It’s said that the spoon-holding scene doesn’t exist in the script and that late Director Akio Jissoji came up with the idea of having the hero hold a spoon on the spot.
It’s said these scenes caused controversy among the producers as too much joking.
Right from the start, “A Gift from the Sky” (“Ultraman” Episode 34) is full of jokes.
I remember splitting my sides while watching it as a kid.
It was also fun for a kid to see the members of SSSP have a toast to the accomplishment of their job with beer in the control room.
And many more.
It’s said Akiji Kobayashi, actor for Cap. Muramatsu, was also willing to act the scene happily.
All of these might be too much joking around but the SSSP members’ unexpected sides were very much fun to see.
At any rate, it was an extraordinary plot.
It is the Jissoji way to break a cliche plot without hesitation.