Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 12

Appointment in Crime Alley (17 Sep. 1992)

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On Batman's annual intensive patrol of the street where his parents were murdered, Roland Dagget plots to devastate it.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Roland Daggett (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Mari Devon ...
Summer Gleeson (voice)
Angel Harper ...
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Robert Ridgely ...
Madman (voice) (as Bob Ridgely)
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On Batman's annual intensive patrol of the street where his parents were murdered, Roland Dagget plots to devastate it.

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The van that Nitro and Crocker travel in is labelled J. Olsen and Sons, an allusion to Jimmy Olsen photographer at the Daily Planet and friend of Superman. See more »

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Roland Dagget: Gentlemen, Gotham City is at a crossroads. As businessmen, the choices we face is clear. It's time we decide where we stand. Are we for progress or against it? For the future or for the past. For the weak or for the strong? In short, we cannot allow the underclass to hinder us from building a better tomorrow.
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A Too-Familiar Theme
6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wasn't one of the better stories, one reason being it's a tired story, one I've seen on many TV shows and movies: a developer wants to build some place and have the people of the neighborhood live elsewhere. They always make the people all nice mothers and old ladies and homeless and harmless guys and the developer into a ruthless villain. It's really become a cliché.

That's the story with the one, which has special significance for Batman because "Crime Alley" is where he saw his parents murdered. (You'd think he'd like to get the area cleaned up and changed!)

Roland Dagget (Edward Asner) is the villain developer and he has help from "Mr. Nitro" who is good at blowing things up. The suspense comes in when an explosion is supposed to wipe out some of the neighborhood and whether Batman can prevent (as if he doubted the final result). Speaking of explosives, I'm not surprised an episode which includes Asner is sub-par since everything he's done post-"Lou Grant" TV days has been a bomb.

There was one good scene with the Batmobile and trolley car headed toward a big collision on steep streets which sure looked like San Francisco.


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