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Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Legends of the Dark Mite!

Batman is up against his biggest fan: a fifth dimensional imp, Bat-Mite, who wants to test Batman's abilities as a hero and make sure he does everything incredibly well. But when he learns what Batman really thinks of him, Bat-Mite turns against the idol. But first, Batman must battle Catman with the aid of his canine sidekick.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x19
Airdate: Friday May 29th, 2009

Director: Ben Jones (2)
Writer: Paul Dini

Guest Stars
Dee Bradley BakerDee Bradley Baker
voiced Bathound
Jim PiddockJim Piddock
voiced Calendar Man
Paul ReubensPaul Reubens
voiced Bat-Mite
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson
voiced Catman
Main Cast
Diedrich BaderDiedrich Bader
voiced Batman / Bruce Wayne


Catman is in a park auctioning off a rare Sumatran tiger. Batman leaps in and Catman has the bidders attack. Batman easily defeats them and Catman releases the tiger to attack Batman. Fortunately, Batman has brought his partner along: Bathound! Bathound drives the tiger off and trees Catman. Batman rewards his partner with a Battreat...

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Episode Notes
The villains in Bat-Mite's imagination include:

Penguin, Catwoman, Killer Moth, Kite Man, the Riddler, Two-Face, Mr. Polka-Dot, Tiger Shark, Zebra Man, Tweedledee & Tweeledum, the Joker, Mr. Zero, and Catman

At the comic book convention, the people on the stage are the same show staff members who were at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con, sitting in the same positions and wearing the same clothes.

Andrea Romano, Dietrich Bader, Michael Chang, Ben Jones, Brandon Vietti, Michael Jelenic, James Tucker and Sam Register

Episode Quotes
Catman: You're a long way from Gotham, Batman.
Batman: But never far from crime, Catman.

Batman: You're not from around here, are you?
Bat-Mite: I'm from the fifth dimension. Beings from my realm have powers that you 3-Ds take for magical.
Batman: A friend of mine in Metropolis told me about menaces like you.
Bat-Mite: I'm not a menace. You're my hero!
Batman: Green Arrow's going to love this.

(about Calendar Man)
Batman: There, I defeated your villain of choice. Now, will you go home?
Bat-Mite: Whoa, whoa. That was never a fair fight. You've got skills and weapons. All he's got is a daily planner.

Bat-Mite: Yes, you've got a question?
Fanboy: I always felt Batman was best suited to the role of gritty urban crime detective, but now you guys have got him up against Santas, and Easter bunnies? I'm sorry, but that's not my Batman!
Panel Member: (hands Bat-Mite a piece of paper) Here, read this.
Bat-Mite: "Batman's rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but is certainly no less valid and true to the character's roots then the tortured avenger, crying out for mommy and daddy." And besides, those Easter bunnies looked really scary, right?

Batman: Then we both agree it would be best if you returned to your home dimension and let me continue to fight crime in peace. Right?
Bat-Mite: Right. But I still think I could...
Batman: I'll give you an official Batarang. and I'll sign it.
Bat-Mite: Deal!

Cultural References
Besides the Adam West and Christian Bale Batman costumes, Bat-Mite briefly transforms Batman into Frank Miller's Dark Knight version of Batman.

The scene of Bat-Mite in his Batman form silhouetted against the Gotham skyline is the opening shot of Batman: The Animated Series. Some of the show's theme music plays in the background.

The end sequence with Bat-Mite saying "That's alll folks!" is from the Warner cartoon which ended with Porky Pig saying the same thing.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSam Register
ProducerMichael Jelenic  |  James Tucker
EditorJoe Gall
CastingAndrea Romano
Line ProducerAmy McKenna
MusicMichael McCuistion  |  Kristopher Carter  |  Lolita Ritmanis
Re-Recording MixerJohn K. Hegedes  |  Robert Hargreaves
On-Line EditorChristopher Lozinski
OtherTramm Wigzell (Executive in Charge of Production/Cartoon Network)  |  Brian E.S. Jones (Executive in Charge of Production/Cartoon Network)
Story EditorMichael Jelenic
Production SupervisorHoward Schwartz (2)  |  Geno Dubois  |  Linda M. Steiner
Voice DirectorAndrea Romano
Production ManagerKimberly S. Moreau
Main Title ThemeAndy Sturmer
Main Title DesignJames Tucker  |  Peter Girardi
Production AccountantAthena Wingate  |  Luisa Guzman
Recording Machine OperatorJeff O. Collins
Assistant Production ManagerJenny Shen Read
Created ByBob Kane
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