The Batman

Season 4 Episode 2

Team Penguin

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 30, 2006 on The CW

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  • Robin's in, Batgirl's out!

    This was a very intresting episode. Not so much because of the villians, but because of the growing relationship in the bat family. Unlike Batman the animated series, and The New Adventures of Batman,Robin, Batman, and Batgirl's identities are revealed, practically right away. However, also in this episode we get to compare the Dark Knight's two sidekicks. I for one, was never a fan of this show's Batgirl. She reminded me of my little cousin who just didn't want to leave me alone. Who always wanted to prove she was grown up, when she wasn't mature enough yet. I doubt this version of the show, will show the romance between Dick and Barbara because the kids are too young for it. Maybe later...

    Seeing Batgirl side by side with Robin, You can obviously see Batman's favoritism towards his male protege. As with most men who have children, they usually favor a male child over the female. Also, Robin has the advantage of living with Bruce, and being able to train that much more. He is Bruce's ward, and therefore entitled to things Barbara is not. On top of that, Dick has more fans.

    Poor Barbara seems to be the real underdog here...