Super Friends! “The Mysterious Moles” (part 6 of 8)

Wonder Woman says they need to find the kids (now let’s not be too hasty there), but I really feel now is as good a time as any to point out how odd it is that Wonder Woman is considerably shorter than Batman. I don’t know about you, but when I think “Amazon princess”, I generally expect someone at least at eye level with a dude who’s 6’1”.

They find the trail the kids took, and we cut to the caves, where the Blunder Trio are hauling ass at an upward angle. Wendy hears water, and they stop upon noticing giant mushrooms. Then a writer dressed like Tommy Chong shows up and starts smoking one of them.

Caption contributed by Ed

You know, it occurs to me that Marvin is basically Shaggy drawn without the scraggly beard.

Okay, only kidding. They find a stream and decide to follow it to Molesville, on the off chance that they can get directions back to the surface. Marvin tears the cap off one of the mushrooms, and they hollow it out to make a canoe. As they do this, Marvin reveals that “Some of my most super ideas come from nursery rhymes.”

Sadly, I hear the butcher, baker, and candlestick maker were eaten by a giant sea monster in the middle of their voyage. Not many people know about that version of the rhyme, but from what I hear, Mother Goose was in a rather dark place at the time she wrote it.

Caption contributed by Albert

Picture yourself in a boat on a river…

I’m hoping the moral of this episode is “If you’re a superhero, don’t take in annoying halfwits who fancy themselves detectives. They’ll just drag you down like albatrosses.”

And yes, they managed to run up into a subterranean world. Like everything else on the show, it is, as Mr. Spock would say, highly illogical. Even by the standards of Saturday morning cartoons, it’s a bit of a stretch.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

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