Thursday, December 18, 2014

Super Mates Episode 21: Merry Christmas from the DC Animated Universe!

Have a Timm and Dini Christmas, it’s the best time of the year! Chris and Cindy celebrate the season by discussing some favorite yuletide themed works by Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and the fine folks at Warner Brothers Animation!

First off is The Batman Adventures Holiday Special. Follow the heroes and villains of Gotham throughout December, as they spread Christmas cheer…and mayhem! Batman and Batgirl face off against Clayface, Harley and Ivy, Mister Freeze and the Joker! This comic inspired The New Batman Adventures episode, “Holiday Knights” and that episode is discussed as well.

The focus shifts to the Justice League animated series, and the season two episode, “Comfort and Joy”. The Justice Leaguers spend the holidays in their own unique ways: Green Lantern and Hawkgirl party, Flash tries to find the perfect gift for some special kids, and Superman shares his homespun Christmas with his fellow alien friend, the Martian Manhunter. It’s a funny, touching, and surprisingly spiritual day in the life of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes.

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Chris (aka Earth 2 Chris) co-hosts the Power Records Podcast with the esteemed Rob Kelly over at the Fire and Water Podcast feed! 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!


  1. Very fun Xmas episode! I don't think I'm the only SMP listener who would like to see you guys tackle BTAS, episode by episode, ala WHO'S WHO. You both clearly have a real passion for that show.

    Chris' reaction to Cindy picking up the BTAS theme without missing a beat was genuinely touching.

    I love the use of source music during the BTAS recaps. I should do something like that on F&W, but I am far too lazy.

    One final thought: for an Xmas episode, you guys sure did have potty mouths.

    Merry Christmas Super Mates Podcast!

  2. Thanks Rob! Hmm...every BTAS episode, huh? That's a VERY good idea. We may have to do that.

    Just like 90% of the show, Cindy picking up the following bars of the BTAS theme was a totally spontaneous things. It IS one of the reasons I love her so. :-)

    I went a little nuts with the music and the sound bites in this one. I guess the Christmas Spirit just got into me...but not enough to clean up our language, apparently!

    Merry Christmas back at ya, Rob!