Episode 6: Superman


We’ve declared May to be Marathon Month, where all the movies we watch will be on the same theme! Because we’re stoked for #GotGVol2 opening we’re watching superhero movies of all kinds. Kicking it off is the father of the modern superhero movie franchise, Superman starring Christopher Reeve. In this episode we’ll discuss how frustrating it is that science makes no sense in this movie universe, why Lois Lane is better than we remembered, and that time Katie and Wesleigh went to the Potato Salad Festival.

Show Notes

IMDb: Superman (1978)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Rated: PG

Columbus Podcast Festival
McElroy podcast royalty (The Charlie and Daddy Show)
Potato Salad Festival
It’s Gonna Be May
Science of Superman
Superman/Moses analogy
Baby Superman actor
Elf / Buddy walking past the narwhal
Frankenstein’s monster walking through the frozen mountains
S symbol on Superman (why did Jor-El have a giant S family crest?)
Metropolis / NYC / Gotham
Not sponsored by Belgian waffles
List of American Superhero Films
Jesus’ missing years
Lex Luthor on Smallville
Why do so many bad guys have cool libraries?
What’s the Deal with Kryptonite? (please tell us!)
Changes clothes like a Sim
Supermans: Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill, Channing Tatum

Movies/Shows Mentioned

  • Space Jam
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Prince of Egypt
  • The Jerk
  • Elf
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • Smallville
  • Aladdin
  • Mask of Zorro
  • Dr. Strange (70s TV movie)
  • Batman (1966)
  • Arrow
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Superman Returns
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • 13 Reasons Why
  • The Lego Movie / Lego Batman
  • 21 / 22 Jump Street
  • Spider-man