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Tread Perilously – ‘Legends of the Superheroes’

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Legends of the Superheroes

Tread Perilously braces for its toughest assignment yet with the 1978 duo of specials collectively known as Legends of the Superheroes.

In “The Challenge,” Batman, Robin, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, The Flash, Green Lantern, Huntress, and lame-ass Hawkman face the doomsday threat of a distinctly not Legion of Doom composed of Mordru, Dr. Sivana, The Riddler, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, Weather Wizard, and Giganta. It leads to several fights at the Calabasas, California gas station. In “The Roast,” Ed McMahon hosts a literal roast for the superheroes at the not Hall of Justice featuring appearances from Pat Carroll as lame-ass Hawkman’s mother Esther Hall, Ruth Buzzi in two different roles, and Mordru’s villainous filking of “That’s Entertainment.” Also, there’s some terrible comedy.

Erik and Justin face the heart of darkness, as Legends of the Superheroes proves once again that there is nothing worse than bad comedy. Justin admits he was cheering for the bad guys ten minutes into “The Challenge.” Erik outlines why Hawkman looks great on the page, but fails everywhere else. He also calls Hal Jordan “a different kind of creep.” Bat-credit cards come up as we learn Bane doesn’t take American Express. Also, Justin is pretty convinced Dr. Sivana got the superheroes to drink his urine, and Erik champions the comedic talents of Shaquille O’Neal.

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