Stan Lee's Superhero Pitch

  • Season 4 , Ep 9
  • 11/19/2014
  • Views: 73,580

Stan Lee stops by Marvel Comics headquarters to pitch some senior citizen-inspired superheroes. (4:31)

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WITH THE PLASMA BOLTS, INSTEADOF GOING THE TRADITIONAL WAY

AND HAVING THEM ACTUALLYEMANATING FROM HIS HANDS,

WHAT IF THEY CAMEFROM HIS AURA?

THEY JUST CAME--- UH, HE'S HERE.

- OH, GOD. THANK YOU.

GUYS, THIS IS SO EXCITING.

MARVEL LEGEND STAN LEECALLS ME ON THE PHONE

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGOAND SAYS, "I'D LIKE TO STOP BY."

SO I JUST THOUGHT THAT'D BEA GREAT TREAT SO HE'S--

- EXCELSIOR!

- HEY! MR. LEE!- ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.SIT DOWN, SIT DOWN.

LET'S GET GOING.

- OH, YOU'RE HERETO PITCH US SOME CHARACTERS?

- YOU BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLARI HAVE.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE HERE.

WE GOT TO...

EASEL WORK'SA LITTLE BIT RUSTY.

DON'T TOUCH THAT.

OKAY. INTRODUCING...

HEYDAY.

HE LIVES PERPETUALLYIN HIS BEST YEAR: 1982.

HIS NEMESIS ISTHE EVIL WRITER'S BLOCK.

HE'LL LIVE FOREVER AS LONGAS HE CONTINUES TO COME UP

WITH GREAT, INTERESTING,AND RELEVANT IDEAS.

WELL, THAT GOT NOTHING.

- MR. LEE,I JUST--I JUST FEEL, YOU KNOW,

WE'RE REALLY BUSY THIS MORNING,YOU--

- UH-UH-UH-UH, THIS AIN'TMY FIRST RODEO, SONNY BOY.

I GOT A MILLION OF 'EM.

ALL RIGHT.

DR. BALANCE.

HE'S AN AGING ROBOTICS SCIENTIST

WHO NEVER SLIPS AND FALLSIN THE SHOWER.

IT'S WHERE AM I, MAN?

NO MATTER HOW LATE AT NIGHTHE GETS UP TO GO NUMBER ONE,

HE ALWAYS KNOWS EXACTLYWHERE HE IS.

THERMOSTATRO.

HE HAS THE POWERTO CONTROL ANY THERMOSTAT,

WHICH MEANSHE NEVER HAS TO BE TORMENTED

BY ANY SUDDENLY COLD SPOTS.TECHNO.

HE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO CONTROLANY TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICE.

THINGS LIKE THE COMPUTEROR THE LITTLE HAND COMPUTER.

ROAD RAGE.

HE GETS BEHIND INNOCENT DRIVERSON THE THOROUGHFARE

ON THEIR WAY HOMEFROM THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

AND HE LEANSON HIS RADIOACTIVE HORN

AND THEY SAY, "HEY! COME ON,GET OFF OF MY BUMPER, HOT ROD!

WE'RE GOIN' AS FAST AS WE CAN!"

WHERE'D YOU GUYS COME FROM?

OH, YEAH.HERE'S THE GRAY CHASER.

HER SPECIAL POWERS ARESHE'S 40, HAS NO KIDS,

AND SHE'S GOT A ROCKIN' HOT BOD.

SHE'S ONLY INTO OLDER DUDESWITH PONYTAILS AND LIVER SPOTS.

HOMESTEAD.

HE'S GOT THE MUTANT ABILITYTO FORCE

ANY OF HIS BUSY ADULT CHILDRENTO COME VISIT FOR A CHANGE.

I MEAN, WOULD IT KILL YOUTO PICK UP A PHONE?

HOW 'BOUT AN EVIL VILLAIN, HUH?

THE OVERWEIGHT JAMAICAN MAID.

ALSO KNOWN AS JAMILA!

SHE STEALS THINGS.

- MR. LEE,I'M--I'M--I'M SO SORRY.

JUST, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT,I-I DON'T THINK THAT, UH...

I DON'T THINK THAT WE COULD USEANY OF THESE CHARACTERS.

- OH.

SO SAY THE ROOM?

- YES.- YEAH.

- OH.

NO, I-I-I UNDERSTAND.

DON'T MIND ME.

SOMETIMES YOU'RE JUSTSHOOTING BLANKS.

I KNOW WHEN I'M NOT WANTED.

JUST...TOSS THE REST OF 'EM

IN THE, UH, TRASH COMPACTOROR WHATEVER YA GOT THESE DAYS.

- IT WAS A REAL HONOR, SIR,TO HAVE YOU.

- AH.

[laughs]

EUREKA.

I'VE JUST BEEN INSPIRED.

NOW, THIS IS A SUPERHERO TEAM,

A RAGTAG GROUP OFMULTIETHNICS KNOWN AS...

THE FIRED BUNCH.

THEY POSSESSTHE TESTICULAR FORTITUDE

TO BITE THE VERY HANDTHAT FEEDS THEM

AND ARE CURSEDTO WALK THE STREETS

FOR AN ETERNITYUNEMPLOYED.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

- WE LOVE IT!

- EXCELSIOR!- EXCELSIOR!

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