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"Nightmare Monkeys" is the 12th episode of the third season of Young Justice, and the 58th of the overall series.

Logline

Garfield Logan (GREG CIPES) tests out a pair of Goode VR goggles. Then the goggles test him!

Synopsis

 
Burbank
October 15, 16:16 PDT
 
Happy Harbor
October 15, 19:21 EDT
 
Beverly Hills
October 15, 18:39 PDT


Title

Cast and characters

Voice actor Character
Troy Baker Brion Markov
Announcer  
Greg Cipes Tork/Garfield Logan/Beast Boy
Zehra Fazal Violet Harper
Grey Griffin Helga Jace
Stephanie Lemelin Artemis Crock
Jesse McCartney Dick Grayson
Danica McKellar Megan Morse/Miss Martian
Megan Wheeler/Marie Logan
Scott Menville Steve Dayton/Mento  
Chief  
Nolan North Conner Kent
Khary Payton Jefferson Pierce
Robot Man  
Kevin Michael Richardson Tom Bender/Paul Sloane/Conner Manley
Klamulon commander  
Zeno Robinson Victor Stone/Fatherbox
Jason Spisak Monkey
Kid Flash
Fred Bugg/Forager
Deborah Strang Gretchen Goode
Tara Strong Negative Woman  
Casey Brinke  
Hynden Walch Perdita
Elasti-girl/Rita Farr/Rita Lee
Non-speaking roles
Bio-Ship
Blue Beetle (flashback)
Courtney Whitmore (picture)
Doctor Fate (flashback)
Flash (flashback)
Jason Todd (illusion)
Henchy (flashback)
Johann Mintz (flashback)
Piotor Platz (flashback)
Queen Bee (illusion)
Sphere
Ted Kord (illusion)
Tula (illusion)
Wolf
Character debut
Speaking debut
Episode debut


Continuity

  • The Klamulons were first mentioned in "Royal We" by Garfield in his PSA.
  • Paul Sloane describes the cast of Hello, Megan! as close family. This was also established by Sandra Stanyon in "Torch Songs, Part 1".
  • The events at Happy Harbor pick up right after the previous episode, "Another Freak". Violet introduces Victor to the gang and Forager recounts how Violet opened a boom tube.
  • Helga Jace mentions Baron Bedlam and Simon Ecks. Jace was part of their Bedlam Syndicate before she betrayed them and defected in "Eminent Threat".
  • When explaining Halo's origins, Superboy mentions the Mother Box he found in "Royal We" and Artemis recalls her conversation with Doctor Fate in "Private Security".
  • Artemis remembers Violet vehemently rejecting Gabrielle's identity, which she did in "Rescue Op" and "Exceptional Human Beings".
  • Brion bemoans about Dick's recurring advice about being patient, which escalated into a skirmish between the two in "Another Freak".
  • Megan mentions Conner's penchant for adopting strays, a reference to his adoption of both Sphere in "Bereft" and Wolf in "Alpha Male".
  • The heroes joining Beast Boy on the bridge of the Engager are all members of the Team or League who died in the line of duty:
  • Wally's death and Artemis's reaction seen on-screen on the Engager is taken directly from the episode "Endgame".
  • Conner mentions his mission with Dick in the first three episodes ("Princes All", "Royal We" and "Eminent Threat") which was supposed to be a one-time thing. Likewise, Megan notes that they haven't had time together since their engagement in "Princes All".
  • The Martian blood transfusion that Garfield ascribes as the inception of his powers took place in "Image".
YJ Comics On DCU (motion comic 7)

YJ Comics On DCU (motion comic 7)

The motion comic featuring the death of Marie Logan with Marina Sirtis and Danica McKellar reading their lines as Queen Bee and Marie Logan.

  • The death of Marie Logan was depicted on page 16 of the tie-in issue "Players, Chapter Six: Rolling Doubles", where Queen Been enthralls Marie to drive off a cliff, after reassuring her that Garfield was waiting there. Garfield's hallucination suggests that Queen Bee was being literal, because he was indeed close to the waterfall looking for Marie, moments before she crashed.

Trivia

  • Number 16:
    • The episode beings at 16:16 PDT.
    • Perdita is staying at room 1616.
  • End credits shot: Sphere outside Conner's opened garage.
  • The Wilhelm scream is used when one of the Klamulons is hit.
  • The Doom Patrol Go! series is based on Teen Titans Go!, with all the main cast of that series appearing. Chris Battle, the lead character designer for that show, also designed the characters for Doom Patrol Go!.[1]
    • Miss Martian's character model is reused from the season 2 episode "Let's Get Serious!", which guest-starred Aqualad, Miss Martian and Superboy.
    • The Doom Patrol's fate—going on a mission and all dying, with only Beast Boy and Mento left behind and surviving—is similar to the team's demise in Doom Patrol #121.

Goofs

Cultural references

  • Lieutenant Tork's "He's dead, Tom" is a reference to a recurring line from Star Trek, "He's dead, Jim".
  • Gretchen Goode calls refers to Garfield as her "favorite Martian", nodding to the 1963 sitcom My Favorite Martian.
  • Perdita jokingly threatens Gar "off with your head", referencing the Queen of Hearts' famous line from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Gar's line "Whatchu talkin 'bout, monkey?" is a parody of the catchphrase "Whatchu talkin 'bout, Willis?" from the 70s sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
  • Monkey cites the "law of conservation of mass" as an explanation to the mystical nature of Garfield's powers, as it states that mass can neither be added nor removed from a system closed to all transfers of matter and energy. Therefore, Garfield would not be able to change into animals bigger or smaller than him, such as an elephant[2] or a roach,[3] without magic.

Questions

Questions
  1. Do not answer here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.

Unanswered questions

  • What killed the Doom Patrol?
  • Are Beast Boy's powers really derived from just Martian blood?

Quotes


  • Gretchen Goode: At Goodeworld Studios, Gretchen Goode handles everything.

  • Victor Stone: You guys really aren't freaked out by how I look?
  • Conner: You picked the right crowd.

  • Garfield: See, I've always thought it would be cool to be on TV like Mom. And for a while, it did make me feel close to her again. Ugh. Or maybe it just distracted me, let me push away the ghosts of her and Rita and Wally, and everyone else I've lost. But I can see now I was chasing a dream, or running from a nightmare, or just feeling the mode. I'm ready to get back to reality, now. Ready to get back to the life.

References

  1. Battle, Chris (2019-01-27). TTG-styled Doom Patrol from Young Justice: Outsiders. Tumblr. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  2. David, Peter (writer) & Zwyer, Mel (director) (March 2, 2013). "Intervention". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
  3. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Five: Milburn, Edgar and Jake" Young Justice 24 (January 23, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics

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