What I Learned from Watching The Super Friends

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When I was a kid, the only super-hero action you could get was on Saturday mornings, and then only from the classic “Super Friends” cartoon. Looking back, I realize it was a pretty bad show, but as I said it was the only game in town. So I watched the living daylights out of it.

All these years later, I only remember two things, both thanks to Aquaman:

  1. When crossing the street, look left, right, then left again.
  2. If you get something stuck in your eye, pull the upper lid out and down on top of the lower lid. You’ll tear up and wash out the obstruction.

So there you have it. He might have been terrible at fighting super-villains, but he could teach the heck out of child safety. Thanks, Aquaman!

9 Responses to What I Learned from Watching The Super Friends

  1. Hammerknight

    Aquaman wasn’t all that bad on that show. I remember watching the heck out of that show. I think that Aquaman has been getting a raw deal on the newer shows. “Young Justice” did a good job with him.

  2. I learned that even a CRAPPY superpower ( Wondertwins ) beats no super powers
    (Windy and Marvin!)

  3. Absolutely, Keric!

    HK, no offense to the man in orange. I just mean that his two life lessons are literally the only thing I really remember from that show. Besides “MEANwhile …”

  4. Hammerknight

    Windy and Marvin were on “Young Justice”. And one of the “Justice League” shows had a version of the Wonder Twins on it.

  5. “Wendy” and Marvin and “Wonderdog” (Devildog) were in a few issues of one Titans books. The Wonder Twins were at least cooler in the Justice League (there were a few Superfriends send ups in that episode)

  6. Jack Zelger

    There is no cartoon I learned more from than G.I. Joe. I still use their technique for treating a bloody nose. I also never touch downed power lines.

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  8. Aquaman was a really friendly-seeming character. I’d have LOVED having him as a neighbor . . .

  9. Nick Hentschel

    I’ll always remember Superman with Danny Dark’s voice, to some degree. In fact, I imagined Batman this way, too, for a long time.

    “Dedicated to Truth, Justice, and Peace, for all mankind!!!”

    Darn right!!!