Episode Review: "Mitefall!"
Author: Jett
November 19, 2011
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SYNOPSIS
"In the series finale, Bat-Mite decides to cancel BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD when he becomes bored with his former favorite superhero."

INFO
"Mitefall!" was written by Paul Dini and directed by Ben Jones.
It originally aired on Friday, November 18, 2011.

PREVIEW
Preview #1 and Preview #2

THE REVIEW
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.

Sound familiar?

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.


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