This is the reason why I don’t care about the Spit-curl.
Lots of people make a big deal about the spit-curl, but I don’t care about it. And I think it’s because of this guy. He was my first Superman and the most important one as a child, and he didn’t have a spit-curl; so in my innocent child mind Superman didn’t need the spit-curl, because it wasn’t there.
On a side note, he’s also the reason a Superman without a Lois Lane is inconceivable; because the show was about the 2 of them and their romance