Sunday, January 5, 2014

Superman 100th Birthday Salute

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We are of course talking about my childhood hero, the original television Superman, George Reeves.

Reeves was no physical comedian, but he couldn't "fly" without knowing how to do a tiger leap through a window!

But since this is a physical comedy blogopedia, check out Reeves in a lighter vein as Superman in an episode of I Love Lucy (January 14, 1957), where he makes an athletic entrance to little Ricky's birthday party:

You can watch the entire episode via Hulu, free but with a few commercials at the beginning. Just click here. (If you don't have time for the whole thing, just fast forward to 19:30, where Superman first comes to the rescue.)

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