"It's Mercury-manned, and everyone cries, 'it's the marvel of the age'."Supercar
is a 1960s British children's TV show produced by Gerry Anderson. This was his first series to be made in Supermarionation
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Supercar provides examples of the following trope:
- Absent-Minded Professor: Dr. Horatio Beaker, and to some extent Professor Popkiss.
- All Just a Dream: Like most Gerry Anderson series, on more than one occasion.
- Cassandra Truth: In "Transatlantic Cable", when Jimmy sees a light in a sunken submarine, none of the adults believe him. As it turns out, criminals were using it to tap into the cable.
- Comic Book Adaptation: The only Supermarionation series to get its own American comic book adaptation during its original run, courtesy Gold Key Comics.
- Cool Car/Plane/Boat: Supercar.
- Curious as a Monkey: Jimmy's pet monkey, Mitch.
- Kid Hero: Jimmy, both in a dream of his, and a dream of a French girl wanting to be rescued by him in Supercar (She reads the comics).
- Nonhuman Sidekick: Jimmy's pet monkey, Mitch.
- The Other Darrin: Big Bad Masterspy, initially voiced by George Murcell, was replaced by Cyril Szaps.
- Small Annoying Creature: Mitch the Monkey (the first but sadly not the last example of this kind on an Anderson show — see also Fireball XL 5 and Stingray). In fact, on several occasions (such as "Ice Fall") the danger in the episode is his fault!
- Strong Family Resemblance: Dr. Beaker's cousin, Felicity Farnsworth, looks like Beaker in drag.