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Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Invasion of the Secret Santas!

Batman and the Red Tornado take on the evil Fun Haus, who plans to ruin Christmas with a crime spree.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Friday December 12th, 2008

Director: Brandon Vietti
Writer: Adam Beechen

Alternate Airdates:

Canada Feb 08, 2009
UK (Channel 5) May 11, 2009

Guest Stars
Corey BurtonCorey Burton
voiced Red Tornado / Professor Ulthoom
Will FriedleWill Friedle
voiced Jaime / Blue Beetle
Zachary GordonZachary Gordon
voiced Young Bruce Wayne / Kid #1
Gary Anthony WilliamsGary Anthony Williams
voiced Fun Haus
James Arnold TaylorJames Arnold Taylor
voiced Father
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson
voiced Sportsmaster / Santa
Liliana MumyLiliana Mumy
voiced Doll / Kid #2
Main Cast
Diedrich BaderDiedrich Bader
voiced Batman / Bruce Wayne


A bowling alley is holding a Christmas tournament with a large cash prize. The villainous Sportsmaster and his two sports-themed henchmen arrive to take the money. Sportsmaster declares that bowling isn’t a real sport, but he plans to compete and win the prize rather than steal it. He places his competitors in giant transparent bowling pins and prepares to roll a lethal strike with an exploding bowling ball. Batman arrives to deflect the ball with a Batarang, and Sportsmaster points out that he’s outnumbered. Blue Beetle is assisting the Caped Crusader and makes his entrance, but is distracted when his suit starts telepathically talking to him. Batman tells his partner to take on the two henchmen while he fights the Sportsmaster. Blue Beetle’s suit provides him with a pair of arm cannons but he points out that he doesn’t want to blow the bowling alley up. It obliges by growing extra muscles and Blue Beetle scores a strike of his own. Meanwhile, the overmatched Sportsmaster decides to retreat but Batman throws a bowling pin and trips him up, picking up the spare. After the villains are taken care of, Blue Beetle invites Batman to his house for Christmas dinner. Batman turns down the invitation, saying that crime doesn’t take a holiday… and neither does he...

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Episode Quotes
(at a bowling alley)
Batman: Sportsmaster. Figures I’d find you in the gutters.

Blue Beetle: Hey, call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure Batman doesn't banter with his suit.

Red Tornado: Merry Christmas, Batman.
Batman: Now's not the time, Red Tornado.
Red Tornado: But isn't Christmas tomorrow?
Batman: Not what I mean. Tornado, behind you!

Red Tornado: Cross-referencing known producers of flying saucer toys.
Batman: You won't find a match for this stamp.
Red Tornado: Stamp does not match listed manufacturers.
Batman: I just said that.

Fun Haus: I was just playing around with my new toys, Batman. Is that so wrong?
Red Tornado: Based on criminal records, most of your actions are wrong. Felony Robbery, Parole Violation, Felony Assault, Jaywalking...
Batman: Not now, Tornado.

Doll: My Christmas wish is to blow everything to smithereens.

Red Tornado: I am lacking Christmas spirit. It is something I wish to experience.
Batman: It's overrated.
Red Tornado: Observation: I am not the only one who lacks it.

Thomas Wayne: Merry, Christmas, son. Let's see what Santa brought you.
Young Bruce Wayne: Based on the dimensions, and weight of the package, and the sound of what's inside, I think I've deduced exactly what it is!
Thomas Wayne: Our little detective.

Red Tornado: Yet, I still do not feel this spirit I am told of. There should be a tingling sensation, correct?
Batman: When you start tingling, I'd see a repairman.

Fun Haus: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and I've hidden a bomb. And if you don't find it, all won't be calm.

Fun Haus: Oh, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
Batman: You'll be doing hard time by New Year's.
Fun Haus: Not if you're in the grave by lunch.

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 ManagerJacqueline Trinidad
Created ByBob Kane
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