Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 42

Joker's Wild

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Nov 19, 1992 on FOX

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • Not the best of Joker episodes, but eh, it'll do to erase your boredom.

    In this episode, Joker is infuriated by Kaiser's buliding of a casino in his name, and sets out to destroy it. Of course, Batman intervenes, and saves the day once again.

    In my book, this episode was on par with "Christmas with the Joker", but not in the way that most of you think. The storylines are vastly different, Robin is absent in this episode, and this episode obviously took place in another area altogether instead of Gotham. No, what makes the two Joker episodes similar is that they both had excellent potential, but turned off most audiences with their really horrible animation. In both episodes, the characters looked different in every scene, and sizes of inanimate objects seemed vastly different in different scenes. However, while this may have worked in "Christmas with the Joker" by making him look even more like a human-like monster by stretching out his features, it only makes Joker worse in this episode, especially when he tied Batman up to the giant roulette wheel, where he lost the green streak in his hair.

    But hey, not every episode of a series can be perfect, even in a god-like show like this one. Besides, it was created in the 80's - early 90's, so you really can't blame on them, can you?