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"Batman: The Animated Series" Christmas with the Joker (TV Episode 1992) Poster

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Joker waves goodbye to Charles Manson as he escapes from Arkham Asylum.
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According to Animato Magazine Issue # 26, Kent Butterworth quit in the middle of the production of this episode and went to Universal. So Producer Eric Radomski ended up pretty much redirecting this episode through the layout stage - although he isn't credited as such.
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Mark Hamill has admitted this is his favorite episode of his own as the Joker
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Mark Hamill voices the trickster in another superhero Christmas episode - The Flash: Running to Stand Still (2015).
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This was the only episode directed by Kent Butterworth, as well as the only one written by Eddie Gorodetsky.
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First episode (production wise) to feature Robin and The Joker.
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Oddly, Joker's last appearance in the DCAU (Justice League: Wild Cards (2003)), also featured a pirate television special, and in both episodes, Joker used the phrase "technical difficulties".
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The Joker performs the famous kid song "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells". The song was referenced in Justice League: Panic in the Sky (2005), when Flash uses the opening lyrics to "explain" Batman's absence.
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The Giant Tin Soldier and Joker Statues are used in The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1994) in the first stage "Amused to Death".
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Gordon calls Joker, "you diseased maniac!" similar to how Superman addresses Lex Luthor in Superman (1978).
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This takes place in December 1992.
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The Christmas tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) can be seen in the background when Joker rides up on the sleigh.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

This is the only episode where the Joker doesn't wear his trademark purple suit, instead a red sweater with a green turtleneck
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