Batman: The Animated Series

Make 'Em Laugh

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/5/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Batman and Robin investigate a string of crimes committed by a group of famous comedians brainwashed by the Joker.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Loren Lester

    Dick Grayson / Robin

  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Kevin Conroy

    Bruce Wayne / Batman

  • Paul Dini

  • Randy Rogel

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Joker has revenge on the three judges who did not make him the winner in a The Gotham City Laff Off. Now the judges are turning into crazed comedians thanks to mind controlling devices.

    By batman12, Mar 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Joker: Up, up, and away!

    • Joker: Pizza deilvery.
      Lisa Lorain: I didn't order any pizza. (Sniffs it) But I'll take it. How much?
      Joker: It's on me. (Opens the pizza box and it shoots out knock-out gas)

    • Dispatcher: Disturbance reported at the top of the Crown restaurant. Suspect is a male costumed extremist armed with what appears to be a... ketchup gun.
      Batman: It's going to be one of those nights.

    • Joker: What would the common folk do without my pranks and antics?
      Batman: Let's find out.

    • Pack Rat: Okay, everybody! Empty your pockets! I want gum wrappers, loose string, those little balls of lint. None of that cash stuff!

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode is episode 27 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 DVD.

    • Andrea Martin, Grant Shaud, and Stuart Pankin are actors noted for their comedic performances. Shaud is most remembered for his role as Miles on Murphy Brown, Matrin was in many acting troupes and is well known for playing Aunt Voula in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Pankin can be noted as playing Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs.

    Trivia (2)

    • Lisa Lorain is clearly a parody of comedian and tv personality Roseanne.

    • Even though the brainwashed Lisa Lorain refers to herself as "Mighty Mom", the credits dub her "Rolling Pin", a classic weapon for an angry cartoon housewife.

    Allusions (3)

    • Condiment King: Parting is such sweet and sour sorrow. Play on "Parting is such sweet sorrow" from Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet (Act 2).

    • Title: Make Em" Laugh was a song performed by Donald O'Connor in the classic 1952 musical, Singin' In The Rain. It bears strong similarities to the song Be A Clown, which was used for the title of another Batman episode involving the Joker.

    • In this episode, when the female comedian leaves her couch to answer her door, on her television, you can hear the Riddler's commercial from the episode "Riddler's Reform."

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