Episode #071 - The Terrible Trio Original Airdate - September 11th, 1995 - Fourth Season Premiere
Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne's decide to seek new thrills
by becoming master criminals. As the Fox, the Shark and the
Vulture, the Terrible Trio pick Gotham clean, until they encounter the
one person who cannot be bought off -- Batman.
Screens by Borg4of3
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Story by Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves
Teleplay by Michael Reaves
Directed by Frank Paur
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation by Jade Animation
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Loren Lester as Robin
Hector Elizondo as Fallbrook
David Jolliffe as The Vulture
Khrystyne Haje as Rebecca Fallbrook
Lauri Johnson as Nurse
Bill Mumy as The Fox
Peter Scolari as The Shark
DICK: How 'bout those masks? They look like refugees from Marti
BRUCE: Predators of land, sea and air.
DICK: Maybe they're experts in those areas.
BRUCE: The only things these guys are experts in is arrogance.
WARREN: This is all you do for kicks, Bruce? Charity work?
BRUCE: Well, I do have a night life. . .
FOX KNOCKS OVER A VASE AND IT SMASHES ON THE FLOOR.
FOX: Ah well, Ming was a boring dynasty anyway.
BATMAN: Scoundrels like these are worse than the Joker. At least he's
got madness as an excuse. Review: The great idea of
having three millionaires committing crimes because they're bored was
totally ruined by this episode. It just wasn't handled right. They were
characters you didn't really care about and were sort of annoying. The
main character of the three is Fox, and the others, Vulture and Shark,
sort of take a back seat and are not needed at all.
The animation was strange. There were many no-no's of the Batman style,
such as the lips on Robin when being dragged out of the river, and the
bubbley characters who moved without a skeleton. Also, the characters
seemed to be drawn as if they were shorter than normal.
The only really good scene (which wasn't too good at that) was at the
end where Fox tries to bribe Batman out of taking him to jail. He then
decides to forget about it since he has the best lawyers money has to
buy. Instead, he ends up in the crummy Blackgate sharing a cell with a
huge thug who's clipping his toenails.