Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 24

Mad as a Hatter

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 12, 1992 on FOX
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Jervis becomes the Mad Hatter when the woman he is obsessed with gets engaged.

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  • Mad Hatter Review

    This was a really good episode. I love the character in this episode he feels believable. The Mad Hatter is not evil starting out as your shy quirky guy; but his obsession with the girl Alice who loves her drives him mad. The lengths he goes to get his girl are shocking and bigger and bigger as the episode goes on. I actually kind of felt sorry for the guy I mean all he wants is love but he is going about it the wrong way. Also, love the climax of this episode it is really good. The episode gets really creative with the Alice in Wonderland theme. We get some cool/creepy images. If your a fan of Batman TAS and you have not seen this episode you need to see it it is really good.moreless
  • Excellent episode. Click on continue =P

    One of my favorite episodes. I loved Jervice Tetch. He seemed like a few other people I know in real life in the beginning. Shy and afraid to take to the one he likes. This episode started out and ended great. The middle wasn't exactly my cup of tea (good episode for that quote =P). He goes from this shy guy too an insane lunatic. Usually people who were scared of the world the day before don't change into some mind controle happy lunatic over a girl. Still, with a little more influence for his personality change, this would have been a 10. Anyways. This episode was a great way to introduce Mad Hatter.moreless
  • this is introduction of the mad hatter 'jervis tetch' who is obbessed with alice, his secrectary and is annoyed at his boss, goes on a mad rampage with this prodical chip device, which can control ppl's minds..moreless

    This is one of my fav eps of allllllllll time, great introduction for the mad hatter. My fav rogue gallery villain.. The whole idea and concept is brilliant, it clearly explains the madness and insanity aspects of the hatter who is insanely jealous of alices bf..(his oppression).. Awesome, truly awesome. .”..Why.. o why..” I think is the last line of the ep by Jervis it leaves you satisfied and gruelling for more of the hatter in action.moreless
  • One of the series best episodes

    "Mad As A Hatter" is one of the best episodes yet, the villan is sympathetic and has an interesting motif, one based on the Mad Hatter from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", being a big fan of the book and the Mad Hatter character as well , this episode was double good for me. Unlike some people I was able to recognise any of the quotes that the Mad Hatter lifted from the book, reading the book certainly makes the episode more enjoyable - not that it is necesesary. Another treat was seeing the Mad Hatter's henchmen dressed up as famous characters from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through The Looking Glass" such as The Cheshire cat and the Walrus and the Carpenter. The Backgrounds were definitley a beautiful sight , The way the painters for the show had painted the characters in the park were spectacular, the characters such as The Mock Turtle and The Jabberwocky looked almost identical to the book , but in Batman The Animated Series "Dark Deco" style. But as previously stated , the episode is not just enjoyable for those familiar with the book .The episode was exellent from start to finish, with The Mad Hatter's scheme being motivated by love for one of his work partners. Definitley one of the series finest, well recommended.moreless
  • A good, rather poignant episode.

    Because of my interest in Alice in Wonderland, I actually looked forward to seeing this episode.

    The Mad Hatter, while not as good a villain as say, the Joker, is still quite an interesting character. I actually liked how he used his mind control methods to get his own way, and the hardships he causes while doing so.

    As you could have probably guessed, I enjoyed the way they inserted Lewis Carroll into the episode, especially during the rather poignant conclusion.

    All in all, an interesting episode, with quite a bit of emotion to boot.moreless
Steve Bulen

Steve Bulen

Police Dispatcher

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David Haskell

David Haskell


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Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall

Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter

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