Cat and the Bat
Original airdate 10/02/04
would the Batman be without his fierce felonious feline
femme fatale Catwoman? He'd probably still be a guy in a
bat suit but with half the sexual tension.
Kyle is a wealthy socialite that shops by day and burgles
priceless trinkets by night. Something in her past has caused
her to develop a cat fetish which manifests itself in her
selection of pets, her feline themed wordplay and choice
trying to steal a jade statue from an Asian crime lord,
she runs into the Batman. The two play cat and mouse on
the rooftops for awhile before Catwoman gets the best of
Batman. How the hell did this guy last three years in Gotham
when he can't even beat up a wealthy socialite dressed as
a floppy eared cat?
is stunned, Catwoman helps herself to Batman's utility belt
which may or may not have been what she was reaching for
down there. This leads to Saturday morning hilarity when
Selina fiddles with it and causes the various Bat-equipment
to wreak havoc in the Bat-cave.
yadda and Catwoman and Batman team up to fight ninjas.
I noticed last week continued this week. In the first episode,
Batman is still talked about by police and reporters as
if he were an urban legend. In Traction,
the reporter asks police to comment on rumors of Batman's
disappearance and they do. This week, the front page of
the newspaper has wonderfully posed pictures of both Batman
How can the
guy be an urban legend when the police talk about him and
the newspaper has pictures of him? "No comment" from the
police and an artist's rendering on the front page would
seem to make more sense in overall continuity.
last week's Traction was the most brutal fight we've
seen Batman in, then this week wins for most agile fight.
Anytime there is a fight involving ninjas with Catwoman
and Batman on the beams of a ceiling, the real winners are
herself, though voiced by Gina Gershon, was nothing special.
The writing team didn't do much to update her or flesh out
her character. The design team used the cat goggles Catwoman
currently uses in comics, but also gave her giant cat ears
which actually reminded me more of Fievel the mouse.
I guess we should
all just be glad she wasn't wearing shredded leather pants.