Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 3 Episode 4

Joker: The Vile and Villainous!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Apr 15, 2011 on Cartoon Network
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The Joker stages a team-up of his own with his villainous counterpart, the Weeper, in a plan to bring Batman sobbing to his knees in laughter.

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  • Clever and fun episode with a nice spin to it, though at times they take it a bit too far regarding Batman's character.

    I had no idea what this episode would be about, the opening teaser came, and it's Kamandi again with the Misfit, we saw them both in last week's episode, and it's pretty boring until a certain someone shows up and the punchline to this segment is very funny though, I mean, they're all dead now, right? Anyway, the villain who makes his appearance late in the teaser makes up for the boring parts of it. Then the intro kicks in, and it's awesome, you know what they're gonna go for this time around and it's a clever concept. An episode from the Joker's point of view, teaming up with other villains in order to take down, essentially, the real antagonist of the episode, Batman. This is a pretty fresh idea, though I feel they take it a bit too far, they cut to commercials when the villains are in danger and that's good and all, but they make Batman too much of a jerk, they show him recklessly shooting missiles all over the place, at one point, he's even about to kill Joker with his sword, the cops are as well, but Batman, I didn't really think he would go that far, clearly when at that point he had pretty much beaten Joker, or he thought he had.

    Batman creates a sort of radar device that detects all crimes in the city, which more or less destroys any chance of villains acting out. The Weeper is the second major villain of the episode, they should've just gone with the Fisherman who appears at the beginning, I liked the Weeper, but he became a bit tiresome due to all the...well, weeping and nagging. There are moments of pure gold in the episode, such as Weeper witnessing the tragedy of a child giving up stealing candy due to Batman's new machine, the bat must be stopped darn it. There was a weird moment with a baby, which seemed to be actually a robot baby...I don't get it. But I really enjoyed this episode, it was funny and unique, and shows that even in it's third season, Batman The Brave and the Bold still delivers fun episodes.moreless
Tim Conway

Tim Conway


Guest Star

Mikey Kelley

Mikey Kelley


Guest Star

Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal


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Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Batman: Fisherman, you're a fool if you think you can stop my master plan.
      Fisherman: We'll see about that.
      Batman: I'm going to turn you into a Fillet-O-Fisherman!

    • Bulletman: Weeper, you just don't have the moxie to stand up against the ballistic force of justice.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Character bios: Weeper, Bulletman, Joker, Kamandi, Fisherman

    • Injoke: Besides referencing the plot of Kamandi #1, the opening sequence makes several references to the 1970 movie Beneath the Planet of the Apes, which has a group of mutants worshiping a nuclear warhead, which detonates and destroys the planet at the end of the movie.

    • Villains appearing without dialogue: Dr. Double X, Cluemaster, The Bouncer, Zodiac Master, Ten-Eyed Man, Angleman, King Cobra, Mr. Camera, Polka-Dot Man, Spinner, The Eraser, Dr. Poison (at villain bar), Babyface, Mrs. Manface, Cavalier, Copperhead (captured thanks to Bat-Probe)

    • The opening credits are redone to feature the Joker and his villainous allies, with the new temporary title. Villains shown include Grodd, Fisherman, Felix Faust, Gentleman Ghost, Poison Ivy, Brain, Sinestro, Kiteman, Catman, Black Manta, Two-Face, and Misfit.


    • Joker: Oh. Oh, you silly cat, I love lasagna too!
      Referencing the fat orange lasagna-loving cartoon cat created by Jim Davis, and as of this episode holds the Guinness record for world's longest-running syndicated comic strip. It has been spun off as an animated TV series and several live-action films (with Garfield being rendered with CGI).

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