Static Shock episode
"Where the Rubber Meets the Road"
Airdate: March 27, 2004
Production Number: 49
Airdate Order: 48
Animation Services by: Koko/Dong Yang
Written by: Matt Wayne
Directed by: Chuck Drost
Episode images (5)

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of Static Shock. It premiered on March 27, 2004. This "Very Special Episode" features on Rubberband Man's battle with dyslexia.


Rubberband Man has dyslexia, and it is affecting his super hero career. He failed to stop Tarmack who got away with Alva's very dangerous fusion engine. Static finds out and tries to give Rubberband Man some encouragement.

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Background information

Production inconsistencies

  • When Tarmack is playing pool, he's shooting with the 14 ball instead of the cue ball.
  • When Alva discusses the theft of the fusion engine to Static, Gear, and Rubberband Man in his office, Gear's left glove disappears and reappears between shots.


  • This episode marks the final appearances of Rubberband Man, Specs, and Trapper.
  • At the end of the episode, Static and Rubberband Man break the fourth wall to educate the viewers on dyslexia; this is the second Static Shock episode to have a character do so. Static also did it in "Jimmy" to raise awareness of the dangers of guns in the vicinity of children.


Actor Role
Phil LaMarr Static/Virgil Hawkins
Jason Marsden Gear/Richie Foley
Carmen Dillo (uncredited)
Michele Morgan Sharon Hawkins
John DiMaggio Tarmack
Kerrigan Mahan Edwin Alva
Kadeem Hardison Rubberband Man/Adam Evans
Michael Rosenbaum Trapper
Patton Oswalt Specs

Uncredited appearances


Previously produced episode:
Episodes of
Static Shock
Next produced episode:
"Wet and Wild"
Previously aired episode:
"Now You See Him..."
Next aired episode:

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