A couple of years ago, when “Super-Friends vs. the Legion of Doom” came out on DVD, it was billed as “season one,” but I remember watching Super-Friends when it first aired (the one with Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog), and I don’t remember no “Legion of Doom”! I stopped watching Saturday morning cartoons shortly after that and never saw the “Legion of Doom” ones, but I enjoyed the DVDs (kind of). The episodes I wanted to see (strictly for reasons of nostalgia) were the ones with Marvin, Wendy and Wonder Dog. I saw it on DVD at B&N recently, had a coupon and nothing else in mind, so I bought it.
Even with my membership and an additional coupon it was pretty expensive considering I didn’t notice until I got home it was volume one of season one and contained only eight episodes! Even (or perhaps especially) when I was ten, I thought kids and anthropomorphic animals palling around with the Justice League was pretty stupid, so I probably didn’t even watch the entire first season. I still think teenagers and anthropomorphic animals are a pretty stupid idea (now, as then, I take my superheroes seriously), but watching these episodes for a second time some 35+ years later is a kind of quirky fun.
Oddly (perhaps), the Super-Friends are comprised of only Superman, Batman (and Robin), Wonder Woman and… Aquaman!? According to the opening voiceover narration they were “created from the mythic legends of the universe” (whatever that means!). The thing I remember best and most fondly is the theme song!