Episode 2: "The Baffles Puzzle"
"The Baffles Puzzle"
Aired: September 15, 1973
At first, it seems to Batman like a simple matter for the police when all the encyclopedias disappear from the library. But when Colonel Wilcox of the Secret Department of Investigation contacts the Super Friends to prevent the stealing of French lithographs, things get serious as the scent of almonds connects the two events. It's a race then to stop the theft of $5 million while dealing with a series of threats and trying to located the missing Junior Super Friends.
John is joined by 13th Dimension webmaster Dan Greenfield to discuss this episode that sounds like it has more going for it than the pervious one. At least, it seems that way to John. There are many firsts for the series here, including the appearance of Clark Kent, Kryptonite, and Colonel Wilcox. In addition, John and Dan discuss the animation choices of the episode, Wonder Woman's powers, and the cast taking on other voices.
Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.