Legends of the Superheroes

Legends of the Superheroes

Infobox Television episode
Title = Legend of the Superheroes
Series = Superfriends special

Season = None
Episode = 1-2
Airdate = January 1979


It starred Adam West and Burt Ward, reprising their roles as Batman and Robin from the live-action "Batman" TV series. It also had a large ensemble cast of other DC Comics superheroes that included Garrett Craig as Captain Marvel, Howard Murphy as Green Lantern, Bill Nuckols as Hawkman, Barbara Joyce as The Huntress, Rod Haase as The Flash, Alfie Wise as The Atom and Danuta Rylko Soderman as the Black Canary.

Superman and Wonder Woman did not appear on the show because both of those characters were already being used elsewhere: Superman was in the beginnings of his movie franchise, and Wonder Woman still had her own live-action series.

Notable guest stars

Notable guest stars in the two specials included Frank Gorshin reprising his role as The Riddler from "Batman", Howard Morris as Dr. Sivana, Gabriel Dell as Mordru, Charlie Callas as Sinestro, Jeff Altman as the Weather Wizard, Ruth Buzzi as Aunt Minerva, Mickey Morton as Solomon Grundy, June Gable as Rhoda Rooter, Pat Carroll as Hawkman's Mother, A'leshia Brevard as Giganta, William Schallert playing the Scarlet Cyclone (more commonly referred to as "Retired Man") and Brad Sanders as "Ghetto Man". Ed McMahon played himself, hosting the celebrity super-hero roast.

The Challenge

The first episode was an adventure, where The Superheroes attempt to stop Dr. Sivana's doomsday bomb, with slapstick results.

Although it aired first, "The Challenge" was produced second, in order to accommodate Frank Gorshin's schedule.

The Roast

The second episode was a celebrity roast of The Superheroes hosted by Ed McMahon.

External links

* [http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Chateau/4427/ "Legends Of The SuperHeroes" In Lurid Videotape!]
* [http://moviepoopshoot.com/comics101/117.html Information about the series by Comics 101]
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* [http://www.legionsofgotham.org/TVLEGENDS "Legends Of The SuperHeroes" History & Pics at Legions Of Gotham]

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