The Batman

Season 3 Episode 2

Batgirl Begins (2)

Aired Saturday 11:30 AM Sep 24, 2005 on The CW



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Poison Ivy: Well, well, a weed in the garden. Whack it, boys!

    • Batgirl: So, still plan on telling my dad?
      Batman: Not every child gets the opportunity to rescue their parent. I'm sure he'd be grateful if you decided to tell him.

    • Barbara: "Hello, Commissioner. It's the Batman. Care to go bowling?"

    • (Batman is examining a leaf through a microscope)
      Alfred: The Dark Knight has a green thumb?
      Batman: This leave-behind is my only lead, Alfred. And so far, it's definitely not garden variety.

    • Commissioner Gordon: I, uh, owe you my thanks, Batgirl.
      Batgirl: It's Batwo -- Forget it. Batgirl, it is. Ok, then. Gotta go. Uh, you take care now, citizen.
      Commissioner Gordon: Another red? Huh. What are the chances?

    • Batman: Let me make myself clear: there's no room for a Batgirl in Gotham.
      Batgirl: That's cool because it's Batwoman -- as in, I'm a grown woman and don't need to listen to you.
      Batman: Then, for your own safety, if you won't listen to me, I'm gonna have to tell your father, Miss Gordon.
      Batgirl: Uh, you must have me confused with someone else. (Batman glares at her) Dude! You just broke the superhero secret identity code!

    • Batgirl: FYI, it's Batwoman.
      Poison Ivy: Either way, you're Bat-meat!

    • Poison Ivy: Prepare to feel the wrath of Mother Nature! Destroy her! (Barbara cowers) Psyche.

    • Poison Ivy: Who knew you had a sidekick?
      Batman: I don't.

    • Alfred: (to Bruce) A Batgirl, sir? Perhaps I should equip the Batcave with a doggie door -- should Bathound decide to join the gang.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Superman and The Lone Ranger

      As Barbara Gordon thinks about becoming Batgirl, she references two other animated heroes. When she says, "mild-mannered Olympic hero by day," she alludes to Clark Kent, who is often characterized as mild-mannered when he is not Superman. When she says, "who is that masked woman?" she references The Lone Ranger, associated with the well-known question, "who was that masked man?"

    • n/a: Fantasia
      The scene where Batgirl is advanced on by several identical bonsai trees (backed by orchestral music) is reminiscent of the scene in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia, where Mickey Mouse is advanced on by miniature broomsticks.

    • n/a: Ivy spinning slowly within a glowing pink sphere.

      This is a reference to the transformation of the Guardians of the Veil from W.I.T.C.H.

    • Alfred: A Batgirl, sir? Perhaps I should equip the Batcave with a doggie door -- should Bathound decide to join the gang.
      A quick and witty reference to the then-upcoming Ace the Bathound.

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