History YMMV / Superfriends

18th Apr '16 8:43:06 PM TitoMosquito
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: At the end of "The Universe of Evil," Superman asks his teammates to return with him to the alternate dimension he just escaped from to help liberate it from their evil counterparts. Most kids were tuning in the next week eager to see the battle royale surely to come, but it was never shown ([[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], anyway).

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: At the end of "The Universe of Evil," Superman asks his teammates to return with him to the alternate dimension he just escaped from to help liberate it from their evil counterparts. Most kids were tuning in the next week eager to see the battle royale surely to come, but it was never shown ([[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], onscreen]], anyway).
18th Apr '16 8:37:39 PM TitoMosquito
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** "The Death of Superman" is a very powerful episode. The fact that Superman died, the other heroes seriously mourn the loss of their friend, and the entire world deals with the lack of Superman all happened in a ''Super Friends'' episode is still quite the shock to first-time watchers.

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** "The Death of Superman" is a very powerful episode. The fact that Superman died, the other heroes (especially Firestorm) seriously mourn the loss of their friend, and the entire world deals with the lack of Superman all happened in a ''Super Friends'' episode is still quite the shock to first-time watchers.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: At the end of "The Universe of Evil," Superman asks his teammates to return with him to the alternate dimension he just escaped from to help liberate it from their evil counterparts. Most kids were tuning in the next week eager to see the battle royale surely to come, but it was never shown.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: At the end of "The Universe of Evil," Superman asks his teammates to return with him to the alternate dimension he just escaped from to help liberate it from their evil counterparts. Most kids were tuning in the next week eager to see the battle royale surely to come, but it was never shown.shown ([[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome offscreen]], anyway).
18th Apr '16 8:32:22 PM TitoMosquito
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*** He was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.

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*** He Before that, he was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.
18th Apr '16 8:31:16 PM TitoMosquito
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** He was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.

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** *** He was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.
17th Apr '16 3:54:42 PM TitoMosquito
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** He was also a member of the Post-ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis incarnation.
5th Apr '16 8:20:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: No, not for anything in the show. Creator/DCComics hired Creator/JackKirby to redesign his characters, leading to an unprecedented deal where he finally got royalties for his characters, as well as publishing the last major Kirby comics work in the "Super Powers" comics.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Say what you want about the series: Badly animated? Maybe. Bad voice acting? Maybe. Plots that were so thin as to be anorexic? Maybe. But the theme song... man, the theme song was ''epic''!
** The opening theme of ''Challenge of the Superfriends'' ending with the Superfriends and the Legion of Doom running towards each other
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwffUO4C5E This]] remix ramps up the awesomeness even further.
*** Also in play was ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsG7HHcO2zU The Super Powers Team]]'' variant: more pounding and drum-driven, to fit with the more serious feel.
* EnsembleDarkhorse

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
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No, not for anything in the show. show here. Creator/DCComics hired Creator/JackKirby to redesign his characters, leading to an unprecedented deal where he finally '''finally''' got royalties for his characters, as well as publishing the last major Kirby comics work in the "Super Powers" comics.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL8i_AnZQ18 The opening theme]] of ''Challenge of the Superfriends'' has the Superfriends and the Legion of Doom facing each other, and ends with each group running towards one other. The last one is about two or three seconds of ''pure, unadultered win''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Say what you want CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** Anything can be said
about the series: Badly animated? Maybe. Bad voice acting? Maybe. Plots that were so thin as to be anorexic? Maybe. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnxN-ZT9EGE But the theme song... song...]] man, the theme song was ''epic''!
''epic''!
** The opening theme of ''Challenge of the Superfriends'' ending with the Superfriends and the Legion of Doom running towards each other
***
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCwffUO4C5E This]] remix ramps up the awesomeness even further.
*** ** Also in play was ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsG7HHcO2zU The Super Powers Team]]'' variant: more pounding and drum-driven, [[DarkerAndEdgier to fit with the more serious feel.
feel.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorseEnsembleDarkhorse:
10th Oct '15 12:01:22 PM nombretomado
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** Inverted in that the various incarnations of this series got artistically better with each one. For instance, for all the snickering about the Wonder Twins, at least they could meaningfully contribute to the fights with their superpowers, which is more than Wendy and Marvin could ever manage. Later, the producers gradually began to realize that the original DC Comics characters were usually better than anything they could create themselves and began to act accordingly such as including Firestorm, Cyborg and Jack Kirby's NewGods villains.

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** Inverted in that the various incarnations of this series got artistically better with each one. For instance, for all the snickering about the Wonder Twins, at least they could meaningfully contribute to the fights with their superpowers, which is more than Wendy and Marvin could ever manage. Later, the producers gradually began to realize that the original DC Comics characters were usually better than anything they could create themselves and began to act accordingly such as including Firestorm, Cyborg and Jack Kirby's NewGods ComicBook/NewGods villains.
13th Sep '15 10:05:52 PM t209
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* HilariousInHindsight: Thirty years later, the utterly goofball plot[[note]]The moon is an egg, which hatches out a hyper-gigantic space-creature[[/note]] of the episode "The Man in the Moon" was reused (presumably unknowingly) as the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]".

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Thirty years later, the utterly goofball plot[[note]]The moon is an egg, which hatches out a hyper-gigantic space-creature[[/note]] of the episode "The Man in the Moon" was reused (presumably unknowingly) as the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon Kill the Moon]]".Moon]]".
** One would even wonder if Geoff Johns' inclusion of Cyborg in ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of JusticeLeagueOfAmerica was inspired by The Super Powers Team.



** The original wonder duo, the powerless kid sidekicks Wendy and Marvin (and Wonder Dog!) also get this often because of their percieved uselessness and unexplained presence ([[TagAlongKid the powerless kids get to hang out with the all-powerful grown-up heroes]], why exactly? The comics explain it, but not the show itself). [[ComicBook/TeenTitans In one comic]] they show up only to later get mauled (and to death, in Marvin's case -- Wendy survived by being paralyzed, then became an AdaptationalBadass by the codename of "Proxy") by Wonder Dog, deconstructing their pressence in a superhuman setting.

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** The original wonder duo, the powerless kid sidekicks Wendy and Marvin (and Wonder Dog!) also get this often because of their percieved uselessness and unexplained presence ([[TagAlongKid the powerless kids get to hang out with the all-powerful grown-up heroes]], why exactly? The comics explain it, but not the show itself). [[ComicBook/TeenTitans In one comic]] they show up only to later get mauled (and to death, in Marvin's case -- Wendy survived by being paralyzed, then became an AdaptationalBadass by the codename of "Proxy") by Wonder Dog, deconstructing their pressence presence in a superhuman setting.
22nd Jul '15 11:22:02 AM kchishol
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** It can't be emphasized enough just how bad that first season was in comparison to all that followed, and not just because of Wendy, Marvin, [[GratuitousAnimalSidekick and the inexplicably anthropomorphic Wonder Dog]]. The MoralGuardians were at their strictest during that year, so every antagonist the Super Friends encountered was either a WellIntentionedExtremist that just needed a gentle reprimand, or a HarmlessVillain so pathetic that any one of the five adult Super Friends (yes, even this version's Aquaman) should've been able to defeat alone quickly and easily (and yet this would be the only season where every single story was a full-length, hourlong episode!). Starting with the next season, the Super Friends faced villains who 1) were actually evil, and 2) had enough powers and weapons to pose a serious threat it would take the entire team to defeat. Even Gleek was a distinct improvement since, because he was an alien monkey, there was actually a ''reason'' why he was anthropomorphic.

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** It can't be emphasized enough just how bad that first season was in comparison to all that followed, and not just because of Wendy, Marvin, [[GratuitousAnimalSidekick and the inexplicably anthropomorphic Wonder Dog]]. The MoralGuardians were at their strictest during that year, so every antagonist the Super Friends encountered was either a WellIntentionedExtremist that just needed a gentle reprimand, or a HarmlessVillain so pathetic that any one of the five adult Super Friends (yes, even this version's Aquaman) should've been able to defeat alone quickly and easily (and yet this would be the only season where every single story was a full-length, hourlong episode!). Starting with the next season, the Super Friends faced villains who 1) were actually evil, 2) the ones who appeared in the shorter stories were opposed by pairs of members so they usually presented a decent challenge on that scale and 2) 3) the villains in the long story usually had enough powers and weapons to pose a serious threat it would take the entire team to defeat. Even Gleek was a distinct improvement since, because he was an alien monkey, there was actually a ''reason'' why he was anthropomorphic.
11th May '15 6:10:59 PM themisterfree
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*** Also in play was ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsG7HHcO2zU The Super Powers Team]]'' variant: more dramatic, to fit with the more serious feel.

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*** Also in play was ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsG7HHcO2zU The Super Powers Team]]'' variant: more dramatic, pounding and drum-driven, to fit with the more serious feel.
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