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The following is an episode list for the 1990s animated television series based on the superhero Batman and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.

Batman: The Animated Series is an American television series, which ran from 1992 to 1995 on the Fox Network. It was later shown on Cartoon Network and Toon Disney and currently airs on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes long, excluding commercials.

The series is part of what has become known as the DC Animated Universe, which consists of eight animated television shows and four animated films, largely surrounding DC Comics characters and their respective mythos. This includes Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Static Shock, The Zeta Project, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.

Season One (1992-1993)Edit

Title Villain(s) # Director Writer Airdate
"The Cat and the Claw: Part I" Catwoman and Red Claw 015 Kevin Altieri Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright (Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller) September 5, 1992
Summary: Batman encounters a new cat burglar, Catwoman, and around the same time, meets a woman named Selina Kyle (as Bruce Wayne), to whom he is visibly attracted. When Selina runs into trouble with a terrorist cartel known as The Red Claw (who wants the mountain lion sanctuary she was trying to protect), she decides to take matters into her own hands and investigate.
"On Leather Wings" Man-Bat 001 Kevin Altieri Mitch Brian September 6, 1992
Summary: When a horrifying bat creature terrorizes Gotham City, the authorities conclude it must be Batman and put out an all-points bulletin on the Dark Knight. Meanwhile, Batman's investigation leads him to the laboratory of Kirk Langstrom, a prominent zoologist, who has been experimenting with a formula that turns him into the ManBat creature. Not only does Batman have to capture Man-Bat in order to save Langstrom, but also to set the police straight and clear his name.
"Heart of Ice" Mr. Freeze and Ferris Boyle 014 Bruce W. Timm Paul Dini September 7, 1992
Summary: Bitter scientist Victor Fries, as Mr. Freeze, attacks several divisions of Gothcorp, each time stealing a piece for a secret weapon he intends to build. Batman investigates the connections, and discovers that the start of Freeze's vendetta against Gothcorp was a bitter falling out between Fries and Gothcorp's CEO, Ferris Boyle, during which Boyle almost killed Fries (mutating him into Freeze) and presumably killed Fries' terminally ill wife, Nora. Batman must find a way to bring Boyle to justice before Freeze carries out his revenge.Heart of Ice rocketed the series to fame after winning an Emmy Award.
"Feat of Clay: Part I" Roland Daggett 020 Dick Sebast Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves (Teleplay by Marv Wolfman) September 8, 1992
Summary: Bruce Wayne is framed for the attempted murder of Lucius Fox. The real perpetrator is an actor and master of disguise named Matt Hagen, who was disfigured in a car accident years ago. In order to keep his fame, he secretly started working for Roland Daggett, who provides him with a monthly supply of an addictive face cream known as Renuyu (a pun on "Renew You") that can temporarily reshape his face back to normal, and who wants to take Wayne Enterprises over for marketing expansion. For botching the murder, Hagen's supply is cut off, and when he breaks into Daggett's lab for more Renuyu, he pays the price dearly when Daggett's men drench his face in the formula. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne is arrested and taken into custody.
"Feat of Clay: Part II" Clayface and Roland Daggett 021 Kevin Altieri Marv Wolfman & Michael Reaves (Teleplay by Michael Reaves) September 9, 1992
Summary: Bruce Wayne is released from prison on bail. Hagen, as it turns out, survived the murder attempt on him, but at a high cost: the formula entered is body and soaked every single one of his cells, mutating him into a shape-shifting mutant. With his newfound powers, Hagen, now calling himself Clayface, decides to take his revenge on Daggett and his men. Can Batman bring Daggett to justice and stop Clayface before innocent people are hurt?
"It's Never Too Late" Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell 012 Boyd Kirkland Tom Ruegger (Teleplay by Garin Wolf) September 10, 1992
Summary: A mob war between crime bosses Rupert Thorne and Arnold Stromwell is nearing its end, and comes to a climax when Stromwell is set up to be killed in an exploding restaurant by Thorne. Batman saves him at the last moment, and persuades Stromwell to use his fall into disgrace to help him bring Thorne in, mostly for the sakes of his wife, his ill son and his estranged brother, as well as his own.
"Joker's Favor" The Joker and Harley Quinn 007 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini September 11, 1992
Summary: After Charlie Collins accidentally curses at the Joker on the road for bumping him, the Clown Prince of Crime corners him and intimidates him into doing him a "small favor". Two years pass, and the Joker finally decides how to use Charlie: to sneak a bomb into Gotham University, where Commissioner Gordon is to give a speech at an award ceremony. Charlie, who merely has to open the door, is skeptical at first, but for the sake of his family, he reluctantly decides to obey. But is the Joker really the type to let someone who insulted him live?Debut appearance of the Joker's sidekick/girlfriend, Harley Quinn.
"The Cat and the Claw: Part II" Catwoman and Red Claw 008 Dick Sebast Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright (Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller) September 12, 1992
Summary: The leader of the Red Claw cartel (known herself only as Red Claw), attacks a military train and steals a viral plague, which she intends to plant on the resort and release if she isn't paid a ransom, leading to her first encounter with Batman, who is forced to let her flee. Around the same time, Red Claw and Batman discover that Catwoman and Selina Kyle are the same. Can Batman and Catwoman put aside their differences and work together to stop Red Claw before it's too late?
Pretty Poison Poison Ivy 005 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini and Michael Reaves (Teleplay by Tom Ruegger) September 14, 1992
Summary: When District Attorney Harvey Dent collapses after a meal with Bruce Wayne and his fiancee Pamela Isley, it transpires that he has been poisoned. Batman must find the culprit and discover an antidote before Dent's time runs out.
Nothing to Fear The Scarecrow 003 Boyd Kirkland Henry T. Gilroy & Sean Catherine Derek September 15, 1992
Summary: Batman encounters the Scarecrow and attempts to foil his scheme to burn down Gotham University, but in the process is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas, and is forced to face his own guilt over the deaths of his parents.
"Be a Clown" The Joker 009 Frank Paur Ted Pedersen & Steve Hayes September 16, 1992
Summary: Mayor Hamilton Hill's miserable son, Jordan, becomes even sadder when his father uses his birthday party as a political gathering, and ends up stowing away in the truck of the circus performer hired by Hill for the party, whom he doesn't know is actually the Joker in disguise. It is now up to Batman, whom Mayor Hill distrusts, to rescue the boy before it's too late.
"Appointment in Crime Alley" Roland Daggett 026 Boyd Kirkland Gerry Conway, from the comic-book story by Dennis O'Neil September 17, 1992
Summary: Roland Daggett, with the help of two explosive experts, Crocker and Nitro, plans to destroy the infamous Crime Alley (while making it look like an underground accident) and use the land to expand his business empire, even if it means killing the residents or forcing them to abandon their homes.
"P.O.V." Gangsters 007 Kevin Altieri Mitch Brian (Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek & Laren Bright) September 18, 1992
Summary: A botched police operation results in the suspension of those involved: Officer Wilkes, Officer Montoya and Harvey Bullock. Confronted by their superiors, each of them is forced to tell their tale of what happened that night.
"The Clock King" Clock King 025 Kevin Altieri David Wise September 21, 1992
Summary: After his company goes bankrupt (without a hearing), Temple Fugate takes up the mantle of the Clock King and pursues the one who he believes responsible for his loss: Mayor Hill, who merely persuaded Fugate to take a later coffee break, which ended in disaster. Can Batman rescue Hill in time, despite his dislike for the Mayor?
The Last Laugh The Joker 004 Kevin Altieri Carl Swenson September 22, 1992
Summary: The Joker covers Gotham City in a cloud of laughing gas and begins plundering the crazed city. But after Alfred is infected with the toxin, Batman has added incentive to stop the Joker and acquire an antidote from him before all of Gotham dies with a smile.
"Eternal Youth" Poison Ivy 029 Kevin Altieri Beth Bornstein September 23, 1992
Summary: Several rich industrialists are invited to the Eternal Youth Health Spa, and that's where they are last seen before disappearing. The only connection: they had something to do with the death of plants. Bruce Wayne also receives an invitation (although it was one of his greedy directors who nearly made the deal to destroy a rainforest before Bruce forced him to shut the operation down), but Alfred and his "lady friend", Maggie, go in his place. When they don't return, Batman is forced to investigate, discovering that the spa is run by Poison Ivy, and that she has been using a formula to turn the industrialists into humanoid trees, including Alfred and Maggie.
"Two-Face: PT I" Rupert Thorne 010 Kevin Altieri Alan Burnett (Teleplay by Randy Rogel) September 25, 1992
Summary: Harvey Dent, campaigning for a re-election, vows to rid Gotham of Rupert Thorne's crime and corruption. The tables turn when Thorne gets a hold of Dent's psychological records and discovers his alternate personality: the violent Big Bad Harv. Thorne attempts to blackmail Dent with this, and the following fight in Thorne's chemical plant hideout results in an explosion that scars the left side of Dent's body, despite Batman's attempts to save him.
"Two-Face: PT II" Rupert Thorne and Two-Face 011 Kevin Altieri Randy Rogel September 28, 1992
Summary: Now calling himself Two-Face, Dent goes on a crime spree throughout Gotham, attacking Rupert Thorne's businesses to draw the gangster out of hiding. Batman must find a way to stop his former friend before he and Thorne kill each other.
"Fear of Victory" The Scarecrow 024 Dick Sebast Samuel Warren Joseph September 29, 1992
Summary: Several sportsmen start receiving strange letters in the mail, and having frightening hallucinations at their next game. At the same time, one man is making thousands of dollars betting on the events. Batman and Robin (the latter of whom becomes infected), start their own investigation, and come to the conclusion that someone else is continuing the Scarecrow's crimes, since the Scarecrow is currently locked up in Arkham Asylum. Or is he?
"I've Got Batman in My Basement" The Penguin 013 Frank Paur Sam Graham & Chris Hubbell September 30, 1992
Summary: During a fight with Batman over a stolen egg ruby, the Penguin douses Batman with gas, although he is rescued by a teenage "would-be" detective named Sherman and his friend Roberta, who hide Batman in Sherman's basement long enough for him to heal before the Penguin finds them.
"Vendetta" Killer Croc 023 Frank Paur Michael Reaves October 5, 1992
Summary: Detective Bullock is arrested for kidnapping. Batman, who dislikes Bullock but nevertheless believes him to be a good man, investigates, and discovers the identity of the real criminal: Killer Croc, who harbours a vendetta against Bullock for capturing him once. Can he clear Bullock's name before it is too late?
"Prophecy of Doom" Nostromos 019 Frank Paur Dennis Marks (Teleplay by Sean Catherine Derek) October 6, 1992
Summary: Batman investigates a cult, called The Brotherhood, founded by the "mystic" Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the future. Batman finds out that Nostromos is actually a con artist who was rigging near-fatal accidents to gain the confidence of Gotham's upper class citizens. Can Batman expose this ruse before it's too late?
"The Forgotten" Boss Biggis 008 Boyd Kirkland Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller & Sean Catherine Derek October 8, 1992
Summary: While investigating the disappearances of Gotham's homeless in an undercover disguise, Bruce Wayne is kidnapped. Imprisoned in a chain gang mining camp and suffering from amnesia, will he be able to escape and free the rest of the prisoners?
"Mad as a Hatter" The Mad Hatter 027 Frank Paur Paul Dini October 12, 1992
Summary: Miserable Wayne Industries scientist Jervis Tetch is unable to pursue the girl he loves, Alice, the secretary. When she splits up from her boyfriend, he makes an advance and develops a fast friendship with her, until her boyfriend reconciles with her and proposes to her. Enraged, Tetch decides to take matters into his own hands, and dons the mantle of the Mad Hatter, using his mind control devices to force those who have wronged him all his life to become his mindless slaves.
"The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy" Josiah Wormwood 031 Frank Paur Elliot S. Maggin October 14, 1992
Summary: Baron Jozek, furious at Batman for humiliating him at a dinner party (over Jozek's underworld connections), hires Josiah Wormwood, a master in setting traps for his victims, to hunt down Batman and bring back the hero's cape and cowl.
"Perchance to Dream" The Mad Hatter 030 Boyd Kirkland Laren Bright & Michael Reaves (Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale) October 19, 1992
Summary: Bruce Wayne wakes up one morning to find that his life is completely upside-down: his parents are alive, the Batcave doesn't exist, Alfred does not remember Robin, and he is engaged to Selina Kyle. However, it doesn't mean that Batman isn't still around, and Bruce starts to wonder what has happened, especially after seeing the characteristics of a dream (such as book and newspaper prints not making sense) inside this new life.
"The Underdwellers" Sewer King 006 Frank Paur Tom Ruegger (Teleplay by Jules Dennis & Richard Mueller) October 21, 1992
Summary: Batman traces a series of bizarre robberies on the streets of Gotham back to a band of children - poverty-stricken outcasts who have been raised to do the bidding of their master, the Sewer King.
"Night of the Ninja" Kyodai Ken 035 Kevin Altieri Steve Perry October 26, 1992
Summary: A mysterious ninja is robbing Wayne Enterprises subsidiaries, and Batman discovers that the ninja is actually his equal in combat. A grudge against Bruce Wayne and skills to match him can only mean one person: Kyodai Ken, an old rival of Wayne's from his days in Japan, and whom was thrown out of the dojo after attempting to rob it, only to be stopped by Wayne. Ken, it turns out, wants revenge.
"The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne" Hugo Strange, The Joker, Two-Face and The Penguin 037 Frank Paur David Wise (Based on a Steve Englehart story) October 29, 1992
Summary: After a prominent judge is injured during a struggle with some thugs demanding money from her in exchange for a strange tape, Bruce Wayne decides to take a trip to Yucca Springs, a resort where the judge had vacationed, and consult Dr. Hugo Strange, a psychiatrist. Bruce soon learns that Strange has invented a machine that extracts people's darkest secrets from their minds and transfers them to videotape—and now Strange has proof of Bruce's secret identity as Batman and plans to auction it to three of Gotham's prominent crime bosses.
"Tyger Tyger" Emile Dorian 042 Frank Paur Michael Reaves and Randy Rogel (Teleplay by Cherie Wilkerson) October 30, 1992
Summary: Selina Kyle is kidnapped by the villainous genetic engineer Dr. Emile Dorian and becomes his latest experiment to provide his man-cat hybrid named Tygrus with a mate. Batman learns of this and comes to the island to rescue Selina. He is captured and forced into a deadly game of cat-and-flying mouse as Tygrus hunts Batman through the island's jungles.
"Dreams In Darkness" The Scarecrow 028 Dick Sebast Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens November 3, 1992
Summary: Batman is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum after being exposed to Scarecrow's fear gas and suffering hallucinations that nearly cause him to harm innocent people. Batman knows that the Scarecrow has escaped for the second time and is planning to dump his fear toxin into the water supply. Can Batman bring himself to break the law and escape from Arkham before the Scarecrow brings Gotham to its knees?
"Beware the Gray Ghost" The Mad Bomber 018 Boyd Kirkland D. O'Flaherty & Tom Ruegger (Teleplay by Garin Wolf & Tom Ruegger) November 4, 1992
Summary: Simon Trent, an actor best known for his past role as "The Grey Ghost", is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to his declining career. To save himself, he sells off all of his Grey Ghost merchandise. Immediately afterwards, a series of crimes related to the old show begin to occur. Batman, having himself been inspired partly by the show to become the crimefighter he now is, goes to Trent for help, and they team up to put an end to the crimes. The voice of Simon Trent is none other than Adam West, the actor that portrayed Bruce Wayne in the 1960s television show Batman.
"Cat Scratch Fever" Roland Daggett and Professor Milo 036 Boyd Kirkland Sean Catherine Derek November 5, 1992
Summary: Batman must stop Roland Daggett's plan to release a viral plague designed by Professor Milo into Gotham by way of its stray cat population. The case gains new urgency when Catwoman becomes infected with the virus during her search for her missing cat, Isis.
"Terror in the Sky" Man-Bat 045 Boyd Kirkland Steve Perry, Mark Saraceni November 9, 1992
Summary: When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, is so distrustful of her husband that she decides to leave him. After further investigation, Batman discovers that this Man-Bat is not Kirk, but someone else.
"I Am the Night" The Jazzman 049 Boyd Kirkland Michael Reaves November 10, 1992
Summary: On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is on stakeout to arrest James "The Jazzman" Peake during a drug smuggling ring. Batman had promised to be there, but arrives late to find a gun battle going on. He helps defeat the gangsters and arrest the Jazzman, but at a high cost—Gordon is severely wounded. The incident traumatizes Batman, and he decides to give up crime-fighting, despite the Jazzman escaping prison to carry out his personal vendetta against Gordon (who had sent him to prison six years before).
"Moon of the Wolf" The Werewolf 043 Dick Sebast Len Wein November 12, 1992
Summary: Batman investigates the appearance of a werewolf-like creature in Gotham, not realizing that the monster happens to be one of Bruce Wayne's associates - Anthony Romulus, ex-Olympic champion. Behind the scheme is twisted chemist Professor Milo.
"Almost Got 'Im" The Joker, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and The Penguin 046 Eric Radomski Paul Dini November 11, 1992
Summary: Joker, Killer Croc, Penguin, Two-Face and Poison Ivy all meet at a poker table, each telling a tale of times when they almost defeated Batman. At the same time, Harley Quinn is about to kill Catwoman. Will Batman be able to save her?
Christmas with the Joker The Joker 002 Kent Butterworth Eddie Gorodetsky November 13, 1992
Summary: After escaping Arkham Asylum on Christmas Eve,The Joker takes over Gotham's airwaves and terrorizes the city. He then challenges Batman and Robin to find his hidden TV studio and free his hostages, Commissioner Gordon, Detective Bullock, and Summer Gleason, before midnight.
"Heart Of Steel: Part One" H.A.R.D.A.C. 038 Kevin Altieri Brynne Stephens November 16, 1992
Summary: Several robberies take place at major companies, including Wayne Enterprises, and Bruce Wayne, as Batman, discovers the thief to be a mechanical briefcase. Bruce meets with his old friend, Karl Rossum, an expert in robotics who lost his daughter to a disease years ago. He also meets Rossum's assistant, Randa Duane, and Rossum's ultimate creation: a prototype A.I. known as Holographic Analytical Reciprocating Digital Computer (H.A.R.D.A.C.) Bruce invites Duane to dinner, and around the same time, certain civilians start acting strangely. Most surprising is when Duane unexpectedly leaves Wayne Manor while Bruce is on the phone, and the entire Batcave turns on Batman.
"Heart Of Steel: Part Two" H.A.R.D.A.C. 039 Kevin Altieri Brynne Stephens November 17, 1992
Summary: Batman manages to free himself from the Batcave's clutches, and brings it back under his control, although he fails to track Duane down. Barbara Gordon approaches Batman to inform him of her father's sudden change in behaviour. A brutal fight between Batman and Detective Bullock ensues, during which Batman pushes Bullock onto the Bat Signal, and reveals him to actually be an android, meaning that the real Bullock and James Gordon have gone missing, and Batman knows who the culprit is: H.A.R.D.A.C. Can he stop the evil supercomputer before it's too late?
"If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?" The Riddler and Daniel Mockridge 040 Eric Radomski David Wise November 18, 1992
Summary: Edward Nygma creates the game, "The Riddle of the Minotaur", and makes millions for the company Competitron. He is then fired by his superior, Daniel Mockridge, who wants the profits for himself. Nygma vows revenge, and two years later, he takes up the mantle of the Riddler and traps Mockridge inside a life-sized version of the Minotaur maze. Batman's sympathy is with Nygma, but he and Robin have to stop him before he kills Mockridge, despite the fact that Mockridge cannot legally be brought to justice.
"Joker's Wild" The Joker 041 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini November 19, 1992
Summary: Cameron Kaiser builds a CasinoHotel modeled after the Joker, called the Joker's Wild. The Joker sees this on the news, and, enraged, escapes from Arkham again, with one thought on his mind: destroying the casino, unaware that this is exactly what Kaiser wants him to do as part of an insurance claim.
"His Silicon Soul" H.A.R.D.A.C. 062 Boyd Kirkland Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir November 20, 1992
Summary: When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor. The other Batman, a duplicate, then shows up and a battle between the two takes place. After the duplicate Batman escapes, it begins its campaign to recreate H.A.R.D.A.C.'s goals of a robotic society.
"Off Balance" Count Vertigo 050 Kevin Altieri Len Wein November 23, 1992
Summary: While following Count Vertigo's trail, Batman encounters Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows, who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count stole. But after his identity is mistakenly revealed to Talia, Batman remains off-balance as to where her true loyalties lie.
"What Is Reality?" The Riddler 034 Dick Sebast Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir November 24, 1992
Summary: Seeking to prove once and for all that his is the superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside the virtual reality of a computer game in order to save Police Jim Gordon's life. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler's traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does.
"The Laughing Fish" The Joker and Harley Quinn 034 Bruce W. Timm Paul Dini (Based on a Steve Englehart story) January 10, 1993
Summary: Fishermen discover that Gotham's fish all have the Joker's colors and signature smile. Batman investigates, and realises that the Joker is hoping to make money off of these new fish by having them trademarked. After two government employees are killed by Joker toxin, Batman examines that specific fish, and sees that it is actually a Japanese one, meaning that the Joker is hiding at the Aquarium. Bullock tracks the Joker down, but is captured and used as live shark bait as part of a trap for Batman. Can Batman save him in time?
"Harley and Ivy" The Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy 056 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini January 18, 1993
Summary: When the Joker fires Harley, she tries going on a crime spree of her own, joining up with Poison Ivy, and the two become Gotham's Queens of Crime, much to Joker's fury.
"The Mechanic" The Penguin and Falcone 055 Kevin Altieri Steve Perry, Laren Bright January 24, 1993
Summary: Thanks to a freak accident during a high-speed chase, the Batmobile is virtually demolished. After Batman takes the car to his personal mechanic, Earl Cooper, the Penguin makes his move and tampers with the Batmobile, putting it under his control.The Penguin tampering with the Batmobile is reminiscent of a major scene in Batman Returns, where The Penguin commands the Red Triangle Circus Gang to sabotage the Batmobile as part of a plan to falsely incriminate Batman.
"The Man Who Killed Batman" The Joker, Harley Quinn and Rupert Thorne 051 Bruce W. Timm Paul Dini February 1, 1993
Summary: When a small time gang member seemingly kills Batman by accident, he gets involved with gangs all over Gotham, as well as the Joker and Rupert Thorne.
"Zatanna" Montague Kane 054 Dick Sebast, Dan Riba Paul Dini February 2, 1993
Summary: When the glamorous magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman swings to her defense. Zatanna is grateful though a little puzzled by the Dark Knight's commitment to prove her innocence, but the two heroes unite and use the skills her father, Zatara, taught them to expose and combat the culprit: an evil illusionist named Montague Kane.
"Robin's Reckoning: Part I" Tony Zucco 032 Dick Sebast Randy Rogel February 7, 1993
Summary: During a fight with some gangsters at a construction yard, Batman and Robin learn the name of their boss: Billy Marin. While Robin looks forward to going up against Marin, Batman becomes distant, and after a falling out at the Batcave, Batman doesn't allow Robin to accompany him on the search for Marin. Robin investigates on the Batcomputer, and soon realises that Billy Marin is not the boss' real name. Rather, it is an alias of Tony Zucco, the man who killed his parents.Won the 1993 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)
"Birds of a Feather" The Penguin 047 Frank Paur Chuck Menville February 8, 1993
Summary: Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a former criminal in attendance—especially if there's one whose manners would create a stir. Penguin, who has recently reformed, fits the bill perfectly. In the process of convincing the Penguin to come to her party, Veronica finds she likes the corpulent little guy. For his part, the Penguin begins to fall in love with her, until he overhears that he is merely being used...
"Robin's Reckoning: Part II" Tony Zucco 033 Dick Sebast Randy Rogel February 14, 1993
Summary: Robin sets out to find Tony Zucco, all the while plagued by the memories of his parents' death and how Bruce took him in as his own son. Eventually, Batman finds Zucco at an old amusement park, but breaks his leg during the fight. Robin arrives, and prepares to kill Zucco in revenge. He initially scoffs Batman's advice, but realises that justice and revenge are not the same. Zucco is arrested, and Batman makes amends with Robin, stating that he wouldn't let Robin accompany him under the fear of Zucco killing him.
"Blind as a Bat" The Penguin 059 Dan Riba Mike Underwood, Len Wein February 22, 1993
Summary: The Penguin steals an experimental helicopter from an air show, causing an explosion that temporarily blinds Bruce Wayne. Batman knows he won't be able to wait until his vision returns to track the Penguin down, but will he be able to do so without the use of his eyes?
"Day of the Samurai" Kyodai Ken 044 Bruce W. Timm Steve Perry February 23, 1993
Summary:Kyodai Ken kidnaps Kairi, daughter of Yoru Sensei, the martial arts instructor who taught both Kyodai and Bruce. The ninja's ransom for her is a scroll that teaches the location of the fabled Death Touch.
"See No Evil" Ventrix 017 Dan Riba Martin Pasko February 24, 1993
Summary: Lloyd "Eddie" Ventrix is on the verge of losing his daughter, Kimberly, to his ex-wife, Helen, due to his past as an con artist. Determined not to lose Kimberly, Ventrix dons a suit, stolen from where he used to work while on parole, which grants the user invisibility but also becomes highly toxic, and poses as Kimberly's imaginary friend, Mojo, while stealing jewellery for her. Can Batman solve the mystery crimes and stop Ventrix, and at the same time, save his life, despite the fact that he can't even see him? Michael Gross, who provided the voice of Ventrix, would later go on to voice Warren McGinnis in Batman Beyond.
"The Demon's Quest: Part I" Ra's al Ghul 060 Kevin Altieri Dennis O'Neil May 3, 1993
Summary: When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search ... until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's quickly reveals that his daughter, Talia, has been abducted under circumstances similar to Robin's, suggesting that the same persons are responsible. So begins an uneasy truce between the Batman and 'The Demon'.
"The Demon's Quest: Part II" Ra's al Ghul 061 Kevin Altieri Dennis O'Neil & Len Wein May 4, 1993
Summary: After freeing Talia from her father's clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have - the word 'Orpheus'. After discovering that 'Orpheus' is Ra's private satellite that will orbit over the Sahara, the duo travel to the Demon's desert stronghold. There, Batman learns that the satellite is actually a weapon which will explosively destroy all the Lazarus Pits simultaneously, throughout the world, destroying all the life that exists.
"Read My Lips" The Ventriloquist 064 Boyd Kirkland Alan Burnett & Michael Reaves (Teleplay by Joe R. Lansdale) May 10, 1993
Summary: A brand new gang has made its debut committing the slickest crimes ever, thanks to the gang leader, Scarface. It's up to Batman to stop Scarface and his "dummy", the Ventriloquist.
"Fire From Olympus" Maxie Zeus 063 Dan Riba Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens May 24, 1993
Summary: Believing himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek GodZeus, mad shipping magnate Maxie Zeus hijacks an experimental electron cannon. Mounting the weapon atop his penthouse, Maxie plans to rain 'lightning bolts' down on the "wicked mortals" of Gotham City.
"Shadow of the Bat: Part I" Two-Face, Rupert Thorne and Gil Mason 057 Boyd Kirkland D. O'Flaherty & T. Ruegger September 13, 1993
Summary: When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf. But when Batman disappears after finding the person behind the frame-up, Barbara takes the law into her own hands as Batgirl.
"Shadow of the Bat: Part II" Two-Face and Gil Mason 058 Frank Paur Brynne Stephens September 14, 1993
Summary: Robin discovers that Gil Mason is in league with the underworld and goes to investigate him. He encounters Batgirl along the way, and go their separate ways to stop Mason. They then meet again to learn that Gil is working with Two-Face to take out Gordon, and have Batman (as Matches Malone) captured.
"Mudslide" Clayface 052 Eric Radomski Alan Burnett September 15, 1993
Summary: Clayface is falling apart—literally. His clay-like body is disintegrating. Fortunately, a scientist he knew from his movie star days is working on a remedy. However, Hagen is forced to steal money to pay for the expensive components of the remedy. That is, however, until one of his targets is Wayne Biomedical Labs...
"The Worry Men" The Mad Hatter 065 Frank Paur Paul Dini September 16, 1993
Summary: Wealthy socialite Veronica Vreeland returns from Central America bringing tiny handmade dolls for all her friends. According to native legend, once placed under a pillow the dolls do the sleeper's worrying for them. Unknown to Veronica or her guests, each of the dolls was made by the Mad Hatter, and contains a tiny microchip which plants hypnotic suggestions inside the sleepers' brains.
"Paging The Crime Doctor" Rupert Thorne 053 Frank Paur Mike W. Barr, Laren Bright September 17, 1993
Summary: Dr. Matthew Thorne, losing his medical license and forced into becoming the crime doctor by his younger brother, crime boss Rupert Thorne, must perform delicate surgery on Rupert. He can't do it alone, and kidnaps Dr. Leslie Thompkins to assist. Batman discovers Leslie's disappearance, and rushes to track her down.


Season Two (1994-1995)Edit

Because of the success the show was enjoying, while the 65 episodes of the first season were still airing, the Fox Network executives ordered a second season of 20 more episodes. The second season featured Robin more prominently and was titled The Adventures of Batman & Robin.

The network reduced the series to airing only weekly, Saturday mornings. Once fifteen of the twenty episodes had premiered (five were held back until the following September), the weekday slot was restored to repeats of the entire run, with the first season's episodes given the second season's title, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, for all remaining Fox showings and a few VHS releases.

These episodes and the last nine of the first season were released in the correct production order as part of the Batman: The Animated Series Volume Three DVD boxset. Select episodes of the second season on the DVD boxset feature the first season's opening theme, mainly the ones that don't feature Robin.

Title Villain(s) # Director Writer Airdate
"House & Garden" Poison Ivy 070 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini May 2, 1994
Summary: Not only has Poison Ivy been released from Arkham Asylum, but she's also married her doctor and settled down to help him raise his two sons. Still, wealthy Gotham bachelors are being poisoned and robbed in ways that exactly mirror Ivy's old crimes. The attacks take a personal turn when Dick Grayson is kidnapped by the mysterious assailant. Is Ivy responsible? And if so, how can Batman prove it?
"Sideshow" Killer Croc 066 Boyd Kirkland Michael Reaves May 3, 1994
Summary: En route to an upstate prison, Killer Croc escapes and leads Batman on a dangerous chase through the wilderness. After throwing Batman temporarily off his trail, the reptile-man takes refuge with a group of retired circus freaks, and convinces them to help him. When Batman arrives, Croc and the freaks band together to capture him.
"Avatar" Ra's al Ghul 069 Kevin Altieri Michael Reaves May 9, 1994
Summary: A mystic Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne is stolen by Ra's Al Ghul, and Batman and Talia must join forces to prevent the power-mad Ra's from unlocking the scroll's secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hidden temple deep beneath the Egyptian desert. There, the Dark Knight is forced into a terrifying battle with an ancient Egyptian sorceress.
"Trial" The whole Arkham Asylum 068 Dan Riba Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm May 16, 1994
Summary: Gotham's new D.A. is out to capture Batman, but both she and him end up captured by a gang of criminals instead. They are soon put on a kangaroo trial by Joker (the judge), Two-Face (the prosecutor), the Ventriloquist (the bailiff), Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, the Mad Hatter, Killer Croc, the Scarecrow, the Riddler and other criminals. If the defense (Batman and the D.A.) can prove that Batman is not the cause for everyone's turn to crime, they will be set free. When the jury gives the verdict of 'not guilty', the villains have little intention of following through on their deal...
"Harlequinade" The Joker and Harley Quinn 072 Kevin Altieri Paul Dini May 23, 1994
Summary: Joker steals an atomic bomb, and it's up to Batman and Robin to find and stop him. Since there's no time to spare, the duo enlist the help of Harley Quinn to track Joker down. Throughout the episode, it is briefly discussed how Harley met Joker.
"Bane" Bane, Killer Croc and Rupert Thorne 075 Kevin Altieri Mitch Brian September 10, 1994
Summary: Batman comes face to face with his most powerful adversary yet, the chemically-enhanced assassin Bane. Originally hired by Rupert Thorne to kill Batman, Bane plans on taking control of Thorne's criminal empire once Batman is destroyed. It's a fight to the death with all of Gotham in the balance as Batman takes on the man who has vowed to break the Bat.
"The Terrible Trio" The Terrible Trio 071 Frank Paur Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves September 11, 1995
Summary: Three wealthy, bored friends of Bruce Wayne decide to seek new thrills by becoming master criminals. As the Fox, the Shark and the Vulture - masters of land, sea and air - the Terrible Trio pick Gotham clean, until they encounter one person who cannot be bought off—Batman.
"Showdown" Ra's al Ghul 078 Kevin Altieri Kevin Altieri, Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm, Joe R. Lansdale (teleplay) September 12, 1995
Summary: Ra's al Ghul narrates a story from his past in which Jonah Hex stops his plan to destroy the new transcontinental railroad using a blimp.
"Catwalk" Catwoman and The Ventriloquist 074 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini September 13, 1995
Summary: Anxious to take up her old ways as Catwoman, Selina Kyle joins forces with the Ventriloquist and Scarface to humiliate socialite Veronica Vreeland. But the real victim is Catwoman herself, who has been secretly set up by Scarface to take the fall for another robbery. Batman has to intercede before the furious feline makes things worse by killing the double-talking Ventriloquist.
"A Bullet for Bullock" Vinnie the Shark 067 Frank Paur Michael Reaves September 14, 1995
Summary: Someone has put a hit out on Gotham's toughest cop, Harvey Bullock. After surviving several near misses, Bullock realizes he has no choice but to ask his arch-rival Batman to help him discover who is behind the murder attempts. During their investigation Bullock learns that his gruff and mean-spirited manner has created enemies in the unlikeliest of people.
"The Lion and the Unicorn" Red Claw 077 Boyd Kirkland Diane Duane, Philip Morwood, Steve Perry September 15, 1995
Summary: The Red Claw organization kidnaps Alfred, seeking a code they need to arm a weapon of mass destruction that Alfred knows from his days as a British secret agent.
"Second Chance" Two-Face, The Penguin and Rupert Thorne 080 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini, Michael Reaves September 17, 1994
Summary: Just before he is to undergo the operation that will restore his face, and possibly his sanity, Two-Face is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. Batman and Robin split up to nab the criminal mastermind behind the scheme. Is it the Penguin, Rupert Thorne, or someone with a more personal reason for hating Harvey Dent?
"Riddler's Reform" The Riddler 079 Dan Riba Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, Randy Rogel September 24, 1994
Summary: The Riddler is hired to work for a toy company, vowing to turn over a new leaf. Batman and Robin refuse to believe he has changed, and the Riddler soon realises he is still obsessed with outsmarting and defeating them.
"Baby-Doll" Baby-Doll 076 Dan Riba Paul Dini October 1, 1994
Summary: A former child star named Mary Dahl has become bitter and insane after falling into obscurity and realizing she has a disorder that prevents her body from growing to adulthood, thus biologically cursed with literal eternal youth. She kidnaps her TV family, who all led more successful lives and careers than her, and holds them prisoner on an abandoned sound stage. While Robin works fast to free the actors from Baby-Doll's explosive death-trap, Batman pursues the tiny fiend through a deadly carnival fun house.
"Time Out of Joint" Clock King 073 Dan Riba Alan Burnett October 9, 1994
Summary: The Clock King returns to continue his vendetta against Mayor Hill. This time the time-obsessed criminal hopes to murder Hill with the help of a stolen invention that allows him to warp time and travel at super-speed. Securing another device from its creator, Batman and Robin take on the Clock King in a furious high-speed battle for the mayor's life.
"Harley's Holiday" Harley Quinn, The Scarecrow, Boxy Bennett 081 Kevin Altieri Paul Dini October 15, 1994
Summary: Harley Quinn is released back into society, proved to be sane. After a misunderstanding at a clothing store, however, a snowball of comedic chaos builds around her.
"Make 'Em Laugh" The Joker, Condiment King, Pack Rat, Mighty Mom, Mad Hatter 083 Boyd Kirkland Paul Dini, Randy Rogel November 5, 1994
Summary: Gotham City is plagued by a rash of oddball crimes, all committed by bizarre villains. Batman and Robin investigate, discovering the "criminals" are actually famous comedians brainwashed by the Joker. It seems the comedians had the disguised Joker tossed out of the annual Gotham Comedy Competition the year before and the jealous clown has sworn to destroy their reputations in return.
"Batgirl Returns" Catwoman and Roland Daggett 085 Dan Riba Michael Reaves, Brynne Stephens November 12, 1994
Summary: While Bruce is in Europe on a Wayne Enterprises business trip, the theft of a jade cat statue occurs at Gotham State University. Barbara Gordon again becomes Batgirl to investigate, only to run into Catwoman, who is also investigating, pointing out that the acid residue used to destroy the security system is not her style. The two team up to find the statue, with Robin tailing them, and things go from bad to worse when Roland Daggett is revealed to be involved.
"Lock-Up" Lock-Up, The Ventriloquist, Harley Quinn, The Scarecrow 082 Dan Riba Paul Dini November 19, 1994
Summary:Lyle Bolton, the new head of security at Arkham, is fired for his atrocious mistreatment of the inmates. Six months later, Bolton becomes the vigilante Lock-Up, and decides to put who he feels responsible for the ruin of the city behind bars. It's up to Batman and Robin to save his victims.
"Deep Freeze" Mr. Freeze and Grant Walker 084 Kevin Altieri Paul Dini, Bruce W. Timm November 26, 1994
Summary: Mr. Freeze is sprung from Arkham by aging billionaire Grant Walker, who is looking to freeze the world and recreate it according to his own design. Batman and Robin infiltrate the billionaire's underwater city and combat both high-tech robots and Mr. Freeze himself, who has personal reasons to do Walker's bidding and cover the Earth in a new ice age.Walker's plot to freeze the world with a giant cannon was later used in Batman & Robin, where Mr. Freeze uses advanced technology to turn an observatory telescope into a freezing cannon to freeze a part of Gotham City and hold the city to ransom. Also, one of Karl Rossum's toy robots is an obvious tribute to the character "Bat-Mite"

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