History WesternAnimation / TheSuperGlobetrotters

5th Nov '16 6:32:25 PM ObsequiousEscargot
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The entire show was later parodied in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
24th Jun '16 10:41:49 PM Homemaderat
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* RecycledCharacterDesign: As mentioned in the Shout Out listing there is a lot of this to be found. So much, that it seems the creators were doing it just for the fun of referencing more than saving money.


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** One step even more forward in Time Lord episode, the scientist there is drawn and voiced the exact same way as one on ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', he probably is the same guy.
13th Jun '16 10:51:43 AM DarkStorm
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* ArchivedArmy: In one episode, the Time Lord assemebled "the greatest criminals in history" into a gang.

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* ArchivedArmy: In one episode, the Time Lord assemebled assembled "the greatest criminals in history" into a gang.



* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: F is for Fluid Man, and M is for Multi Man.

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* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Each the heroes had his initial on his chest: F is for Fluid Man, and Man ([[IHaveManyNames even if he wasn't always actually called that]]), M is for Multi Man, G for Gizmo Man, and S for both Super Sphere and Sphaghetti Man.



** Movie Man actually has TWO! His earlier in the episode henchmen are movie staff themed, then his basketball team is a movie monster themed one.

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** Movie Man actually has TWO! His henchmen earlier in the episode henchmen are movie staff themed, then his basketball team is a movie monster themed one.



** His henchmen are farm-animal themed, and by that it varies. The pig guy is a humanoid pig, while the horse girl just has a super powered "pony"-tail. Joining them is a guy in a rooster mascot outfit, a woman with steel wool for hair, and a mountain guy with goat horns.

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** His henchmen are farm-animal themed, and by that it varies. The pig guy is a humanoid pig, while the horse girl just has a super powered "pony"-tail. Joining them is a guy in a rooster mascot outfit, a "sheep" woman with steel wool for hair, and a mountain guy with goat horns.
8th Aug '15 5:46:23 AM Homemaderat
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** Similarly Wolf-Person is drawn the same but colored differently as the werewolf from Scooby Doo.
8th Aug '15 5:43:51 AM Homemaderat
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Happens multiple times in the Bullmoose episode, mostly the Globies to retort how every room in the hideout gets wackier and wackier. In a way it reminds the audience this episode is weird even for a show like this.
24th Jun '15 12:45:54 PM rjung
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* SomethingPerson: Most of the heroes and villains were named "<something> Man".
24th Jun '15 12:43:22 PM rjung
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* Nate Branch[=/=]Liquid Man - Turns himself into water.

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* Nate Branch[=/=]Liquid Man, Fluid Man, and/or Aqua Man - Turns himself into water.
24th Jun '15 12:42:36 PM rjung
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24th Jun '15 12:41:57 PM rjung
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''The Super Globetrotters'' is a 1979 spinoff of ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'', produced by Creator/HannaBarbera for Creator/{{NBC}}. It ran for 13 episodes. It's five semi-real-life basketball entertainers who gain super powers. ''Ludicrous'' super powers. Nate Branch turns into water, Curly Neal retracts his limbs into his body and becomes a basketball, Twiggy Sanders can use his body as a rope, Sweet Lou Dunbar [[HairyHammerspace stores gadgets in his immense afro]], and Geese Ausbie [[MesACrowd can duplicate himself]]. They fight villains, mostly by challenging them to basketball games.

Some of the powers and costumes were taken directly from Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles''.

The whole show is parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie.

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''The Super Globetrotters'' is a 1979 spinoff of ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'', the ''WesternAnimation/TheHarlemGlobetrotters'' animated cartoon, produced by Creator/HannaBarbera for Creator/{{NBC}}. It ran for 13 episodes. It's episodes in 1979.

The premise of the show is that
five semi-real-life basketball entertainers who gain super powers. ''Ludicrous'' super powers. members of the Harlem Globetrotters are secretly superheroes. When trouble arose, they would enter portable lockers, then transform into their super-powered forms and fly into acton. The team consisted of:

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Nate Branch turns Branch[=/=]Liquid Man - Turns himself into water, Curly Neal retracts water.
* Freddie "Curly" Neal[=/=]Super Sphere - Has a basketball-shaped head. He could also retract
his limbs and grow into his a giant ball, then bounce and smash opponents.
* James "Twiggy" Sanders[=/=]Spaghetti Man - His
body was turned into ropes, and becomes a basketball, Twiggy Sanders can use his body he could also function as a rope, Sweet Lou Dunbar rope ladder.
* Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar[=/=]Gizmo Man - He had an immense afro, where
[[HairyHammerspace he stores gadgets in his immense afro]], and Geese Ausbie various gadgets]] for whatever situations arose.
* Hubert "Geese" Ausbie[=/=]Multi Man - Could
[[MesACrowd can duplicate himself]]. They fight villains, mostly by challenging them to himself]].

Not surprisingly, the team fought various super-villains, and the confrontations would invariably be settled with a
basketball games.

game between the two sides. Some of the powers and costumes were taken directly from Hanna-Barbera's ''WesternAnimation/TheImpossibles''.

The whole entire show is was later parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie.several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
3rd Mar '15 2:37:00 AM Homemaderat
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** The classic Globetrotters bus from the first series returns in some episodes.
** There's a villain calling himself The Time Lord around the same time HB was interested in doing a animated Series/DoctorWho.
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