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Recap: Superman The Animated Series S 3 E 5 Little Big Head Man
Bizarro is content "protecting" his own "town" on a deserted planet - until Mr. Mxyzptlk turns up. The imp claims that Superman sent him there out of jealousy and really despises him. Then he sends the enraged clone back to Earth and follows him to watch the fun. However, the Tribunal of the fifth dimension have observed Mxy's antics, and they are not pleased. Stripping him of his powers, they send him to Earth until he can do three months of good deeds for the people he's been tormenting. Meanwhile, Superman has to convince the enraged Bizarro that he's been lied to.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Amusing Injuries: Mxy gets lots of these.
  • Appeal to Inherent Nature: Mxy tries this on the fifth dimension judges. They don't buy it.
    Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly. I gotta bug that jerk till I die! (Beat) Or he does.
  • Brought Down to Normal: how Mxy is punished.
  • Baleful Polymorph: when Mxy's wife steps up to defend him, the authorities turn her into a tree.
  • Blatant Lies: Mxy. Superman has this discussion with Bizarro:
    Superman: Listen to me, my friend. Mxy's been playing you for a fool.
    Bizarro: Little Big Head Man my friend. He say you enemy!
    Superman: Him lie like rug. Trust me.
  • Call Back:
    • Mxy has been plotting vengeance on Superman every since "Mxypixilated".
    • We last saw Superman's clone in "Bizarro's World."
  • You Gave Your Word: Mxy breaking his word was what eventually brought the judges down on him.
  • Insanity Defense: Gspy, Mxy's wife, asserts that her husband's obsession with Superman makes him not responsible for his actions.
  • Loophole Abuse: Invoked by Mxy. He said he wouldn't return to harass Superman; he didn't say anything about not getting someone else to do it for him.
  • Taking the Bullet: Feeling that they have no choice, the Metropolis police open fire on Bizarro with a blaster designed to cause damage to super-life-forms. Knowing that Bizarro won't survive the shot, Superman performs a Diving Save - which finally gets his clone to believe him.
  • Title Drop: Bizarro's nickname for Mxy.
  • Worth It: Mxy initially thinks his punishment is, in exchange for getting revenge on Superman. He changes his mind.
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