Batman Gotham Knights

Season 2 Episode 10

Beware the Creeper

Aired Unknown Nov 07, 1998 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Beware the Creeper
An encounter with the Joker at a chemical plant causes reporter Jack Ryder to turn into the out-of-control Creeper.

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  • Finally the DCAU introduce the creeper!!!

    I first discovered the creeper in an old batman annual my dad bought me at a car bootsale when i was about nine and ever since then i've been a huge fan of his character. I could not have thought of a better way to introduce his character into the television medium than this episode did. Granted they did change his origin... a lot, but i still loved the way they portrayed him. Gotham knights has always had a lighter tone than the animated series that preceeded it and that certainly shows through in this episode, there were actually moments when i laughed out loud. Some of the creepers lines were hilarious and his characters deffinately a lot funnier than the joker has been since he was first introduced into the series about ten years ago. Both batman and robins one liners were fantastic given the situations they were being exposed to and while batman spent most of the time getting his head kicked in, i was ok with it simply because you didn't care given the way the creeper stole the show. His insanity was a lot funnier than the jokers because in his own strange way he's trying to do the right thing and he did enough butt kicking to make up for the fact that batman was below par in most of the fight scenes he was in. This is deffinately a gotham knights classic, an iconic event immortalised by the dcau.moreless
  • Jack Ryder was at the wrong place at the wrong time doing a report on the Joker. And Joker gets his revenge by throwing Ryder in a chemical acid where he once turn into the Joker. Jack Ryder soon became a wacky Character known as the Creeper! It's worth Wmoreless

    It was so sad when Bob Kane pass away and they started the Episode to the Memory of him. It really hit me cause I didn't know he pass away. Anyway this was a great Episode of the Creeper. I just love it when he had a major crush on Harley Quinn who hated him! It's up to Batman and Robin to stop him before he cause anymore trouble. This episode was well written, Wish Creeper could've had more Episode. This is one of my favorite episode of the Series.moreless
E. G. Daily

E. G. Daily

Thrift Store Manager

Guest Star

Billy West

Billy West

Moe / Lar / Curl

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Jack Ryder / The Creeper

Recurring Role

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

the Joker

Recurring Role

Arleen Sorkin

Arleen Sorkin

Harley Quinn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (7)

    • Ditko's Vintage Clothing store, where The Creeper gets his costume from, is named after The Creeper's creator Steve Ditko.

    • A Batman imposter for a show was later done in the Batman Beyond episode "Out of the Past" in which Terry and Bruce go to a musical, but in this episode they used this imposter to show the origin of the Joker.

    • The Creeper went on to become a member of the Justice League in Justice League Unlimited, although he never had any dialogue.

    • Batgirl, Nightwing, Bullock, and Gordon are absent in this episode.

    • Was dedicated to Bob Kane (creator of Batman) on its orginal broadcast date of November 7, 1998. Bob had passed away just four days earlier due to natural causes.

    • The line the Creeper uses after he spots a woman in her window "Okay, I love you, bye bye" is the same thing that the character Mindy from the show Animaniacs always said.

    • This episode establishes that Joker has used 'many aliases', including Jack Napier. The episode also works in past events from Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.


    • News Report Scene
      In the scene where Bruce Wayne is watching the news report on the Joker, there is a scene where you see a dramatization of the origin of the Joker. During this, they cut to a scene where Joker and his henchmen are breaking into Ace Chemical plant but through a shadow-shot. This is directly from the scene from the first Batman movie by Tim Burton where you see the henchman and Jack Napier (Joker) break into the office of the plant.

    • The Joker's Henchmen
      They are based on the Three Stooges, with identical hairstyles and voices (as well as the clumsiness). The one who was supposed to be Curly had the perfect voice when he said, "Let me at 'em, let me at 'em!"

    • Creeper: It's been done.
      When the Creeper holds the plastic Batman mask to his face, the face and cowl is rendered in the style of Adam West's portrayal of the Caped Crusader from the '60s Batman.

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