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Krypto The Superdog: Episode Reviews
Season 1 - Episode 24: Bat Hound and The Robin/Furry FishReviewed by: Felix Vasquez
Actors & Roles this episode:
Samuel Vincent - Krypto
Alberto Ghisi - Kevin
Nicole Oliver - Kevin's Mom
Brian Drummond - Streaky the Cat
Tabitha St. Germain - Andrea/Melanie
Bat Hound and the RobinWritten by: Ken Koonce and Michael Merton
Directed by: Scott Jeralds
Get it? Bat Hound and the Robin? Har har, woozle wuzzle. In an attempt to get Bat Hound off their tails, the joker's hyenas kidnap an innocent robin and throw him in to danger, but Bat Hound saves the Robin valiantly. However little does he know, that that little robin, and that little deed will not go unpunished. Because as he goes on the chase for the hyenas, that little Robin just assigned himself as Bat Hound's sidekick as - do I even have to say it? "Robin". Robin isn't your usual heroic sidekick, I mean not many sidekicks let the villains get away, ruin the heroes only mode of getting around, and feed him worms. As Bat Hound explains to Krypto, Robin is quite a hand full, and Krypto, skeptical, experiences whole hog what Robin is all about when he finds Krypto's space ship and explains he needs to repay Bat Hound for saving his life, yet still can't quite lose him. However Robin explains that the hyenas are about to steal pillow cases, but they're again foiled when Robin gets Krypto doused with Kryptonite powder, and gets Bat Hound stuck in a pillowcase which turns him into a pillow. But Robin finally proves himself in the end saving Krypto, helping Bat Hound, and seals the debt becoming a hero to fight crime in his own right, while Bat Hound licks his wounds caused by the rambunctious Robin.
Furry FishWritten by: Wendell Morris
Directed by: Scott Jeralds
Krypto and Streaky get a taste of fish life in this episode when massive tidal waves begin sucking in the sand from the beach, and they're doused with Red Kryptonite and turned into fish. This ability grants them the opportunity to discover why the land is being sucked in to the water, while enjoying underwater life, of course. But their enjoyment is suddenly short-lived as they find themselves being chased by a rather persistent shark. They gain an ally in a bottle nosed dolphin (a friend of Aquaman's, perhaps?) who leads them to safety. After some rather exciting underwater chase scenes and good animation, Aqua-Krypto and Streaky discover that mean old Mekanikat is back at it yet again stealing the world's supply of sand which he's going to use to sell as kitty litter. I loved the dolphin's reaction to Krypto's explanation of what kitty litter is for, and that dolphin is a fun character. Unfortunately, this was an episode I would have really loved to be the whole story for this episode. It had a grand epic feel to it with the underwater scenes and it would have been a blast had the entire episode been devoted to this story, alone. But for what it's worth this was a great adventure for Krypto and Streaky.
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