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Michael Pollard as Mr. MxyzptlkMr. Mxyzptlk - An impish little man from the fifth dimension who was a constant irritation to Superman in the comics, cartoons, and on live-action series like THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY/SYN/1988-91. Lacking excitement in his own home world, Mr. Mxyzptlk (pronounced miks-ye-pit'I-ik) transported himself to the city of Metropolis where he wreaked mischievous havoc on its citizenry.

The only one capable of getting the unwanted visitor out of town was Superman, an alien from the planet Krypton who now resided in Metropolis in the guise of Clark Kent, a reporter for the Daily Planet.

If Superman could fool Mr. Mxyzptlk into saying his name "backwards," (KLTPZYXM - pronounced 'kil-tip-zee-zim') the bratty little alien would have to return to the fifth dimension for 90 days. But, because he enjoyed being a pain in the butt, Mr. Mxyzptlk wasn't about to volunteer the information, so it fell on Superman to get the job done and send Mr. "M" back to his homeland of ZRFFF (ruled by King BPRXZ).and to his parents TLNDSA (father), and FUZASTL (mother). Truly, these are names that only a cryptologist could love.

Mr. Mxyzptlk - 'Superman: The Animated Series' - voiced by Gilbert Gottfried

Mr. Mxyzptlk - Superman Comics No. 30 - September 1944

Mr. Mxyzptlk - pronounced 'Mix-yeez-spit-lick' - voiced by Frank Welker - SUPERFRIENDS Cartoon Series

Mr. Mxyzptlk images from in TV cartoons, comics

TRIVIA NOTE: The Mr. Mxyzptlk character debuted in Superman comics #30 in September, 1944. In later years, he reappeared in a second reincarnation in Superman comic #11 in November, 1987.

Frank Welker provided the voice of Mr. Mxyzptlk (pronounced 'Mix-ill-plick') in the animated cartoon SUPER FRIENDS/ABC/1973-85.

Gilbert Gottfried voiced Mr. Mxyzptlk (pronounced Mix-yeez-spit-lick) in the 1990s cartoon series SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES in the episodes "Little Big Head Man" and "Mxyzpixilated".

The live action series LOIS AND CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN/ABC/1993-97, featured Howie Mandel as Mxyzptlk who appeared in the episode "Twas the Night Before Mxymas".

During the 4th season of the series SMALLVILLE/WB/2002+, Trent Ford played the role of a character called "Mikail Mxyzptlk" on the episode "Jinx." This time around Mxyzptlk  (pronounced 'Mixilpitilik') was not from the fifth dimension but rather from The Balkans. Under the guise of a foreign exchange student sponsored by LuthorCorp, Mxyzptlk used his mind-control powers to run an illegal gambling ring at Smallville high school.


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