Scooby Doo: 5 things you may have missed watching “Batman Brave and the Bold”

The nostalgia of Scooby Doo and Batman crossover in their latest mystery.
Fans of both shows aired nearly 50 years ago may pick up the many Easter Eggs.  Here are 5 things you may have missed watching “Batman The Brave and the Bold”.

Number 1: Paying homage to The New Scooby Doo Movies

After Scooby Doo, Where are You! ended production in 1970, it retooled in 1972 as The New Scooby Doo Movies.   With a similar animation style, each episode had an extended run time with special guest stars.  They were modeled after actors, living and deceased, and some were fictional.  The opening credits began with hypnotic spirals and a pair of creepy eyes.  Something Brave/Bold recreated.  Batman and Robin guest starred in two episodes.

Number 2: Shaggy tries haiku

When the gang tries to find the Mystery Analysts of Gotham, Shaggy recites his idea of Haiku.  While it sounds close, it doesn’t quite follow the 5-7-5 constants rule.

Man, that is really bad haiku.
Or good haiku?
I can never tell.

Number 3: Batman’s history of losing Robins

Aquaman wonders what’s bothering Batman.  When alone with him, he asks if he lost “another Robin”.  This is a more melancholy reference to Batman’s history losing more than one of his sidekicks.

Number 4: Velma reprises the role of Carrie Kelley

Carrie Kelley was originally created by Frank Miller and introduced in the graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.  In her Robin costume, Velma more than resembles Carrie Kelley, complete with cape, costume, and glasses.

Number 5: Clayface is uncured

Suffering from a deteriorating virus, Clayface makes a deal with the Riddler for a cure.  Clayface, as The Crimson Cloak, stole important isotopes and framed Mystery Inc.  But Riddler was acting too.  Returning to Black Gate in his dehydrated state, Clayface remains uncured and doomed to a slow, withering death.




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