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Krypto The Superdog: Episode Reviews

Season 2 - Episode 3: Growing Pains/K-9 Crusader

Reviewed by: Felix Vasquez

Actors & Roles this episode:
Samuel Vincent - Krypto
Alberto Ghisi - Kevin
Nicole Oliver - Kevin's Mom
Brian Drummond - Streaky the Cat
Tabitha St. Germain - Andrea/Melanie

Growing Pains

Written by: Joseph Kuhr
Directed by: Scott Jeralds

To foil Krypto, Mechani-Kat creates yet another weapon, a growing ray, to finish him. Snooky Wookums presents a Trojan horse giving the ray as a gift to Krypto, but the ray backfires when it hits Kevin and Krypto at the same time. Now that Krypto is old, and Kevin a grown man, they attempt to find a way to reverse its effects, while Mechani-Kat goes in for the kill. Not only are we able to see what Kevin will look like as a man in this episode, but interesting enough he looks an awful lot like his dad...and a character from the Archie comic books. Like "Big" we get to see how Kevin handles adulthood, attempting to fool Andrea, and learning about his size. And when we finally see what Mechani-Kat's plan is for rendering Kevin and Krypto helpless, it's goofy to say the least, but leads to some rather funny predicaments involving their treasure. One aspect that had me curious was if Krypto was immortal like Superman. Is he immortal and just continues aging, or is he just like every other dog on Earth in spite of his alien origin?

K-9 Crusader

Written by: Phil Harnage
Directed by: Scott Jeralds

Attempting to foil the Joker's hyenas, Ace and Krypto head to see Ace's "Partner" but end up at Thunder Mutt's house. Thunder Mutt returns once again to recruit Ace to help him with his new film. And Thunder Mutt must follow Ace around to see how he does his job. With Ace's impromptu sidekick, they have to stop the Joker's Hyenas and keep them from stealing a priceless painting, if Thunder Mutt doesn't screw it up. With the adventures of these three mis-matched heroes, not only are we able to catch Ace attempting to keep his cool around a hammy starlet like Thunder Mutt, but there are plenty of Batman references to go around. Also included is a pretty humorous spoof of Ace on the big screen that really makes up the episode's most humorous moment.

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