Haven’t you heard? Like Like Like Like Like. Also, gotta love the stalker at around 0:33.
Actually they weren't trying to make him relevant again they were trying to kill time. DC Comics had a contract with the show it was decided that Lois and Clark couldn't get married in the comics until they did in the show this fucked the comics timeline as they had slated to have them marry when they couldn't they had to come up with something to do with Superman that essentially would be plot without any forward motion.