Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Season 3 Episode 3

The Malicious Mr. Mind!

Aired Friday 7:00 PM Apr 08, 2011 on Cartoon Network
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Episode Summary

Dr. Sivana brings together the Monster Society of Evil to take on Batman and the Marvel Family. However, a mysterious villain has plans of his owns to turn the Marvels against each other.

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  • Captain Marvel returns in a more comedic episode.

    I liked the first Captain Marvel appearance, "The Power of Shazam!", but I wouldn't say it was among the best in the series, I didn't like the british villain who looks like Eddie Hitler from Bottom, he returns here, but he is not the main villain, instead we get the Monster Society of villains, but they're hardly in it, Mr. Mind is the main baddie, and once again, I applaud the creators of the show for taking these laughable, ludicrous villains, and making them, or at least attempting at making them into credible forces to be reckoned with. I think Mr. Mind is just too "out there" to be taken seriously, even with the cool menacing form he takes on late in the episode, so the writer treats the whole thing exactly as it should, it's a comedy, though with the right amount of seriousness, this seems like two episodes crammed into one, we have the Marvel family dispute that goes on, and we have Batman getting younger and younger as time progress. The latter plot is pretty funny, though I think they could've done more with Batman as a weird, geeky teenager, Batman fighting Mr. Mind as a kid and eventually a baby, is hilarious, especially Mr. Mind's reaction to it all.

    There seems to be too much going on at times, and I like Captain Marvel, but the villain turning the family against eachother, is predictable and a tired plot that's been used over and over again in various other show, thankfully the Batman age regression stuff works well. It is an enjoyable episode, I didn't like any of the villains besides Mr. Mind, and the more touching moments didn't really work for me, but the comedy is more hit than miss and it's another solid episode for Batman: The Brave and the Bold.moreless
John DeVito

John DeVito

Captain Marvel Jr./Freddy

Guest Star

Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis

Dr. Canus/Mr. Mind

Guest Star

Mikey Kelley

Mikey Kelley

Kamandi/10 year old Batman

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Captain Marvel

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Kamandi: Sorry, Batman. We risked the Misfit following us through the wormhole, because our only hope of defeating him was found in your time.
      Batman: No apologies necessary, Kamandi. The Portal of Justice is always open to you and Dr. Canus.

    • Kamandi: Eureka! The 5-5 modules.
      Batman: You mean a pack of double-a batteries?
      Kamandi: Behold the awesome energy!

    • Batman: Misfit, your mental maelstrom is over.

    • Dr. Sivana: Another flawlessly executed heist, tanks to the superior intellect of me, Dr. Sivana!
      Batman: And another ten years behind bars, you fiendish physicist.
      Dr. Sivana: Batboob. Have a face full of science, you big lummox!

    • Batman: A smart man would have learned his lesson a long time ago, Sivana.
      Dr. Sivana: You're right, Batman. If I were a smart man, I would have realized I could never defeat you alone. Yes, a smart man would have gotten help. Oh, wait, I am a smart man. And I did.

    • Captain Marvel: Let the Marvel Family show you how it's done.
      Dr. Sivana: Well, if it isn't the Big Red Cheese and his two Gorgonzola. Turn 'em into Swiss!

    • 10 year old Batman: I've battled criminal scum, homicidal maniacs, and alien despots. But no one's ever done anything as horrible as this to me before.
      Billy Batson: Don't worry, Batman. We'll figure out a way to stop the deaging process.
      10 year old Batman: Deaging process? I'm talking about this! (points at a new pimple)

    • 10 year old Batman: Recess is over, you mean old meanie. You've just earned yourself five to ten minutes of hard time, in the corner of the room.
      Dr. Sivana: Batboob, you're half the man you used to be.
      Captain Marvel Jr.: He may be small, but ours is a heroic bond that can't be broken.
      10 year old Batman: Yeah! BFFs forever! Except for her. She has cooties.
      Mary Marvel: Hmmph.

    • Toddler Batman: You were behind it all along. You squirmed into the Marvels' brains and made them fight. Bad caterpillar. Bad!
      Mr. Mind: Yes, well, as much as I hate to pull myself away from this scintillating battle of wits, I do have a universe to conquer.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Kamandi: Hi-yo Click-Clack, away!
      Referencing one of the final lines of many episodes of the radio and TV series, The Lone Ranger. A Texas Ranger named Reid is the last survivor of an ambush. After being nursed back to health by his childhood friend, Tonto, Reid dons a mask and rides the Old West, fighting evil and tyranny. At the end of many episodes, someone would see the masked man ride off and inevitably ask, "Who was that masked man?" "That was the Lone Ranger!" and a hearty "Hi-yo Silver, away!" in the background would then follow.

    • Dr. Sivana: Apparently that's too much to expect from this confederacy of dunce-caps.
      Referencing the 1980 novel A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, in turn derived from an epigraph by Jonathan Swift. The story chronicles the misadventures of Ignatius J. Reilly, who sets out to find a new job.