Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 9

Pretty Poison

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Sep 14, 1992 on FOX
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Episode Summary


The life of D.A. Harvey Dent, Bruce's friend, is put in peril by Pamela Isley, a woman who holds Dent responsible for the extinction of a rare flower species. It's up to Batman to grab hold of the super-villainess Poison Ivy and save his friend.

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Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester

Additional Voices

Guest Star

Richard Moll

Richard Moll

Harvey Dent

Recurring Role

Robert Costanzo

Robert Costanzo

Detective Harvey Bullock

Recurring Role

Lloyd Bochner

Lloyd Bochner

Mayor Hamilton Hill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Bruce is finishing a story as we cut to the end of dinner and says, "You should've seen Harvey's face." This may be a sly foreshadowing to Harvey Dent's later transformation in the series.

    • When Batman breaks free of the flytrap, his cape is ripped and torn. When he ducks under Ivy's dart, it's whole again, but is ripped by the passage of the dart. As he runs from Ivy, his cape is patched again.

    • When Poison Ivy first appears from behind Batman, you can see that her legs are bare. In the next scene - and all the scenes thereafter - her legs are covered with green tights.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Prisoner: Who...who are you?
      Batman: I'm your worst nightmare!

    • Prisoner: Big wings!
      Montoya: Yeah, yeah, big wings.

    • Harvey: So, what do you think? Bruce: Does she have a sister? Harvey: Nope. Pam's one of a kind. That's why I ask her to marry me. Bruce: (Bruce reacts by spitting the water he drink) What?! Harvey: Yep, that's the page one headline. Is it getting warmer in here? Bruce: You're still flushed from that last kiss. Harvey, you just met her last week. Harvey: And I already know she's the one. It's so hot in here. Bruce: Marriage is a major step, Harv. Don't you think you're rushing it? Harvey: No way. When I laid my eyes on Pam, it would hit me right in the face. Bruce: (Harvey faints in front of him) Harvey, you lost your mind. Knock it off. Harv? Harvey!

    • Harvey: Thank you, Andre. I'm starving. Let's eat.
      Isley: Shouldn't we wait for you friend?
      Harvey: Bruce? Nah, he's always late. He probably got hung up on business.

    • Poison Ivy: His fate was sealed... (applies drugged lipstick) ...with a kiss. (to Batman) And now, so is yours. (kisses Batman, then laughs as Batman loses consciousness) What's the matter? Afraid I have cooties?

    • Bullock: So what did you put in this mousse?
      Chef: Chocolate, sugar, eggs, cream.
      Bullock: Strychnine?
      Chef: No, no, no strychnine, but I added just a pinch of vanilla.
      Bullock: (to another man) You know who did it. Talk!
      Man: Hey, I just clean the dishes. Ok?

    • Poison Ivy: They can bury me in the ground, as deep as they like. But I'll grow back, we always grow back, don't we, baby?

  • NOTES (8)