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Friday, August 11, 2006

Will the real Monkey Woman please stand up?

Tyveculus and Monkey Woman got the ax on last night’s episode of the goofy but good-natured “Who Wants To Be a Superhero?” on the Sci-Fi Channel. Monkey Woman got dumped in part because she violated what Stan Lee — the show’s judge and jury — called the No. 1 rule for superheroes: never reveal your true identity.

You don’t see Superman revealing that he’s Clark Kent, Stan pointed out. Or Spider-Man disclosing his identity as Peter Parker.

Bad example, Stan, seeing as how Spider-Man publicly unmasked in front of TV cameras recently in Marvel’s “Civil War.” Oh, well. Monkey Woman also got in trouble for lying: stating that her true occupation was in real estate, then talking in front of hidden cameras about being an actress. Bad Monkey Woman!


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