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Lynda Carter and Wonder Pig as published in a 1997 Starlog article. Art by John Byrne.

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Telly's home decorated with superheroes.

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A Wonder Woman-esque cast member of Pre-School Musical on Sesame Street

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Dog City's Wonder Whippet.

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Wonder Woman: Cheetah On the Prowl featured a number of players from Sesame Street.

Wonder Woman is an iconic superheroine from the DC Comics universe who first appeared in December of 1941. She was created by William "Charles" Moulton Marston (the inventor of the "lie detector") and Elizabeth "Sadie" Holloway Marston, a husband and wife team. Diana, Princess of Paradise Island, has appeared in comic book stories consistently since her debut, but her most popular venture into pop culture is the 1970s television series starring Lynda Carter.

References

  • The Muppet Show episode 419 pays tribute to the superhero genre in homage to guest star Lynda Carter, most famous for her portrayal of Wonder Woman in the television series of the same name. Miss Piggy appears in this episode as "Wonder Pig," a direct spoof of Carter's television persona. Carter's television persona of Wonder Woman is played up throughout the episode, including Kermit's audience introductions, and the Muppets all take a course on how to be a superhero in honor of her appearance. Miss Piggy even asks Carter if she's sorry she didn't bring her costume.
  • A direct reference to the Lynda Carter series is made as Super Sheep makes his superhero transformation in an ode to the sequence used in the series when Carter changes from Diana Prince into Wonder Woman. Also, while reading lesson two of his superhero manual, Fozzie learns about the basics of deflecting bullets with magic bracelets: another reference to the canon of Wonder Woman's abilities often shown in the series.
  • During Elmo's 2001 appearance on Hollywood Squares, he fields a question about a comic book character's chocolate gobbling sidekick, Etta Candy. He answers Captain America, but Etta Candy had been featured in Wonder Woman comics since the 1940s.
  • In the Pre-School Musical segment from Sesame Street's 39th season, a girl named Mariella sings about playing in dress-up corner. One of the costumes she puts on is a Wonder Woman-esque outfit including a tiara, golden girdle and bracelets. She places emphasis on her "superhero cape" in song, and remains in this persona throughout the remainder of the number.
  • Miss Piggy again uses the spinning trick to quickly change her clothes in a Studio DC television special. Making an additional reference to the Wonder Twins from the cartoon Super Friends, she announces just before her spin: "Wonder wardrobe powers... activate!"

Connections

Wonder Woman, TV series

  • Red Buttons played Ashley Norman in the pilot
  • Barry Dennen played Adolf Hitler in the second season Wonder Woman episode "Auschlass '77"
  • Cloris Leachman played Queen Hippolyte in the pilot
  • Shields and Yarnell played Doug and Formicida in "Formicida"
  • Brian Tochi played Darrel in the third season episode "The Deadly Dolphin"
  • Fritz Weaver played Dr. Solano in "The Return of Wonder Woman"
  • Debra Winger played Drusilla in "The Feminum Mystique" and "Wonder Woman in Hollywood"
  • Harris Yulin played Mark Bremer in "Wonder Woman in Hollywood"

The 1982 book-and-tape set Wonder Woman: Cheetah On the Prowl

Other

  • Dakota Fanning voiced young Wonder Woman in the 2004 Justice League animated series
  • Tippi Hedren voiced Hippolyta in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Triumvirate of Terror"
  • Virginia Madsen voiced Hippolyta in the 2009 animated movie
  • Allan Neuwirth wrote Realworlds: Wonder Woman for DC Comics
  • Cobie Smulders voiced Wonder Woman in The Lego Movie (2014)

Sources

  1. The New York Times wedding announcement
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