Lois Lane - in Popular Culture

In Popular Culture

  • The secondary female lead in the 1948 musical Kiss Me, Kate is named Lois Lane; she plays Bianca in the show-within-a-show's production of The Taming of the Shrew: The Musical. Whether she was named after the Superman character is unknown.
  • There are streets named "Lois Lane" in Albemarle, North Carolina; Southfield, Michigan; Pontiac, Michigan; Mussey Township, Michigan; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Bloomington, Indiana; Newport News, Virginia; the Corporate Park of Staten Island, New York City; Nanaimo; Fullerton, California; Sydney; New South Wales; Adelaide; South Australia; San Francisco, California; Old Bethpage, New York; Farmingdale, New York; Seaford, New York; Monroe, New York; Monsey, New York; Fenton, Missouri; Norfolk, Massachusetts; Lexington, Massachusetts; Billerica, Massachusetts; Needham, Massachusetts (also called Barbara Road); and Huntley, Illinois.
  • The American sitcom Seinfeld made numerous references to Lois over its nine-year run:
    • In the 1993 episode The Outing, Jerry tells a female reporter for a college newspaper: "I was attracted to you, too. You remind me of Lois Lane."
    • A 1994 episode "The Mom & Pop Store" has Elaine tell Jerry she's been doing some snooping for him. "Ah! What'd you find out, Lois?" he replies.
    • In the episode "The Race", Jerry dates a woman named "Lois" and enjoys frequently using her first name and slyly making Superman-related references in her presence.
    • In "The Face Painter" (1995), George discovers that a woman he is dating is deaf in one ear and therefore might not have heard him tell her he loves her. "Don't you see what this means?" he says. "It's like the whole thing never happened. It's like when Superman reversed the rotation of the Earth to save Lois Lane!"
    • The 1998 episode "The Cartoon" has Jerry make fun of Elaine's drawings, leading her to reply: "It's better than your drawings of naked Lois Lane."
    • In "The Strong Box" (also 1998), Elaine dates a man whose mysterious ways lead Jerry to joke that he is a crime fighter protecting his secret identity. When they find out the man is poor, Jerry and George comment, respectively, that his "super power was lack of money" and that "maybe his girlfriend is Lois Loan."
    • In a 1994 episode, "The Marine Biologist", when Elaine accuses Jerry of helping a strange woman just so he can take her out on a date, Jerry replies that Superman is never suspected of such intentions when saving a woman's life, prompting Elaine to comment "Well, you're no Superman", to which Jerry responds, "Well, you're no Lois Lane..."
    • Interestingly, in the episode "The Implant", actress Teri Hatcher portrayed Jerry's love interest Sidra, although she had yet to be cast as TV's Lois Lane in real life.
  • In the song "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem Ft. Rihanna, featured on the album "Recovery" there is a line that says "Cuz when it's going good, it's going great, I'm Superman with the wind in his back, she's Lois Lane".
  • In Just Jack's 2007 single Writer's Block the verse "Im lovin' Mary Jane, flyin' with Lois Lane" features.
  • In the movie Mermaids (1990), Kate Flax (Christina Ricci) asked her sister Charlotte (Winona Ryder) if her boyfriend ever kissed her like Superman kisses Lois Lane.
  • In the song "Invincible" by Emma Bunton, b-side from the single Take My Breath Away and written by Bryan Adams, Lois Lane is mentioned in the line: "Like Superman and Lois Lane, we are just as strong, we are just the same".
  • In the song "Love Fight" by Dannii Minogue, featured on the album The Hits & Beyond, Lois is referenced in the line "Heavy breathing always makes me feel like I'm Lois with the Man of Steel."
  • The Spin Doctors' 1991 album, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, takes its title as a reference to the album's first song, "Jimmy Olsen's Blues." The song is sung from the point of view of a Jimmy Olsen who's in love with Lois Lane and jealous of Superman because of it.
  • In the song "I-E-A-I-A-I-O" by System of a Down, Lois Lane was mentioned in one of the tongue twisters in the song: "Fighting crime, with a partner, Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter."
  • In the USA Network television series Monk, Adrian Monk's nurse, Sharona, reveals to a date that her job as the nurse assistant to the obsessive compulsive detective makes her feel like Lois Lane. Later in the episode, when Sharona follows the killer they've been after, police captain Stottlemeyer snaps at Monk, "Who does Sharona think she is?" Monk answers sheepishly, "Lois Lane."
  • In the movie A Time to Kill (1996), Jake Brigance consults with Ellen Roark about the case and the judge is clearly annoyed and says "If Lois Lane will let us continue".
  • In the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch episode "Bada-Ping!", Salem described Sabrina as Lois Lame.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Worst Episode Ever", Kearney asks if Biclops' girlfriend is Lois Lame. Milhouse explains Biclops is actually afraid of girls.
  • In the movie One Fine Day (1996), the editor of the newspaper reporter Jack Taylor (George Clooney) has a cat named after Lois Lane.
  • In the song "Anybody Seen the Popo's" by rapper Ice Cube, Lois Lane is mentioned in the line: "His girlfriend's Lois Lane and if you f--k with her you must smoke cocaine, brother."
  • In the song "Superman" by the band Peggy Sue, Lois Lane is mentioned in the line: "I'm in love with Lois Lane, but she doesn't even know my real name."
  • In the song "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, Lois Lane is mentioned in the line: "I said, "By the way, baby, what's your name?" She said, "I go by the name of Lois Lane". According to the song, the rapper Big Bank Hank tells Lois Lane why he would make a better boyfriend than Superman.
  • In "Adventures of Super-Rhyme" by Jimmy Spicer he refers to his girlfriend, who has a name similar to Lois Lane: "...just a freakin' out on a freak's behind, I looked in her face, saw Frankenstein. I said, 'Whoa, no, she's not mine because my woman is fine as wine. She goes by the name of Lois Line but she didn't come here with me this time.'"
  • The song "Lois Lane" by Sloppy Seconds is about the death of Lois Lane.
  • The song "Superman" by Robin Thicke has the line "I'm a Superman thanks to Lois Lane".
  • In the song "Superman" by the band Stereophonics, Lois Lane is mentioned in the line: "Superman on an airplane, sitting next to Lois Lane".
  • In the song "Deeply Dippy" by Right Said Fred, featured on the album Up there is a line that says "I'm your Superman, I'll explain you're my Lois Lane."
  • In the song "100 Ways" by former 'N Sync member JC Chasez, featured on Schizophrenic, in a line referencing sexual roleplay, Chasez sings, "I'll be your Superman, and you play Lois Lane".
  • In the movie Megamind, the reporter, Roxanne Ritchi is heavily based on Lois Lane.
  • The 1967 show Underdog is a parody of Superman, and its star reporter, Sweet Polly Purebred, is based on Lois Lane.

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