Clark Kent comes to Metropolis looking for a job at the Daily Planet. Perry White first dismisses him as he has no experience. He later goes out to get a story about a theater being torn down which convinces White to accept him because he has initiatives. At the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is intent on uncovering a possible conspiracy behind a space ship launch, which might blow-up. White teams Lois up with the rookie Clark against her better judgment. Meanwhile, Clark is frustrated that he cannot use his powers to help others without exposing himself and jeopardizing his chance at leading a normal life. He consults his mother, Martha Kent, and the two comes up with the Superman costume.
Did You Know?
On all other Superman series, Clark uses his glasses to hide his secret identity. However, on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
, Clark wore his glasses prior to being Superman without having any reason for wearing them. This may be in deference to the comic version of Clark, who was at one point wearing glasses made out of a material salvaged from his starship, which was the only thing that was able to withstand his heat and x-ray vision. See more
So, explain something to me. You - you eat like an eight year old and you look like Mr. Hardbody. What's your secret? And can I have it?
Two versions of this episode aired. The first, the two-hour premiere, aired in September 1993; and the second was the two-part version which aired that December. The two-part version has a number of scenes that were not in the original version aired in September. Finally, the version aired in the U.K. and now available on Columbia House video features scenes not seen in any version originally aired on ABC. See more
Holding Out for a Hero
Performed by Bonnie Tyler See more