The Bwah-Ha-Ha Award Intangible Spreadsheet of Mirth
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Show NumberRelease DateWhen to find the Award in the showIssue(s) CoveredCo-hostCo-host's PickShag's PickWinning Character(s) / MomentWinner: Co-host or Shag?How was the award winner decided?Honorable mentions & Also-rans
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13/20/20161h 10m 00sJustice League 1 (May 1987)Ryan Daly (sounding VERY tired and/or full of cold)Oberon jumping on Guy & mauling his faceGuy comparing J'onn to the Jolly Green GiantOberonCo-hostThere was a moment of mutual surrender, before Shag graciously allowed Ryan to win.The cover itself, the fight with the terorists, Batman parting the crowds like the Red Sea.
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24/24/20161h 11m 47sJustice League 2 (June 1987)Michael BaileyDr Light's sarcasm at Batman saying "Please" after a request.Guy & Batman arguing. BatmanShagMichael Bailey agrees with Shag's choice.-
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35/22/201659m 23sJustice League 3 (July 1987)Tim WallaceBatman calling back on a previous Star Trek referenceThe Blue Beetle Bug screeching to a halt in mid-air to avoid entering Soviet air-space. The Bug ShipShagShag allows Tim to make the call: he selects the air brake moment-
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46/19/20161h 54m 03SJustice League 4 (August 1987)Mike GillisGuy, in the dark, mocking Batman by holding up Bat-ears to the side of his headBooster knocks out the Royal Flush Gang's TenBooster GoldShagIt was decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors. Yeah, really. -
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57/17/20161h 49m 37s Justice League 5 (September 1987) aka "The One with the One Punch"Chris FranklinBlack Canary's reaction to the infamous "One Punch" incident....Shag concurs!Black CanaryBoth!Mutual agreement. Peace & Universal Harmony break out across the podcast.Creeper with the paint in the tree (possibly offered up ironically!)
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Meanwhile: Annual #18/11/20161h 16m 07sJustice League Annual 1 (1987)Diabolu FrankUnder sufferance, Frank picks either the line about Southern Californian people being mindless drones, or Beetle's line about having monthly nervous breakdowns... but honestly, his heart isn't in it.Batman allowing a discussion that gives the illusion that the team members are contributing to the decision making process, when he's already decided what is going to happen next. BatmanShagAs Frank is "being such a dillweed", Shag awards himself the win. Shag also states that "usually, I'd give it to the guest". Results thus far prove this to be inaccurate.Star Trek/Twilight Zone confusion, Guy / Batman banter about monitor duty, Beetle talking about having nervous breakdowns, Booster failing to impress Black Canary, Dr Light kissing Batman, Mister Miracle comparing himself to Christ.
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68/26/20161h 06m 20sJustice League 6 (October 1987)J. David WeterThe dialogue after J'onn knocks Captain Marvel against a wallBlack Canary disputing her rescue by Mister MiracleCaptain MarvelCo-hostShag is talked into relenting
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710/2/20161h 07m 02sJustice League International 7 (November 1987) Doug ZawiszaMister Miracle interrupts his own eulogyScott Free on monitor duty taking phone abuse from Big Barda.Mister MiracleShagDoug folds like a cheap suit-
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810/30/20161h 16m 28sJustice League International 8 (December 1987) aka "The One with the first Bwah-Ha-Ha"Patrick PenceThe actual, original "Bwah-Ha-Ha" explosion as Booster fails to close the deal with Catherine Colbert...Shag concurs!Booster Gold & Blue BeetleBoth!Mutual agreement. Peace & Universal Harmony might've broken out across the podcast, had Shag not called his co-host "obnoxious".-
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912/4/20161h 3m 54sJustice League International 9 (January 1988)Chad BokelmanThe Manhunter taking Mister Miracle literally and repeating himself.Blue Beetle writing the word HELP in his breath on the glass of the BugThe Rocket Red Manhunter (Rocket Red #7)Co-hostChad challenges Shag's selection and Shag acknowledges that there's more laughs to be had from Chad's choice.The ship stopping in mid-air, but the Manhunter's momentum carryign him forward, Scott Free tinkering with the back of an oblivious Manhunter's head.
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101/1/20171h 54m 47sJustice League International 10 (February 1988)Michel FiffeHawkman mocking Hawkwoman. G'nortt's introduction.The HawksCo-hostMichel tugs at Shag's heartstrings around Hawkwoman no longer being in the DCU. But Shag's so deferential to Michel throughout the show, this was only ever going to go one way.-
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113/12/20171h 17m 16sJustice League International 11 (March 1988)Kyle BenningBooster throwing up and Beetle joking about Moby Dick... "Thar she blows!"Dinah and Dimitri meeting for the first time.Booster GoldCo-hostShag immediately relents to the more gut-busting humour of Blue & Gold-
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124/16/20171h 26m 00sJustice League International 12 (April 1988)Thom ZahlerScott & Beetle chatting so much, the Bug nearly smashes into the side of a mountain. Martian Manhunter drily reminds them less chatter, more flyingGuy calling Metron "Metronome"Martian ManhunterCo-hostShag's moment is dismissed as a "Bwah", rather than a "Bwah Ha Ha"Star Trek references between Ted & Scott
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137/9/20171h 23m 08sJustice League International 13 (May 1988)Aaron "Head" MossA mirrored joke between Oberon / Batman and then Rick Flagg / Amanda Waller : Oberon / Flagg talk about Bats/Waller needing a psychiatrist, then saying they misheard the word podiatrist. (It's a hard one to explain... you had to be there. Just read the damn book!)...Shag concurs!An Oberon / Rick Flagg tie!Both!Mutual Agreement. Peace and Universal Harmony breakout across the podcast. Shag says this is the second time consensus has happened... but it's actually the third time!-
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148/20/20171h 06m 15sJustice League International 14 (June 1988)Xum YukinoriG'nort's line "Gosh, I ddn't know power rings could sigh"The omniscient narrator's hyperbole filled opening monologueThe Omniscient NarratorShagXum wriggles on the hook, even offering up an alternative moment, but Shag pulls rank and claims the win.Barda putting mayonaise in the lasagna
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1510/22/201749m 07sJustice League International 15 (July 1988) ... and NOT March 1988 as Shag says in the show intro.Jay JonesExchange between Manga Kahn & his robot lackey, where Manga issues several rhetorical "WHAAAT?!" outbursts.The long set up of the missing Guy Gardner. The final reveal is that Guy is hanging out and bugging Batman.Guy Gardner & BatmanShagJay just rolls over and Shag is only to happy to claim victoryEl-Ron talking about warm milk.
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Meanwhile: Annual #211/19/20171h 04m 16sJustice League Annual 2 (1988)Jarrod AlberichBatman showing up at the very end, seeing all the chaos, saying "No. Not today", and driving away....Shag concurs!BatmanBoth!Mutual Agreement. Peace and Universal Harmony breakout across the podcast. There's even a write in vote for this gag.The Emmett Kelley joke, Guy trying to help with the barbecue grill, The Embassy freezer exclusively for J'onn's Eskimo Pies, Fire talking to Ice about her faux air of insecurity. Ice's "Nordic Look" trumping Bea at the modelling agency. The Joker's mercurial description of his first kill at the restaurant
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161/21/20181h 29m 33sJustice League International 16 (August 1988)Mike HarlowBooster & Beetle left behind in the hotel room. They want to be Bond, but they're really Abbott and Costello.Batman, Beetle & Booster arguing about air sickness, vomit on shoes and inappropriate use of codenames on undercover missions. (Booster vomiting is becoming a running theme...)Booster Gold & Blue BeetleCo-hostShag relents. A little reluctantly, but it's a relatively easy win for Mike, which he tries to milk for all it's worth.-
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173/18/20181h 13m 23sJustice League International 17 (September 1988)Joe CaseyThe reveal of Wandjina in the alleyway. Fire in her underwear rescued by Booster who stares at her behindWandjinaCo-hostJoe plays the "But I make comics" card... and Shag has no defence.Beetle giving a story recap on Wandjina.
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184/15/20181h 06m 59sJustice League International 18 (October 1988)Rob WilliamsThe cover : Guy's "Stan Laurel" look at the menace of Lobo.Lobo threatening to kill Rocket Red.G'nortShagCanadian Rob WIlliams demures to politeness and allows Shag's nominee to go throughThe narrator's introduction, G'nortt checking his handbook.
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195/13/20181h 31m 15sJustice League International 19 (November 1988)David GallaherBooster & Beetle character-rich disussions as they try to draft new League members. Guy asleep in Booster's force bubble, butt in the air, drooling against the side of the forcefieldGuy GardnerShagDavid had already mentioned this moment as his runner up, so the decision was an easy one-
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206/24/20181h 29m 30sJustice League International 20 (December 1988)Luke DaabHawkman being a blowhard after Blue Beetle curses... mildly.Argument between J'onn and BardaHawkmanCo-hostLuke's lengthy explanation of his gag fails to win over Shag, but he permits Hawkman through as his time in the book is limited. Luke recognises the halfhearted nature of the win.-
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Summer Sampler7/7/20182h 41m 22sMister Miracle Special (1987)Chris FranklinBarda punches her husband off panelFunky Flashman's outrageously worded contractBig BardaCo-hostShag immediately grants the award to Chris' pick, perhaps because it's an abbreviated episode.-
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217/29/20181h 09m 39sJustice League International 21 (No cover date - Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey?)SiskoidNo-one wants to hear about the forthcoming "Invasion".Oberon coming across Darkseid, who is relaxing in an easy chair.DarkseidShagShag protests wildly and Siskoid comes around, having previously identified the moment as one of his favourites in the issue.Batman commenting on Rocket Red's integration into US culture.
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228/19/20181h 19m 22sJustice League International 22 (1988)Paul HixOberon running up the stairs as the tiny Khunds start shooting at up, yelling "Run Away!"Oberon dropping a bowling ball down the stairs at the tiny Khunds with an evil look of retribution on his faceOberonBoth!Amongst slim pickings in this issue, Paul suggests merging the two "Slight Smile" moments to form one Bwah-Ha-Ha moment. ...Shag concurs. Mutual Agreement. Peace and Universal Harmony... etc. etc.-
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239/30/20181h 12m 08sJustice League International 23 (January 1989)Andrew Pottymouth LeylandAfter leading the team for many months, J'onn understands why Batman is the way he is. Guy tries to antagonize Mister Miracle, grinning a broad grin that celebrates his general dickishnessGuy GardnerShagAndy begrudgingly gives Shag the win. Shag rubs Andy's nose in it.-
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2410/28/20181h 37m 33sJustice League International 24 (February 1989)Keith G. BakerBeetle & Ice chatting in the Bug. Ice reveals that in a former life, she was an Ice Goddess. After they rescue Max, Beetle reveals that he once dated an Ice Goddess... Janice from Hoboken.Guy Gardner's slow realisation that there are Khund's in the embassy.Guy Gardner ShagKeith negotiates the impossible (Shag to use the correct pronunciation of the word "Khund") by relinquishing the win.-
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Meanwhile: Captain Atom12/30/20181h 17m 23sCaptain Atom: issues 10 thru 28 and Annual 2Martin GrayJack O'Lantern has Captain Atom in his power. Captain Atom gleefully shares his history... we know that he's sharing the false "Charlton" historyCaptain Atom & Jack O'LanternBoth!Shag realises that they've both kind of picked the same moment (out of a book with very few funny moments), so everybody wins. Mutual Agreement. Peace and Universal Harmony... yadda yadda yadda-
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Meanwhile: Mister Miracle / Doctor Fate2/17/201949m 59sA] Mister Miracle: issues 6 thru 8Tim PriceIvo falling from the sky, wearing bunny slippers, flapping his arms in a vain attempt to increase his elevationBarda speaking to Scott on the phone about when a wouldbe kidnapper tried to threaten her. Scott is more concerned for the kidnapper's welfare.Big BardaShagTim had already identified the Barda moment as a favourite, so takes the moral high ground, and concedes to Shag.-
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Meanwhile: Mister Miracle / Doctor Fate2/17/20191h 50m 55sB] Doctor Fate issues 14 & 15Mike HarlowPetey & Martian Manhunter in conversation. J'onn tells Petey that the strangeness he's witnessing from the JLI is nothing unusual... in fact, this is a Good Day.Conflict between Guy Gardner & Martian Manhunter. J'onn threatens to report Guys behaviour to Batman. Guy sulkily sits back down.Martian ManhunterTIE!Shag defers to Mike. Mike defers to Shag. A tie is declared, and J'onn - as the common link between the two jokes - is awared the prize.-
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254/14/201954m 23sA] Justice League 25Derek Crabbe (& his jacket)Booster & Beetle tit-for-tat checking on each other's welfare during a battle. (The Jacket's thought's on the Award nominee were not recorded)Beetle talking to the lab owner about "little green men from Mars", and te lab owner reminding him that J'onn J'onzz is from Mars.Booster & BeetleCo-hostShag doubts the wit of his own selection on reading it out aloudThe creepiness / jokiness o the theramin sound as they entre the sewer system. Booster referring to Beetle as "General Patton". Guy reassuring J'onn that its OK that he doesn't wear a mask.
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254/14/20192h 07m 33sB] Justice League Europe 1Michael BaileyDimitri punking Animal Man by referencing classic Russian literature when telling Buddy the names of his sonsCatherine Colbert puts down Captain Atom with a soilid burnCatherine ColbertShagDimitri's joke is dismissed for being too cerebral. Catherine's joke is more 'Bwah Ha Ha". And lust had nothing to do with the decision. Honest.
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