Super President

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Super President
Format Animated series
Voices of Ted Cassidy
Paul Frees
June Foray
Shepard Menken
Lorri Scott
Mark Skor
Narrated by Paul Frees
Theme music composer Doug Goodwin
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 30
Production
Producer(s) David H. DePatie
Friz Freleng
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) DePatie-Freleng Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run 1967 – 1968

Super President was an American animated cartoon that aired Saturday mornings on NBC from September 16, 1967 to December 28, 1968. The series was produced by the DePatie-Freleng animation company.

Plot[edit]

The American President James Norcross (voiced by Paul Frees) is given superpowers as the result of a cosmic storm. The President now has increased strength and the Metamorpho-like ability to change his molecular composition at will to any form required (like granite, steel, ozone, water and even electricity). A hidden panel in the Oval Office allows him access to his secret base, a hidden cave beneath the "Presidential Mansion" (a somewhat modified White House). Super President travels either by using a futuristic automobile/aircraft/submarine called the Omnicar, or by using jets built into his belt.

Despite the fact that the character's name is "Super President," for some reason only Norcross' chubby, pipe-smoking advisor Jerry Sayles knows that the leader of the Free World is also a red and white-costumed superhero in his off-hours.

A total of thirty episodes of Super President were produced. Two episodes appeared in each show. Each episode also included an episode of Spy Shadow starring secret agent Richard Vance (voiced by Ted Cassidy) who had learned in Tibet how to command his shadow (also voiced by Ted Cassidy) to act independently of himself.

Episodes[edit]

  • 1.The Great Vegetable Disintegrator
  • 2.The Billion Dollar Bomber
  • 3.The Electronic Spy
  • 4.Day of the Locust
  • 5.The Case of the Destroyer Satellite
  • 6.King of the Sea
  • 7.The U.F.O. Mystery
  • 8.No Time Passes
  • 9.Man of Steel
  • 10.The Earth Robber
  • 11.Monster of the Atoll
  • 12.Return of the Vikings
  • 13.The Cosmic Gladiators
  • 14.The Condor's Eye
  • 15.The President and the Pirate
  • 16.Interplanetary Menace
  • 17.Red Ray Raider
  • 18.The Treachery of Jerry Sales
  • 19.Rangled Terrors
  • 20. Dound and Doom

Cast[edit]

Reaction[edit]

Super President came under fire from critics and TV watchdog groups for its depiction of a national leader who was an invincible superhuman.[citation needed] The show was canceled midway through its second season on NBC.

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