Super Friends first aired on ABC on September 8, 1973, featuring well-known DC characters Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was based on the Justice League of America (JLA) and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.
The name of the program (and the JLA members featured with the Super Friends) have been variously represented (as Super Friends and Challenge of the Super Friends, for example) at different points in its broadcast history.
Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin meet up with a misguided genius, Dr. Cranum, and his Brain Machine.
The Wonder Twins and space monkey Gleek have to teach some youngsters a lesson about the dangers of joyriding in an airplane.
The Super Friends match wits and skills in an underground adventure against the mysterious mining monsters known as the Earthors.
Aquaman and special guest Black Vulcan find themselves facing the force of a shipwrecking whirlpool.
Superman, Batman and Robin are outnumbered but not outsmarted when they change the plans of the mysterious Secret Four.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek point out the error of jumping to conclusions as they tackle an escaped tiger (and try to end the confusion on how the tiger got out in the first place).
The Super Friends defeat Dictor, who uses an aging/reverse aging technology as a weapon to depose the peaceful elected president of their planet with his totalitarian rule of fear and keep him from conquering the universe.
An earthquake occurs in India, where the tremors force many cobras out into the open where they bite villagers, exhausting India's antivenom supply. The Red Cross appeals to the Superfriends for help, who deploy Wonder Woman and Apache Chief to India. The pair learn a gigantic cobra called Kataru lives in a jungle temple, whom they must milk for its venom in order to make antivenom, or else hundreds of people will soon die of envenomation.
Aquaman, Batman and Robin meet the menacing Hydronoids in a struggle to save the world from their evil invasion.
The Wonder Twins and space monkey Gleek have a serious problem on their hands when they use their Exxor powers to detour the dangers of hitchhiking when a girl doing so is kidnapped.
The Super Friends travel to a far-off frozen planet to rescue an entire Earth city stolen by the marauding Mongor.
Wonder Woman with special guests Hawkman and Hawkgirl use their special skills in a space emergency.
Superman and Wonder Woman show no fear when they meet up with the terrifying Doctor Fright.
The Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, and Gleek have to teach a lesson about the dangers of street drag racing.
The Super Friends must call on their skills to overcome the perils of monstrous plant creatures.
Batman, Robin and special guest Rima battle a raging forest fire and find two escaped juvenile convicts.
Superman and Wonder Woman go on an electrifying adventure when they meet the marauding monster of Dr. Droid.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek have a few special tricks up their sleeve when a couple of thoughtless students turn into school vandals.
The Super Friends find themselves in critical combat against each other when they become captives of Tyrannic, the ruler of the underseas world of Oceana.
Batman and Robin with special guest Atom are called on to save a speeding passenger train that has been taken over by a critical energy mass.
Upon encountering a man named Garth-1 on a South Pacific Island, Wonder Woman and Aquaman head to his home Arcava (an underground city within a deserted South Pacific Island) to help free his people from an evil dictator called the Enforcer.
The Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, must save two boys that are trapped underwater by a shark.
An evil scientist known as Varko devolves Earth back to a prehistoric planet and brings Neanderthals under his command to the present, which will remain so unless the Super Friends can stop him and retrieve the machine responsible for this from the prehistoric times it was placed in. With the help of Skylab, they build a time tunnel and bring his device back, restoring the world.
Aquaman and Green Lantern head to Africa to save trapped miners in a diamond mine that is slowly flooding.
Superman and Aquaman discover a deep down mystery of sinister submarines and sea life as they battle the Invisible Menace.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek excel with Exxorian powers when they have to bring a dangerous initiation stunt to a safe ending.
The Super Friends zoom off in an all out struggle against invading insects from a far off planet, for the entire Earth is threatened by the coming of the Arthropods, led by the evil Insecta.
Flying over jungle rain forests, Wonder Woman and Rima search for some missing scientists who are about to become victims of the River of Doom.
Superman and Aquaman find themselves entangled in a deep-sea mystery when they meet the tentacled attack of a giant squid.
The Wonder Twins, and their space monkey Gleek, teach some young people the serious dangers of playing the foolish game of "chicken."
It's the Super Friends' problem when trouble surfaces on the high seas. All are in trouble from the menace of the deep, the marauding Manta and his terrifying water beast.
Superman and special guest hero, Samurai, face the heat of a volcano in making a dangerous rescue of space aliens too paranoid of the natives to request help.
Superman and Wonder Woman save priceless treasures and monuments from the greedy grasp of the Collector, who has invented a device that turns objects into photographs and plans to do this to various monuments and artworks to protect the items from decay, destruction and vandalism.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek help teach a lesson in courage when they rescue a boy from the wreckage of an overturned van.
The Super Friends must use all of their superpowers in order to overcome the mental mischief of Medula and her power-hungry plans to eradicate all men so women led by her can rule the world.
Batman and Robin and special guest Apache Chief head toward the Northern Lakes to save an expedition from a giant snow creature.
A woman named Professor Amy Zhan makes a super strength potion which turns her into a 50-foot woman. Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman must look up to the incredible femme fatale and find a way to bring this 50-foot woman back to normal size. Professor Amy Zahn tries to make Batman 50 feet tall, but is stopped when her assistant sprays her with the antidote.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek teach a lesson in honesty when a double-crossing cross-country runner has a misadventure in cheating.
The Super Friends must stop a sinister space probe from the planet Zeno that has visited Earth to capture people and objects for scientific study.
Aquaman and special guest superhero Samurai use super teamwork to save an African village from the attack of the killer bees.
Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman must save the world from the mysterious mutants of the space sphere and its forbidden power.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek travel into the hot desert to cool the dangerous canyon-jumping stunts of some reckless motorcyclists.
A spaceship controlled by mysterious Lionmen probes for minerals and starts an earth shaking process that splits our planet into pieces. Will the Super Friends meet the challenge?
An experimental electronic device turns sewer rats mad. Can Batman, Robin and Black Vulcan save Gotham?
Superman, Batman and Robin have to save society from the outrageous genetic experiments of a mixed-up scientist and her half-human half-animal beasts.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek have to teach a serious lesson in brotherhood when the ugliness of prejudice gets some young people into trouble.
The Super Friends have to do some big thinking when the world is endangered by a shrinking machine in the hands of a greedy inventor.
The passengers of a disabled aircraft stranded in rural Tibet get instant attention as Superman and superhero Flash rush to save them from Tibetan raiders.
Superman and Aquaman turn the heat on the sinister Sculpin's plans to freeze the world's oceans so he can sell their thawed water to desert countries.
The Wonder Twins and Gleek have to save a girl from the perils of a dangerous prank played by some thoughtless companions.
The Super Friends are called into action when the weird Professor Korloff brings a mysterious mummy to life to steal a cosmic power source for himself.
Wonder Woman and her mighty mite friend, Atom, swing into action to save a cable car load of passengers caught in a high wind over a treacherous terrain.
Superman, Batman and Robin move into action when an inventor's valuable plans are put in peril by the terrorizing tactics of a mysterious Marsh Monster.
The far-from-home Wonder Twins and Gleek try to rescue some misguided teenagers who face trouble when they decide to become runaways.
The Super Friends exhibit all their bravery against the super sinister scheme of vengeful Professor Fearo and the threat of a world collision.
A scientist finds trouble when a time machine puts him 2000 years into the future and he is captured by desert slavers. Superman, Hawkman and Hawkgirl come to his rescue.
Batman, Robin and Aquaman put to sea in an effort to end the pirating and pillaging of Captain Shark and his immobilizing ray.
The Wonder Twins activate their special powers to save a couple of girls who try an ill-advised adventure as stowaways and almost become flotsam and jetsam.
The Super Friends tackle the supernatural when the Ghost, a villain from the past, is freed from his imprisonment and wants to take revenge on Superman and Wonder Woman for imprisoning his spirit by threatening the world with his ghostly fate if they don't surrender themselves to him. Now the other Super Friends members must save Superman and Wonder Woman before it's too late.