The Prankster and the President. Armed with a ray that temporarily freezes people, the Prankster breaks out of jail. His diabolical goal: kidnap the President and hold him for ransom.
Kyle Griffin aka "The Prankster" and his cohort Victor, escape from prison using a new weapon he created that freezes people when a yellow beam of light is flashed into their eyes. Using it, Griffin harasses Lois and makes the Daily Planet a laughing stock while at the same time he plans to kidnap the President of the United States who is visiting Metropolis and hold him for ransom.
Lois and Clark, with the help of Dr. Hamilton, they find a way to resist to Griffin's weapon by wearing special contact lenses.
Griffin, thinking that his plans for kidnapping the President are going exactly as he planned, is surprised to find out that his weapon is no longer working on Lois and Superman. Superman destroys his weapon and Griffin and Victor are taken back to prison while Lois finally gets the exclusive interview from the President.
Special appearance by
- Rick Overton as Victor
- John Pleshette as Dr. Emil Hamilton
- Cliff DeYoung as Special Agent Carrigan
- Harold Gould as Edwin Griffin
- Sal Viscuso as Bobby Bigmouth
- Allen Lulu as Mike Carney
- Barry Ashley as Vendor