It is rare that something I have super-high expectations for not only hits the mark but exceeds it. Preconceived notions are sometimes the hardest thing the overcome.
But Lauren Faust's Super BFF short in the DC Nation block was even more spectacular than I thought it would be. And best of all, it can be easily seen on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ging4Nqww
Yes, it is silly and cute, as evidenced by the pic above. But it works, made me and the supergirls at home smile and laugh, and included a short-fused and sort of devilish Supergirl. What isn't there to love.
This opening episode includes a flashback origin story for Wonder Girl. We hear her plea to Hippolyta to help her in her quest to follow in the footsteps of Wonder Woman. You immediately know that Donna is a serious young woman with serious goals.
I hope that similar back stories are shown for Batgirl and Supergirl.
Wonder Girl's meditation is interrupted by Batgirl and Supergirl. They want to take the Invisible Jet out for a joy ride. Supergirl wants to TP Lex Luthor's 'secret headquarters'. A wide-eyed and hyperactive Batgirl wants to go to Mexico to get an authentic burrito.
Yep ... Batgirl is Pinkie Pie.
We know that Faust said Supergirl is something of a hothead, feeling overshadowed by Superman.
When Donna continues to refuse to take the jet out for a spin, Kara screams 'why not' and does a super-stomp, shaking the hangar and sending Batgirl on to her bottom.
That is one fierce looking Supergirl! With a short fuse!
Donna says she needs to have the integrity of an Amazon and taking the jet out for a joy ride wouldn't be fitting for someone like her.
Plus ... and probably more on the mark ... Wonder Woman would kill her!
But Batgirl and Supergirl aren't done. Supergirl decides to lean on Wonder Girl's sensibilities saying that one of their stops could be a war torn country to help the orphans. And Batgirl says they could bring a plane load of burritos!
I love that Supergirl is floating here while the others walk. It felt a bit like Tiny Titans where Supergirl is never on the ground. And I love the devious nature of Supergirl as well. Fantastic.
Wonder Girl relents and the girls hop into the Invisible Jet.
Supergirl has a wicked grin as she brings in the Luthor-bound TP.
It is simply a minute and change of pure joy. I thought this was going to be a very good short. It turns out it was even better. This needs to be a full show!