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Series cast summary:
Daws Butler 1 episode, 1966
Pat Carroll 1 episode, 1966
June Foray 1 episode, 1966
Paul Frees 1 episode, 1966
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber 1 episode, 1966
Arte Johnson ...  (as Artie Johnson) 1 episode, 1966
Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson 1 episode, 1966
Diana Maddox Diana Maddox 1 episode, 1966
Charles Smith 1 episode, 1966
Paul Stewart 1 episode, 1966


Need a superhero fast? Call Super Service today! Our gruff-but-lovable Dispatcher will send out the right man for your job. Our 'super' staff includes: Super Bwoing, a bumbling yet earnest young crime-fighter who flies to the scene on his electric guitar; Elevator Man, who can grow or shrink to meet every situation; and Granite Man, who spends his off-hours as a stone statue in the park. Written by yortsnave

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10 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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The Super 6 See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A lost cartoon classic of 60's TV
17 December 2004 | by k_t_t2001See all my reviews

The SUPER 6 is one of the lost classics of 60's Saturday morning television. While I have no reason to believe that the episodes do not exist somewhere in the DePatie-Freleng vaults, this delightful animated super-hero spoof has reportedly not been rebroadcast anywhere in over thirty years, which is really a shame.

The Super 6 were comprised of Granite Man, a statue brought to life by a magical incantation, Elevator Man, who could grow or shrink by pressing a switch on his belt buckle, Magneto Man, a living electro magnet, Captain Zammo, who could fly and travel through time, Super Scuba, a water breathing version of Dean Martin's Matt Helm, and Super Bwoing, who could fly, had laser vision, super strength and was a complete incompetent. Or, as the show's theme song put it, "Five great thunderbolts of power and a bolt who is a nut."

The Super 6 were not a traditional team, like the Mighty Heroes were, rather they were all part of Super Service, a super hero agency where trouble calls were received. The Chief, a Louie De Palma for an earlier age, would take the calls in his dispatcher's booth and send the most appropriate, or in Super Bwoing's case available, hero out on the job. Our six headliners were not the only members of Super Service. Though they rarely took part in the stories, many other super hero types were frequently seen in the Super Service offices, waiting around for assignments.

As best as I can determine, there were twenty episodes of SUPER 6, which is an odd number. This is based on the following formula: each thirty minute episode featured three segments: a "Super Bwoing", a "Super Service", featuring a different member of the other five Super 6 heroes each week, and a "The Brothers Matzoriley", which was a cartoon unrelated to the Super 6 components. To further confuse matters episode guides record 21 "Super Bwoing" cartoons, 19 "Super Service" cartoons, and 20 of "The Brothers Matzoriley".

The quality of the cartoons varied greatly, especially among the Super Bwoing segments. Some, for instance "Don't Gloat Red Coat", are just incredibly dumb, while others, like "Coldpinky" are great fun. One particularly sophisticated segment was the Elevator Man cartoon "Down Please", inspired by the SF classic THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN. Alerted that the gang of an incarcerated crime boss are planning on breaking him out of the city jail, the authorities call in Elevator Man to guard the prisoner. Elevator Man becomes a twelve foot giant, believing that at that size he'll be able to handle anything. But the criminals flood the jail with gas, rendering everyone, including our gargantuan hero, unconscious. Before escaping, the crime boss presses the down button on Elevator Man's belt. When Elevator Man recovers consciousness, he finds that his belt has been removed, that he is now too small to press the "up" button, and that he is still slowly shrinking. Great stuff.

Sadly lacking a syndication or video release, SUPER 6 has too long been relegated to the memories of those who enjoyed the program when it first aired. However with classic 60's TV cartoons, such as THE FLINTSTONES, BATFINK, JONNY QUEST and DePatie-Freleng's own THE PINK PANTHER starting to see releases on DVD, one can only hope that this highly enjoyable series is returned to public view, and we can once again "meet the men from Super Service".

UPDATE: It has been nine years (17 December, 2004) since this review was originally posted and I am pleased to announce that, unheralded and without fanfare, SUPER 6 - THE SERIES was finally released on DVD a few weeks ago. All twenty original episodes, complete, uncut and in pristine condition for less than $10.00!

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