Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 54

Blind as a Bat (22 Feb. 1993)

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Although temporarily blinded, Batman is still determined to stop The Penguin who is threatening the city with a prototype attack helicopter.



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Episode credited cast:
Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Lloyd Bochner ...
The Penguin (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eagleton (voice)
Sheldrake (voice)
Haunani Minn ...
Dr. Lee (voice)
Walter Olkewicz ...
Carmine Falcone (voice)


Although temporarily blinded, Batman is still determined to stop The Penguin who is threatening the city with a prototype attack helicopter.

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[Bruce Wayne/Batman has been temporarily blinded. Leslie orders him to take rest to recuperate]
Bruce Wayne: No way, Leslie! Not as long as the Penguin has that chopper.
Alfred Pennyworth: [clears throat] If there's some question, Master Bruce, I urge you to resolve it straightaway.
[looks out the window and sees the signal]
Alfred Pennyworth: You have a call on your private line.
Bruce Wayne: Then let's go!
Alfred Pennyworth: In your condition, sir?
Bruce Wayne: If you think a little inconvenience like this is going to stop me...
[he knocks over a lamp]
Alfred Pennyworth: Indeed.
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Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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One of the strongest Penguin episodes
26 September 2011 | by (Devon) – See all my reviews

Blind as a Bat is one of my favourite episodes. And as i've gotten older, i now appreciate it even more.

The gist of the story is Penguin stealing a a high-tech Army helicopter and holding Gotham City to ransom. Meanwhile, as a result of the high-jacking, Bruce Wayne is blinded. Can a blinded Batman stop The Penguin? I think it's a fantastic story, and shows that Batman is only human too. This episode marks the last story where Penguin is the main villain, which is a shame as I think he was one of the more colourful, and diabolical villains, who is perfectly voiced by Paul Williams.

I love a good Penguin episode, and if you do too, then definitely check this one out.

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