Chosen One of the Day: The one and only Birds of Prey

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Sep 14, 2017

Superheroes get into all sorts of tough spots in their daily adventures. They swing from rooftops, fly around the world, fight off nefarious foes with nothing but their wits and occasional superpowers, perform complex song and dance routines to entertain and distract a room full of Gotham’s biggest gangsters.

Wait … do they not normally do the last one?

Tell that to the one and only Birds of Prey, who busted out a fully choreographed routine in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

B:TBatB was no stranger to a song and dance number or two. After all, we owe the entire The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover episode last year to an episode in which the Music Meister gets all the heroes to perform their feelings, including a number where Black Canary sings a ballad to Batman while kicking bad guys in the face.

 

But this particular performance is an animal unto itself.

Allow me to set the stage. Catwoman, Black Canary, and the Huntress arrive at the Iceberg Lounge looking to steal back a magic cloak from Batman himself. You see, earlier in the episode, Two Face dropped a spotlight on the Caped Crusader, knocking him out, giving him amnesia, and convincing him he is in fact, the mobster, Matches Malone. Malone proceeds to go on a crime spree which can only be stopped by the crime fighting females. But when you accidentally find yourself on stage at an evil hangout, you’ve gotta think on your feet.

Good thing these ladies thought to take some time out of their crime fighting (and crime committing in Catwoman’s case) to attend a few dance and singing classes. These ladies really can do it all.

You know who apparently can’t though? The men of the Justice League. Turns out, not only are the Birds pointing out how absolutely amazing they are, they're doing it to the detriment of all the men of the JLA. Guys, ladies talk, often about things you’d rather they didn’t share with their friends. And sometimes they put all that gossip into a song, and sometimes that song airs as a routine on a children’s show.

 

And sometimes DC/WB receive so many complaints about the content of that song that they reanimate certain shots and remove the episode from the DVD set altogether.

Some parents just can’t take a good dick joke (or 12) in their children’s programming.