Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 42

Joker's Wild

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



  • Trivia

    • The file Kaiser has on the Joker includes his real name as Jack Napier, from the first Batman movie.

    • When Bruce starts to realize the plan of Kaiser and moves the paper on the wall, that paper suddenly changes from being purple to purple & red with spades and clubs

    • LOOK HARD: Joker's not the only one who can cheat at cards. When Bruce checks his cards the first time, he has a 9 and a 3 (12). When he receives a King from Joker, he replaces the 9 with an 8, making 21. He later hands off a deck to Alfred.

    • The sign that Joker throws off the car he steals at the casino incorrectly reads "WAN THE CIRIN GNAL JOKERNOCILE."

  • Quotes

    • JOKER: Don't look now, Sonny Jim, but the Plant Lady's gone wackers again.
      Poison Ivy : He started it! I was just sitting here!
      JOKER: That's right! You're always blaming me! And the children wonder why we fight.

    • Joker: (About Kaiser) He's ripping me off. I'll protest. Yeah. I'll sue. Then I'll rip his lungs out. And I will too.

    • TV: Next, a dog drinks milk out of his owner's mouth.

    • Joker: Oh, please, Mr Kaiser! You of all people should have realized there'd be a Joker in the deck!

    • Joker (After Seeing Batman flying outside the helicopter) Why Can't He Ever Stay Dead?!

    • The Joker: Jumpin' 'uminy Christmas! It's an homage to me! I'm kinda sorry I have to blow it up.

    • Joker: If you try and hold my hand, I'll slug you.
      Poison Ivy: Guard!
      Joker: All right, all right, just kidding.

    • Joker: Step right up and play everyone's favorite game, folks! "What's the Joker got in the Pail?" Could it be a deadly poison? Or just something to make the floor nice and slippery?

    • The Joker: (escaping from Arkham) I always did know how to make an exit.

    • The Joker: Good evening, folks! The game is blackjack - Joker's rules of course. (chuckles)

    • Batman: He's counting on you to blow this place up so he can collect the insurance. By the time you get clear, Kaiser will be miles away laughing at you.
      The Joker I hate it when you make sense!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Joker changes the television channel and Poison Ivy tells him to change it back, Joker says "Oh, no, no, no. Don't want to." using a line of and the voice of Beaky Buzzard, a character that appeared in several classic Warner Brothers cartoon shorts.

      Beaky's voice was patterned after Edgar Bergen's character Mortimer Snerd.

    • When the Joker enters the Patients' Lounge in Arkham Asylum, he is whistling 'The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down' by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin, which is best known as the theme to the Looney Tunes animated shorts.

    • TV announcer: Next a dog drinks milk out of this owner's mouth!

      When the Joker switches channels, you can hear a voice announcing David Letterman's DC analog hosting Stupid Pet Tricks.