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The Green Goblin breaks into Norman Osborn's secret experimental lab and sabotages Dr. Octavius' experiments, causing the scientist's manipulator arms to merge to his body and creating a new villain: Dr. Octopus!

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Saturday May 03rd, 2008

Director: Jennifer Coyle
Writer: Randy Jandt

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alan RachinsAlan Rachins
voiced Norman Osborn
Alanna UbachAlanna Ubach
voiced Liz Allen
Andrew KishinoAndrew Kishino
voiced Ned Lee
James Arnold TaylorJames Arnold Taylor
voiced Frederick Foswell
John DiMaggioJohn DiMaggio
voiced Hammerhead
Joshua LeBarJoshua LeBar
voiced Flash Thompson
Peter MacNicolPeter MacNicol
voiced Dr. Otto Octavius
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Rand Robertson/Robbie Robertson
Steven Jay BlumSteven Jay Blum
voiced Green Goblin
Clyde KusatsuClyde Kusatsu
voiced Ted


Spider-Man is swinging across New York City looking for the Green Goblin. However, he's distracted when two car thieves steal a truck hauling new cars. Spider-Man goes after them and one of them drives a car off the back and into the streets while Spider-Man takes on the other thief. the brake line is broken and the truck screams out of control. Using his web-spinners, Spider-Man manage to stop it just in time. He then goes after the second thief and stops him...

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Episode Quotes
Mary Jane: Slow down, Tiger. It's not like we're going steady or something equally primitive.

Spider-Man: Come on, Doc, you're a cephalopod, I'm arthropod, can't we just hug it out?

Dr. Octopus: Glib does not equate with clever, Spider-Man!
Spider-Man: Yeah? Well, the ratio of arms to sanity hasn't been established either.

Dr. Octopus: Do you ever shut up?!
Spider-Man: Sorry, no. My fans expect a certain amount of quippage in every battle.

Spider-Man: (fighting Dr. Octopus) And now, back to our regularly scheduled chaos.

Warning: The Spectacular Spider-Man season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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