Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Super Chicken (1967)

From the twisted mind of Jay Ward (Rocky & His Friends) comes a funny animal superhero satire, Super Chicken, one of two backup segments of George of the Jungle. Rosscarlson uploaded the opening episode, "The Oyster", to YouTube:

Only one season's worth of adventures was produced, cycled through for nearly 3 full years (1967-70). Super Chicken's super sauce will remind some of another superhero sendup from the same period, Mr. Terrific, who also needed some kind of potion to trigger his powers. However, most people will remember the name Super Chicken more readily than they would Mr. Terrific. It just happens that way.

Rating: B.

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