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"The Superman Hall of Trophies": Jimmy Olsen has been selected to be the official guide of the Superman Hall of Trophies, a tourist destination that is all about his best pal, the Man of Steel. While giving visitors a tour of the building, Superman decides to surprise Jimmy with a personal appea



Appearing in "The Superman Hall of Trophies"

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Synopsis for "The Superman Hall of Trophies"

Jimmy Olsen has been selected to be the official guide of the Superman Hall of Trophies, a tourist destination that is all about his best pal, the Man of Steel. While giving visitors a tour of the building, Superman decides to surprise Jimmy with a personal appearance. Going to a room that features a statue of Superman sitting on a thrown (in commemoration of a time when Superman saved the nation of Domaninia) Superman tosses the dummy out a window and takes it's place. This plan backfires when Jimmy puts a crown given to the Hall by the Domaninian royalty. This crown has a bit of Kryptonite in its jewel settings which immobilizes the Man of Steel.

As Jimmy continues the tour unaware that he trapped his best friend, Superman tries to call Jimmy's attention by burning an SOS into a Superman shirt with his fleeting powers. Jimmy realizes what happens, but before he can save Superman a bunch of crooks burst in trying to rob the place. Jimmy uses devices that replicate Superman's super powers to first destroy their guns, and then blow the Kryptonite crown off Superman's head. Superman makes short work of the crooks, and Superman resumes the tour with Jimmy as a surprise guest.

Appearing in "The Gorilla Reporter"

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Synopsis for "The Gorilla Reporter"

Professor Thorne has brought Jimmy to the Metropolis Zoo where he wants to demonstrate his telepathy helmet. While trying to get Jimmy to read the mind of a gorilla, the ape reaches out and fiddles with the devices control which accidentally causes the two to switch minds. When Superman arrives on the scene, a quick explanation is made, and Superman attempts to switch Jimmy back with the ape using his super-speed to try the 56,786,934 different device settings, but to no avail. Superman takes Jimmy's human body someplace safe while he goes about trying to find a way to cure his best friend, leaving Jimmy to try to resume his regular life in an ape body. After some misunderstandings at the Daily Planet, Perry gives Jimmy a sign proclaiming that he is "Bonzo the intelligent gorilla" and assuring everyone that he is tame.

After a series of adventures, including beating a strong man, helping Superman nab some crooks, and saving Clark Kent from a bank vault, Jimmy's body with the apes-mind escapes from the habitat that Superman built for it. Superman recovers the boys body, and decides to let the ape fiddle with Professor Thorne's device in the hopes that perhaps it would reverse the process by accident. Superman finds a way to reverse the process when he activates Jimmy's signal watch, which was the catalyst that created the accident in the first place.

Rushing to the Daily Planet to collect the gorilla which is now back to normal, Superman and Jimmy find that one of Perry White's temper tantrums have backfired on him when the gorilla proves less than tolerant to Perry's aggressive behavior.

Appearing in "The Luckiest Boy in the World"

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Synopsis for "The Luckiest Boy in the World"

At the Metropolis Fair, Jimmy witnesses a demonstration of a man with a "good luck turban" which apparently endows the wearer with great luck. As it turns out, the man is selling good luck turbans for $1.00 each, and the gullible Jimmy buys one. After properly guessing the number of marbles are in a jar, he begins to believe that the turban is really good luck. At the Daily Planet, Perry tells everyone that he lost one of his tie pins and asks everyone to help find it. When Clark tries to scan around the office with his x-ray vision he accidentally damages a type writer, while Jimmy, by seeming luck finds the tie in in a trash can.

While Superman is repairing the typewriter (using lead as a replacement part), Lois and Jimmy get a report about a guided missile that went haywire and crashed in an unknown location. With Superman nowhere to be found, Jimmy believes that he can find the missile with his good luck turban and he and Lois go to find it in the flying newsroom. Jimmy then easily finds the device. Later, when a time bomb appears in the Daily Planet newsroom, Jimmy is convinced it won't go off and is proven right when the mainspring breaks before it goes off.

Deciding to use his new found luck to learn Superman's secret identity by randomly flipping through the phone book, his search stops him at Clark Kent's listing. When Jimmy and Lois grill Clark to fess up, he dodges their questions and walks out. Realizing the gem on Jimmy's turban looks familiar, he realizes that it's a gem from outer space that Superman brought back for Jimmy's souvenir collection and that it has the power to magnify someones mind a thousand fold.

Secretly switching the gem with a replica, Superman goes about convincing Jimmy that his good luck has worn off. First by making it rain when Jimmy predicted that it would be a nice day out. When Jimmy tries to prove that Clark is really Superman with a sliver of Kryptonite from his collection, this plan backfires when he places it in the typewriter that Superman made with lead protecting him from its effects. The final nail for Jimmy is when he tries once more flip through the phone book to determine who Superman is, Clark secretly uses his super-powers to make the phone book stop at Jimmy's own listing in the book. Realizing that the turban is useless to him, Jimmy promptly throws it away.

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