Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 19

Fear of Victory

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Sep 29, 1992 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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".