Lingering questions about the Super Friends

Posted: June 26, 2013 in Pop culture, Random stuff, TV shows
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superfriendsA recent article on The Onion A.V. Club brought back some memories. It dealt with all of the knockoffs that Hanna-Barbera crapped out in the 1970s after the success of “Scooby Doo, Where are You?”

Among them was “Super Friends,” which debuted in 1973. Apparently there was a later iteration. But the version I watched as a kid featured a crime-fighting team consisting of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin, and Aquaman.

Also along for the ride were a couple of teenagers named Wendy and Marvin, who had no superpowers or any particular talents that lent themselves to crime-fighting. Their presence was never explained. Made me wonder if that prompted any behind-the-scenes discussions like this:

Wonder Woman: OK, this isn’t on the agenda. But it needs to be addressed. Can someone explain to me why Wendy and Marvin are on the payroll? They don’t contribute anything. And we spend half our time in the field trying to keep their pimply little asses from getting killed.

Superman: Ask Aquaman. He said that if Batman gets to have Robin, then he gets to have a couple of “special friends” too.

Wonder Woman: OK, that’s REALLY creepy.

Superman: Says the woman whose entire superpower is based on binding people up with rope.

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Comments
  1. scottbpruden says:

    Reblogged this on The Wandering Heretics Indie Publishing Blog and commented:
    Codorus Press is eagerly awaiting “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report,” the debut novel from author Tom Joyce. In the meantime, we found ourselves equally puzzled as to why those two non-superhero kids were always hanging around with the Superfriends. We just suspected they were unpaid interns.

  2. LOL I know I liked Aquaman for a reason.

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