Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) (part 8 of 12)

Cut to an aerial shot of Metropolattan that shows a caped man with an unearthly yellow glow around him, as he flies towards the city. Yes, it’s Nuclear Man, and somehow he knows to head right for Luthor’s evil lair.

Inside Luthor’s lair is… okay. Why am I seeing this?

Luthor is dancing with a woman dolled up, 18th Century France style, like she’s an extra on Les Liasons Dangereuses, all powdered wig and corset and heaving bosom, and the two have just finished dancing to a harpsichord waltz. And I’m sure there’s an interesting story here, but sadly, we aren’t forced to watch—Um, I mean, we don’t get to see any of it. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

Lex suddenly stops and says, “What was that?” He must be referring to the low synthesizer note on the soundtrack, accompanied by vague whooshing noises. Lenny’s there, too, and he seems to be playing a Mario Brothers variant on an old school Nintendo console. And also, for no reason, there’s a big stuffed giraffe [??] next to him. Who is he, the kid from The Toy, all grown up?

Caption contributed by Albert

“Sorry, baby, but you gotta go. The girl dressed as Joan of Arc comes in right after you.”

Lenny lets out a Beavis-esque laugh and says that Lex is spooking him out, or rather, in his very, very tired Valleyspeak, “spewkin’ me out”. I wanna punch his stupid face so bad. Lex identifies the source of the low synth note, and immediately bids adieu to Powdered Wig Lady. She curtsies and heads out. And, man. That must be one expensive hooker.

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