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We sure are gonna miss Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Only a handful of episodes remain of the exuberant Cartoon Network series, and clearly there's no been no slacking off in the writers' room. This week's installment, "Triumvirate of Terror" (airing Friday, October 7 at 6/5c), is a charming and lighthearted tribute to the "Big 3" of DC Comics, with Superman and Wonder Woman teaming up with the Dark Knight. The trio meets at a diner for a meal of bacon cheeseburgers, fries and shakes while discussing what items to leave in a superhero time capsule. The fun doesn't last for long when their archenemies — the Joker, Lex Luthor and Cheetah — plan a team-up of their own. After years of futility they decide to switch adversaries: Luthor takes on Batman, Joker goes after Wonder Woman and Cheetah faces Superman.

As always, the guest casting is superb, including The Cleveland Show's Kevin Michael Richardson as Lex Luthor, V vet Morena Baccarin voicing Cheetah and Hitchcock icon Tippi Hedren as Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta.

Also showcasing the series' whimsical tone is the episode's hilarious opening segment, featuring a baseball game between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom which includes a comically endearing pep talk from Batman: "Even in baseball, good always triumphs over evil."

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