Western Animation Batman The Animated Series Discussion

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10:38:16 PM Jan 19th 2013
edited by Candi
"the producers themselves did not understand why Farmer Brown would be demanding payment from the city, since he obviously already has cash. Revenge makes perfect sense, but extortion does not and they offered no explanation."

Maybe not in itself, but yanking cash from the city that shut him down as part of his revenge does. Particularly since your average city, corrupt or not, does not have that much cash to spare.

As for the initial funding: The case was apparently in the news. (The giant bull going berserk probably assured it for that day, at least.) Once the final decision was handed down, the Bat / DCA Uverse has plenty of villains able and willing to pay cash for Farmer Brown's ''assistance.

http://dcanimated.wikia.com/wiki/DCAU_Wiki has a huge amount of episode guides for the differing relevant Batman series.
07:25:12 AM Sep 18th 2012
edited by urutapu
  • Enhanced on DVD: A few things slipped through the cracks, however, such as Batman typing on a smooth, blank panel instead of a keyboard in "Harley and Ivy".

JBK 405, I can't provide an example for this because I didn't keep notes about the original broadcast of this series when I was two years old. I'm basing the entry on the DVD commentary of "Harley and Ivy" where they point out the non-keyboard and go on to say that generally mistakes were corrected in time for re-runs, without them actually going into detail.
01:44:29 PM Sep 24th 2012
edited by JBK405
We need to have some examples, otherwise it's a Zero-Context Example. Aversions-as-examples can work if it is a ubiquitous trope, but Enhanced on DVD is not prevalent enough to count. As it is, we need to put something in the entry apart from places where it did not happen to explain how it does apply to the series.
04:13:09 AM Jan 7th 2012
New entries for Villainous Breakdown: - Charlie, the accountant that Joker used as an unwilling pawn in "Joker's Favor" to help Harley sneak the Clown Prince of Crime into Gordon's honors coronation, used one against both Joker and Batman in one crowning Batman Gambit in which he not only gave a flat-out punch that knocked the Joker flat on his feet, but delivered a hefty "The Reason You Suck" Speech, while dangling a ( deactivated) bomb , that kept the only person who, for the past two years, has been making his life a living hell paralyzed with fear before his feet. - Poison Ivy, almost true to her character in "Pretty Poison", has one over her plants being maimed, burnt, or, through her eyes, "killed".
06:45:34 AM Aug 26th 2011
I'm really not sure if a criminal wearing a skull-shirt is a Shout-Out to The Punisher. It was here a few months ago and I deleted it then because, frankly, it's a (relatively) generic design. A shirt with a skull on it. I've seen people wearing shirts like that in real life. It's not a design unique to the character, like the various superhero logos or costumes, but a pre-existing thing that he co-opted.

Was there anything in the scene to imply it was a specific comic reference?
09:41:04 PM Mar 19th 2011
My point about Candace being a Faux Action Girl is that she was identified as The Dragon, and you generally expect The Dragon to be action-oriented.
12:22:02 PM Feb 21st 2011
I just bought vol 1 2 and 3, anything I should keep in mind?
12:29:49 AM Mar 13th 2011
Just to keep an open mind, really.
07:12:13 PM Jan 11th 2011

Pre-empting the edit war, let's clear this up. I was not the one who originally added this Nostalgia Chick quote, and if I was going to write the Bechdel Test entry all on my own I wouldn't do it this way, but I don't see any actually problem with using this quote. Many articles on TV Tropes include quotes, comments and observations from reviewers, articles, etc. to explain or supplement their invidiaul trope entries. Why shouldn't this one be included?
07:24:06 PM Jan 11th 2011
although it mentions batman, it is not really talking about batman.
07:27:41 PM Jan 11th 2011
It's talking about how Batman is one of the few shows to include more than one "interesting and complex female characters." Seems to cover it pretty well. Of course, I haven't seen her video where she goes over this (Hey, I haven't seen everything on TGWTG.com, there's a lot to work through), what's it actually from?
08:01:20 PM Jan 11th 2011
but batman is not the main subject of the quote, the main subject of the quote is superheros in general.
08:07:08 PM Jan 11th 2011
It seems to me it's Lindsay giving context, explaing just how special Batman is by doing this when so many of the other series in the same genre don't.
08:21:06 PM Jan 11th 2011
edited by dontcallmewave
but still, the sentence itself is talking about comic books in general,and is using batman only as an example
07:11:53 AM Jan 12th 2011
JBK is right about it being context. My main objection to it is sort of a Pet Peeve about how every page seems to have someone having tossed in a quote just to say "See! See! The Nostalgia Chick/The Nostalgia Critic said something about it!"
09:44:59 AM Dec 26th 2010
edited by JBK405
Sorry, please diregard this, I was trying to respond to the above topic and hit "New topic" instead of "reply"
06:19:48 AM Dec 26th 2010
If we only have one item on the CMOA page and a link to the DCAU CMOA page, could we move the one item over to the DCAU page and reroute the CMOA link?
09:45:37 AM Dec 26th 2010
I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure the intention of the new system is for there not to be any general CMOA pages for entire genre's (Or large shared universes), but instead to have all the info on the individual pages for the main works.

Is there an official policy?
11:26:45 PM Dec 26th 2010
I personally prefer them on individual pages attached to the main work page since general pages are usually difficult to find if you don't already know they exist.
01:30:30 AM May 11th 2010
I took out this because the direct influence from anime is felt much more in later DCAU series than in this one (Just look at the aliens in the Justice League premiere). Animesque should be in theory "Easy to mistake it for being Japanese in origin," which this is not. And a lot of people just don't seem to get that animesque doesn't mean "animated in Asia." About three-quarters of American made shows are outsourced to Asia to begin with, so quoting animation studios means nothing.
  • Animesque: Japanese Animation is cited as one of the stylistic inspirations of this series, and point in fact it is animated by Sunrise Studio of the Gundam franchise fame.
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