The Cape's Submit Your Villain Contest
The creators of The Cape weren't distinguished by their creativity, as evidenced by their decision to write a story about a man who becomes a superhero after acquiring a magical cape and call this character The Cape. Also, the show's primary villain, Chess, had no significant features other than cat-eye contact lenses and chess-related quips such as "checkmate" and "your move." As for its secondary threat, well, "terrorist zombies? now that's a bad combination!" (said by a dwarf). Perhaps they should have started their "Submit Your Villain" contest before the show aired, but then, with foresight like that, maybe the show wouldn't have gotten canceled after less than half a season.
So, The Cape is gone. But you can still watch all ten entrancingly stupid episodes on NBC's site. More importantly, though, you can check out the Top 50 reader-submitted villains, a fascinating glimpse into the minds of viewers who unironically enjoyed this program and wanted to be a part of it. Literally every drawing and description here is fucking hilarious. I can only include so many here, but find some time to scroll through the rest; it'll make your day!