* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: There is a serial killer under Superman's nose and he never even notices. [[{{Adorkable}} Jimmy Olsen]] may seem innocent at first glance, but by the end of the series he has a substantial body count going on. In pretty much every episode, Jimmy is professing his love for a girl and by the end of the episode he'll have won her over only for her to vanish without a trace in the next episode. Even [[PlotArmor plot armored]] characters aren't safe from him, Lois's sister goes from a central storyline to never heard from again.
* ArcFatigue: From the first attempt at the wedding, to the actual wedding finally happening, takes ''eleven episodes''. While annoying on DVD, this must have been intolerable in 1996.
** It was, particularly since the first attempt at the wedding had been ''intended and promoted'' as the ''actual'' wedding. At the last minute the network insisted that they change it, for fear that people would stop watching after Clark and Lois finally tied the knot. Say "frog-eating clone" (or just "clone") to a [=FoLC=] (Friend of Lois & Clark) and watch what happens.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ZVRm1KcZY This]] theme.
** Teri Hatcher's rendition of "I've Got a Crush on You."
* BaseBreaker: Particularly fans of ''[[Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperboy The Adventures of Superboy]]'' TV series, which was ''probably'' axed by WarnerBros to avert the possibility of [[DuelingShows two competing Superman shows]]. While nobody will claim that ''Superboy'' was a milestone of television, it left a bad taste in many fans' mouths which still persists today.
* BizarroEpisode: "Soul Mates", which involves Lois & Clark jumping between HollywoodHistory time periods. Each time, Clark is a heroic rogue with a mild-mannered alter-ego, while Lois is trapped in a ShotgunWedding by Tempus.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Tempus is a fan-favorite villain.
* FanficFuel: Mindy Church was never caught onscreen; many fanfics have her receive comeuppance in some way, whether it happens between Seasons 3 and 4 or in stories beyond Season 4.
** What became of Cat Grant.
* HelloAttorney: Mayson Drake (Season 2) and Angela Winters ("The People Vs. Lois Lane").
* HilariousInHindsight: In "The Night Before Mxymas", Mr. Mxyzptlk (Howie Mandell) asks Superman, "So, are we ready to [[DealOrNoDeal make a deal]]?"
** In "Resurrection", Lois and Clark disguise themselves as greasers in order to sneak into a prison visitor's area. Their aliases? [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Angel and Spike]].
** Fred Willard makes guest appearances as a U.S. Presidential candidate. We all know how well ''[[WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}} that]]'' went...
** In "Don't Tug On Superman's Cape," Lois has an ImagineSpot where Clark acts like Film/JamesBond and she's stuck in the role of a Bond Girl. Teri Hatcher would actually go on to [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies play one not long after the show ended.]]
** The Final Episode aired on June 14, 1997, the same month and day that [[Film/ManOfSteel another Superman adaptation]] would come out 16 years later.
* JumpTheShark: Lois being a clone preventing the marriage was bad enough. The frog-eating just made it silly.
* MagnificentBastard: Lex Luthor.
* SeasonalRot: The fourth and last season is generally considered as weak due to the aforementionned ArcFatigue and DenserAndWackier plots.
* [[StrawmanHasAPoint Strawwoman Has A Point]]: The D.A. Mayson Drake dislikes Superman but is in love with [[LovesMyAlterEgo Clark Kent]]. In her first appearance Superman asks her why she dislikes him and gives several legitimate reasons for a ''clean'' official to dislike him:
-->'''Mayson Drake''' (''to Superman''): "Do you have a license to chase criminals? Do you read them their rights? If you injure someone are you insured?"
** She also discusses how Clark is standing up for the law despite the inherent risks, and says how she'd like to see Superman do that without his powers. To her, Superman isn't a real hero because he's not human, or at least is not with [[ThePowerOfLove all]] human weaknesses.
** [[spoiler:Sadly, the last thing she learns is they're the same person.]]
* TheWoobie: Alternate!Clark, who's bullied by Lana Lang, never became Superman, and had his Lois disappear.
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