Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Apropos of Nothing ...

... here's Shaggy beating up on the Joker from a recent episode of the terrific Batman cartoon, The Brave and the Bold. What a pity the series has been canceled.

18 comments:

  1. Holy crap! That's the Joker design from the original Scooby-Doo meets Batman and Robin cartoon, the ones that DC used as a testbed to see if the Hannah Barbarians could be trusted with licensed superheroes.

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  2. He says his name's Joker but I'm sure he's Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy.

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  3. That's just wrong. On many levels.

    Sayonara, "Brave & the Bold".

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  4. NOOOO! Cancelled?! Crap that is the suckiest sucktastic news I have heard in a long time.

    Damn I love that cartoon. Its like a twisted Earth-2 universe.

    Way to go Warner Brothers. Going to go beat up baby seals now?

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  5. NOOOO! Cancelled?! Crap that is the suckiest sucktastic news I have heard in a long time.

    Yeah, it was announced last August, actually, and it does stink. There's a new Batman cartoon in development, with a more "serious tone" and that fills me with no pleasure. From my perspective, The Brave and the Bold was serious. It was played almost perfectly straight, even when Batman was squaring off against a fourth string villain like Kite Man or teaming up with Detective Chimp. That's precisely what made the series so terrific and it made me want to run a superhero campaign more than any cartoon, comic book, or movie ever did.

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  6. Damn. While BtBatB never took place of B:TAS or even The Batman, it was cool to have Batman on TV.

    The worse part about all of this?
    I forgot to record this episode for my Batman loving son and other my Scooby-Doo loving son.

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  7. That's a shame. 'Brave and the Bold' was a really clever show. My son and I have seen almost every episode to date.

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  8. Luckily we're getting another 15 episodes of the show before it ends, and they had enough time to arrange for a special ending (Plus the final season is getting Superman and Wonder Woman teamups at last!)
    Man, I'm enjoying Young Justice but I am seriously jonesing for the rest of BATB!

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  9. Luckily we're getting another 15 episodes of the show before it ends, and they had enough time to arrange for a special ending (Plus the final season is getting Superman and Wonder Woman teamups at last!)

    You have any links you can share about this news? That's the first I've heard of it.

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  10. I'm glad Rach said that because I haven't seen that episode with Shaggy and the Joker, and I've recorded every episode on TiVo. It seemed to me that when "Young Justice" came on, it just took over the B:BATB time-slot and I figured that was just it.

    I hated BATB at first, but then I grew to love it, particularly because of the "4th-string" villains and even some of the team-up partners that you never see in more mainstream DC animated series, like Komandi. I also liked that they used Guy Gardener, who never gets a lot of airtime in the other DC series.

    However, I'm not super surprised to see it go away. I feel like DC/WB gives at more 3-4 years for its animated series before it cancels them and moves on to something new. And they never seem to have "endings" (except I guess "Justice League Unlimited" kind of did). But the other series certainly didn't have endings.

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  11. The best part of Brave and the Bold was the guest stars. Kamandi, Crazy Quilt, Music Meister, Plastic Man, and a host of others among some of my favs.

    The show's take on Aquaman was also hilarious!

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  12. The Picture. It is. So. Much. Of. AWESOME! There needs to be a T-Shirt!

    'From my perspective, The Brave and the Bold was serious. It was played almost perfectly straight, even when Batman was squaring off against a fourth string villain like Kite Man or teaming up with Detective Chimp. That's precisely what made the series so terrific...':
    THIS. I'm not a huge fan of the Silver Age in general, albeit I love some of its comics in particular, but I adore this cartoon! Every character was treated as though they could've just naturally occurred in the setting, even Batmite[who was Awesome!] and Detective Chimp! This show was Win, through and through, and I doubt the new Batman will be as entertaining or even as good in its own way as this one was.(And it has to compete with memories of the excellent Batman:The Animated Series, the first two seasons of which is tops over any other DC Show in my book.) Ya gotta love a show that made Aquaman(who seemed like the Mighty Hercules in disguise!) cool! Gentleman Ghost, Crazy Quilt, Music Meister, Calendarman Babyface, and others were standouts in the TV show, where they would be ridiculed by modern comics 'fans'.(BatGod is Seriouz Bidness, Ya Know! :-))

    @Barking Alien:
    'Its like a twisted Earth-2 universe':
    More like the Multiverse reborn, I'd say. IMO, the comics would be more fun if it came back in more than just a pale shadow of itself.(And of course if distribution was better!)

    God, I feel like I need to push up the Supers game on my schedule!

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  13. That's too bad. I like the show, but I've only seen a few episodes.
    FWIW, I've enjoyed most of the WB animated shows, especially Batman TAS, JLU (season one is especially good) and Superman TAS. One amazing thing about the last two is they managed to get me interested in Superman, a feat only Jack Kirby has equaled.

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  14. if the Hannah Barbarians could be trusted with licensed superheroes.

    Having seen the two cartoons in question, I'd have to say "no." I liked them, don't get me wrong.

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