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Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 47

Harley and Ivy

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Jan 18, 1993 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Harley Quinn teams up with Poison Ivy after she is kicked out of the Joker's gang.

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  • Harley gets kicked out of the gang by Joker, so she teams up with Poison Ivy after a meeting of fate to prove the Joker she can be useful.

    In my opinion, this was a very good episode, despite the fact that Batman played a less prominent role in the story. I love Harley and Poison Ivy; this episode made me realize what a perfect matchup they are. I like how their personalities clash, yet they are the perfect team.

    I think Harley's feelings for Joker were realistic, and that her newfound friendship with Ivy was interesting. The story was very interesting; I like the idea of Harley trying to get revenge on "Mr. J" while at the same time trying to get his attention.

    My only problem with the episode is how Poison Ivy was drawn. She looked...different. And not in a good way. She didn't look as attractive, and she just didn't look as striking. I hope that that was not a permanent change, and that the other episodes that followed were back to normal. Also, the fact that the Joker supposedly died in the episode before was a problem, since they never bothered mentioning that. But that's okay, because they never really explain how all the villains seem to escape from Arkham Asylum anyways.

    Overall, I enjoyed this new spin to Batman. Although I wouldn't want to see this kind f episode all the time, it was a very nice, fresh episode. This series really is amazing.moreless
  • Read my review (click continue) =]

    I was flipping out when I saw Harley get kicked out of the Jokers gang! I loveHarley and thought she wasn't coming back but when I saw the new angle they were going at when Harley met Ivy I felt much better. I thought: "This'll get me some laughs." Thinking of how Harley Is always Joking around and how Poison Ivy is always serious and has the best intrest for plants. When the episode ended Harley was still my favorite character but Joker and Harley Quinn were no longer my favorite team up of main characters. You guessed it Harley and Ivy =]moreless
  • Good episode

    This is the first time Harley and Ivy teams up.

    The story is easy to understand:

    Joker fires Harley because she hasn\'t got any good plans and doesn\'t do anything good in the Joker team, so she decides to work on her own and meets Poison Ivy while robbing a museum. They begins to work together, and when Joker gets to know, he becomes furious.

    The episode also has a good finale.
  • Take a gander at the top of this page ;)

    This episode was AWESOME!!! And by far my favorite. I loved this pairing, they were a perfect meeting of Yin and Yang and to be honest any episode starring Harley Quinn is an A plus in my book, she\'s so fun and kooky. I also loved the role \'Mr. J\' played in the episode.
  • When Harley Quinn was kicked up by the Mr. J's team, she decides to work with Poison Ivy.

    A bad episode, full of bad things in it. Firstly, the previous episode was telling us that Joker was dead (The Laughing Fish) Without an explanation how he survived, we see a healthy Joker. So this is a bad point for the episode. The story was also boring, no excitement. We don't see Batman very much.

    One more thing is, the drawings weren't good. Especially Poison Ivy! She had a lighter hair color, and bad portrait drawings.moreless
Neil Ross

Neil Ross


Guest Star

Robert Costanzo

Robert Costanzo

Detective Harvey Bullock

Recurring Role

Arleen Sorkin

Arleen Sorkin

Harley Quinn

Recurring Role

Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing

Poison Ivy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Poison Ivy: Admit it, darling. You didn't think two women were capable of bringing you down.
      Batman: Man or woman, a sick mind is capable of anything.
      Poison Ivy: A very enlightened statement, Batman. We'll carve it on your headstone!

    • Joker: Ahh! The wind in my hair and the Batman at my heels! It's the kind of night that makes you glad to be alive!

    • Joker: What's going on Rock? The place is a mess, no one has fed the hyenas and I can't find my socks. Where's Harley?
      Rock: You canned her boss, remember?
      Joker: So? She's always come back before.
      Rock: I guess you ain't seen the papers then.
      Joker: Papers? What are you babbling about? (Looks at the newspaper that says New queens of crime with Harley and Poison Ivy on the cover) AAAAAAAAH!

    • Poison Ivy: (As Harley and Ivy make their escape from the burning toxic waste dump) No man can take us prisoner!
      (A tire on their car goes flat and they crash on the side of the road. Officer Renee Montoya, who has been watching the fire from down the road approaches the car.)
      Officer Renee Montoya: Alright ladies, raise them.

    • The Joker: That's it. Next time I start a gang, no women! YOU HEAR ME? NO WOMEN!!!

    • Harley Quinn: Nice work, butterfingers! Why didn't you turned on the Bat-Signal, while you were at it?
      Poison Ivy: I wasn't trying to get caught!
      Harley Quinn: Could've fooled me! Hey, aren't you that plant lady... Poison Oaky?
      Poison Ivy: IVY! Poison Ivy!
      Harley Quinn: Sorry... Harley Quinn, please to meet ya!

  • NOTES (3)

    • In this episode we find out that Joker is not dead (after seeing his possible demise at the conclusion of "The Laughing Fish" Episode.)

    • The first intentional low blow in the series is shown when Ivy kicks Joker into the table. It's not a funny angle, listen to the Joker's voice after the kick.

    • The first Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy team-up. This pairing was popular enough for them to team up several more times in the DC Animated Universe, and they even got their own comic miniseries.


    • Title: Harley and Ivy

      The title of the episode is a reference to either the traditional Christmas carol "The Holly and the Ivy" or to a 1952 film of the same name. The film starred Denholm Elliott, whom Indiana Jones fans may remember as Marcus Brody from the adventure quadrilogy.