Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Animated World of DC Comics: The Mask of Matches Malone (Batman: The Brave & the Bold, 2011)

From Batman: The Brave & The Bold:

Batman (Diedrich Bader), working undercover as Matches Malone, suffers amnesia and believes he really is a mobster. This prompts the Birds of Prey (Catwoman, Huntress, & Black Canary in this case) to try to solve the case themselves.

The hook to "The Mask of Matches Malone", however, is the cabaret number, with Catwoman (Nika Futterman) on lead vocals. Tara Strong & Grey DeLisle voice Huntress & Black Canary, respectively.

I have never seen this episode in its entirety. No rating.


Samuel Wilson said...

Apparently the episode was censored by Cartoon Network because of a suggestive comment about the Flash deemed too racy for kiddie fare. It is available on one of the Brave & Bold box sets.

magicdog said...

Actually the suggestive remark was about Aquaman's... shortcomings.


I did see the episode in full a while back - the episode itself is OK. I think the bru-ha-ha by the censors is what made it highly sought after.

hobbyfan said...

Censored, eh? Apparently, the writers forgot they were doing a program aimed at kids AND adults.

I wasn't too fond of the campy Aquaman in this series, though I'll have something with him up soon.