Counterfeit money is being distributed by respectable citizens in Gotham City. Batman and Robin investigate, and find one of the Joker's lifelike robots substituting for a bank teller. They... See full summary »

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Counterfeit money is being distributed by respectable citizens in Gotham City. Batman and Robin investigate, and find one of the Joker's lifelike robots substituting for a bank teller. They are certain who is behind the crime. But to get actual proof, Batman plans to visit the villain as Bruce Wayne and trick him into disclosing his operation. When his scheme suddenly backfires, it appears he will instead have to appoint the Joker as Vice Chairman of the Gotham National Bank. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Commissioner Gordon: [about to pick up the Bat-phone] Once again we take our poor, cracked pitcher to the Caped Crusader's well.
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Fishing from a shady bank
22 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Joker's Last Laugh" was another superb entry for Cesar Romero, no surprise given that it was the final contribution from original pilot author Lorenzo Semple Jr. Once again The Joker has a beautiful moll, Josie Miller (Phyllis Douglas), riding around (for the only time in the entire series) in his very own Jokemobile, his headquarters the former comic book factory Penthouse Publishers (before they went nude I'm sure), said to be 'formerly innocent purveyors of mirth!' Using the same comic book printing paper, Joker has been making counterfeit currency, which has mysteriously been handed out from the Gotham National Bank (the Caped Crusader suggests a bit of fishing to Robin, 'from a shady bank'). Batman chats with the manager, Mr. F. Flamm (J. Edward McKinley), who mentions that his chief clerk installed a replacement before going out to lunch, a certain Mr. Glee (Lawrence Montaigne) the one distributing all the phony money. A super funny joke gets no response from the emotionless teller, forcing Batman to reveal that Mr. Glee is only a robot, stuffing the carcass into his trunk for an examination back at the Batcave. This gives the alert Joker an opportunity to follow the Batmobile out of town, for the purpose of locating the fabled Batcave, only to be foiled by a misdirected signal that only leads him to a miniature replica. Promising to have the last laugh, Joker gets an unexpected call from a desperate Bruce Wayne, claiming to be wiped out due to an excess of speculation that cost him a cool million. In return for a sample of Joker's counterfeit money, Wayne carries a signed document that will make 'Mr. W.C. Whiteface' the new vice chairman of the board of the Gotham National Bank. Ecstatic at this turn of events, an ebullient 'Whiteface' complies, only for Robin to appear at the window, but the Boy Wonder is no match for a pair of robots named Boff (Clint Ritchie) and Yock (Ed Deemer). Now attached to a conveyor belt, Robin is set to be printed into a comic book, and the one pulling the lever is none other than Bruce Wayne! Lovely Phyllis Davis and Lawrence Montaigne were both better known for their STAR TREK roles, but add a certain flair to this two parter, Phyllis one of the most animated molls in the entire series.


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