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** Before that, there was the episode "Superdoo," where Doofus becomes a FlyingBrick after he finds [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum a crystal]] that [[VillainOfAnotherStory two aliens lost, after they stole it]] in order to [[GalacticConqueror take over the galaxy.]] He ends up getting rid of the crystal after he realizes [[SmugSuper how self centered he had become,]] and that using his powers to win patches was akin to cheating.
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%%** Also from ''Looney Tunes'', we have WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck as "Stuperduck".

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%%** Also from ''Looney Tunes'', we have ** The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck short "Stuporduck" had Daffy as "Stuperduck".an incompetent Superman parody who, thanks to overhearing a radio serial, went around causing trouble and suffering AmusingInjuries while trying to thwart what he thought was the work of a mad bomber.
29th Jul '17 3:07:11 PM StFan
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->'''Fry''': When you were a kid, what was your greatest fantasy?\\
'''Leela''': To have parents.\\
'''Fry''': Whatever. The ''correct'' answer is: To be a superhero! We ''have'' superpowers, ''and'' we're Americans. Now's our chance!

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->'''Fry''': ->'''Fry:''' When you were a kid, what was your greatest fantasy?\\
'''Leela''': '''Leela:''' To have parents.\\
'''Fry''': '''Fry:''' Whatever. The ''correct'' answer is: To be a superhero! We ''have'' superpowers, ''and'' we're Americans. Now's our chance!






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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has Stupendous Man strips from time to time. Some of these are {{Imagine Spot}}s, while others have Calvin actually putting on a costume.
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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' did it in the episode "Mild Mannered"; given the show's premise it was easy for an artifact to give someone super-powers.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' did it in the episode "Mild Mannered"; given the show's premise it was easy for an artifact to give someone super-powers.



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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has Stupendous Man strips from time to time. Some of these are {{Imagine Spot}}s, while others have Calvin actually putting on a costume.
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has Stupendous Man strips from time to time. Some of these are {{Imagine Spot}}s, while others have Calvin actually putting on a costume.
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* In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-Rabbit Super-Rabbit]]", Bugs acquires carrots which, when eaten, temporarily give him the abilities of [[FlyingBrick super strength and speed, flight and invulnerability]]. Later, the two villains obtain the carrots and gain super powers of their own.
** Followed up immediately by a ShoutOut to, in the eyes of just about all back then and still many today, some real-life superheroes... the US Marine Corps.
*** ...leading the USMC to officially induct Bugs as an honorary private in the Marine Corps. He was regularly promoted until "retiring" at the end of the war as a Master Sergeant.
--> '''Bugs''': ''-Sees the villains in Super form-'' This looks like a job for a ''real'' superman! ''-Dives into a phone booth, and emerges in Marine Corps dress blues-''

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunbes'':
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In the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super-Rabbit Super-Rabbit]]", Bugs acquires carrots which, when eaten, temporarily give him the abilities of [[FlyingBrick super strength and speed, flight and invulnerability]]. Later, the two villains obtain the carrots and gain super powers of their own.
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own. Followed up immediately by a ShoutOut to, in the eyes of just about all back then and still many today, some real-life superheroes... the US Marine Corps.
*** ...leading
Corps.[[note]]Leading the USMC to officially induct Bugs as an honorary private in the Marine Corps. He was regularly promoted until "retiring" at the end of the war as a Master Sergeant.
--> '''Bugs''': ''-Sees
Sergeant.[[/note]]
--->'''Bugs:''' ''[sees
the villains in Super form-'' form]'' This looks like a job for a ''real'' superman! ''-Dives ''[dives into a phone booth, and emerges in Marine Corps dress blues-''blues]''



** Also from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', we have WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck as "Stuperduck".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}'' had two episodes: "Dog the Mighty" and its SequelEpisode "Dog the Not-So Mighty". In the first one, Dog gets the impression that he is a superhero after saving Rancid Rabbit's life and ''tries'' to fight crime with Cat as his sidekick Cat-Boy. In the SequelEpisode, Cat quits as Dog's sidekick so Dog gets a new Cat-Boy in Randolph the news reporter.

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** %%** Also from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''Looney Tunes'', we have WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck as "Stuperduck".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}'' had ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' has two episodes: "Dog the Mighty" and its SequelEpisode "Dog the Not-So Mighty". In the first one, Dog gets the impression that he is a superhero after saving Rancid Rabbit's life and ''tries'' to fight crime with Cat as his sidekick Cat-Boy. In the SequelEpisode, Cat quits as Dog's sidekick so Dog gets a new Cat-Boy in Randolph the news reporter.



* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "The Green Loontern", where Dodgers accidentally gets GreenLantern's uniform and ring from the dry cleaners.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' episode "The Green Loontern", where Dodgers accidentally gets GreenLantern's Franchise/GreenLantern's uniform and ring from the dry cleaners.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': "Robbin' Ed" has Johnny 2x4 and Plank as "Captain Melon-head and Splinter the Wonder Wood", who steal back the money Eddy conned off the other kids. This drives Eddy to plot revenge as the super-villain "Professor Scam".
** Melonhead and Splinter return in TheMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{TheFairlyOddParents}}''' "Big Superhero Wish" episode turned ''everyone'' in the world into a superhero/villan.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': "Robbin' Ed" has Johnny 2x4 and Plank as "Captain Melon-head and Splinter the Wonder Wood", who steal back the money Eddy conned off the other kids. This drives Eddy to plot revenge as the super-villain "Professor Scam".
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Scam". Melonhead and Splinter return in TheMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{TheFairlyOddParents}}''' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' "Big Superhero Wish" episode turned turns ''everyone'' in the world into a superhero/villan.



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' had the N-Men episode, where in an homage to the ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' and the ''Franchise/XMen'', the kids are on their way back to Earth in their space ship (won on a game show in a previous episode) and accidentally get superpowers while passing through the Van Allen belt, each powers coming from what they were doing at the point.
** Jimmy was armwrestling (becoming orange and going into a Hulk-like state whenever angry) with Cindy (becoming Wonder Woman, essentially), Libby was putting on vanishing cream (gaining invisibility and force field abilities), Sheen was on a massaging chair (becoming the Flash... his bladder suffered) and Carl belching while drinking soda (gaining super sonic belching abilities).

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' had the N-Men ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'':
** The "N-Men"
episode, where in an homage to the ''Franchise/FantasticFour'' and the ''Franchise/XMen'', the kids are on their way back to Earth in their space ship (won on a game show in a previous episode) and accidentally get superpowers while passing through the Van Allen belt, each powers coming from what they were doing at the point.
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point. Jimmy was armwrestling arm-wrestling (becoming orange and going into a Hulk-like state whenever angry) with Cindy (becoming Wonder Woman, essentially), Libby was putting on vanishing cream (gaining invisibility and force field abilities), Sheen was on a massaging chair (becoming the Flash... his bladder suffered) and Carl belching while drinking soda (gaining super sonic supersonic belching abilities).



** In the season 4 episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies Power Ponies]]", Spike and the Mane Six are accidentally pulled into the world of one of Spike's favorite superhero comics, and must protect the city of Maretropolis from [[PrehensileHair the Mane-iac]]. Each member of the Mane Six becomes an {{Expy}} of a famous superhero; Rainbow Dash of ComicBook/TheMightyThor or {{ComicBook/Storm}}, Pinkie Pie of ComicBook/TheFlash, Rarity of ComicBook/GreenLantern, Applejack of ComicBook/WonderWoman (with some ComicBook/{{Batman}} thrown in) and Fluttershy of ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk (yes really). Twilight Sparkle seems to be the odd one out, possibly being either [[ComicBook/XMen Cyclops or Iceman]][[note]]She can shoot a freeze ray from her horn[[/note]]. Spike meanwhile regrettably gets forced into the role of the apparently useless ComicBook/{{Robin}}-like sidekick (but he ends up saving the team by the end of the episode).

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** In the season 4 episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E6PowerPonies Power Ponies]]", Spike and the Mane Six are accidentally pulled into the world of one of Spike's favorite superhero comics, and must protect the city of Maretropolis from [[PrehensileHair the Mane-iac]]. Each member of the Mane Six becomes an {{Expy}} a CaptainErsatz of a famous superhero; Rainbow Dash of ComicBook/TheMightyThor or {{ComicBook/Storm}}, ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Pinkie Pie of ComicBook/TheFlash, Rarity of ComicBook/GreenLantern, Applejack of ComicBook/WonderWoman (with some ComicBook/{{Batman}} thrown in) and Fluttershy of ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk (yes really). Twilight Sparkle seems to be the odd one out, possibly being either [[ComicBook/XMen Cyclops or Iceman]][[note]]She can shoot a freeze ray from her horn[[/note]]. Spike meanwhile regrettably gets forced into the role of the apparently useless ComicBook/{{Robin}}-like sidekick (but he ends up saving the team by the end of the episode).



* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' had "The Really Mighty Ducks", in which Professor von Drake has built a machine that grants superpowers. Our three protagonists use it, and emerge as... "Brain Boy!" "Captain Muscle!" "...and...[[BuffySpeak the Really-Incredibly-Fast Guy]]!"
** Also had a SequelEpisode where the boys become their superhero alter egos again in order to save Donald. Louie notes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that they seem to do more harm than good]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'' had ''WesternAnimation/QuackPack'':
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"The Really Mighty Ducks", in which Professor von Drake has built a machine that grants superpowers. Our three protagonists use it, and emerge as... "Brain Boy!" "Captain Muscle!" "...and...[[BuffySpeak the Really-Incredibly-Fast Guy]]!"
** Also had haq a SequelEpisode where the boys become their superhero alter egos again in order to save Donald. Louie notes [[NiceJobBreakingItHero that they seem to do more harm than good]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' has one where Sabrina, Harvey and Salem end up getting sucked into a comic book that Harvey drew. In it, Harvey becomes Captain Harvtastic - who can create anything if he draws it with his pen gun. The rest of the supers have rather [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless powers]] - such as Mega Girl (atomic tantrum power), Gazebo Boy (turns into a gazebo to trap enemies) and Calamari Queen (shoots squids out of her hands). The last one at least proves useful when Harvey's pen runs out of ink, and she remembers what squids are good for.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' has one where Sabrina, Harvey and Salem end up getting sucked into a comic book that Harvey drew. In it, Harvey becomes Captain Harvtastic - -- who can create anything if he draws it with his pen gun. The rest of the supers have rather [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway useless powers]] - -- such as Mega Girl (atomic tantrum power), Gazebo Boy (turns into a gazebo to trap enemies) and Calamari Queen (shoots squids out of her hands). The last one at least proves useful when Harvey's pen runs out of ink, and she remembers what squids are good for.



** In ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Treehouse Of Horror X]]'', Bart and Lisa (as Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl) are attempting to foil the Villain Comic Book Guy (the Collector) during one of their {{Bizarro|Episode}} {{Halloween Episode}}s.
** In a canon episode, ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E19SimpleSimpson Simple Simpson]]'', Homer becomes the vigilante Pie Man, who throws pies at people while wearing a pie-tin mask on his face. The episode was largely a parody of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
** In ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E11RevengeIsADishBestServedThreeTimes Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times]]'', one of the segments is called ''[[Film/BatmanBegins Bartman Begins]]'' and shows Bart becoming a superhero similar to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E16DarkKnightCourt Dark Knight Court]]'' has Mr Burns becoming ''Fruit Bat Man''. Smithers pays Homer, Lenny and Carl to pretend to be supervillains and lose fights on purpose in order to spare Burns' feelings.

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** In ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Treehouse Of of Horror X]]'', X]]", Bart and Lisa (as Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl) are attempting to foil the Villain Comic Book Guy (the Collector) during one of their {{Bizarro|Episode}} {{Halloween Episode}}s.
** In a canon episode, ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E19SimpleSimpson "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E19SimpleSimpson Simple Simpson]]'', Simpson]]", Homer becomes the vigilante Pie Man, who throws pies at people while wearing a pie-tin mask on his face. The episode was largely a parody of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
** In ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E11RevengeIsADishBestServedThreeTimes "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS18E11RevengeIsADishBestServedThreeTimes Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times]]'', Times]]", one of the segments is called ''[[Film/BatmanBegins Bartman Begins]]'' and shows Bart becoming a superhero similar to Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E16DarkKnightCourt "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E16DarkKnightCourt Dark Knight Court]]'' Court]]" has Mr Burns becoming ''Fruit Bat Man''. Smithers pays Homer, Lenny and Carl to pretend to be supervillains and lose fights on purpose in order to spare Burns' feelings.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' originally had "The Coon," when [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]] tries to become a vigilante called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Coon]], proves really bad at it, and gets pissed off when another KidHero named [[TheCowl Mysterion]] shows up and proves far more popular. The episode ends with [[TheUnreveal the audience unsure of which kid Mysterion is]]. Both characters later reappear in the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, where the other kids also have superhero identities and form a team, only for Cartman to [[HeroicTeamRevolt get kicked out]] and [[ItMakesSenseInContext team up with Cthulhu]]. The latter episodes are actually [[CerebusRetcon surprisingly dark]] after revealing that Mysterion, aka [[spoiler:[[LovableSexManiac Kenny]]]], is a DeathSeeker because, unlike the others, his power--[[spoiler:[[TheyKilledKenny constantly dying]]]]--is both real and [[BlessedWithSuck really unpleasant]]. There is also another kid with actual superpowers and Superman-like origins. He is the one who ends up defeating Cthulhu.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': One episode has [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Sandy and Squidward all gain superpowers to fight Mermaid Man's enemies. Amusingly, their powers come from wearing the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman ridiculous costumes]]. A later episode was "Patrick-man!" where Patrick tries to be a superhero.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' originally had "The Coon," Coon", when [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]] tries to become a vigilante called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Coon]], proves really bad at it, and gets pissed off when another KidHero named [[TheCowl Mysterion]] shows up and proves far more popular. The episode ends with [[TheUnreveal the audience unsure of which kid Mysterion is]]. Both characters later reappear in the "Coon and Friends" trilogy, where the other kids also have superhero identities and form a team, only for Cartman to [[HeroicTeamRevolt get kicked out]] and [[ItMakesSenseInContext team up with Cthulhu]]. The latter episodes are actually [[CerebusRetcon surprisingly dark]] after revealing that Mysterion, aka [[spoiler:[[LovableSexManiac Kenny]]]], is a DeathSeeker because, unlike the others, his power--[[spoiler:[[TheyKilledKenny constantly dying]]]]--is both real and [[BlessedWithSuck really unpleasant]]. There is also another kid with actual superpowers and Superman-like origins. He is the one who ends up defeating Cthulhu.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': One episode has [=SpongeBob=], Patrick, Sandy and Squidward all gain superpowers to fight Mermaid Man's enemies. Amusingly, their powers come from wearing the [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman ridiculous costumes]]. A later episode was "Patrick-man!" where Patrick tries to be a superhero.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'':



* A variation for ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', which was already about superheroes. It overlaps with GirlsNightOutEpisode and WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode - where Jean, Kitty, Rogue, Amara and Tabitha decide to form a vigilante crime fighting group known as the Bayville Sirens. Complete with black leather outfits too.

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* A variation for ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', which was is already about superheroes. It overlaps with GirlsNightOutEpisode and WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode - -- where Jean, Kitty, Rogue, Amara and Tabitha decide to form a vigilante crime fighting crime-fighting group known as the Bayville Sirens. Complete with black leather outfits outfits, too.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': In one episode a comic book superhero (similar in powers to Superman) literally comes out of the pages, alongside the supervillain (a MadScientist in a mechanical suit ala LexLuthor). The hero at first thought the Ghostbusters were supervillains but when things get clear they team-up to fight the villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': In one episode a comic book superhero (similar in powers to Superman) literally comes out of the pages, alongside the supervillain (a MadScientist in a mechanical suit ala LexLuthor).ComicBook/LexLuthor). The hero at first thought the Ghostbusters were supervillains but when things get clear they team-up to fight the villain.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'''s episode "Supersmurfs" has Brainy becoming a Superman-like superhero defending the village from Bigmouth the ogre.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'''s episode "Supersmurfs" "Supersmurf" has Brainy becoming a Superman-like superhero defending the village from Bigmouth the ogre.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'''s episode "Supersmurfs" has Brainy becoming a Superman-like superhero defending the village from Bigmouth the ogre.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'s episode "The Scarlet Pachyderm" has Arthur and [[spoiler:Babar]] impersonating the in-universe comicbook superhero of the same name in order to defend people from two corrupt rhino border guards.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'''s episode "The Scarlet Pachyderm" has Arthur and [[spoiler:Babar]] impersonating the in-universe comicbook superhero of the same name in order to defend people from two corrupt rhino border guards.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'s episode "The Scarlet Pachyderm" has Arthur and [[spoiler:Babar]] impersonating the in-universe comicbook superhero of the same name in order to defend people from two corrupt rhino border guards.



** One episode has K, L and L developing superpowers after they are exposed to an alien radiation. Their powers are essentially their biggest characteristic UpToEleven (K is tough and his body becomes rock, L is smart and her brain develops telekinesis and other brain-related powers and J is pretty hyperactive and becomes flexible). Three alien criminals also developed superpowers.

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** One episode has K, L J and L developing superpowers after they are exposed to an alien radiation. Their powers are essentially their biggest characteristic UpToEleven (K is tough and his body becomes rock, L is smart and her brain develops telekinesis and other brain-related powers and J is pretty hyperactive and becomes flexible). Three alien criminals also developed superpowers.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The episode "Let's Play Justice Masters", where Kaeloo is dressed as Franchise/{{Zorro}}, Stumpy as Series/{{Batman}} and Quack Quack as Robin.
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