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Christmas with the Joker 

On Christmas Eve, Joker broadcasts a pirate Christmas special on television. Batman and Robin have until midnight to fight their way past Joker's traps hidden all over town and rescue ... See full summary »

Director:

Kent Butterworth

Writers:

Eddie Gorodetsky, Sean Catherine Derek (story editor) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne / Donner (voice)
Robert Costanzo ... Detective Harvey Bullock / Blitzen (voice)
Bob Hastings ... Commissioner James Gordon (voice)
Clive Revill ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Mark Hamill ... The Joker (voice)
Mari Devon ... Summer Gleeson / Woman (voice)
Loren Lester ... Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
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On Christmas Eve, Joker broadcasts a pirate Christmas special on television. Batman and Robin have until midnight to fight their way past Joker's traps hidden all over town and rescue Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock, and Summer Gleeson. Written by crouchbk

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1992 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The episode originally opened with killer toys made by the Joker appearing in stores days before Christmas. The hostages also would have had bombs strapped to their stockings. See more »

Goofs

When Batman and Robin enter Joker's lair, Batman pulls his cape together. Yet the cape's shadow does the exact opposite, it expands. See more »

Quotes

The Joker: [singing] Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg, the Batmobile lost a wheel, and the Joker got away!
[he puts a star on the Christmas tree; then it takes off through the roof with a concealed rocket engine, Joker riding it]
The Joker: [singing] Crashing through the roof, in a one-horse open tree, busting out I go, laughing all the way!
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Connections

References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker
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Fun Joker debut episode!
23 November 2017 | by TalesfromTheCryptfanSee all my reviews

On Christmas eve, The Joker (voiced by Mark Hamil) has escaped after decorating the tree in the asylum when it was obviously a rocket. Bruce Wayne (voiced by Kevin Conroy) and Dick Grayson (voiced by Loren Lester) are having a nice quiet Christmas evening to watch It's a Wonderful Life on TV which Bruce has never seen, that is until it wasn't showing and Joker is taking over the TV network where Summer Gleeson (voiced by Mari Davon) works as she with Detective Bullock (Voiced by Robert Contazo) and Commissioner Gordon (voiced by Bob Hastings) are being held hostage, now it's up to Batman and Robin to save Gotham on Christmas eve.

A very entertaining episode that has nice animation, some good action and a sense of humor with a fine script that is co-written by Paul Dini. I like the visuals and the holiday atmosphere to get anyone in the holiday mood and watched this episode every holiday season as a tradition and makes good holiday viewing. There is some "It's A Wonderful Life" references and Joker singing the famous "Jingle Bells Batman smells" song, it's one of the better Robin guest starring episodes.


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