Kyle Griffin (Bronson Pinchot), also known as "The Prankster", escapes from prison using a new weapon he created that freezes people when a yellow beam of light is flashed into their eyes. Using it, he harasses Lois while at the same time he plans to kidnap the President of the United States who is visiting Metropolis. Lois and Clark, with the help of Dr. Hamilton (John Pleshette), they find a way to resist to Griffin's weapon by wearing special eye contacts. Griffin, thinking that his plans for kidnapping the President go as he planned, he is surprised to find out that his weapon is not longer working on Lois and Superman. Superman destroys his weapon and Griffin is headed back to jail while Lois finally gets the exclusive interview from the President.