends lunch box with Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Catwoman and Kitten (Cheetah’s protege from the SF comic) prominently featured was targeted toward…(GASP!)…GIRLS!!! I was mortified at the thought at the time. Now I think it’s funny.
I still have my childhood SF lunchbox, and now have two of the Superman box, because I love both the front with Supes and the back with the Planet staff so much, I had to display it both ways!