10 Facts About Super Friends


Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1985 on ABC as part of its Saturday-morning cartoon lineup.

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All-New Super Friends Hour departed somewhat from the previous series' formula by featuring villains using more elaborate methods to further their goals; as a rule they could not be reasoned with, requiring the heroes to use direct force to stop them.

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Shortly before the Super Friends series was developed, Superman and Wonder Woman guest-starred in two episodes of The Brady Kids, while Batman and Robin appeared in two episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

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Wendy, Marvin, and Wonder Dog were dropped from this and all future TV iterations of Super Friends, and were replaced by Wonder Twins Zan and Jayna, and their pet monkey, Gleek.

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Between segments there were short spots with members of the Super Friends giving basic safety lessons, providing first-aid advice, demonstrating magic tricks, creating crafts, and presenting a two-part riddle featuring the week's primary plot line.

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Three of these episodes were aired when Super Friends returned to Saturday-morning ABC television the following year.

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Robin was not going to be featured in the cartoon though, at least not as a regular, since in the Super Friends universe, he was a member of the Justice League.

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Fisher-Price developed a toy line named DC Super Friends featuring DC Comics characters as toys for young children.

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Ultimen, loosely based on characters created for the Super Friends, were briefly allies and later antagonists to the JLU.

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The Farm League carries several homages to the Super Friends including its narrator, characters used and graphics.

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