Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Supermarket




Season: 1
Episode Number: 2
Season Episode Number: 2
Production Number: 5130-8802
Airdate: September 24, 1988

Writer: Cherie Wilkerson
Director: Cosmo Anzilotti, Bill Hutton, Tony Love

Voices: Tress MacNeille (Martha Kent), Unknown (Clark Kent, Mrs. Murphy,

Plot: Ma takes Clark to the supermarket but has a hard time keeping Clark from using his powers.

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): I enjoy these little flashbacks to Clark's childhood. It is an area we don't often see in the comics, and never in animation.

There are many questionable circumstances in this episode. Like why the clerk never questioned how Clark got up high or why the butcher blamed Clark for cooking his hot dogs even though they are behind glass.

In that one trip to the supermarket there were four or five super powered incidences, including Clark flying over the city with the truck over his head. Surely someone noticed something strange one of these days. Martha can't cover up everything, can she?

In a town called Smallville, I'm sure that news about the odd things Clark is seen doing would travel fast and someone would put two and two together. But hey, this is a Saturday morning cartoon so no one thinks too hard about these things, do they?

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