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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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!!Tropes used by the series:

* AnimatedAdaptation
* AnimatedTattoo: This was the power of Tattoo Man.
* ArchivedArmy: In one episode, the Time Lord assemebled "the greatest criminals in history" into a gang.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: F is for Fluid Man
* CelebrityToons
* EgomaniacHunter: Bwana Bob
* FilmFelons: Movie Man, whose gang consisted of a master of disguise, a special effects man, a sound effects expert and a stuntwoman.
* FiveManBand
* FunnyAfro: Sweet Lou Dunbar has one.
* HairyHammerspace: Gizmo Man ("better than travelers' checks!").
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: "The Super Globetrotters vs. Bwana Bob"
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each episode title is basically "The Super Globetrotters versus the VillainOfTheWeek."
* MakingASplash: Fluid Man.
* MesACrowd: Multi Man.
* MirrorMatch: "Robo and the Globots." At least until the TransformationSequence.
* TransformationSequence
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: One of the Villains of the Week was "Bull Moose", who evidently had all the powers of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. Except for the whole MemeticBadass thing.
** 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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