A tornado sweeps through the city. The Dynamic Duo and The Wonder Twins try to stop the storm, but it cannot dissipate immediately. Batman warns Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman that the tornado is approaching them. Superman thinks of using his breath to neutralize it, but Wonder Woman tells him The Planet of Oz is an episode of season 4 of Super Friends. It premiered on November 10, 1979.
Appearing in "The Planet of Oz"
- Sand Serpent
- Hall of Justice
- Planet of Oz
Synopsis for "The Planet of Oz"
A tornado sweeps through the city. The Dynamic Duo and The Wonder Twins try to stop the storm, but it cannot dissipate immediately. Batman warns Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman that the tornado is approaching them. Superman thinks of using his breath to neutralize it, but Wonder Woman tells him that the storm is already on top of them. It sweeps up the Hall of Justice without demolishing it, but transports Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman to a world based on The Wizard Of Oz by the Fifth Dimension imp named Mxyzptlk and are forced to play out the story to the end, with Superman transformed into the Tin Man, Wonder Woman as the Cowardly Lion, and Aquaman as the Scarecrow. Along their route to the Emerald City to seek the Wizard, Wonder Woman is attacked by wild boars and electrifies her magic lasso to scare them away, Aquaman is dumped into a raging river headed for a waterfall and uses an Ozian jellyfish to coat himself for protection, and Superman transforms his tin body into lead to protect himself from both the rain and the yellow-brick road now changed to Kryptonite. As the three heroes regroup, they are soon captured and carried toward a giant hourglass by a group of Jawa-like Munchkins where they briefly tackle with a sand serpent before a whirlwind carries them to their intended destination: the Emerald City. However, the Wizard turns out to be Mxyzptlk, who restores them to normal but reveals that he has made the heroes go through electrifying a magic lasso, coating hay with jellyfish jelly, and transforming tin into lead so that he can mix it into a formula that will prevent him from ever returning to the Fifth Dimension should he say his name backwards. Superman taunts Mxyzptlk into saying his name backwards to prove it after swallowing the formula, and so he does, but the formula doesn't work. As Mxyzptlk fades back into the Fifth Dimension, Superman reveals that he has changed the lead suit back into tin. Mxyzptlk swears that he will get even with the Super Friends, and after he fades the three heroes are transported back to Earth.
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- Superman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman's depictions of the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow are patterned after the three famous portrayers from the 1939 film of "Oz" whose names were Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger.
- This episode appears in the DVD of The World's Greatest Super Friends.
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