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
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.