The Spiderman animated series was watered down with censorship yet it found a way to be great. Sure they weren’t allowed to show Spidey punching any bad guys or even saying the world “kill”… And it kind of strayed away from the comics, and there were a lot of storylines involving Peter Parker’s mushy, gushy love for Mary Jane but ultimately, it entertained 90s kids. The show featured all of the classic Spiderman villains like Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, Scorpion, Green Goblin, Mysterio, Hobgoblin, Venom, Carnage and Chameleon; and that was a huge part of its appeal. The Spiderman films had some hope; that is until the catastrophic, massacre Spiderman 3 came out, making us want to shoot web into our eyes and run back to 1994 to relieve the animated series.
As avid watchers of animated 90s Spidey, at what moment did you realize the films had failed you? For me, it was Tobey (Peter Parker) dancing down the street in Spiderman 3. Shameful. Relive the painful scene below.