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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995): “Return of the Prankster”
by Grant Rosenberg, Philip Sgriccia

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15

Title: “Return of the Prankster”

Medium: television series episode

Original airdate: 26 Feb. 1995

Publisher: ABC
Written by: Grant Rosenberg
Directed by: Philip Sgriccia


8 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
Kryptonians; Super Friends...  DC 13,409
Lois Lane Lois Lane supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Raleigh College
[Superman's girlfriend, then wife]
DC 3,859
Jimmy Olsen Jimmy Olsen supporting character hero
CBR Scale: I Lutheran
The Legion of Super-Heroes
[Superman's pal]
DC 1,896
Perry White Perry White supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Baptist; Elvis worship (ordained)
[Superman's (Clark Kent's) boss; Daily Planet editor] DC 1,574
Jonathan Kent Jonathan Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive father] DC 816
Martha Kent Martha Kent supporting character
CBR Scale: S Methodist
[Superman's adoptive mother] DC 827
Emil Hamilton Emil Hamilton supporting character scientist
  [scientist] DC 159
Prankster Prankster (Oswald Loomis) villain
  [gained slimmer body in deal with demon Lord Satanus] DC 77

Timecode: 7 minutes, 35 seconds: The notorious villain known as the Prankster (whose real name is Kyle Griffin) recently escaped from jail. Jimmy Olsen tells Lois Lane some information pertaining to this story.

Jimmy Olsen: Well, when Griffin's father got out of jail, he sold the store and disappeared. And that warehouse you caught Griffin in, they turned that into a Buddhist temple.

BELOW: The Prankster's old hideout has been turned into a Buddhist temple:

The Prankster's old hideout has been turned into a Buddhist temple larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Timecode: 12 minutes, 54 seconds: The Prankster escaped from prison. As soon as he did so, he ransacked Lois Lane's apartment looking for something. When Lois arrived home, the Prankster used a device to put her into a temporary trance. Clark Kent is worried for Lois Lane's safety until the Prankster is found and sent back to prison.

Lois Lane: This isn't fair. I put him away twice before.

BELOW: Even though Lois Lane's life in danger, she would feel uncomfortable staying the night at Clark Kent's apartment now that they are dating:

Even though Lois Lane's life in danger, she would feel uncomfortable staying the night at Clark Kent's apartment now that they are dating larger larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Clark Kent: Lois, are you gonna stay in your apartment tonight?

Lois Lane: Eh, I didn't want to. Every hotel room in town is booked because of the president. Perry offered, but Alice has the flue, so I don't wanna impose.

Clark Kent: Well, you know, you could . . .

Lois Lane: Oh, no. I . . . I just think, you know, with us dating or . . . almost dating, that, um, I would feel uncomfortable.

Jimmy Olsen: [walking by] Night, guys.

Clark Kent: Hey, Jimmy. You have a pull-out couch, don't you?

Lois Lane: Oh, Clark--

Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, why?

Clark Kent: Well, it's just that Lois needs a place to stay for a few nights until this whole Prankster thing is resolved.

Jimmy Olsen: Oh, um, well . . . I mean, are you sure you wanna stay in there? It's just a hole-in-the-wall bachelor pad, you know?

Lois Lane: You know, Jimmy, if it makes you feel uncomfortable--

Jimmy Olsen: No, no, no, no. I mean, uh, as long as you don't mind roughing it, it's okay with me. That's what friends are for.

Lois Lane: Thanks. I promise, you won't even know I'm there.

[Jimmy rushes out of the office, hoping to clean up his apartment a little before Lois arrives. Suddenly, the electrical power surges and lights dim.]

Clark Kent: What the heck?

BELOW: Tame-tongued Clark Kent is startled: 'What the heck?':

Tame-tongued Clark Kent is startled: 'What the heck?'

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Timecode: 24 minutes, 34 seconds: Jimmy Olsen goes to Lois Lane to apologize for how he reacted the night before when she turned off the television in the middle of the night. Jimmy leaves the TV on all night when he sleeps. He's been doing it since he was a kid, and says he can't sleep without it. Lois couldn't sleep with the TV on, and she turned it off. Jimmy reacted very harshly at that. He later told her that's just the way he reacts when woken up in the middle of the night.

BELOW: Jimmy Olsen never had anybody stay over night at his place before:

Jimmy Olsen never had anybody stay over night at his place before larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Jimmy Olsen: Lois? Um, I'd like to apologize about last night. I-- I've never had anybody sleep over before.

Lois Lane: Little wonder.

Jimmy Olsen: Yeah. Well, anyway, I think I solved the problem. Headphones. Now we can both sleep.

Lois Lane: Thanks, Jimmy. That was, um, awfully sweet.

Jimmy Olsen: You got it.

Timecode: 25 minutes, 19 seconds: Lois Lane has landed the only interview that the President of the United States is giving to any reporter on his upcoming trip to Metropolis. Lois Lane's interview has been cut down to just five minutes, out of security concerns because the Prankster is still on the loose. Lois Lane only has time to ask one question. She is trying to decide what the ask the President.

BELOW: Graceland is the most important holy site in Perry White's religion:

Graceland is the most important holy site in Perry White's religion larger larger larger larger

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Lois Lane: Oh, Perry, what one question would you ask the President?

Perry White: Oh, that's easy. I'd ask him why he vetoed the bill to make Graceland a national monument.

Lois Lane: Perry, I'm serious.

Perry White: Well, I am too. When it comes to that, I'm serious as a heart attack.

Timecode: 27 minutes, 24 seconds: The Prankster (Kyle Griffin) froze everybody in the Daily Planet newsroom using the yellow ray from his new invention. While everybody was frozen, the Prankster posed people in odd poses and did things he found funny, such as switching their clothes. The Prankster also cut off most of Perry White's tie, just below the knot.

Clark Kent: Look on the bright side, Lois. No permanent damage was done.

Perry White: Oh, yeah? Tell that to my tie. I loved this tie. Why couldn't it have been that ugly fish tie Alice gave me for Christmas?

BELOW: Perry White's wife gave him a tie for Christmas:

Perry White's wife gave him a tie for Christmas

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.

Timecode: 33 minutes, 28 seconds:

Clark Kent: Jimmy. How is your house guest?

Jimmy Olsen: Hear she called the cops on me?

Clark Kent: What? Why?

Jimmy Olsen: Well, I had a few friends over. She thought we were too loud. A monk would be too loud for Lois. You know what? I know you two kinda have this thing going on together, but let me tell you something, all right? You do not know the real Lois Lane.

BELOW: A monk would be too loud for Lois Lane:

A monk would be too loud for Lois Lane

Source: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Season 2, Episode 15 (26 Feb. 1995). Written by Grant Rosenberg. Directed by Philip Sgriccia.