In Mayor Hill's office Harvey Dent is seen flipping a coin. He is not seen doing this again until the two-part "Two Face" episode.
After battling with the Man-Bat creature, Batman's face is bloody and bruised.This is the first and only time in this series that a character is shown bleeding, as some parents found the image too disturbing for younger children.
This episode introduces not only Bruce Wayne/Batman, but also Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon, District Attorney Harvey Dent, Detective Harvey Bullock and Mayor Hamilton Hill.
Alfred: A call for Master Bruce, from a Dr. March.
Batman: (turns on speaker system and uses Bruce Wayne voice) Hey, what's up Doc?
Alfred: Dinner for two, sir?
Mayor Hill: Anything else, detective?
Bullock: Just make sure the D.A.'s office would give me an air-tight case, sir.
Harvey: If you catch him, Harvey, I'll put him in jail for you.
Gordon: Listen, it's not just Batman's M.O.
Bullock: Oh, yeah? Tell that to the guy he just tossed through the window!
Kirk: (Speaking of Dr. March)He's a little protective of all this. I think he likes bats better than people.
Bruce: I can't imagine.
Alfred: (Hears the screaming bats from Bruce's computer) I didn't realize you'd taken up listening to rock 'n' roll, sir.
Dr. March: (to Bruce) You donate a few million and you think you own the place…
Batman: (reading headline) "Gotham police declare war on Batman."
Alfred: I gather you've been reading how to make friends and influence people.
Batman: Somebody's setting me up.
Alfred: My heavens! You mean it wasn't you tossing guards out of windows last night?
Batman: I only toss butlers, Alfred.
This is labeled episode 1 on the Batman: The Animated Series Volume 1 DVD.
Bob Hastings, who voices the role of Commissioner James Gordon in this show, also had an eight year run on the soap opera General Hospital in the 70s. Hastings also starred as the voice of Archie Andrews in a radio show based on the Archie comics in the 1950s.
Man-Bat is introduced along with Kirk Langstrom; his alter-ego, and his wife Francine.
Is said to be that Bruce Timm's favorite episode is "On Leather Wings".
Bruce Timm has said he can't bear to watch this episode because of the animation and it's age.
For whatever reason, maybe because it was originally intended to be the pilot, Clive Revill is the voice of Alfred for this episode. Except for one other instance where Revill plays the part, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., makes the part a signature one.
This episode aired on a Sunday night in primetime.
Alfred sarcastically mentions that Batman must have been reading "How to Win Friends and Influence People."
That is a book written by Dale Carnegie. It was a best seller in the 1930's and stayed on the best sellers list for decades.
Dr. March Dr. March was named after Fredric March, the actor who portrayed Dr. Henry Jekyll in the 1931 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (on which this episode is loosely based).