Batman: The Animated Series

Fear of Victory

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 9/29/92
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  • Episode Description
  • Scarecrow jeopardizes both Gotham's football team and the dynamic duo with a new toxin that turns excitement into fear.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Loren Lester

    Dick Grayson / Robin

  • Bob Hastings

    Commissioner Jim Gordon

  • Kevin Conroy

    Bruce Wayne / Batman

  • Samuel Warren Joseph

  • Dick Sebast

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Scary

    By SFBarbear, Nov 17, 2012

  • The Only thing to fear is Scarecrow himself

    By Weezing101, Nov 22, 2011

  • A great Scarecrow episode, definitley lives up to his first appearance

    By Darknight57, May 15, 2006

  • Wow, This episode was soooo cool!!! It scared the Sh*t out of me when I first wathed it as a kid.

    By Jokerluver, Jun 19, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Scarecrow: Isn't he supposed to be screaming, crying for mercy? Batman: Change of luck, Scarecrow? Scarecrow: You! Batman: You aware that gambling is illegal in Gotham? Scarecrow: I need the money, Batman. You know how expensive chemicals these days.

    • Joker: (Sees Batman walk by his cell) The cowl is familar, but I'm blanking on the face.

    • Scarecrow: (in disguise) Lost? You have that bewildered look but your sort always does. Thug: I ain't not lost. I'm looking for you! I wanna know how come you always win, Mr. Lucky. Scarecrow: (in disguise) It's quite simple, actually. I fix the games. Thug: You can't fix all those sports, nobody can! Scarecrow: (in disguise) Oh, he of little brain, allow me to illustrate. (grabs an envelope) Here, you can read, can't you? (Thug grabs the envelope and reads it) Thug: "Boo!" Hey, is this some kinda joke? Scarecrow: (in disguise) It's no joke, I assure you. It's the fear of victory, and the agony of... (Thug grabs him and reveals his true form) The Scarecrow! So now you learn step 1 in how to fix an athletic contest. I shall proceed to step 2.

    • Commissioner Gordon: That's how we found him - scared as a rat at a cat convention.

    Notes (5)

    • This episode is episode 24 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 1 DVD.

    • The Gotham Knights football team is introduced - a reference to the Bat-family of crime fighters, who have also been referred to as the Gotham Knights.

    • In Arkham Asylum we see the Joker, Poison Ivy and Two-Face.

    • The series debut of Robin/Dick Grayson.

    • The Scarecrow gets a new look for this episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Thief: He, Boy Blunder. Reference to the Boy Wonder. The name with which Robin was introduced in Detective Comics #38 (1940).

    • Scarecrow’s line "The thrill of Victory and the agony of THE SCARECROW" is a pun on ABC Wide World of Sports’ "The Thrill of Victory and the agony of Defeat".

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