The BEST Episodes of Super Friends
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
Super Friends first aired on ABC on September 8, 1973, featuring well-known DC characters Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was based on the Justice League of America (JLA) and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. The name of the program (and the JLA members featured with the Super Friends) have been variously represented (as Super Friends and Challenge of the Super Friends, for example) at different points in its broadcast history.
#1 - Doomsday
Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Dec 9, 1978
The Legion of Doom deserts Sinestro, Black Manta and Cheetah after a failed mission and the three villains decide to kill the Legion of Doom for betrayal. Until the Super Friends find out this is just a ploy to get them distracted.
#2 - The Planet of Oz
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1979
A tornado transports the Hall of Justice to Oz where Mister Mxyzptlk, who has once again escaped from the 5th Dimension, informs the Super Friends that they must find The Wizard to get home. Along the way they encounter the Wicked Witch of the Worst Kind in a gingerbread house who turns Superman into the Tin Man, Wonder Woman into the Cowardly Lion and Aquaman into the Scarecrow.
#3 - History of Doom
Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired Dec 23, 1978
The Earth is shown to be in ruins and there is no life of any kind. Three aliens visit the Earth and investigate the ruins of the Hall of Justice, reviewing historical records of the Justice League of America's conflicts against the Legion of Doom as well as the Legion's individual origins. When they can no longer review anymore data due to a computer malfunction, they find the Hall of Doom to discover that the destruction of Earth was inadvertently caused by Lex Luthor and the Legion of Doom in a final attempt to destroy the Super Friends using a solar flare. When the force field was turned on around Earth, it reacted by destroying the Earth. The aliens reverse the damage and sabotage Luthor's plan to prevent the earth from being destroyed again by moving the Moon into the flare's path, leaving Luthor and the Super Friends both mystified.
#4 - Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Magic Lamp
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 22, 1984
A small-time thief named Benny finds an ancient lamp during a robbery. Batman and Apache Chief apprehend the crook... but observing from a distance is Mxyzptlk. He decides to get into the act by playing the part of a genie... who zaps the crook away... and from that point forward the two go on a crime spree. Batman gets the last laugh on Mxyzptlk, though.
#5 - Universe of Evil
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 1979
In a parallel universe, the Super Friends are super villains. When Mount Vesuvius erupts in both worlds, Superman and his evil counterpart are blown into opposite worlds. While Superman has to fight his evil comrades and find a way back to his own world, his evil counterpart battles the real heroes and begins his plan to conquer the Earth.
#6 - The Power Pirate
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 1973
Anthro, an alien from the planet Traum, is stealing Earth's energy resources to power his planet- until the Super Friends stop him. Disguising himself as an inspector from Scotland Yard, he enlists the help of the Super Friends to help him steal the Earth's energy to take back to Traum.
#7 - The Antidote
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 17, 1977
An earthquake occurs in India, where the tremors force many cobras out into the open where they bite villagers, exhausting India's antivenom supply. The Red Cross appeals to the Superfriends for help, who deploy Wonder Woman and Apache Chief to India. The pair learn a gigantic cobra called Kataru lives in a jungle temple, whom they must milk for its venom in order to make antivenom, or else hundreds of people will soon die of envenomation.
#8 - The Case of the Shrinking Superfriends
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 29, 1984
Lex Luthor invents a shrinking ray and uses it on the Hall of Justice. The older members of the Justice League had earlier flown off to fight a mission in space... leaving behind the junior members like Robin, The Wonder Twins and Gleek, and Firestorm. Luthor succeeds in shrinking the Hall of Justice and it's up to the now miniature Superfriends to save the day before the senior members of the group return from space.
#9 - Darkseid's Golden Trap (2)
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 6, 1984
Darkseid catches onto the trick and plots an elaborate scheme to expose Superman to the gold kryptonite that he won. El Dorado, Batman, and Superman travel to the Moon of Games to confront Kalibak about which star has Darkseid imprisoned Black Vulcan, Wonder Woman, and Firestorm. El Dorado hatches a plan with the help of Batman. Darkseid shows up unexpectedly, as El Dorado had feared, and Darkseid throws the gold kryptonite at Superman... but did it work?
#10 - Invasion of the Fearians
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 16, 1978
Captain Cold recruits the Fearians (inhibitants of Venus) to help the Legion of Doom take over the world and destroy the Super Friends. The Fearians say that the Legion has to make the environment suitable for Fearian life-forms first, so Captain Cold freezes the world and when Flash defrosts it, great quantities of steam making the temperature higher, Black Manta sets fire to an island and when Aquaman uses a great tidal wive to put out the flames, the water floods inlands, making more plants grow and finally, Sinestro sends comets to Earth and when Green Lantern moves the Earth out of its usual orbit place to save it, the temperature rises even higher. The Fearians can now enter Earth to make it "Venus II".
#11 - Invasion of the Earthors
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 10, 1977
The Super Friends match wits and skills in an underground adventure against the mysterious mining monsters known as the Earthors.
#12 - The Balloon People
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 1973
A family of aliens from the planet Balunia leave their polluted planet for a home on Earth. After their flying saucer lands, the balloon people are befriended by the Super Friends. However, the news reports of these unusual guests prompt ambitious scholar Noah Tall to devise a plan to capture the balloon people. When they're kidnapped, the Super Friends must rescue them.
#13 - Gulliver's Gigantic Goof
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 8, 1973
Using his micro-wave reducer, mad Dr. Hiram Gulliver shrinks all adults- including the Superfriends- to two inches tall to help the population problem (by saving resources)... and also to rule over them (he will remain full-sized to watch over the mini population of the world). The Green Arrow joins the Superfriends to stop him and to return things to normal.
#14 - The Planet-Splitter
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 15, 1973
Eccentric, ingenious scientist Dr. Laban has stolen the largest diamonds in the world to power his "planet splitter," a device capable of splitting a planet in half, intending to tow half of it to Earth as a second moon. While the Super Friends guard the remaining diamonds in the world, Wendy and Marvin follow Dr. Laban to his secret laboratory, where Laban tells him of his plan.
#15 - The Watermen
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 22, 1973
A strange spacecraft has been forced to land on Earth after a meteor hit the fuel tank of the craft. In an attempt to return from the planet Sagittarius, the craft begins gathering silicon from sea water to fuel the ship. Aliens from the water planet steal the silicon from Earth's oceans, upsetting the ecological balance and creating a red tide and famine among ocean creatures. The Super Friends stop them and help them find a new source of silicon.
#16 - The Collector
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 5, 1977
Superman and Wonder Woman save priceless treasures and monuments from the greedy grasp of the Collector, who has invented a device that turns objects into photographs and plans to do this to various monuments and artworks to protect the items from decay, destruction and vandalism.
#17 - The Protector
Season 2 - Episode 57 - Aired Dec 10, 1977
Batman, Robin and Aquaman put to sea in an effort to end the pirating and pillaging of Captain Shark and his immobilizing ray.
#18 - The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 1979
When Dr. Frankenstein steals the powers of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman and transfers them into his latest creation, it's up to Robin to stop the Super-Monster.
#19 - Big Foot
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 13, 1980
Apache Chief, Batman, and Robin face great danger when attacked by Bigfoot creatures.
#20 - The Ice Demon
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 1980
The Wonder Twins and two other kids get trapped deep within the ski slopes. Meanwhile at the snow lodge, Clark Kent and Lois Lane are investigating a mysterious Ice Monster story. Clark sees the teens in danger and comes to their rescue as Superman.
#21 - Journey into Blackness
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 20, 1980
While monitoring the galaxy from his impenetrable Fortress of Solitude, Superman notices a Black Hole that is going to suck up the Earth. Superman attempts to stop it but gets himself pulled into the Black Hole. Using the Bat-Rocket, Batman and Samurai set out to accomplish what Superman failed to do. However, the two heroes end up getting pulled into an Asteroid Planet in the center of the Black Hole. Upon finding Superman imprisoned, the heroes are attacked by a Star Energy Creature. The Super Friends must break free and stop the Star Creature from absorbing the Earth.
#22 - The Wrath of Brainiac
Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 15, 1984
Brainiac develops android duplicates of Superman and Wonder Woman in an attempt to seek revenge on the Superfriends. He enlists the reluctant help of Darkseid, who was tricked into following the android Wonder Woman right into Brainiac's star-ship. Darkseid and Brainiac hatch a plan to capture all the Superfriends... but, not long after their capture, it does not take long for the two egotistical villains to be at each other's throats. Darkseid and his gang whisk away with Wonder Woman through their stargate but it turns out to be the Wonder Woman android, and its Brainiac who indirectly has the last laugh on Darkseid.
#23 - Darkseid's Golden Trap (1)
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 6, 1984
At an intergalactic auction, Darkseid and his crew set their eyes on gold kryptonite. It's the only chunk of gold kryptonite, which can permanently strip away all of the powers that Superman enjoys on Earth. known to be in existence. Black Vulcan, Wonder Woman, and Firestorm infiltrate the auction under disguise as ice creatures. They plan on bidding high and taking the gold kryptonite before it can fall into enemy hands, but Darkseid soon realizes their plan.
#24 - The Bride of Darkseid (2)
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 8, 1984
With her free will removed, Wonder Woman leads the Super Friends into a trap after they arrive at Darkseid's palace to save her. Firestorm's duo persona allows him to free himself and the Super Friends from Darkseid's clutches.
#25 - The Baffles Puzzle
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 1973
The mysterious Professor Baffles is making money and valuable objects disappear- until the Super Friends unravel his puzzle and stop him. The professor has embarked on a crusade to destroy all literature, art and music with a chemical that he has developed. His two accomplices use Professor Baffles' crusade to extort money from the United States government.