Source: Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #61 (1962)
Type: All a big misunderstanding!
It all starts in a Metropolis nightclub where Jimmy and Lucy, on a date, watch an "Apache dance":
The next day, Jim visits a Noah's Ark theme park where animals are made to perform for the tourists (so add animal abuse to this story's sins) and when Jimmy throws his old popcorn into the backseat, so of it goes out of his car window (littering, check - what is this, a Mad Men episode?) and a boxing kangaroo jumps into the car with him, after some of that salty corn. He doesn't notice. It follows him up the stairs into Lois' apartment. He doesn't notice. The guests don't notice. At the party, it's Lucy's turn to play "Pin the tail on Krypto" (not a joke) and blindfolded, she heads into Lois' bedroom, nowhere near the life-size poster of a super-dog. Somehow, the kangaroo is in Lois' closet, and somehow, Lois, so keen on seeing her sister embarrass herself, steps out of the bedroom before the tail can be pinned.
The next day, Jimmy is showing off his disguise trunk and new merchandising, a "Jimmy-in-the-box", to his Fan Club in a nearby city. Going home, he's met at the plane by a black-eyed Lucy; she's the stewardess on his flight. Knowing the kind of sexist farce he's in, Jimmy handcuffs himself to his luggage so he can prove he didn't hit her if she again does. Cover your ass, Jimmy. Good boy.
"Through forever"? Maybe that's for the best. But at the airport, the snake specimens get loose and a lethal Amazon viper paralyses Lucy with fear. Don't fret, there's only one thing to do! Buzz Superman on the signal watch so he can take care of the snake! And Jimmy does that, but first...
So if Jim's in immediate danger, call Superman. If Lucy is in immediate danger, SLAP HER SILLY. And with Superman smiling in the background and telling Jimmy's "hysterical" girlfriend he just saved her life, it dawns on her this was all for her benefit, and Jim gets all of the kisses. Hashtag MaleAgenda.
I can't believe Hank Pym still gets crap for that one nervous breakdown slap, but Jimmy (and more importantly, writer Robert Bernstein) skates free. So am I right? Worst Jimmy Olsen story of all time?