Episode #45 - Knight Time
Original Airdate - October 10th, 1998.
Superman plays dress up and disguises himself as Batman to confront Roxy Rocket,
Penguin and a host of other bad guys who are picking Gotham City clean in lieu
of the real Batman's mysterious absence.
Media by Bird Boy
Review by RobinIII
Written by Robert Goodman
Directed by Curt Geda
Music by Michael McCuistion
Animation by Koko/Dong Yang
Tim Daly as Superman
Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Mathew Valencia as Robin/Tim Drake
Roddy McDowall as Mad Hatter
John Glover as The Riddler
Paul Williams as Penguin
Henry Silva as Bane
Bob Hastings as Commissioner Gordon
Charity James as Roxy Rocket
Corey Burton as Brainiac
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SUPERMAN: What do you mean "Batman missing"?
ROXY: I thought you'd know. Don't all you spandex boys have club
meetings or something?
SUPERMAN: We're not exactly friends.
SUPERMAN: Where's your boss?
SUPERMAN: Okay, let's try this another way. Where's Bruce?
ROBIN: Batgirl traced the call to Romania. They went over there to find
some old guy who might have kidnaped him. Ghoul-something.
GORDON SHOWS 'BATMAN' A PICTURE OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE GETTING OFF OF A
GORDON: Right here.
GORDON POINTS TO A VERY LARGE MAN IN THE DOORWAY OF THE PLANE.
GORDON: Look familiar?
ROBIN (whispering): Bane.
'BATMAN' LISTENS WITH HIS SUPER-HEARING.
'BATMAN': Ah yes, Bane.
ROBIN: That was close.
'BATMAN': You're telling me. The sooner we find your boss, the better.
'BATMAN' FUMBLES IN THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS BELT FOR A GRAPPLING HOOK.
ROBIN: Right side.
'BATMAN' FINDS THE HOOK AND THEY SWOOP AWAY.
OFFICER (to Gordon): Does he look bigger to you?
'BATMAN': All this sneaking around isn't exactly my style.
ROBIN: What do you mean? It's half the fun!
ROBIN: See what I mean about him acting strange?
SUPERMAN IS QUIET. ROBIN POINTS TO THE IMAGE OF BRUCE.
ROBIN: He's smiling!
BANE: I feared you had gone forever, Batman. And that would have meant
I'd never feel your spine crumble in my hands.
ROBIN: Can't let you do everything.
'BATMAN' SMILES. THE MAD HATTER LOOKS SCARED AND CURIOUS. 'BATMAN' STOPS
BRAINIAC: You're every bit the detective that your followers on the
SUPERMAN: I'd have to say, for a guy who's supposed to be such a loner,
you sure know how to pick a partner.
This episode was good for a laugh seeing Superman dressed as Batman, but
there wasn't much of a plot. The Nanites (or whatever those Brainiac
bugs were called) were a tad on the unbelievable side for a Batman
related story, and the whole dealing with Bane, Riddler and Mad Hater
was just to ad some fighting. The Riddler didn't even do anything except
for whine and get kicked!
The animation wasn't to great either, with Bruce Wayne looking like a
complete idiot, and the Mad Hatter, upon his first viewing, looking
absolutely terrible! 'Batman' also varied in size and proportions at
times and the Roxy Rocket scene was no match for her first appearance in
The Ultimate Thrill. This could have been greatly improved upon.
Superman's behavior as Batman was classic though, with his talk with
Gordon, the Penguin interrogation and the defeat of Bane. If it was just
a Superman and Robin team-up show, this episode would have nothing going