Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 3 Episode 15

Mitefall!

1
Aired Friday 7:00 PM Nov 18, 2011 on Cartoon Network
9.2
out of 10
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Bat-Mite decides to cancel the TV series Batman: The Brave and the Bold when he becomes bored with his former favorite superhero.

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  • Well done, Batmite.

    10
    Batmite has ended the show, Hooray! Some of the episodes were pathetic and were losing their awesomeness. Plastic Man and Booster Gold are the worst heroes in this show and they never work together with Batman to get Batman on his nerves. They finally show Superman and Wonder Woman even though they weren't. And the last episodes were losing their touch that Batmite decided to get the show cancelled to move on with the next show is well planed. Now we can enjoy Young Justice and the upcoming series Green Lantern The Animated Series. So batmite, we thank you for ending this show.moreless
  • Almost made me cry.

    10
    Took me a while to figure out it was Henry Winkler as Ambush Bug although all the 'Jump the Shark' comments should have been a clue. Without question the most genius use of breaking the fourth wall ever. Can't believe it only lasted 3 seasons but I think they managed to fit all-things Batman into those 65 episodes, which is pretty amazing.
  • Aaaand...yes, we end on a high note.

    9.5
    Paul Dini likes to toot his own horn doesn't he, Batmite wants to cancel the series after the best episode ever "Chill of the Night!", also written by Dini, reminds him that he prefers the darker Batman. Of course I do agree, I like this show, but I too prefer the darker, grittier Batman stories, and "Chill of the Night!", in all fairness, is one of the best ones, in fact I would say it's the second best after "Shadow of the Bat!" The premise of "Mitefall!", which has nothing to do with the comic, is genius, it doesn't live up to it 100%, but it's a long time since we've had anything this inspired on the show. Ted McGinley appears as the voice of Aquaman, because him gueststarring is a surefire way to get cancelled according to BatMite. I will not spoil the best gags, involving shameless toy-tie ins and Ambush Bug. Some things didn't quite work, Ambush Bug's constant idea of letting characters attack him because violence attracts viewers went on a bit long. I kind of don't want to talk too much about it, you have to see it, the CGI Batgirl show, seriously, if the CG here is any indication of the quality to the upcoming Batman series, that's going to be awesome, the CG here looks way better than the CG in the upcoming Green Lantern series. Batman has no problems ending the show and says they had a "great run", well, yes, overall, the season 3 episodes have been extremely hit and miss, but yes, this show was really good and will be missed. Hopefully there will be a DTV movie or something resolving the Equinox mess they pointlessly decided to throw in earlier this season.moreless
John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Gorilla Grodd

Guest Star

Ted McGinley

Ted McGinley

Aquaman 2

Guest Star

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Abraham Lincoln

Guest Star

John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio

Aquaman

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (11)

    • Batman: John Wilkes Booth! Halt, you insidious secessionist!

    • John Wilkes Booth: Say hello to John Wilkes Boom!

    • Batman: Cease your simian siege now, Gorilla Grodd!

    • Gorilla Grodd: No creature on land or sea can match my superior intellect!
      Aquaman: Then it's a good thing it's not wits we've come to battle!

    • Bat-Mite: The Brave and the Bold is starting to stink worse than Gorilla Grodd's armpits!

    • Neon-Powered Super-Street Bat-Luge!: Destination at hand, Batman.
      Batman: Thanks, Neon-Powered Super-Street Bat-Luge!

    • Ambush Bug: You have to stop this, Bat-Mite.
      Bat-Mite: Ambush Bug? You're a pretty obscure hero, even for this show.

    • Bat-Mite: You know, this means war. Let's see how you like the Dark Knight in another one of those hideous, variant Batman costumes you only find on store shelves.
      Ambush Bug: Alpine Ice-Climber Batman? How could you?

    • Aquaman-2: Does this mean we'll be able to save the show?
      Batman: The important thing, Aquaman, is that we save the day. That's our job. But if this is going to be the end, let's give everyone one last thing to remember. That petulant primate's poisonous ploy must be prevented!

    • Ambush Bug: I can't believe it. I'm talking to the real Ted McGinley.
      Aquaman-2: I'm sorry, but whose this McGinley chap you have me confused with?
      Ambush Bug: Only one of the finest comedic actor of our generation.
      Aquaman-2: Wow. Thanks. Sometimes I think people only associate me with the whole "jump the shark" thing. You know, Married With Children was on the air seven years after I came on. Just so you know.
      Ambush Bug: Ah-ha! Tricked you into breaking character!
      Aquaman-2: Wha---? Outrag... You know, I don't really get this show anyway. I'm out of here.

    • Batman: So, this is really it.
      Ambush Bug: Yeah, looks like. At least you can say you had a good run.
      Batman: A great run. And until we meet again, boys and girls, know that wherever evil lurks, in all its myriad forms, I'll be there with the Hammers of Justice to fight for decency and defend the innocent. Good night.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Character bios: Ambush Bug, Bat-Mite, Aquaman, Gorilla Grodd

    • Injoke: Henry Winkler voices Ambush Bug. Winkler also played Fonzie on the sitcomHappy Days, which is where the term "jump the shark" originated. In the fifth season episode "Hollywood (3)", Fonzie waterskis over a shark in a tank.

    • Injoke: At the end of the CGI Batgirl show, Batgirl drives across the screen, "wiping" out the image of Batman. This references the third season of the 60s Batman series, where the credits featured the same sequence. Batgirl was also introduced to that program in a "jump the shark" moment to boost flagging ratings.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Title:
      Referencing Knightfall, a long-running storyline from the Batman comic books. In the storyline, Batman has his back broken by Bane which forces him to turn over the mantle of the bat to Jean-Paul Valley. Valley becomes a mentally unstable and violent Batman, forcing Wayne to return to reclaim his title as Batman.

    • Bat-Mite: Anyone remember Cousin Oliver?
      Referencing a "jump the shark" character, Oliver from The Brady Bunch. Oliver was introduced in the last six episodes of the final season of that series, in the hopes of bringing in a more precocious younger child and bringing back viewers. In common parlance, the character is now associated with any attempt to introduce a baby or young child into a TV show on its last legs to perk up ratings and keep a show on the air.