History Series / LoisAndClark

15th Oct '17 11:05:08 PM Synchronicity
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* ChristmasEveryDay: In "'Twas the Night Before Mxymas," Mr. Mxyzpltk traps Metropolis in a time loop over Christmas eve. Things get a bit worse each time, to eventually result in TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. WorldWarIII is looming by the time Lois and Clark fix things.
25th Sep '17 8:52:53 PM ztyran
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** Later episodes explain this by the fact that there are lookalikes for Superman, also played by Dean Cain, and things such as holograms and a Superman from another reality appearing at same time as Clark.
21st Sep '17 12:44:13 PM bitemytail
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* RecordedSplicedConversation: In "Don't Tug on Superman's Cape", this trick is used. The villains use a recording of Superman to fake a phone call from the Man of Steel, using it to lure Lois into a trap.
10th Sep '17 3:58:23 AM Exxolon
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: At the time of airing most people's perception of the Clark Kent/Superman characters were from Creator/ChristopherReeve's portrayal in the film series - Clark being incredibly dorky and irritating and Superman being almost inhumanly masterful and charismatic.\\\
Perhaps mindful of just how grating a "dork" Clark would be over an entire series and wanting to make the romance elements more believable the TV series Clark is much more assertive, confident and charismatic. At the same time Superman is far more down to earth making the two personalities much more similar than the film incaranations. Also the makers incorporated into the show:

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: At the time of airing most people's perception of the Clark Kent/Superman characters were from Creator/ChristopherReeve's portrayal in the film series - Clark being incredibly dorky and irritating and Superman being almost inhumanly masterful and charismatic.\\\
Perhaps mindful of just how grating a "dork" Clark would be over an entire series and wanting to make the romance elements more believable the TV series Clark is much more assertive, confident and charismatic. At the same time Superman is far more down to earth making the two personalities much more similar than the film incaranations.incarnations. Also the makers incorporated into the show:
6th Sep '17 11:38:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* IDoNotDrinkWine: Superman once tells Lois that he doesn't need to eat, but he likes to. Which is fairly evident since his pantry is stocked with almost nothing but junk food. He also never misses the morning donuts at the office. This ties in to the OTHER DC comics TV adaptation on the air at the time, the much overlooked and quite excellent [[TheFlash Flash]] which also portrayed Barry Allen this way.

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* IDoNotDrinkWine: Superman once tells Lois that he doesn't need to eat, but he likes to. Which is fairly evident since his pantry is stocked with almost nothing but junk food. He also never misses the morning donuts at the office. This ties in to the OTHER DC comics TV adaptation on the air at the time, the much overlooked and quite excellent [[TheFlash [[Series/TheFlash1990 Flash]] which also portrayed Barry Allen this way.



** When thinking of a secret identity to help people, Clark was [[CostumeTestMontage trying different outfits]], with each looking similar to [[{{Spiderman}} Kraven]], Franchise/TheGreenHornet, TheFlash and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.

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** When thinking of a secret identity to help people, Clark was [[CostumeTestMontage trying different outfits]], with each looking similar to [[{{Spiderman}} Kraven]], Franchise/TheGreenHornet, TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.
6th Aug '17 8:18:38 AM JamesAustin
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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: RealLife example: the show made quite a splash with a promotional photo of Creator/TeriHatcher wearing Superman's cape -- and nothing else. This has become something of a ''Superman'' staple; Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Hatcher and Creator/EricaDurance. In the case of Hatcher, the image almost [[TheInternetIsForPorn broke the internet]].
* MommasBoy: Superman is an unrepentant momma's boy and proudly proclaims to anyone who asks (and some who don't) that his mother made his costume for him.

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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: ModestyBedsheet: RealLife example: the show made quite a splash with a promotional photo of Creator/TeriHatcher wearing Superman's cape -- and nothing else. This has become something of a ''Superman'' staple; Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Hatcher and Creator/EricaDurance. In the case of Hatcher, the image almost [[TheInternetIsForPorn broke the internet]].
* MommasBoy: MommasBoy:
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Superman is an unrepentant momma's boy and proudly proclaims to anyone who asks (and some who don't) that his mother made his costume for him.



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Let's save ourselves some time: Doctors are bad. ''Period''.
** That extends to {{psycho|Psychologist}}logists, as well.
** And [[UpToEleven opthamologists]].

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Let's save ourselves some time: Doctors are bad. ''Period''.
**
''Period''. That extends to {{psycho|Psychologist}}logists, as well.
** And
well, and even [[UpToEleven opthamologists]].
6th Aug '17 5:59:47 AM jormis29
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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: RealLife example: the show made quite a splash with a promotional photo of Creator/TeriHatcher wearing Superman's cape -- and nothing else. This has become something of a ''Superman'' staple; Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Hatcher and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Erica Durance]]. In the case of Hatcher, the image almost [[TheInternetIsForPorn broke the internet]].

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* [[ModestyBedsheet Modesty Cape]]: RealLife example: the show made quite a splash with a promotional photo of Creator/TeriHatcher wearing Superman's cape -- and nothing else. This has become something of a ''Superman'' staple; Margot Kidder originated the pose, followed by Hatcher and [[Series/{{Smallville}} Erica Durance]].Creator/EricaDurance. In the case of Hatcher, the image almost [[TheInternetIsForPorn broke the internet]].
21st Jul '17 7:57:08 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: Dr. Klein, Dr. Hamilton, and (occasionally) Perry.
1st Jun '17 1:07:57 AM jormis29
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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark, brooding John Shea (the guy from ''Windy City''?) as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.

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This breezy approach is reflected in the [[HotterAndSexier younger, attractive]] central cast: ''[[Series/BeverlyHills90210 90210]]'' heartthrob Dean Cain as Clark, brooding John Shea (the guy from ''Windy City''?) as ComicBook/LexLuthor, and Teri Hatcher Creator/TeriHatcher in her career-defining role as ComicBook/LoisLane.
22nd Apr '17 6:30:04 PM Golondrina
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** The ''Planet'' is frequently facing imminent ruin in the first season. This was alleviated when Franklin Stern (a character from the Post-Crisis comics, here played by a rotund JamesEarlJones), a rich industrialist, purchases the paper as a gesture of civic responsibility. Also, because [[BestServedCold he didn't much care for]] the old owner, Mr. Luthor.

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** The ''Planet'' is frequently facing imminent ruin in the first season. This was alleviated when Franklin Stern (a character from the Post-Crisis comics, here played by a rotund JamesEarlJones), Creator/JamesEarlJones), a rich industrialist, purchases the paper as a gesture of civic responsibility. Also, because [[BestServedCold he didn't much care for]] the old owner, Mr. Luthor.
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