In Reply to: Superhero by night posted by Sandy on August 23, 2009 at 11:27:
: There's a popular culture phrase that originated either in the movies or in comic books about superheroes that I keep hearing all over the place but can't track down where it all started or what the original words in the phrase were.
: I keep seeing things like 'CEO by day, Superhero by night'; or 'mild mannered writer by day, Superhero by night'; and all sorts of variations on this.
: My own thoughts were that it came from either Batman or Hong Kong Phooey but I've been unable to confirm this.
: Apologies if you don't do origins of popular culture phrases on this forum, but this phrase is really bugging me now and I'd love to find out where it came from.
I was guessing that it was Superman/Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter. But I'm not hearing the exact phrase here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8x7mZf0kLE (An aside. I was amused to see a comment by a youngster that nobody over 50 would be visiting YouTube.)