series include so many of these moments, and some of them so blatant, that one almost has to wonder if the censors were paying attention at all (
just didn't care). As time went on, the show was moved to a late primetime slot and the show became more obviously for older audiences in contrast to the more child-friendly
, leading to a lot more direct crap getting past the radar.
- The second episode, "Secret Origins" part 2, features Wonder Woman pretty obviously getting naked when she drops her robe to put on her costume.
- "Injustice for All" had a rather humorous exchange between the Flash and Hawkgirl:
- Basically the same joke in reverse: reporter Linda Park reveals her Flash-fangirl side in "Flash and Substance" when, describing him in glowing terms, compares Flash to "like, the whole track team at once." On the air. (But of course she would.)
- Judging from her... rather prominent cleavage for a Timm Style character, it's rather likely Linda's using a push-up bra to catch Flash's eyes. Which makes his seeming indifference to her all the more hilarious.
- In "Fury", where a deranged Amazon attempts to commit Gendercide:
Hawkgirl: Yes, but who wants to live in a world without men?
Wonder Woman: They can't possibly be that essential to your life.
Hawkgirl: Don't knock it until you've tried it, Princess.
- A delightful exchange between fire-type villains Firefly and Volcana in "Only a Dream".
your flame thrower? Firefly:
Wait'll you see how I use it. (Makes a brief and crappy show of it before getting shot at and running back inside. He stands before Volcana looking ashamed and she pats him comfortingly.) Volcana:
It's okay sweetie. (She immediately torches up the place while Firefly watches with raised flamethrower.) Firefly:
I think I'm in love. (shoots a burst of fire from his gun on the last word)
- Made even better when you consider Volcana is voiced by Peri Gilpin, who plays the rather promiscuous Roz on Frasier. She even talks to Firefly like Roz would talk to Frasier or Niles.
- Similar to one of the Teen Titans examples, in "The Savage Time" when the team is thrown into a pile while riding alternate-Bruce Wayne's rocket train (long story), the following exchange occurs:
Hawkgirl:: ... Whose hand is that?
Flash: (pulling his hand from what appears to be her breasts) Sorry!
- Speaking of which, one of the New Gods in "Twilight" evidently slaps Wonder Woman's ass just off-screen to provoke her into chasing him.
Wonder Woman: He's worse than The Flash!
- "Hearts and Minds" has many of these. The episode's main premise revolves around the allegory of Green Lantern suffering from... performance anxiety issues. At one point, Katma Tui blatantly called his power loss "emerald impotence", (even Flash had to leave the room after hearing that one).
- Katma Tui's discussion with Stewart gets even worse because they were implied to be more than just teacher and student, an abuse of power even if it was consensual. She even asks him if he still snores.
Hawkgirl: They must have been close.
Kilowog: Very close.
- In "A Better World", the Justice Lords universe versions of Hawkgirl and Green Lantern have the following exchange:
Hawkgirl: So do you sleep better now?
Green Lantern: You know I do.
- Huntress confronting The Question after a theft in "Question Authority", and, wanting some alone time with him, taking the computer disk he has just stolen and tucking it into her Trouser Space, complete with closeup as she does!
Question: Uh... Dinner? And a movie?
Huntress: It's a start... (cue trouser space)
- In the scene preceding this, Superman and Lois Lane are having a picnic. After finishing their meal, Lois smiles and slyly asks, "So, what's for dessert?"
- In "Maid of Honor", Princess Audrey, trying to get Wonder Woman to go clubbing: "I'm a world class party girl. I intend to go out with a bang. Several, if it can be arranged." It's like they're not even trying. (To say nothing of the Les Yay between Audrey and Diana.)
- Batman also arranges a very interesting position◊ for himself at the end of that episode.
- Also from that episode—the maid.
Maid: Are you certain the wine is all you require, your highness?
- The following exchange, also from this episode:
Diana: I won't let you hurt Audrey.
Savage: Hurt her? I love her. I've never met a woman who can do the things for me that she can.
Diana: I don't need to hear this.
- And yet another from this episode, while they're clubbing, Diana approaches Audrey, who is standing with four buff, shirtless "hunk" type guys. Audrey says "Look, party favors!" then offers two to Diana, and suggests they "go to the VIP room".
- Princess Audrey's confusion upon waking up alone, whilst wearing a skimpy nightie, make it very clear that she and Vandal have indeed consummated their marriage.
- In the episode "War World", John is shown picking up a discarded calendar featuring a nude alien pinup girl, proclaiming "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
- At the end of "Double Date", after The Question confesses that he helped Huntress because he likes her, Huntress then drags him by his tie off screen to "thank" him. Two guesses what happened. Black Canary knew:
Black Canary: I'm sorry, but...ew.
- The best part? Question has no idea what's happening. Implying that this is the night he lost something... important.
- "Double Date" has a second, blatant one; grotesque Politically Incorrect Villain Mandragora, while being guarded in a safehouse as a witness, hits on Black Canary while eating (and then licking) a plate of Freudian Oysters, telling an enraged Green Arrow to run off and fetch more oysters while he stays with GA's girlfriend since he likes them "sweet and juicy". Really, words don't do justice to how sleazy the scene is.
- Pretty much everything in "Double Date" is filled with blatant sexual innuendo. It's like they didn't even care if they got caught.
- "Double Date" was written by Gail Simone. It was obvious this was an episode for the older fans from that fact alone.
- Like BC has room to talk — her character design has to be the most obvious Fanservice of the series. Her initial conversation/sparring session with Green Arrow in "The Cat and the Canary" — sans jacket — is jaw-dropping, all blonde hair and curves flattening on the mat. She lets him get on top of her and pin her arms behind her back, to convince him to do her a favor. Really, any episode with Canary or Roulette in it is made for fanservice.
- Zatanna could give Black Canary a run for her money in the Fanservice department. Of course ...
- And then there was the time Vixen ambushed John Stewart by pulling him into a side room with hope for some alone time.
- In "Secret Society", as the team starts in-fighting, Hawkgirl nearly calls Wonder Woman a stuck-up bitch but is cut short.
- Likewise in Part 2, some of The Shade's goons from the last episode are seen walking out of a seedy-looking club with loud music, explaining they only got out because one guy's mom put up bail. "How's she gonna pay it all back?" "Eh, she'll just have to keep dancing for a few more years." Yes, folks, we just got a strip club on Cartoon Network.
- In "The Balance", Hermes delivers to Wonder Woman a message from Zeus to invade Tartarus.
He's telling me to go to— Hermes: Basically.
- When Hermes accidentally gives Diana the wrong message: "For a good time, call Podemanus...?"
Hermes: I think I've got a shot; it's her cell number.
- The name "Podemanus" may itself be a pun, albeit a Latin one rather than Greek. Pode is the "second-person singular present active imperative" of podeo/pudeo, meaning shame or external genitalia (as in pudendum). Manus means hands. Podemanus gives the impression of someone who's into mixing the two, hopefully with a pleasurable outcome.
- Faust, the villain of the episode, currently a ghost trapped in a mirror, is lecturing his student on proper potion-making:
Felix Faust: Tala, you've come a long way since my untimely demise, but the student, however gifted, still has much to learn from the teacher.
Tala: *flirtatiously* Maybe I wouldn't if we'd spent more time on curriculum, and less time— *cut off by her potion exploding*
- Later in the same episode, the ladies are deep in Tartarus:
... You haven't even broken a sweat. Wonder Woman:
What? I do
Oh please, you practically glow. I wouldn't be surprised if you never have to... (cutoff)
- Grodd makes a literal example of this trope in "Alive!"
Grodd: I'm not some monkey in a cage throwing—
- Grodd's preference for human women. He's so into them he took his gorilla lover and made her into a human just to suit his particular fetish.
- In "A Better World," after breaking out of the Justice Lords' holding cells:
: I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm ready to kick some serious— (Flash interrupts)
- After Brainiac captures Superman in "Twilight" and attempts to convince him that Evil Feels Good, Superman gives him this response;
I am Krypton. Superman:
You're a perversion, dishonoring the very memory of my father and all my people. Brainiac:
And this is your final decision? Superman:
Read my lips. Go to- (cutoff) Brainiac:
Unfortunate, but predictable.
- And there's Hawkgirl's response in "The Terror Beyond" when being held by a giant alien squid who is definitely not Cthulhu (well, kind of—he just has an I tacked on before his name);
Speak to me, child of Thanagar. Hawkgirl: Nothing to say
. I have a gesture
for you, but my hands are tied.
- In "Hunter's Moon", Hawkgirl and Vixen have a conversation about Green Lantern, and both of them mention that they've seen the inside of his underwear drawer.
- There's a scene in "Epilogue" where Waller tries to explain that she obtained Batman's DNA (for one of her late genetics experiments) from blood he left at the scene of a fight. Judging by her face, you almost get the feeling she phrased it like this on purpose:
Waller: Bruce's DNA was easy enough to obtain: he left it all over town.
(cut to Terry giving Waller an awkward stare.)
Waller: ...not remotely what I meant.
(flashback of the original Batman, wounded enough to draw blood)
- Given that Terry had by that time read up about Bruce's old playboy act, this is getting crap past and yet another way of hooking the Batman Beyond series to the older shows one more time, AS the fat lady (Waller) is singing.
- Another one-scene wonder in Epilogue: pay close attention when Ace dies and the new Royal Flush Gang reverts to their non-powered true selves. The new Queen, a Brawn Hilda type woman, reverts to a fat man.
- In "I Am Legion", Hawkgirl on Flash gazing at his new crush Fire (talking to her gal-pal Ice): "You'd probably be wasting your time anyway. I hear she's, y'know... [long, Flash-panicking pause] Brazilian."
- Doubles as a Mythology Gag, as Fire and Ice are close friends with a certain amount of Les Yay in the comic.
- Then there is the scene of them traveling to the island. Complete with Male Gaze on Fire as the episode makes it known to Flash, and the viewers old enough to get it, about her "assets"
- In "Shadow of the Hawk", while visiting an archaeological dig the day after their first date, Carter Hall tells Hawkgirl that he misses the dress she wore. Hawkgirl replies, "You didn't miss it last night."
- In "Grudge Match", the radar is invoked and Played for Laughs:
Huntress: So... What are you wearing?
Question: (sigh) Blue overcoat. Fedora.
Huntress: You really stink at this.
Question: ... Orange socks?
- A few fanmade images of certain content seem to lampshade this scene by showing Huntress be surprised at a pantsless Question - or rather, by the fact his manhood is also sporting a small overcoat and fedora of its own!
- "Keep her busy so I can take her from behind!"
- "I know your kind, Roulette! You like to watch..."
- "I do fine on my own"
"I did what
?" Wonder Woman:
"I know how you feel."
- Sonar, after Luthor breaks up a fight between Roulette and Tala: "C'mon, let them go at it for a minute."
- Hell, Luthor basically admits that this kind of male interest is why a series of Designated Girl Fights would be more successful than the existing structure of the Meta Brawl.
- When Roulette and Sonar are beaten, Roulette is tossed face down on Sonar's lap...
- About a metric ton of Male Gaze shots.
- Before Black Canary and Huntress have their Rocky shot ending, they take off their jacket and belt, respectively.
- "The Great Brain Robbery": The "Freaky Friday" Flip-suffering Flash is implied to have sex with supervillain Tala while in Lex Luthor's body. Quoth the Flash after Tala pulls him aside (off camera) to "rest": "Hey. That's not restful." She also implies he's better than Lex because he's warm and giving (and enthusiastic). (There's also a strong implication that Tala had previously slept with Grodd, who is a sapient gorilla).
- No wonder she chose Lex then. By human standards, gorillas are awfully underequipped in a certain manner.
- Creators kinda tried to deny that Flash and Tala had sex in that scene (after some furor about the moral implications of such an act), but how else could you interpret Tala's words afterwards?:
You're so different, so attentive, so caring, so enthusiastic... I like it.
- Note also her apparent disappointment upon Lex's return.
- Still regarding Tala's relationship with Grodd, we have this wonderful line delivered by the gorilla:
Ah, Tala. I so miss bending you to my will.
- Who can forget the Grand Finale close-up of Luthor's rapturous face as he exclaims "Brainiac, I'm coming!" Also, "I want to merge with you again!" Hell, the entire Brainiac/Luthor relationship has more Ho Yay than you can shake a stick at.
- And there is also the exchange between Green Lantern and Flash after the latter appears in a commercial for a power bar ("Eclipsed"). The Flash uses the money he receives to buy (of all things) a van:
Lantern: Why do you need a van... wait, I don't wanna know.
- Followed by Flash stating that its an expression of his inner self. He then presses a button and the van begins to move up and down.
- And if that wasn't a bad enough visual metaphor, the Flash Van starts spraying windshield wiper fluids soon after.
- In "Dark Heart," The Atom gets a ride to the fight in Wonder Woman's cleavage.
- The episode "Knight of Shadows" included Wonder Woman and Flash rescuing a magazine publisher who was very obviously a No Celebrities Were Harmed Hugh Hefner at his Totally not-Playboy mansion. She gets propositioned, and Flash insists he buys the magazines For The Articles.
- They could have stopped at putting a Playboy mansion in this, but no. They had to take it further by showing us the Hefner Captain Ersatz' bed room. His bed has a... manly shape to it. Of course, we only got to see this because Wonder Woman wanted to see Hefner's stone. She meant the Philosopher's Stone. He thought she wanted to see something else...
- For God's sake, while Wonder Woman is doing that, Flash is in the FREAKING GROTTO! They even have the women positioned so that, until they turn, it appears that they are topless.
- A more serious example, thanks to careful editing, is the scene where Aquaman cuts off his own hand and they blatantly say that he did it! ("The Enemy Below") Also, "A Better World": parallel Superman glaring at Lex Luthor with glowing eyes as he decides that he's tired of playing the hero, when the camera cuts away to Batman, who suddenly asks Wonder Woman if she smells something burning...
- This exchange from "Hereafter":
: You're no Superman. Lobo
: The ladies say different.
- Flash to Hawkgirl in "Only a Dream": "You look beat. Come on, time to hit the sack! *Hawkgirl stares, Flash throws up his hands* Uh, I mean...you know...I'll, uh, I'll take first watch."
- In the episode "Flash and Substance", Captain Boomerang complains to Mirror Master, "You just pull another mirror out of your blinkin' arsenal." Even better, his Aussie accent makes the "r" almost inaudible.
- In the comics, at least, Cap is half-Australian, so even with the R in it doesn't really change the meaning as far as he's concerned.
- Then there's the opening scene:
- Non-sex example: The orbit-to-surface energy weapon on the Watchtower satellite was once named in dialog as the "Binary Fusion Generator".
- Then there's the Corrupt Corporate Executive villain of "Metamorphosis" who seems to love his daughter just a little too much...He goes to visit her in her apartment like he's picking her up for a date (bringing flowers, making a last minute hair and breath check) and then later when they hug, he appears to smell her hair.
- And then there's the fact he tries to kill her boyfriend, turns him into a super-powered freak and then when he himself gets turned into a gigantic mutant monster, the first thing he does is go after his daughter and carry her off like King Kong.
- He also tries to kill Green Lantern for consoling his daughter with a hug. A subtle addition is his face that, despite its relative shapelessness as a blob, conveys the disgust and anger of a scorned lover when he is mistaken by his daughter to be Rex. With the three above comments, and all the evidence given, we can say this is completely intentional.
- The opening scene of "Wild Cards" is a shot of the Watchtower with audio of Hawkgirl and Green Lantern looking for something (turns out they're financial records).
Shayera: Uh-huh... that's it... right there.
John: No, it's not.
Shayera: I think I would know.
- And then a little later in the episode, when the Royal Flush Gang are getting their intro, the camera is poised right at Queen's crotch for a good 2 seconds. Yikes!
- Joker isn't exactly subtle about his feelings towards Batman in this gem:
- Nor is he subtle about commenting about John and Hawkgirl:
Joker: Whew! Is it just me, or is there something going on between those two? Will Green Lantern ever admit to his true feelings? Will Hawkgirl ever stop sublimating her passions with that big honking mace?
- Worst of all is the implied pedophilia between the Joker and Ace. This isn't a viewer interpretation. It is literally a plot point. Batman uses it to get Harley to expose Joker's hideout in a jealous rage, which incidentally only further strengthens the point they're trying to get across. Whether Batman is trying to turn Harley against Joker with lies or truth, the fact remains that he was implying pedophilia.
- We are all provided a Male Gaze of Queen by the cameraman. The fact that she is a teen also comes close to crossing the line into ephebophilia.
- At the end of the episode, an injured John is laying in bed (shirtless and possibly naked) and ends the UST between he and Hawkgirl by removing her mask with the romance and slow intensity most movies would use to remove the woman's shirt and passionately kiss her. Black out and cut back to Las Vegas where an old lady (who's been at the slot machine the whole episode) hits the jackpot and exclaims "Finally!" just to let the audience know, yes, GL and Hawkgirl will now bone.
Old Woman: ... well it's about time! *cue jackpot sound* (subtle)
- It's also a reference to fans going berserk over the tension between the two being resolved.
- In the final part of "Starcrossed", during the final battle between Green Lantern and Hro Talak in "Starcrossed", John tells Talak to "Kiss my axe!" He did make an axe with his ring, but the delivery of the line sounds so much like "ass" that many fans think that's actually what he said.
- In the same episode, Martian Manhunter delves deep into Kragger (Hro Talak's right hand man)'s head. the first thing he sees is a destroyed statue of Hawkgirl (Talak's fiance, last they knew), followed by a statue of the man right beside Talak, so close they could make a doorway between their legs. Bruce Timm states this was intentional.
- In "Fearful Symmetry", upon finding out about Galatea, Green Arrow notes that she is identical to Supergirl, just more "mature." The camera is centered squarely on Galatea's chest. Not surprising considering who Galatea is basically an Expy of. She even has the Cleavage Window!
- There's also the scene where Question was interrogating the reporter who Galatea had been seeing. Apparently he knew that she had trouble sleeping. Somehow.
- When the Question decrypted some Cadmus files in "Question Authority", there appears to be one titled 'BRAZILBOYZ'.
- The episode "This Little Piggy" has a pretty good one, right before Circe turns Wonder Woman into a pig.
Circe: "When I'm done with you, Hippolyta won't want you for a daughter, and your pointy eared boyfriend here won't want you for anything."
- The commentary is even funnier as the producers point out how Bruce is nicer to Diana when she's a pig than when she's a person, especially since they note this during the scene where he's petting her. Diana would've had a fit if she knew.
- The ending heavily implied that she remembered everything.
- In "Ultimatum", Batman says "Mine are bigger than yours." to Amanda Waller. Of course, he was talking about how he had Superman and Aquaman on his side while she just had mooks.
- The fact that he gives a (rather forced-looking) grin when he says it doesn't help. This is Batman, after all.
- Only sex-related in "This Little Piggy". Wonder Woman is looking wistfully at the couples out on the town, and as her eyes move from one couple to the next, they also just happen to be following two men walking together at the same time.
- Similarly, Batman's famous nightclub blues ballad includes one quick shot of the audience. Comprised entirely of male couples. It appears Batman sang the blues at a gay club. Circe might've just wanted an all-male audience for vanity's sake, but it does give an impression anyway. When Circe claims she is as good as the Sirens at charming men, the all-male audience give her blank looks followed by polite/baffled clapping. It doesn't help that Medusa says the club is on Mykonos, a Greek island known for its gay tourism.
- How about in "Paradise Lost" with the blatant, in-your-face rape imagery?
- In the episode "Hawk and Dove"...
Dove: Why don't you calm down, and I'll let you go.
Goon: Why don't you kiss my ah-AACK! (Hawk punches him)
- Let's not forget about "Chaos at the Earth's Core", where S.T.R.I.P.E utters "this is a load of crabcakes". A very moderate example, but an example all the same.
- In "To Another Shore", as Martian Manhunter is grabbing Killer Frost and flying her up into the air, she says "Hey, watch the hands!". While this is probably not intentional on his part, and he's in a hurry, his arms are crossed directly over her breasts.
- In "Secret Society" Shade remarks "this just gets better and better" upon seeing Giganta grow in order to break through a wall. He's standing at her feet, looking up, and she's wearing a short dress.
- In "To Another Shore", a similar occurence happens. Giganta, Heatwave, and some other guys are out on a mission. At one point the group starts to walk off, with Giganta still in her giant form. Heatwave walks underneath her, and they actually make a point of showing him briefly stopping and looking up as he does so!
- In the same episode, Grodd mentions how bad decisions can come from of 'one of those moods that you get in from time to time'. Giganta replies "I hear that!", which is out-of-the-blue enough to make one suspect that she's actually talking about something a little different...
- Wonder Woman: "Men! Unless you do it yourself, it doesn't count." Oh Wondy, you really have no idea do you?
- There's this exchange between Deadshot and Wonder Woman in "The Enemy Below":
Deadshot: Why would a hired gun try to shoot somebody? Could it be someone paid me to?
Wonder Woman: Who?
Deadshot: Oh, come on, babe. You know I can't tell you that. Professional ethics.
Deadshot: But, then again, if you make it worth my while...
Batman: I'll take it from here.
[Deadshot gets dragged off by Batman]
- A reporter rudely calls out Wonder Woman on her choice of clothes ("Eclipsed"):
Godfrey: Role model? Look, I've seen showgirls with more modesty than this so-called Wonder Woman.
[Wonder Woman breaks the television]
Wonder Woman: I will not tolerate this!
Green Lantern: Princess, I don't like Godfrey any more than you do, but in this country the man's entitled to his opinion. However bone-headed it is.
The Flash: Democracy in action. Hey, didn't the Greeks invent that?
[Woman Woman glares and goes over to check her reflection]
Wonder Woman: And what's wrong with the way I dress?!
The Flash: [to Green Lantern] Uh... You wanna take that?
- Poor Mercy gets harassed/propositioned/verbally abused multiple times by Lex Luthor in "Tabula Rasa." His taunts implied that they previously had a sexual relationship. Even a few of the Leaguers referred to their not-so-professional relationship.
- In the Batman/Superman crossover film produced before Justice League, Lex and Mercy are explicitly shown sharing a bed.
- In "The Balance," in the scene where the League's magical members are freaking out, record and reverse Zatanna's backwards ramblings. She's saying "Help us... please! All is lost! Faust sits on the throne of Hell!" And other than it being reversed, it's in no way censored (remember above, where the word "Hell" is subjected to a Curse Cut Short when said forwards later in the same episode).
- And let us not forget, from the same episode, Flash announcing to the entire lunchroom: "I had dinner with two women at the same time. Cause I'm a stud~!"
- ...and then accidentally squelching his hand into a plate of mashed potatoes, standing there awkwardly with white gunk◊ all over his hands, and then licking it off.
- In "Ancient History", when Vixen and Hawkgirl are teasing each other back and forth while exercising, Vixen comments that Hawkgirl should stop lifting weights or she'll start getting bulky. Hawkgirl replies that she's just trying to maintain her girlish figure, then trails off grumbling "My girlish, girlish figure..." while the camera centers on her chest.
- Shadow thief has two instances where he insults Hawkgirl and Vixen; in which he calls the first,"Harlot", and the other,"Zoo candy."
- In "Patriot Act", during an elevator conversation, Vigilante and Shining Knight converse about a movie they were pulled away from. The movie in question? Dirty Harry
- In "The Ties That Bind" Flash, Mr. Miracle and Big Barda just come out of Barda's boom tube. Flash then proceeds to ask, in an episode that focuses on his immaturity: "Why can't your boob tube get us closer?"
- Except that a boob tube is slang for a television.
- Which is probably why they were able to use the gag at all, but the fact that Wally is blatantly staring at Barda's chest when he says it makes it clear how the joke was intended.
- In "Twilight, Part 1", Superman tries to enlarge a hole in Brainiac's forcefield. As part of the plan, Darkseid then fires a energy cannon at Brainiac. The beam pass between Superman's legs and its colored yellow.
- In "Task Force X", Deadshot is introduced to the eponymous group, and comments on seeing pictures of Plastique, an explosives expert.
Plastique: And that's all you're gonna see, killer.
- Those two flirted the whole episode.
- Could be a reference to Plastique's Defeat by Modesty she suffered in the comics when up against Firestorm.
- In "For The Man Who Has Everything," just before Wonder Woman fires the neural impactor at Mongul, she says "Go. To - " The blast when she shoots the weapon drowns out her last word, but you can read her lips and it's pretty obvious that the last word was "Hell."
- The uncensored "Go to hell!" was used in the comic story from which this episode was adapted. As one of the best lines, they had to at least *try* to get it in.
- "Far From Home" doesn't even try for subtlety. When Supergirl catches Brainiac 5 from being thrown across the room, Brainiac questions why she's holding him, leading to this gem:
Supergirl: Maybe I was just trying to cop a feel.