Super Friends Forever

It is a new Saturday morning ritual of mine to watch episodes of the Seventies cartoon series Super Friends on the DC Universe streaming service. I watch at least one episode from the Saturday morning cartoon staple that ran for 9 seasons from 1973 to 1982. This morning, I made an interesting discovery while watching episode #4 of the fifth season. This episode first ran October 4, 1980

In season 5, we started seeing Hawkman and Hawkgirl during the title sequence at the start of the show; although the announcer did not mention their names and they did not appear in any of the early episodes of the season.

It was not until the third part of episode #4, that the flying duo appear. It is in the part titled “The Incredible Crude Oil Monster”, that we witness the pair of ancient lovers swoop down and rescue Aquaman during a violent storm at sea

They take him aboard a nearby ship…

Hawkman inquires about what had incapacitated the King of Atlantis.

So far, this the only appearance of the rare bird that I have seen in this iconic cartoon series. Doing a little research, I found that she appeared in two other episodes, both in season two in 1977.