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Superman: Heavy Metal

Metallo has returned and he’s stronger than ever, so Superman teams up with John Henry Irons in order to take him down.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x23
Production Number: 034
Airdate: Saturday November 08th, 1997

Director: Curt Geda
Writer: Hilary J. Bader


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Guest Stars
Brad GarrettBrad Garrett
voiced Bibbo
Recurring
Cree SummerCree Summer
voiced Natasha
Recurring
Lauren TomLauren Tom
voiced Angela Chen
Recurring
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell
voiced Metallo
Recurring
Michael Donovan (1)Michael Donovan (1)
voiced News Anchor
Recurring
Michael DornMichael Dorn
voiced John Henry Irons/ Steel
Recurring
Vernee Watson-JohnsonVernee Watson-Johnson
voiced Female Neighbor
Recurring
Marc DrotmanMarc Drotman
voiced Bank Manager
Marc RobinsonMarc Robinson
voiced Teen
Matt LandersMatt Landers
voiced Robber
Main Cast
Tim DalyTim Daly
voiced Clark Kent / Superman / Kal-El
Episode Notes
John Henry Irons was first seen in the episode "Prototype."



Episode Quotes
Natasha: You're gonna be home on time for dinner tonight?
John Irons: What are we having?
Natasha: Pork chops and bean curd in a cilantro sauce.
John Irons: Argh!
Natasha: (chuckles) Hey, you're the one who bought grandma a California cousin cookbook.
John Irons: Maybe I should be building myself a cast-iron stomach.

Robber: (to John Irons) Look! It's a dead Samaritan. Say "good night," chump!
Superman: Good night, chump!

Superman: Metallo!
Metallo: In the flesh!

Metallo: Remember how you left me, Superman? Buried in rock. I couldn't move! I couldn't see! I couldn't hear! But I could think! And all I thought about was how I was going to make you pay! Goodbye, hero.

Metallo: (to John Irons) You ought to be paying attention my friend! The tabloids will be all over you! You're about to become famous. The man who watched Superman die!

Metallo: Somebody speak up! Or I'll tear this neighborhood apart! Brick by brick.
Teen: We got nothing to say to you, Robo-butt.

Metallo: Now, where is Superman?!
Teen: Try the planet Krypton!

Metallo: Well, what have we here?
Steel: Call me Steel.
Metallo: Steel? Metallo. (bows) The meeting of the metals! Well then, Mr. Steel, may the best alloy win.

Natasha: Come on, Superman! This ain't no tanning salon!

Natasha: He's got Superman. He's gonna kill 'em!
Steel: Not on my watch he's not!

Superman: Well, Steel, you're gonna be getting this a lot, so you might as well hear it from me first.
Steel: What?
Superman: Thanks!

Metallo: Sorry, Steel. I've still got some business in the 'hood!



Episode Goofs
In "Action Figures," which featured Metallo's first reappearance before this one, he is completely stripped of his synthetic skin. When Metallo appears here, he has the ripped mask on his face again.



Episode References
"Monkey Fun"

Bibbo: I remember one time we was fighting this big monkey.

Bibbo was referring to Titano.

"Action Figures"

Metallo: Remember how you left me, Superman? Buried in rock. I couldn't move! I couldn't see! I couldn't hear! But I could think! And all I thought about was how I was going to make you pay!

Metallo is referring to the time when Superman left him buried under solidified lava without his kryptonite battery.



Warning: Superman season 2 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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