"Along Came Spidey" is the second episode of season two of the superhero animated series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. It is the fifteenth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Donald L. Jurwich with a script written by Donald F. Glut. It first aired on Saturday morning on NBC on October 2nd, 1982 at 10:30 am.

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  • This episode is generally regarded as the second episode of season two, even though it originally aired after "A Firestar Is Born".
  • This is the first animated appearance of the Marvel Comics super-villain, Shocker.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from the phrase, "Along came a spider...", which is a line from the nursery rhyme, "Little Miss Muffet". The complete rhyme is as follows:

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

  • This episode provides the origin of Spider-Man. Spidey's origin was originally chronicled in his first appearance, which was in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. The origin provided here remains close to the canon history with Peter Parker being bitten by a radioactive spider, thus gaining his powers and learning the hard-valued lesson of power and responsibility following the death of his Uncle Ben.
  • A billboard seen at the beginning of the episode promotes a newspaper article called "Who Is Spider-Man?" by Stan Lee of the Daily Bugle. Stan Lee is actually the co-creator of Spider-Man, whereas the Daily Bugle is a fictional newspaper from the comics.
  • In future issues of the comic, the science lab where Peter is bitten by the spider is part of Osborn Industries, owned by Norman Osborn. Norman Osborn is also Spider-Man's nemesis, the Green Goblin.
  • Shocker's real name is Herman Schultz. A recurring foe of Spider-Man, he first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #46 in 1967.

Bloopers Edit

  • A sign seen in this episode warns of "Radio Activity", when it should really just be read as a single word, "Radioactivity'.

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