|Earthworm Jim, the soil he did crawl.
Earthworm Jim, a supersuit did fall.”
As the show’s theme song informed us, “Jim was just a dirt-eating, chewing length of worm.” But when a special “supersuit” fell from outer space, literally on top of him, Jim knew his days of eating dirt and dodging early birds were through.
The quirky, “groovy” animated kid’s show Earthworm Jim, based on the popular video game of the same name, debuted on the WB Network in 1995. Jim discovered that while donning the otherworldly outfit, he was given super powers, along with the standard superhero bulking physique. Together with his trusty sidekicks, Peter Puppy and Snott, Jim assumed his role as a protector of peace and eradicator of evil.
The hero’s weapon of choice was a special ray gun, which came in handy when battling villains such as Evil the Cat, bounty hunter Psy-Crow, and the fearsome Queen Slug-For-a-Butt. When Jim learned that the Queen had incarcerated her own beautiful twin sister, Princess What's Her Name, he knew it was his duty to rescue the damsel before it was too late. Not that locomotion was any problem for this particular earthworm—Jim also ported around a large, rider-carrying rocket that somehow fit inside his pocket.
Earthworm Jim proved that just because you're one of the simplest living organisms on the earth whose diet consists entirely of dirt, it doesn't mean you can't be a superhero. It just puts a limit on your range of costumes.