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Adventures of Superman
Created by Bruce Kanin
Bruce Kanin – April 18, 2016
What is The Adventures of Superman (edited for Facebook)? Simply put, it is a collection of parodies involving The Adventures of Superman. They started out as one-off pictures, grew into a few panels depicting an entire scene for an episode, and eventually an entire episode.
On occasion, when an episode is so check full of material, it is presented in multiple parts – usually three. To date, great episodes such as “Panic in the Sky,” “Superman on Earth,” “Five Minutes to Doom,” and “The Man in the Lead Mask” have been given the three-part treatment.
In all of these, scenes are snipped from actual episodes but characters and stories are decidedly different from what happened in the original stories. Sometimes actual dialogue is used but in an entirely different context.
As well, dialogue and situations are often plagiarized from other TV shows and movies that are hopefully familiar to the audience.
With regard to the “(edited for Facebook)” suffix: that is a nod to the days when movies would be shortened for television and would open with a disclaimer “edited for television”. As well, all of these parodies have been posted to Facebook via “The Adventures Continue” group so wonderfully and graciously hosted by Jim Nolt.
One final comment: some might consider that these parodies are disrespectful to The Adventures of Superman and its cast. I can understand why someone might feel that way; everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. However, that has never been my intent. Just the opposite, in fact: The Adventures of Superman holds a special place in my memories – and my heart. I put it on the highest pedestal as the greatest television series about Superman ever made. TAOS set the gold standard for The Man of Steel for me. Having said that, perhaps because I hold the series in such high esteem, it’s even more pleasing to poke good-natured fun at.
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So let's begin with the initial single panel parodies:
And now that you have sampled the wit, wisdom, and
wackiness of The Adventures
of Superman (edited for Facebook),
take an even closer look.
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