If you are like me and dig BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
, you are going to absolutely going to flip-out over the series finale….
And perhaps even shed a tear or two.
The last installment of this wonderful series -- “Mitefall!” -- has every single thing that you’ve grown to love and expect from it.
* A “love letter” to the Silver Age of DC Comics.
* A total respect of all of the Batman mythos. AND…
* Pure and unadulterated “Smartassness.”
I kinda think that they were flippin’ the bird at folks like me -- arrogant fans who thought they’d absolutely hate it before they’d even seen one dadgum episode!
If that’s the case B:TBATB show runners, touché…and I deserved it.
I’m not going to spoil any of this one for y’all other than to provide a quick synopsis of the plot. Trust me, you’ll want to see this one for yourselves! Oh yeah, it was written by the great Paul Dini to boot!
Bat-Mite (voiced by Paul Reubens) returns and has decided that he’s done with the “light” B:TBATB. Bored, he now longs for a new and “darker” animated Batman series.
Consequently, he uses his “magical powers” to make B:TBATB so bad, that it’ll “Jump the Shark,” and thus, be canceled.
Trust me, Arthur Fonzarelli’s got nothing on Bruce Wayne -- take that for what you will.
Truth be told, I believe that “Mitefall!” is actually a tip of the hat to all the fans of this show more than it’s a “Big ‘ol F-You” to haters.
I don’t see how any self-respecting Batman fan wouldn’t love an episode that features…
* A Ted McGinley-voiced Aquaman…
* The Ambush Bug…
* A hot CGI Batgirl, AND…
* Batman and Abraham Lincoln battling a Cyborg John Wilkes-Booth.
All I can say is that you’ve got to see it for yourself to really appreciate the brilliance of this episode.
So, here’s a big ‘ol BOF tip of the hat to BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD and to each and every person who worked on this series. Thank you for making me a better Batman fan.