Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 32

Beware the Gray Ghost (4 Nov. 1992)

TV Episode  |  Unrated  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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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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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Pennyworth / Piedmont Police Chief / Frankie (voice)
Mari Devon ...
Summer Gleeson (voice)
Joe Leahy ...
Gray Ghost Narrator (voice)
Bruce W. Timm ...


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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(85 episodes)

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The "Mad Bomber" episode was the 18th episode of "The Gray Ghost" series. This is also Batman: The Animated Series (1992)'s 18th episode. See more »


How did the Batcomputer have Simon Trent's fingerprints on file? Trent was not revealed to have a criminal record, so there is no rational explanation as to how his fingerprints were in any police database that the Batcomputer could access. See more »


[Dymer is busy breaking a Batman dill, when he notices the real merchandise behind him... ]
Ted Dymer: Well, if it isn't the Dark Knight himself...
Batman: You're finished, Mad Bomber.
Ted Dymer: [giggling] Oh, I don't think so.
[Dymer launches a fleet of cars to surround Batman]
Batman: You ought to put your toys away.
Ted Dymer: I can't, I need the money, to get more toys! I love toys! They can do all sorts of things! They can make music! They can dance! They can even eat money! Oh, boy, can they eat money - all MY money! Then I remembered an ...
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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 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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