An examination of the highs and lows of superhero television.
Elliot and Samantha watch "Surf's Up! Joker's Under!" from BATMAN! When the Clown Prince of Crime hatches a dastardly plot to win a surfing contest, it's up to the Bright Knight and the Boy Wonder to hang ten! Does Gotham City look better with bright primary colors, or should this series get replaced on Nick at Nite? Listen to find out!
Mighty Mouse (1947)
Elliot and Samantha watch “Lazy Little Beaver“ from MIGHTY MOUSE! When a Big Bad Wolf aims to turn a semiaquatic rodent into a patch for his fur coat, it’s up to a super-powered Mickey Mouse to huff and puff and blow the wolf’s plan down! Does this squeaker earn his place in the Halls of Justice, or should his ancient cartoons rot in a studio vault? Listen to find out!
Wonder Woman (1975)
Elliot and Samantha watch “Knockout“ from WONDER WOMAN! When a generically-handsome ‘70s TV actor is kidnapped by the leader of a vague movement, it’s up to DC’s Avenging Amazon to spin in a circle and put her hands on her hips! Does Lynda Carter completely overshadow the newly-chosen Gal Gadot, or will director Patty Jenkins and crew have nothing to worry about? Listen to find out!
Road Rovers (1996)
Elliot and Samantha watch “A Hair of the Dog That Bit You“ from ROAD ROVERS! When the Werewolves of London are howling around your kitchen door, it's up to a horde of heroic humanoid hounds to prove that they're not Team Jacob! Is this the undiscovered gem of the Kids' WB archives, or should this series be smacked on the snout with a rolled-up newspaper? Listen to find out!
Krypto the Superdog (2005)
Elliot and Samantha watch “The Dark Hound Strikes“ from KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG! When the Joker’s pet hyenas are causing mischief, it’s up to the Last Dog of Krypton and the Canine Crusader to take a bite out of crime! Should Warner Bros. abandon Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in favor of two pound puppies, or should the cinematic Legion of Super-Pets remain an irrational fever dream? Listen to find out!
Space Ghost (1966)
Elliot and Samantha watch “The Lure“ from SPACE GHOST! When a plucky teen sidekick is sidekidnapped by an alien dog-man, it's up to an Adult Swim talk show host to guard the galaxy! Is modern-day animation outdone by this '60s throwback, or should Space Ghost stick to the Boomerang solar system? Listen to find out!
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Elliot and Samantha are fantastic hosts and offer great insight and fun to TV shows I love and stuff I don't have time to see. They also inspire feelings in that I cannot quite put into words. Listen to this show and learn to love again.
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of superhero podcasts, but Superhero Sampler is an essential and fun entity in the landscape. Popular culture wasn't always filled to the brim with superhero movies and TV shows: Superhero Sampler spotlights where we came from, the history, and gives you insight into some of the worst, most interesting and obscure superhero shows around. Love Sam and Elliot's chemistry!