Then I watched the episode.
This was an excellent end for this series. While I didn't get the chance to watch Chill of the night!, I know the gist of the episode. It was just sooo fitting that Henry Winkler was the voice of Ambush Bug, the hero who tried to save the Brave and the Bold reality. And Ted McGinley? I love how he got him to break character and reference 'Married with Children'. I didn't get the reference until I looked it up. Hard to believe they were the same person.
I was a little disappointed that it was Batmite, of all people, trying to be rid of the Brave and the Bold, I mean, really? Batmite? Couldn't they have gotten a better villain to do it with? But the send off at the end was spectacular. I teared up a little when Batman was giving his farewell speech, about how wherever evil lurks, he will always be there with the hammers of justice and I think he's right. I think we're all a little bit Batman in our own way. I'm going to miss this series like crazy.
I loved the ensemble cast standing together in a group while Batman said 'Good night'. Even B'wanna Beast!!! So ends "Aquaman and the tale of the Brave and the Bold!"
There were so MANY clever references in just this one little 24 min show. Ted McGinley being forced in by Bat Mite as the voice of Aquaman because Ted is supposedly the episodic "kiss of death" and jokingly known for coming in to save shows near the end..."Happy Days", "Love Boat". Speaking of Happy Days, another inside wink...Henry Winkler doing the voice of the "Ambush Bug" (another BRILLIANT recall to an 1980s anti-hero known for his skewed view of the world. Henry Winkler is almost solely responsible for creating the term "Jump the Shark"...which Ambush Bug was trying to prevent...I can go on and on. The layered detail, the inside jokes, the crosses references and call backs where often too numerous to catch in one viewing. And isn't that the unwritten defacto standard of quality, when you have to watch or listen to something several times to catch every nuance? Simply getting more than you were expecting..to me that's quality. And Brave and the Bold delivered, just sorry more people weren't home. It just really really embarrasses me that well written TV shows (cartoons or otherwise) have to suffer and ultimately end because we as a viewing unit are just too impatient, too detached or just too apathetic to take the time to invest in watching a TV show that WE TURNED ON. Get into your TV, don't just sit in front of it. Nonetheless, To the entire team of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, I'm a 40 year old computer geek who loved your show with my kids (and by myself)...ah, screw the parens, i'll say it..I WATCHED THE SHOW BY MYSELF A lot AND LOVED IT. you guys did great. Thank you so much. I'm sorry we let you down!!
and fill the episode with absolute tosh .Then lets make references to the actors doing the voices and the writers and to cap it all off just give a giant finger to the fans
BE ASHAMED WRITERS