The Batman

Batgirl Begins (1)

Season 3, Ep 1, Aired 9/17/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara, recounts a story about a powerful new super-villain sabotaging waste-dumping corporations and her increasingly radical friend, Pamela Isley...

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alastair Duncan

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Rino Romano

    Bruce Wayne / Batman

  • Piera Coppola

    Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy

  • Mitch Pileggi

    Commissioner Gordon

  • Michael Jelenic

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • The best introduction of characters so far.

    By ellewoodspower, Sep 22, 2005

  • A good thing gone way bad

    By MegatronsGhost, Jan 24, 2006

  • What Could\'ve been good has gone bad

    By gamerboy190, May 10, 2006

  • If there's one surefire device to kill a series, it's introducing precocious children. As soon as a kid is introduced, it's time to put the show on life-support and gradually watch it waste away until it quietly dies.

    By RedErik, Feb 01, 2007

  • Batgirl rules all.

    By FinnMacCool555, Sep 19, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Commissioner Gordon: (to Barbara) Pam's a bad seed.

    • Temblor: (To Pamela) You see, boss, the way it works is: When you don't pay, you pay! Barbara: Hey, we're good for it. We'll raise the money with ... a bake sale! You like brownies?

    • Temblor: You dialed D for Destruction!

    • Temblor: Let's rumble!

    • (After possessed Batman starts attacking her) Batgirl: Guess you were serious about not wanting a sidekick!

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    Notes (18)

    • In the comics, Robin became Batman's partner before Batgirl. However, the WB put Batgirl in because Robin was already in the other WB series Teen Titans, and the creators of The Batman had no copyrights to Robin.

    • Temblor is another word for earthquake in Spanish.

    • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: April 24, 2006 Czech Republic: January 24, 2010 on TV Nova

    • This marks the first time in the history of Batman mythos that Batgirl appears before Robin does. This Batgirl is like an amalgam between her and Robin because this Batgirl is younger than the formers.

    • Temblor, like King Tut and Harley Quinn before him, claims the title of first original Bat-villain in this series.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Neugog Chemicals, the chemical plant seen when Batgirl starts telling her story, is named after the show's supervising producer, Michael Goguen. His last name is reversed to form the name of the plant.

    • Pamela's legs are covered by steel, which is why she can't move out of the way of the falling chemicals. However, when the lift is used to pull her out of the cloud, the metal is gone.

    • When Temblor is outside Chlorogene X's headquarters, Batman keeps his hands away from each other, but the lights magically turn on after the Batarang barrage. Also, when Temblor turns himself on at the chemical plant to smash Barbara, he turns on the right gauntlet, but both turn on. Pay attention, because he then reachs over to turn on the left one, which is already on!

    Allusions (5)

    • With orange-tinted skin, green eyes and red hair, Poison Ivy resembles people from the planet Tameran, like Starfire from the Teen Titans series.

    • Starting with season three, if you listen closely, you can hear the beginning notes of a remixed version of the classic 1960's Batman series.

    • Not only is this the first time we see a Batgirl costume with white eye lenses, its color is also a nod to the sparkling purple outfit Yvonne Craig donned in Batman (1966).

    • Poison Ivy: You've been terminated. "You've been terminated" is a reference to the three Terminator films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The situation at hand when Ivy says "You've been terminated" is also similar to one that occurs in the first of the three films.

    • Title: Batgirl Begins The title seems to parody the recent Batman movie, Batman Begins.

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