"If only Bicycle Repairman were here" scream the rest of the superheroes only for one of them to shed his cape and trunks to reveal himself to be a bunnet-wearing handyman who saves the day with his dramatic rescue of the stricken bike leading the superheroes to exclaim, "Our hero!"
Slightly comical, if not an over-dramatic interpretation of Hearts' recent puncture repair but given all the silly nonsense spewed forth about "bubbles bursting" and the title race "being well and truly back on", this suitably daft comparison is apt.
For example, in the run-up to the 1987 General Election, the Conservatives lead the opinion polls until one day when a poll came out which had Labour in front. Cue mass panic and hysteria amongst the media until a few days later when the next poll had them back in front (where they unfortunately stayed depending on your allegiance). The blip was, as is known in political circles, a rogue poll. In the world of football, particularly the Scottish Championship, Falkirk was a rogue loss as Hearts' thumping of Alloa seven days later has shown.
The 4-1 thrashing of the Wasps was a fitting riposte to those who got giddy at the fact that it had taken until the third week of January for Hearts to finally lose a Championship fixture. Why the knee-jerk outbreak hysteria is anyone's guess as looking at the strength in depth that Hearts have compared to other teams in this division, all being well, the Edinburgh side were not going to stop winning games on the back of losing one.
If one were being cynical, the excitement generated outside of the maroon chunk of the capital was probably more in the hope that Rangers could have a sniff of a chance of getting back to their so-called rightful place in Scotland's top flight. A lot of people back in the summer of 2012 when Rangers were liquidated and had to start again as a club in the fourth tier have been anxiously waiting for the Ibrox side to rocket up the divisions and back into the Premiership.
Trouble was, those same people thought the meteoric rise was a given and that come August 2015, the light blues would be set for a season of four Old Firm fixtures against Celtic and a title showdown with their green and white hooped rivals. Those same people however were not banking on both Edinburgh sides being in the second tier and geared to throw a number of spanners in the works.
Rangers may still get to the top flight but Hearts would have to implode spectacularly if they are to do it by the route they assumed would be easy - automatic promotion as Championship winners. Given Hibs have destroyed the Ibrox side in both their league fixtures this season, going up via the play-offs is by no means certain and we can safely say that 11th in the top flight will not be ready to get themselves relegated without a fight come the play-off final itself.
For now, and as long as the points keep on being accumulated, how Rangers attempt to make up the deficit or how well they may or may not do in the play-offs, is none of Hearts' concern. Yes issues needed to be addressed after the Falkirk loss and so they were. Miguel Pallardo was brought back into midfield and his presence freed up Mongaro Gomis and Prince Buaben to be a more creative force. Coach Robbie Neilson, in order to accommodate this move, dropped Sam Nicholson and gave Jamie Walker more of a free role instead of being stuck out on a particular wing of the pitch.
A repair job was needed and it worked. If the Hearts bicycle suffers another punctured tyre, handyman Neilson has shown he has the means needed to patch it up and get it going again.
Even if it does disappoint those clutching a straw for Rangers.