"The Incredible Crude Oil Monster" is the third segment of the fourth episode of the first season of the animated series Super Friends. It originally aired on ABC on October 4, 1980.


Not far off the Alaska coastline, millions of gallons of crude oil spill out from a ruptured supertanker. Suddenly the crude oil comes alive in the form of a giant monster. Aquaman sees the monster and helps the supertanker to stop the creature by using a harpoon with a net wrapped around to contain the monster. When that plain did not work, the captain called the other Super Friends while Aquaman handled the monster. Hawkman and Hawkgirl arrive, but by the time they got there the oil monster had already taken off to the coast. Later, the oil monster attacks the Alaskan pipeline and grows even larger.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl try to stop the monster but they get covered in oil and get captured and eaten by the monster. Aquaman acts fast and saves the winged avengers by going inside the monster and using his telepathy powers as a radar. After Hawkman gets an idea of how to stop the monster, the three heroes go to a small general store to get all of the detergent soap so they can put the plan in motion. They arrive at the nearby harbor to find the monster feeding on the first storage tank. Aquaman leads the monster to the empty storage tank while Hawkman and Hawkgirl pour the detergent on the monster turning it back into plain crude oil.

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