Busier than ever, Mario and Big Lou need to hire a new assistant to help keep them on track, but not before putting them through the ringer to see who has what it takes to hang with the guys.
When Alan learns Walden knows Wonder Woman's Lynda Carter (guest starring as herself), he asks him to set him up on a date with her. Against his better judgment, Walden agrees to invite her to the house for dinner. Mimi Rogers returns as Walden's mother, Robin.
When Alan learns Walden knows LYNDA CARTER, he asks him to set him up on a date with her. Against his better judgment, Walden agrees to invite her to the house for dinner.
From PBS - During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation. When the thrilling “Adventures of Superman” is broadcast on the new medium of television, America’s first and greatest superhero leads the entire comic book industry to renewed strength.
From PBS - Superheroes are enthusiastically embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic Superman movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world. In the new millennium, superheroes have taken over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.
From PBS - In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and pop artists of the time. Spider-Man, the Hulk and others are the first to have “problems” with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene, and the pages of “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” explode with relevant storylines as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world.
From PBS - Track the enthusiasm for superheroes as they're embraced in all media and by all demographics.
From PBS - See how superheroes affect and reflect relevant social mores.
From PBS - Follow the fortunes of superheroes, from the Depression through Superman's television debut.
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