Gleek (Super Friends)

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Gleek
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance The All-New Super Friends Hour (September 10, 1977)
Created by Hanna-Barbera
In-story information
Place of origin Exxor
Team affiliations Super Friends
Supporting character of Wonder Twins
Abilities

Prehensile tail

Can make bucket magically appear

Gleek is a fictional character appearing in the animated series Super Friends and its related spinoffs. He debuted in The All-New Super Friends Hour, which first aired September 10, 1977. Gleek's vocalizations were provided by Michael Bell who also voiced Zan.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Gleek is a blue "space monkey" and the pet of Zan and Jayna, the Wonder Twins. Gleek is often used as comic relief for the series, as the character often gets into mischief. A joke involving Gleek often ends episodes of the Super Friends in which he appears. Gleek has a stretchable, prehensile tail which has been shown to be capable of picking up a man. Gleek is also highly intelligent, as he clearly understands spoken English. He communicates through the use of sign language, acting out scenes, and chattering in an alien language (unintelligible to the audience).

Gleek also helps the Twins when they need to travel: Jayna becomes an eagle, Zan becomes water, and Gleek produces a bucket to hold Zan while Jayna carries them both.

In one episode, other monkeys of Gleek's species appear and try to take over the world. Their leader is able to speak English apparently. They are able to brainwash Gleek and he helps them find the weaknesses of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin.

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Brian (October 29, 2009). "Smallville: New Info on Jor-El, the Wonder Twins, the Justice Society and More". IGN.com. Interview with Eric Goldman. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Smallville: Idol Episode Recap". TV.com. Archived from the original on June 3, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Gleek at the Comic Book DB