Spider-Man TV (1967) - Season 3, Episode 6 (Story 1)

Background

Given the spelling of the title, an actual knight - complete with a suit of armor, lance, and trusty steed - will be featured in this episode. Pardon me if I cry a little before we begin, hmmm?

Story 'Knight Must Fall'

  Spider-Man TV (1967) - Season 3, Episode 6 (Story 1)
Summary: First Aired Apr 26th 1970

At the premiere of the new play "King Arthur", the box office sales are phenomenal. The current estimate is $10,000 [This is in 1970 dollars. Around $55,000 today] The manger is pleased and discusses the situation with the box office attendant. It is at this time that two thieves decide to rob the box office at gunpoint.

But one isn't an uneducated slob as one might think. He feels obligated to tell the manager that he read something about King Arthur and his knights at one time. [Prior to "Armed Robbery For Dummies"?] The manager promises they'll never get away with this. The educated thug responds that there aren't knights anymore.

As if on cue, a knight does appear. Sir Gallahad to be precise. He makes his introductions and knocks them out with his electrified lance. Spider-Man sees the disturbance and investigates. He is knocked out by the electric lance as well. Gallahad whistles for his trusty steed and a motorcycle appears, allowing him to make his escape. [I don't even want to ask.]

Their next meeting results in embarrassment for our hero as Gallahad robs an armored car thinking that it contains stolen money.

The following day the museum trustees return to New York by ship with what they presume to be the legendary Excalibur. Gallahad attacks and tries to grab the sword but is web-catapulted over the side of the ship and into the water.

Spider-Man saves both and makes a terrible fish joke.

General Comments

Nice. Out of the blue villain that shouldn't be used as a villain and a know-it-all thug. These are the high points of the episode. Great job, guys. Way not to use your brain.

Overall Rating

1/2 web. If Knight Must Fall, the story must suck. The knight fell, so .....