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Be a Clown 

An offhand remark by Mayor Hill on television spurs the Joker into sneaking onto his estate disguised as a clown at the birthday party for Hill's son, Jordan. Joker plants a bomb, but Bruce... See full summary »


Frank Paur




Episode complete credited cast:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Bob Hastings ... Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Lloyd Bochner ... Mayor Hamilton Hill (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Real Jekko (voice)
Mari Devon ... Summer Gleeson (voice)
Mark Hamill ... The Joker / Franklin (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Jordan Hill / Timmy Frye (voice)


An offhand remark by Mayor Hill on television spurs the Joker into sneaking onto his estate disguised as a clown at the birthday party for Hill's son, Jordan. Joker plants a bomb, but Bruce Wayne, who is attending the party, manages to defuse it. However, Jordan, who is angry at his father, runs away hiding in Joker's van. Written by crouchbk

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16 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Bruce Timm credited storyboard artist Phillip Norwood for the brilliant bit of the Joker tapping his cane along a fence, and for staging the rollercoaster finale in an exciting but economical fashion. "We knew immediately that we didn't have the budget that Disney's Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990) did," said Timm. "We had to figure out a way of doing all that really neat fast action on a roller coaster without having to animate perspective. Norwood figured out a lot of interesting little cheats, and fortunately AKOM pulled it off, which they don't normally do." See more »


Joker shows a poster for "The Great Proscuitto"-- but the correct spelling of that word is "prosciutto". See more »


Jordan Hill: [after Batman breaks free from a straightjacket] He did it! He got free!
The Joker: They don't make straightjackets like they used to. I should know.
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The New Batman-Superman Adventures - Theme from the Animated Series
Written by Shirley Walker
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4 February 2006 | by Harand4lifeSee all my reviews

So Mayor Hills son likes magic, but the mayor thinks it's childish and wants him to grow up. The Joker escapes Arkham and takes a clown's place at the son's birthday party. Bruce Wayne is in attendance and when the Joker uses a candle (actually dynamite) in the cake, Bruce saves the day by shoving it into the pool. In the confusion, the son slips into the Joker's van is whisked away. The son, thinking Joker is actually the real Jecko the clown, wants to learn everything he can from him. Batman tracks down the joker to an abandoned amusement park and eventually corners him on a staircase. Joker throws a playing card at him, which explodes into a cloud of knockout gas. Batman struggles, but the gas takes him out quickly and he is knocked unconscious. Joker goes to a fortune teller machine (like the one form BIG) and laughs at the fortune he receives for Batman. Batman comes to and is tied in a straight-jacket, upside down and being immersed into tank of water with a locked lid. His utility belt is on a bench. Batman struggles but can't break the lock on the lid from the inside. The son, finally realizes that this is not a game and frees batman. the Joker chases the son, and after a fight on a roller-coaster, Batman defeats the Joker. Mayor hill realizes how-stupid he's been and he and his son make up.

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