Batman: The Animated Series

Season 2 Episode 11


Aired Saturday 9:00 AM May 23, 1994 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The Joker steals an atomic bomb and Batman and Robin must team up with Harley Quinn in order to find him.

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  • Incredible and really entertainning! One of my three favorites of Batman: TAS!

    The Joker stolen an Atomic Bomb and the Mayor refuse to evacuate Gotham city so Batman and Robin need assistance of Harley Quinn in order to find him. This episode has great animation, very interresting and funny story and lots of funny and great scene like when Harley sings Say we're sweethearts again and Batman slam his head on the table while tied up, Harley kicks the Joker in the face and many others. I Think I love the character Harley Quinn in this episode beacuase her animaton is great and she's at her funniest and her best in Harlequinade, i'm not so fond of Harley's Holiday, I hate the episode version of Mad Love in TNBA( and it's not the final episode in TNBA as it wasn't produced as, Judgement Day is the final episode and Beware the Creeper came after Mad Love. The original version of Mad Love, the comic which came before my favorites Trial and Harlequinade is way better than the episode). Harley and Ivy is good, but Harlequinade is the best Harley Quinn episode. And the actual song that Harley sings in this epiosde fits perfectly for her about the abusive relationship and tragedy between her and the Joker and the lyrics describes about the all things she's been through the relationship. And the ending of the episode is my favorite scene along with when Harley sings. This is a perfect genre for comedy and action, the best episode and it's really pure enjoyable to Watch!moreless
  • not my favorite episode but its cool

    this episode is not why I watch this series because I like the dark episodes better, but this was a lot of fun, and a great episode also. The Bats - Harley relationship was pretty cool, and scenes like Batman screaming at her in the bat mobile or when Harley sings and Batman punchs his head were really funny. The thing that I don't like that there was in this episode is like when Batman come out of the shadows he looks awesome but you see Robin from behind and he's all dark and there's no reason for him to look like that. And I don't like that very much.

    Well then we have the Joker, whose animation was excellent, aswell as Mark Hamill as him.moreless
  • My 3rd favorite episode.

    This is why I watch this series! For episodes like this. Harley Quinn was great. RThis was the first time they tapped into her origin and this was when she became my favorite character. Harley was silly during the whole episode (in a good way) with so many funny scenes. When she gets into a fight with Joker, I was giggling with joy. The end of the episode shows that she had the guts to kill Joker. They all thought that the gun she was firing at Joker was real. That is what drove Joker and Harley back together. Almost killing eachother. All in all, a perfect score from me.moreless
  • Take a gander at the top of the page ;)

    I loved this episode! I was cracking up throughout!!! My favorite part was when Harley and Batman were sneaking and she follows him "Sneak, sneak, sneak" Ha, ha good stuff. They also go into her history which rocked!!! I loved the whole 'woman scorned' subplot that was there, it was all so classic and hilarious!
  • Another Harley gem.

    The Joker has stolen a bomb that could threaten Gotham and reduce it to a crater. When Batman is informed, he feels the only way to find the Joker is to enlist the help of the Joker's nutty sidekick, Harley Quinn.

    This was another great Harley episode, which provided some development for the character. She acts as delightfully looney as her puddin' in this episode, and the part where she sings about the Joker was really funny. We actually see her doubting the Joker and his wicked schemes, as Batman and Robin try to psyche her out, and she actually tries to kill Joker. But the end makes a statement about Joker and Harley's relationship: it's abusive and even when Harley starts to see the Joker for the twisted mind that he is, they always end up in each others arms again.

    Mark Hammill was his usual twisted Joker self, making this episode such an enjoyable watch.moreless
Lloyd Bochner

Lloyd Bochner

Mayor Hamilton Hill

Bob Hastings

Bob Hastings

Commissioner Jim Gordon

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

Bruce Wayne / Batman

Neil Ross

Neil Ross


Guest Star

Dick Miller

Dick Miller

Boxy Bennett

Guest Star

Arleen Sorkin

Arleen Sorkin

Harley Quinn

Recurring Role

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill


Recurring Role

Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Dick Grayson/Robin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Watch closely when Harley jumps into The Joker's arms.  As she turns her head, one of the balls on her jester's hat hits The Joker in the eye. 

    • Gotham City has a population of about 10 million people according to Mayor Hill, making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest city in the country (by comparison New York City, the largest city in the U.S.A., has about 8 million people).

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Harley: I wanna listen to the radio!
      Batman: DON'T! (Harley press a button and a parachute coming out of the back of the Batmobile and Batman manages to stop)
      Harley: Oops.
      Batman: Listen and listen good. You don't touch anything, say anything or do anything unless I tell you! GOT IT?!
      Harley: (Scared) Yes, sir.

    • Harley Quinn (With a gun aimed at the Joker's head): Freeze, clown!
      Batman: Quinn!
      Harley Quinn: He's mine, Bats!
      (The Joker nervously laughs at Harley, until he narrows his eyes and starts to get up)
      Joker (To Harley): You wouldn't dare.
      (Joker advances on Harley, the gun shaking in her hands)
      Joker: You don't have the guts! Not in a million years would you-
      (Harley, crying, shuts him up by shoving the gun closer to his face. She pulls the trigger, and out comes a rat-a-tat-tat sign. Batman and Robin sigh, while the Joker gives Harley a nasty look as she nervously smiles. He takes off his pilot's hat and smiles at Harley)
      Joker: Baby! You're the greatest!
      Harley: Oh, puddin!
      (Harley jumps to the Joker's arms, as they both kiss)

    • Harley: Look, Bats. When I was a doctor I was always listening to other people's problems then I met Mister J who listened to me for a change and made everything fun.
      Batman: You think it's funny when he hurts people?
      Harley: It's just a joke.
      Batman: Hope you're still laughing when it's your turn.

    • Harley Quinn (The Joker is ready to leave Gotham to the fait of the bomb he planted. But Harley wants to know...): Well what about all our friends? Ivy and Two-Face and... Hat-Guy and... Lizard Man and... Puppet Head...

    • Harley Quinn: (After arriving at the Jokers old hideout) How do you like our ha-hacienda?

    • Harley Quinn: Did you see the way I handled those creeps? Pow! Bam! Batgirl eat your heart out!

    • Joker: You really should loosen up dear, have a laugh now and then.

    • Joker: That bomb's going off even if I go with it! (laughs)
      Harley Quinn: Laugh this off, puddin'!

    • Robin: What was she before she went bonkers?
      Batman: A clinical psychiatrist.
      Robin: (shrugs) Figures.

    • (In Arkham)
      Batman: I need help.
      Harley Quinn: Well, you've come to the right place! I recommend a lobotomy.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The song Harley sings, "Say We're Sweethearts Again" is from a 1944 movie Meet the People.  Arleen Sorkin sang the song during her audition for the role of Harley and Paul Dini liked it so much that he wrote this episode to give Sorkin the chance to sing it as Harley.

    • This episode is episode 16 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 DVD.

    • The Joker's last line to Harley Quinn
      "Baby, you're the greatest!" is in reference to Jackie Gleason's line as what his character Ralph Kramden says to Alice at the end of almost every episode of The Honeymooners.