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LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES
August 31, 2007 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Ghetto Man roasts the Superheroes As Scott Tipton says, "No superhero movie, no matter how bad, how awful, how soul-numbingly un-good in every sense of the word, can hurt me. I’ve seen LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES. Truly, nothing else comes close
posted by vronsky (26 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hot damn, LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES looks awesome! horrible!
awesome!
horrible!

awesome! horrible! awesome! horrible! awesome! horrible! awesome! horrible!

...
My God! It's full of stars!
posted by lekvar at 3:20 PM on August 31, 2007


Poor dedicated Hawkman tried hard to stay in character, his fists on his waist, his chest out. Then there's a bit about him, he realizes that acting is not the point, the method classes were a waste, he's not there to portray a superbeing, but a prop, so he clutches himself, appears to laugh, but is really sobbing inside his beak. What is commitment worth anymore?
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 3:21 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow. I read this awhile back and was amazed by this pic, but now seeing it...Gorshin as Riddler as psychiatrist does not disappoint.
posted by anazgnos at 3:34 PM on August 31, 2007


What kind of a hellworld was 1979 television that this was the best gig that Frank Gorshin could get?
posted by Iridic at 3:35 PM on August 31, 2007


This is incredible.....y awful.

Most of it is on youtube, if you dare.
posted by mek at 3:50 PM on August 31, 2007


If anyone can find part 1 of 6, linky, it seems to have vanished.
posted by mek at 3:50 PM on August 31, 2007


Double
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:58 PM on August 31, 2007


I couldn't get past the intro on this clip, but good god.

Ghetto Man.
posted by daq at 4:08 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Look under the "close" link mek.
posted by vronsky at 4:25 PM on August 31, 2007


Whoops, I'm bad. Thanks. And thanks for the double, I missed it the first time.
posted by mek at 4:28 PM on August 31, 2007


Oh snap! He just dropped Idi Amin! Fucker is hard core.

I bet his secret weapon is a Ghetto-blaster.
posted by quin at 4:38 PM on August 31, 2007


not a double - the first post just linked to the screen captures.
posted by vronsky at 4:54 PM on August 31, 2007


This post reminded me of just how much I loved--for better or worse--Spiderman from The Electric Company (this one co-starring Morgan Freeman). But really, I luuurved the '70s live-action Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond, especially the one where they made a clone of him from a drop of blood.

And, of course, live action Shazam on Saturday mornings.

So many memories...
posted by ssmug at 5:55 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd totally forgotten about this. Now I remember getting excited waiting for the 3rd installment, and I wondered "Why God, why?" when it never aired. I waited and waited and waited. And now I know why no one ever mentioned it again. It's like the Star Wars Holiday Special. It's the worst of a dated comedy stying with the worst of screenwriting. My life was better without.
posted by malaprohibita at 6:08 PM on August 31, 2007


Dude. I watched this. On TV. Back in the day. My youngster brain just couldn't compute it.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:49 PM on August 31, 2007


Thanks a lot. I thought I'd successfully burned this from my brain.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:40 PM on August 31, 2007


ssmug, thanks for those Spider-man clips. Vague memories of this show have been with me since childhood.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 7:46 PM on August 31, 2007


Wow.

If I spilled a box of Alpha-Bits cereal onto my kitchen table I would have a better screenplay than that.
posted by flarbuse at 8:47 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


I luuurved the '70s live-action Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond, especially the one where they made a clone of him from a drop of blood.

God, I hate those hokey 70's shows! With their lame twists and hackneyed plot devices, how are people supposed to take the medium or the genre seriously?!?

Oh, wait.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:07 PM on August 31, 2007


This is what happens when you typeset a teleplay in Comic Sans.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:17 AM on September 1, 2007


I am very impressed.
posted by Artw at 12:29 AM on September 1, 2007


Hawkman is pretty hot.

...and on waaaaaaay too many steroids.
posted by Avenger at 1:22 AM on September 1, 2007


Frank Gorshin was the man.
posted by Optamystic at 5:12 AM on September 1, 2007


Before the days of the VCR, your past never existed. There
were shows that you saw that made your jaws hit the floor.
We saw them once, and then never again. I remember a sitcom called 'The Ugliest Girl in Town'. Another guy in drag
production. There was also a some kind of hippy fairy tale show with Mick Jagger. All I have are twisted memories of these things.....and Ghetto Man.
posted by doctorschlock at 7:27 AM on September 1, 2007


this really is horrendous--a Dean Martin Roast in some superhero hell. : >
posted by amberglow at 4:49 PM on September 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


(i wonder why the Shazam guy wasn't the real one from tv?)
posted by amberglow at 4:49 PM on September 1, 2007


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