Play Date is the fourteenth episode of the first season of Justice League Action. It is the overall fourteenth episode of the series.
When the Watch Tower is invaded by Toyman and his army of...toys, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman are turned into players in a twisted version of a fighting game and now Cyborg will need all of his gaming skills to get out of this one.
Cultural References Edit
- The game BLVD Brawlers 2 is a parody of Street Fighter Alpha 2, the famous fighting game and franchise.
- Superman throwing his insignia at Batman is a clear reference to Superman 2, where Superman tore his insignia off and threw it at Non.
- Superman's intro includes him standing on the moon near an American flag, this is a reference to the 1957 George Reeves Superman TV series.
- Batman's intro leap is a clear reference to Batman's building leap from the Dark Knight Returns.
- Before jumping down, Batman does a pose standing on top of a gargoyle, which is a reference to a popular comic art piece done by Jim Lee.
- Batman's game phrase of "I AM BATMAN!" is a reference to a popularly quoted line by Batman fans from the Batman the Animated Series episode "Nothing to Fear" that is now synonymous with voice actor Kevin Conroy: "I am Vengeance! I am the Night! I AM BATMAN!"
- When Wonder Woman is selected, a small bit of the 1975 Wonder Woman TV theme song plays, albeit altered with chiptune sounds to reflect its use in a video game.
- The various levels in the game Toyman uses are based off the ones used in Injustice: Gods Among Us.
- The Batmobile that appears in Batman's fight with Wonder Woman is the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman TV Series.
- In a close up shot of Wonder Woman during her battle with Batman, viewers can see two other Batmobiles parked in the garage below the 1966 Batmobile: The 1989 Batmobile from the Tim Burton films and the 1993 Batmobile from the Animated Series.
- The Batcave game background has the display case, turbolift and Batcomputer from the Gotham Knights era of Batman the Animated Series and Batman Beyond.
- The alternate costumes for Wonder Woman in the game are:
- The 1975 Lynda Carter Wonder Woman outfit and scuba swimsuit.
- Her silver and red outfit with the pony tail she wore in the direct to video film Justice League War, which was a variant of her New 52 costume in the comics.
- The 1974 Cathy Lee Crosby outfit from the Wonder Woman TV movie, which was the only time Wonder Woman was depicted as having blonde hair on televison.
- Some of the decorations on the reformatted Training Room walls are an alien from the Atari game Space Invaders and a Piranha Plant from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.
- One of the robotic toys Toyman has as his personal army resembles a mash-up of Gigan and Godzilla from the popular Godzilla tokusatsu film series made by Toho.
- The Batman Doll that Cyborg controls has a violet version of Batman's cowl and cape, which is a reference to the Batman of Zur-en-Ah.
- In one frame of a still shot during the Wonder Woman vs. Batman fight, viewers can see parts of Batman's Power Suit from Baman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Dark Knight Returns in a storage case.