15 June 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Pest

I never heard of this show growing up and when I first learned about it a few years ago, I was really perplexed. Bat-Mite seemed such an odd element for inclusion, even when compared to characters like Gleek and Wonder Dog. He isn't that bad of a character and he was much less annoying than Super Marv. Besides, "He was just trying to help." The problem is that Batman and Robin were so mean to Bat-Mite making them look a bit like bullies.

After a rousing game of Pong and some talk of Dick's "favorite," sardine pie, Bat-Mite got a quick intro and then it was time to stop the Joker. Interestingly, Mr J had a pet hyena named Giggles. I don't know when this element was introduced to the Joker mythos, but his pet hyenas would return along with later onscreen incarnations of the Joker. The episode really wasn't great, but at least it wasn't totally boring. The whole thing was capped off with a Bat-Message about doing whats right. Thanks Batman, I will!

Episode Count: 0218
Series Count: (1 of 15)
First Appearance: Bat-Mite

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