Season 2 Episode 10 – Bizarros in a Bizarro World or Everybody Looks Better Goth
The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back and continue to catch-up on episode of the CW Series Superman and Lois. This time out they talk about Episode 10, Bizarros in a Bizarro World, where we learn about the history of the Bizarro World Superman. The Crew discusses what a jerk Bizarro Superman could be, how Jon’s joining the cult felt very real, Tal-Rho’s fashion choices, Lana and Chrissy’s new looks and so much more!
Also, Bethany reveals who had The Most Punchable Face and Alison lets everyone know The Top 5 Most Aestheticaly Pleasing people in the episode, and Michael discusses all of the cool Easter eggs that popped up during this episode. Finally, The Crew addresses all of your feedback!
Michael is writing the reviews for Superman and Lois over on The Superman Homepage. Check out his review for Bizarros in a Bizarro World by clicking here.
Michael also has an essay in the recently released Oooff! Boff! Splatt! The Subterranean Blue Grotto Essays on Batman ’66 – Season 3 and you can order a physical copy of the book by clicking here and get the Kindle copy by clicking here!
Finally, go and check out Alison’s podcasting efforts over on The GeekCast Radio Network! She co-hosted So You Wanna Be A Hawkeye series and you can find the first epiosde of that by clicking here.
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Next Time: The Crew discusses the next episode of Superman and Lois titled Truth and Consequences!
4 thoughts on “THE SUPERMAN AND LOIS TAPES SEASON 2 EPSIODE 10 – BIZARROS IN A BIZARRO WORLD OR EVERYBODY LOOKS BETTER GOTH”
“Bizarros in a Bizarro World” was, beyond question, the BEST episode of the season (maybe the series) so far (because, these folks are so good I wouldn’t dream of ruling out even better in the future). I loved that the differences were generally shown as natural consequences of different environments, upbringing, or life choices rather than “Everything is opposite.” That made everything just feel right. I LOVED the “cubical” world, especially that it appeared to have rounded corners. The different relationships were really the heart of the episode, and I imagine the actors all must have enjoyed the opportunities those presented for them. I’m onboard (as if I had a vote) for Emmy awards all around — writers, actors, producers, special effects team, sound, lighting, and make-up crews. Hell, give one to Craft Services!
I loved Michael’s “Easter Egg Hunt”, but I have a small quibble: When Kandor was enlarged on its new planet (which, by the way, was a “phase world” that spent most of its time in another dimension, only appearing in the Earth-1 universe from time to time at predictable intervals, like Brigadoon), Superman may have christened the planet “New Krypton”, but the Kandorians named it Rokyn, which was Kryptonese for “gift of Rao” or “gift of God”.
So many questions left to be resolved for this season:
What, exactly, does Ally Allston believe will happen as a result of merging, and do both versions of her believe the same thing?
What actually will happen as the result of merging?
What, if anything, will be the result of a partial or failed merger?
What is the connection, if any, of that “space” between the portals to Natalie’s journey to the same Earth her father came to?
I imagine we’ll just have to wait and see what the writers have dreamed up for us, and I am here for that.
Hi BAM Crew!
I enjoyed your latest show on the Bizarro World S&L episode. Thanks to Michael for recapping all the Bizarro Easter eggs. Did Lois’ dress with the boob window and her haircut in the initial gala scene remind anyone else of a goth Power Girl? I’m not sure, I might have to go back and watch it slow motion to be sure. And pause it. And zoom in. All in the name of research and for the benefit of the show, of course!
Thanks again for all the good work guys, we all appreciate it!!
Hello again. SALTy BAM crew.
This was a really good episode, and it was a wonderful way of getting us up to speed on how Bizarro came to be (and be on Earth Prime), as well as what happened to Anderson. Now we just need the back story on the pendant and what Ally has been doing since she spit out her… uncle’s? cousin’s? …well, relative’s peppermint candy in 1979.
And I agree with how awesome it was for the show to… well, show us the cubed Bizarro world (and cubed sun and moon!). I also liked the twisted Bizarro US flag and military uniforms. It reminded me of some of the ways they were depicted in dad’s old comics and the Super Friends cartoon.
In addition to the Margot Kidder wig, I was getting Superman II vibes from Bizarro Ally’s outfit at the bar. It reminded me of Phantom Zone villain Ursa’s costume, though I know it not an exact match.
It took me a few scenes to work out the reverse-S hand sign of Jon-El’s. At first I thought it was a Bizarro version of Taylor Swift’s heart hand sign, especially when the Bizarro “Up Way Too Late” talk show host and Bizarro Misty held it over their stomachs. “Love you from the bottom of my heart” indeed.
Good questions about the whole merging process. One question I have is what becomes of the unique people on each world. There shouldn’t be a Bizarro Sarah or Bizarro Sophie Cushing (in Bizarro Juvvie) since Bizarro Lana married Bizarro Tal. And then there’s the time differential between the two worlds, which makes it seem like a year on Earth Prime is only 12 days on Bizarro World. So that would mean Bizarro Jordan-El and Bizarro Jon-El were born 465-and-a-half years ago from Earth Prime’s view. Since Ally got the pendant back in 1979, Bizarro Ally would have aged less than one-and-a-half years on Bizarro World. How do these doppelgangers even synch up?
Well, odds are the two Allys are still completing their merging process by the time the next new episode comes on, so the writers have plenty of time to figure that out.
Thanks for another great show. Until next time, take good care.
I remember the first time I saw the giant key I thought it was hidden at all. Anybody can see it and it’s pointing directly at the completely visible golden fortress door with a matching keyhole. Yes, it’s in the secluded arctic where the odds of anyone coming by it are slim, but it would be extremely obvious if someone does. In fact, my personal introduction to the fortress was a story where a criminal discovered the its location and led Lex Luther to it.. I guess it’s as effective as hiding a secret identity behind a pair of glasses.