The Best Episodes of Super Friends

Last Updated: Apr 9, 2019

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.

Doomsday

#1 - Doomsday

Season 3 - Episode 28

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.

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No Honor Among Thieves / Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Magic Lamp

#2 - No Honor Among Thieves / Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Magic Lamp

Season 8 - Episode 3

A.) Lex Luthor disrupts Darkseid's quiet time on Apokolips with a plan to destroy the Superfriends. One by one the Superfriends are lured into traps and zapped to Darkseid's palace. Luthor plans on stealing the powers from the Superfriends. In order to do this he needs the omega beams from Darkseid. Once Luthor has gained the powers of the Superfriends he quickly sets his sights on taking control of Darkseid's palace. The wily Darkseid, though, was prepared for a double-cross from Luthor. Suddenly, Luthor is powerless and the Superfriends are free...they regain their powers and they set out to stop Darkseid's latest plan. They thwart his plan but he escapes into his stargate. Afterward, Luthor is put in prison stripes. B.) In this segment 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.

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The Case of the Shrinking Super Friends / The Mask of Mystery

#3 - The Case of the Shrinking Super Friends / The Mask of Mystery

Season 8 - Episode 4

A.) 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. B.) Lex Luthor uses a clumsy fan of the Superfriends to destroy them. The fan Sidney Wanamaker, a school mate of Firestorm's alter-ego, Ronald Raymond, creates his own secret identity...called Captain Mystery. He taps into the Hall of Justice files and shows up to help the Superfriends but winds up causing more harm than good. Luthor notices this and kidnaps Captain Mystery and intends on using him in his plot. It's up to the Superfriends to rescue Captain Mystery and capture Lex Luthor.

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Island of the Dinosoids / Uncle Mxyzptlk

#4 - Island of the Dinosoids / Uncle Mxyzptlk

Season 8 - Episode 6

A.) Ronald Raymond, Apache Chief, Robin, and Wonder Woman get caught up in an island mystery when a science experiment goes awry after Batman and Professor Stein went missing when on their way to the Tokyo Science Expo with Professor Stein's Omnicaster. A scientist named Dr. Dan Corwin had walked into what is referred to as a Geneto Beam and is turned into a Dinosoid, which means half-human/half-dinosaur. His partner flees and hides in the jungle...it's up to the estranged scientist, as well as Ronald, Robin, and Apache Chief to track down the evil scientist and transform everyone back to normal. B.) The Wonder Twins accidentally expose Superman to Red Kryptonite which turns him into a 6-year old kid. Throughout the episode the Wonder Twins, Firestorm, and Samurai have to babysit the kid whom they have nick-named super brat. Mr. Mxyzptlk does not make things any better with his practical jokes and pranks.

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The Balloon People

#5 - The Balloon People

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

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Gulliver's Gigantic Goof

#6 - Gulliver's Gigantic Goof

Season 1 - Episode 14

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.

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The Watermen

#7 - The Watermen

Season 1 - Episode 16

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.

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Rokan: Enemy from Space

#8 - Rokan: Enemy from Space

Season 3 - Episode 1

From the edge of the Milky Way, a winged creature named Rokan speeds toward Earth. Superman confronts the beast and realizes it’s Rokan, a beast from Krypton which was thought to be extinct and since Rokan is from Krypton she has the exact same powers as Superman. Escaping, the creature wreaks Havoc on Earth. The Super Friends attempt stop to stop Rokan by chasing her and her babies away with Kryptonite.

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Attack of the Vampire

#9 - Attack of the Vampire

Season 3 - Episode 11

In the remote heights of Transylvania's alps, Dracula awakes after a 100 year sleep. Dracula starts havoc by releasing a strange glowing powder that turns people into vampires. Meanwhile, Batman & Robin receive a distress call and speeds off to Transylvania. They search Dracula's castle only to get captured by Dracula himself. Later Wonder Woman and Aquaman arrived in Transylvania after the Wonder Twins reported it was taken over by bats only to be attacked by dozens of mindless vampires. Another report of vampire attacks was made and this time Superman went to Vienna to stop them. While in Vienna, Superman runs into Dracula, who was continuing his conquest, and gets turned into a vampire. Realizing Superman is under Dracula’s control, the Wonder Twins attempt to stop the victimized Man of Steel. Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Batman, and Robin all escape the face of danger only to find that Superman and the Wonder Twins have been turned into vampires and are turning nearly everyone else into vampires as well. The four Super Friends regroup at the Biological Research Center in Switzerland to find a way to reverse the affects the vampires have on people. They now must find a strange breed of South American bat in the Andes Mountains whose cave has gases that could reverse the vampire effect. It’s now up to the Super Friends to transform the vampires back to normal and figure out a way to stop Dracula.

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World Beneath the Ice

#10 - World Beneath the Ice

Season 3 - Episode 19

The Super Friends must stop the plans of a conqueror named Torhana who seeks vengeance on the people of the surface world by freezing everything in his path. Torhana and his crew travel by ship, freezing oceans and continents and people...Aquaman uses his telepathy to summon sword-fish to cut him out of the ice and take him to Atlantis. Torhana and his crew appear to have the upper hand but by episode's end the Super Friends regroup and come up with a clever plan to melt all of the ice that's engulfed the planet. This is one of the few episodes in the series that features Aquaman at his usual base of operations in the comic books: the undersea city of Atlantis.

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Terror at  20,000 Fathoms

#11 - Terror at 20,000 Fathoms

Season 4 - Episode 6

The evil Capatin Nimoy plots to use nuclear warhead missiles to sink continents below the sea where he plans to rule. Nimoy is aided by an android duplicate of Batman to help him out, but with Superman and Wonder Woman away on a space mission, the SuperFriends are aided by Superman's tiny Kandorian friends from the bottle city of Kandor.

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History of Doom

#12 - History of Doom

Season 3 - Episode 32

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.

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The Wrath of Brainiac / Reflections in Crime

#13 - The Wrath of Brainiac / Reflections in Crime

Season 8 - Episode 2

A.) 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. B.) Mirror Master traps Superman in the 6th dimension: the dimension behind mirrors. As he tries to warn him teammates through mirrors, he is too late as Batman & Robin are trapped as well. The Super Friends erroneously assume that they can only be trapped by mirrors and so Firestorm is caught by another highly reflective surface. The final Super Friend, Samurai uses invisibility to trick Mirror Master into thinking that he is caught. Samurai then grabs the portal device & releases his friends. Mirror Master is lost in a mirror maze & is caught.

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Darkseid's Golden Trap Part I & II

#14 - Darkseid's Golden Trap Part I & II

Season 8 - Episode 5

A.) 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. B.) 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?

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The Case of the Dreadful Dolls / The Royal Ruse

#15 - The Case of the Dreadful Dolls / The Royal Ruse

Season 8 - Episode 7

A.) Dollmaker, uses clay dolls and voodoo black magic to command the real Superfriends to commit crimes. A few of the Superfriends do not fall victim and must rescue the others from Dollmaker's spell. B.) Darkseid uses a royal princess from Tyron-7 to lure the Super Friends into a trap. He promised her that if she delivered the Super Friends that her planet would be spared from his wrath. However, as things are more apt to do, the plan does not necessarily follow that path and soon the princess learns that she was a pawn in Darkseid's ultimate plot: To banish Tyron-7 into the negative universe. A projector turns the Super Friends to stone and it's up to the princess and her father to free the Super Friends and stop Darkseid.

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The Village of Lost Souls / The Curator

#16 - The Village of Lost Souls / The Curator

Season 8 - Episode 8

A.) Brainiac uses his star ship and his mental powers to take control of a small village. He turns people into zombie-like creatures who he enslaves to mine and work for him. Brainiac eventually takes control of the Wonder Twins who set out to capture Wonder Woman. This succeeds but would later backfire when Apache Chief grows 50 feet tall and rattles the Starship, which causes the ice block {Zan} around Wonder Woman to break. Freed, Wonder Woman destroys Brainiac's mind control machine which returns the Wonder Twins back to normal. Later on Apache Chief, the Wonder Twins, and Wonder Woman are on hand to stop Brainiac and save the village. NOTE: This segment is the final appearance of the Wonder Twins and Gleek. B.) Remlar, a villain from another galaxy, travels the universe in search of buildings and people to put on display in an intergalactic museum. Superman, Firestorm, and Samurai must figure out a way to stop Remlar and return the historical monuments and people to their rightful place

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Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.

#17 - Professor Goodfellow's G.E.E.C.

Season 1 - Episode 3

Professor Goodfellow invents the G.E.E.C. (Goodfellow's Effort-Eliminating Computer), which is capable of running everything in the world, freeing people from all physical labor, brainwork and responsibility. When it begins to malfunction, the Super Friends have to convince him that it's not natural for people to be inactive all the time. It takes all the combined efforts of the Super Friends to repair the computer and return the world to its normal state.

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The Baffles Puzzle

#18 - The Baffles Puzzle

Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

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Too Hot to Handle

#19 - Too Hot to Handle

Season 1 - Episode 7

An alien from the plant Solar Terrarium moves the Earth out of its orbit and closer to the sun so his people can move from their own freezing planet. However, this causes destructive heat waves. The Super Friends are told by the government's leading scientist that a strange new wave of magnetism is drawing the Earth from its orbit toward the sun. They must discover what's causing the increased magnetic pull and stop it. The alien is stopped by the Super Friends and guest hero The Flash.

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The Planet-Splitter

#20 - The Planet-Splitter

Season 1 - Episode 15

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.

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Invasion of the Hydronoids / Hitchhike / City in a Bottle / Space Emergency

#21 - Invasion of the Hydronoids / Hitchhike / City in a Bottle / Space Emergency

Season 2 - Episode 3

A.) Aquaman, Batman and Robin meet the menacing Hydronoids in a struggle to save the world from their evil invasion. B.)The Wonder Twins and space monkey Gleek have a serious problem on their hands when they use their Exxor powers to detour the dangers of hitchhiking when a girl doing so is kidnapped. C.) The Super Friends travel to a far-off frozen planet to rescue an entire Earth city stolen by the marauding Mongor. D.) Wonder Woman with special guests Hawkman and Hawkgirl use their special skills in a space emergency.

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The Invisible Menace / Initiation / Coming of the Arthropods / River of Doom

#22 - The Invisible Menace / Initiation / Coming of the Arthropods / River of Doom

Season 2 - Episode 7

A.) Superman and Aquaman discover a deep down mystery of sinister submarines and sea life as they battle the Invisible Menace. B.) The Wonder Twins and Gleek excel with Exxorian powers when they have to bring a dangerous initiation stunt to a safe ending. C.) The Super Friends zoom off in an all out struggle against invading insects from a far off planet, for the entire Earth is threatened by the coming of the Arthropods, led by the evil Insecta. D.) Flying over jungle rain forests, Wonder Woman and Rima search for some missing scientists who are about to become victims of the River of Doom.

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Invasion of the Fearians

#23 - Invasion of the Fearians

Season 3 - Episode 4

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".

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The Power Pirate

#24 - The Power Pirate

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.41
46 votes
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The Ultra Beam

#25 - The Ultra Beam

Season 1 - Episode 11

A pair of scientists, believing that gold is the root of all evil, set out to destroy it with a blue beam until the Super Friends stop them. A blue ray emitting an ultra-beam has been extracting tiny electrical particles called quarks, turning all the gold remaining in the earth into a useless residual metal. The Super Friends tour various mining regions hoping to find an answer to this phenomenon when they see the mysterious blue jet and the ultra-beam.

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