Batman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 48

The Mechanic

Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Jan 24, 1993 on FOX
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Episode Summary

After the Batmobile is virtually destroyed, Batman seeks the help of the mechanic that designed it. Unfortunately, the Penguin has located the mechanic and has plans to "fix" Batman's car.

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  • A story about the coolest car in the world.

    The Batmobile... a car that goes with the Batman like hamburgers and fries. In this episode we meet the man who brings the world's most famous car in the world. Earl. The reason I like this show is that it is so character driven. It talks about the heroes as well as the villians. This episode is one of those few instances where it deals with a part of the Batman mythos that it is virtually a character all its own. Batman's car, the Batmobile. This is a cleverly plotted episode and it combines to great loves, fast cars and superheroes. It is really to bad they did not incorporate Earl into the comics.moreless
Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield

Earl Cooper

Guest Star

Walter Olkewicz

Walter Olkewicz


Guest Star

Candy Brown Houston

Candy Brown Houston


Guest Star

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

The Penguin

Recurring Role

Loren Lester

Loren Lester

Dick Grayson/Robin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • This episode, along with "Birds Of A Feather" was released on VHS as The Adventures Of Batman & Robin: The Penguin. Later it was paired up with the VHS The Adventures Of Batman & Robin: Poison Ivy (consisting of "Eternal Youth" and "House And Garden") on DVD.

    • The logo on Batman's chest in Earl's flashback references Bruce's costume in Batman: Year One establishing that the flashback occurs early in Bruce's crime-fighting career.

    • This is the only appearance of Earl and Marva Cooper in this series.

    • When Batman meets Earl in his old Batmobile, a wanted poster with Batman's silouette flies by. He is wanted with a $1,000,000 reward.

    • When the Penguin reads the "1 Bat 4U" license plate, its says "The Dark Deco State" on the bottom. "Dark Deco" refers to the stylized looks of the environment on Batman: TAS.

    • According to a sign that the Batmobile passes, Gotham City's nickname is "America's Playground".

    • It's become something of a tradition for the Penguin in the many mediums that Batman has existed in (comics, live-action television, motion-pictures) to steal or take over the Batmobile at one point or another; this is the animated series' entry into that tradition.

    • Batman's old Batmobile seems to be based on the 1950s comic book version.


    • Porky Pig

      Falcone: Buh-Buh-Buh-Buh-Bat's all, folks!

      At the end of the classic Warner Bros. cartoons, Porky Pig would always appear to say, "Th-The-The-That's all, folks!"