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Mr. Mxyzptlk turns Superman, Aquaman and Wonder Woman into the Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. After they pass various dangers he reveals his plan was to have them collect for him the ingredients of a potion that will make it so he doesn't have to go back to the 5th Dimension. He still goes back when he says his name backwards because they figured out what he was up to and switched the ingredients.
Continuity in Other Media
- Aquaman and Superman's depictions of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman were patterned after Ray Bolger and Jack Haley who portrayed these two "Oz" characters in the 1939 musical film.
- Batman, Robin, The Wonder Twins and Gleek have minor roles in this episode. Jayna has a non-speaking cameo.
The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein
|Season 4: The World’s Greatest Super Friends (1979)|