Before ‘Wonder Woman‘ and ‘Isis’ hit TV screens in the 1970s, Dierdre Hall starred as Electra Woman with Judy Strangis as her sidekick Dyna Girl on the ‘Krofft Supershow’. The show was heavily modeled after the 1960s ‘Batman’ series starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo. ‘Electra Woman and Dyna Girl’ starred in a total of 16 12-minute episodes, but the show only lasted one season although it was syndicated later.
For some odd reason, in 2001 Warner Brothers filmed a pilot starring Markie Post (‘Night Court’) in the lead role. However, unlike the innocent 70s kid show, this version was a dark parody with Electra Woman depicted as a “trailer trash” promiscuous alcoholic. In this take, Dyna Girl had run off with Electra Woman’s husband (or as she puts it, she was “blowing” him. In another classy comment, she also makes a reference to Wonder Woman’s “fake tits”).Aquaman appears in the un-aired ‘Electra Woman and Dyna Girl’ pilot. (Also frosty tips in the foreground is Noah Bastion a.k.a. Chad Linus from the boyband/MTV series ‘2gether’ not that I expect anyone else to get that reference.)
Coming from Warner Brothers, this gave the show the ability to actually depict or reference DC Comics’ stable of super heroes. In addition to the Wonder Woman reference, Electra Woman also mentions Batman and Superman and Aquaman and the Flash actually make cameo appearances.
Not surprisingly, the crass pilot was not picked up for a series. I’m not even sure what the audience was intended to be. It’s certainly not suitable for kids, and people that grew up watching the original series as kids probably wouldn’t take kindly to this perverse version, peppered with curse words and other adult behavior.
But as an oddity, it’s certainly worth checking out this brief clip. It’s only about 15 minutes long, and like I said Aquaman and The Flash put in cameos. Maybe had the show been picked up, other DC stars would have appeared as well. But as it stands, it comes across as maybe a super version of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’. Check it out below:
What do you think? Would you have liked to have seen this show go on? (No, me neither.) But… it exists. Now you’ve seen it. And yes, finally there’s something worse than that ‘Justice League’ pilot they tried to make. Remember that? Opera singing Guy Gardner? Yeah that.
Source: Comic Book Movie