Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 32

Beware the Gray Ghost (4 Nov. 1992)

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A series of bombings reminiscent of a long lost TV series occur and the washed up star of it may be connected.

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Alfred Pennyworth / Piedmont Police Chief / Frankie (voice)
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A series of bombings reminiscent of a long lost TV series occur and the washed up star of it may be connected.

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Ted Dymer, the Yestertoys shop owner, was voiced by Batman: The Animated Series (1992) animator/producer Bruce W. Timm, and was based on Timm's look as well. See more »

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[Trent looks around his apartment, bereft of the Gray Ghost merchandise, which he sold to pay his rent]
Simon Trent: [sadly] Well, that's the last of the Gray Ghost...
[he goes to sleep in his armchair. The next morning, when he wakes up... ]
Simon Trent: WHA...?
[Most of Trent's merchandise, including his costume, is back in its place. Trent notices a note attached to the costume]
Simon Trent: [reading the note] "Meet me tonight at West 15th Avenue. Signed, a friend."
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The New Batman-Superman Adventures - Theme from the Animated Series
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Adam West (TV's Batman) Is Back! Best Episode I've Seen So Far
7 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was no mistaking the first time the voice of "The Grey Ghost" was heard on this episode: it was "Batman," back again! Well, the television Batman, Adam West. What a hoot! It must have been great fun and nostalgia for him to come back, even though only his voice is heard. It just made this episode special....in fact, maybe the best!

The story is just dripping with nostalgia and sentiment and I loved every minute of it. We see Bruce Wayne as a little kid watching his hero "The Gray Ghost" on a black-on-white TV set. The ironic thing - and I doubt if it was an accident - was West's character, "Simon Trent," being an actor out of work and unable to get roles because he was typecast earlier in his career. Ya think there was a connection there? Yeah.

Anyway, it would good to see Batman working with his childhood idol to foil "The Mad Bomber." There is lots of action, great drawings and memorable material. Great stuff.

This is a real jewel in this Batman series. It will be hard to top.


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