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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

by Omar G November 7, 2005
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot

...but just then Lois walks in through another door behind him. She tries to explain that the crazy guy from earlier might be worth checking up on. She says he was an engineer at the show's NASA equivalent. Perry stops Lois and introduces Clark. "Nice to meet you," she says, and turns quickly to ignore Clark as he tries to shake her hand. Clark plays it off, adjusting his glasses. Perry asks Lois what happened to the "mood piece" about the old theater being torn down on 42nd Street. Is this Metropolis or New York? Or both? Clark's eyes light up with intelligence. I'm so not used to this kind of Clark Kent. Lois tells Perry she wasn't in the mood for that story. Perry starts to chew Lois out, but she gets a signal from Jimmy outside and it's off to the races. It's screwball, see? Nutty, fruity, corn-cob crazy, chum! Perry wants to get mad, but he says that Lois is the best damn investigative reporter he's ever seen. He checks his pulse via his neck. Perry tells Clark he can't expect to get a job there with that kind of résumé. Clark says he's a good writer and a hard worker. Perry says he's got nothing for Clark. Clark graciously thanks Perry for meeting with him. They shake hands, and we hear something crack. As Clark walks out, Perry does a "Whoa momma!" shaking of his hurt hand. That Clark Kent guy's either a superhero or the loneliest perv ever.

Clark's parents in Kansas are talking to him on the phone. His mom and dad look considerably older than the ones on Smallville, but they're totally adorable. If this were 2005 instead of 1993, they might be in a Cialis commercial. Dad is holding a corded phone while mom walks around with a "portable" phone so large it may break her wrist if she's calcium-deficient. PapaKent asks if Clark needs some money wired over. Wiring money. How quaint. Do they send it by pony? Clark says he's fine. He admits that the job interview didn't go so well. Clark is standing in an itty-bitty room at the Hotel Apollo, using a giant pay phone bolted to the wall. PapaKent has a vaguely cityish accent. They ask if Clark's coming home for dinner on Friday. He says he wouldn't pass up their home cooking. Clark's dad starts to joke about not getting a home-cooked meal in forever. MamaKent interrupts to ask if Clark's being careful. Clark lets slip about the bus incident, causing the folks to fret. Clark's heard the "They'll put you in a lab and dissect you like a frog" speech before. Clark says he's trying to do his best to fit in. PapaKent says he's going to send some money. Clark promises to pay them back. Everyone turns off their phones which, back then, required a countdown sequence and a hand crank.

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That Title Is "Lois," Then "Clark"

by Omar G November 7, 2005
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Pilot

...but just then Lois walks in through another door behind him. She tries to explain that the crazy guy from earlier might be worth checking up on. She says he was an engineer at the show's NASA equivalent. Perry stops Lois and introduces Clark. "Nice to meet you," she says, and turns quickly to ignore Clark as he tries to shake her hand. Clark plays it off, adjusting his glasses. Perry asks Lois what happened to the "mood piece" about the old theater being torn down on 42nd Street. Is this Metropolis or New York? Or both? Clark's eyes light up with intelligence. I'm so not used to this kind of Clark Kent. Lois tells Perry she wasn't in the mood for that story. Perry starts to chew Lois out, but she gets a signal from Jimmy outside and it's off to the races. It's screwball, see? Nutty, fruity, corn-cob crazy, chum! Perry wants to get mad, but he says that Lois is the best damn investigative reporter he's ever seen. He checks his pulse via his neck. Perry tells Clark he can't expect to get a job there with that kind of résumé. Clark says he's a good writer and a hard worker. Perry says he's got nothing for Clark. Clark graciously thanks Perry for meeting with him. They shake hands, and we hear something crack. As Clark walks out, Perry does a "Whoa momma!" shaking of his hurt hand. That Clark Kent guy's either a superhero or the loneliest perv ever.

Clark's parents in Kansas are talking to him on the phone. His mom and dad look considerably older than the ones on Smallville, but they're totally adorable. If this were 2005 instead of 1993, they might be in a Cialis commercial. Dad is holding a corded phone while mom walks around with a "portable" phone so large it may break her wrist if she's calcium-deficient. PapaKent asks if Clark needs some money wired over. Wiring money. How quaint. Do they send it by pony? Clark says he's fine. He admits that the job interview didn't go so well. Clark is standing in an itty-bitty room at the Hotel Apollo, using a giant pay phone bolted to the wall. PapaKent has a vaguely cityish accent. They ask if Clark's coming home for dinner on Friday. He says he wouldn't pass up their home cooking. Clark's dad starts to joke about not getting a home-cooked meal in forever. MamaKent interrupts to ask if Clark's being careful. Clark lets slip about the bus incident, causing the folks to fret. Clark's heard the "They'll put you in a lab and dissect you like a frog" speech before. Clark says he's trying to do his best to fit in. PapaKent says he's going to send some money. Clark promises to pay them back. Everyone turns off their phones which, back then, required a countdown sequence and a hand crank.

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