A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
The diploma stamped "SANE" Harley displays from Arkham Asylum is signed by "K. Altieri". Kevin Altieri is the episode's director. See more »
When Batman and Robin are chasing Harley Quinn, Batman stops at a stoplight. The light turns blue, not green, to signal him to go. See more »
I got one question. I've been nothing but trouble. How come you've been so nice to me?
I know what it's like to try to rebuild a life.
[He holds up a bag, and gives her the dress she wanted to buy, before getting in so much trouble]
I had a bad day too, once.
[Ecstatically, she takes the dress, then stands on tiptoe to kiss his cheek]
Nice guys like you shouldn't have bad days.
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If you dig around you will find that the Harley Quinn character is by a wide margin the single most popular "bad guy" in the series, astonishingly popular with with boys and girls. And with good reason. There is something irresistibly charming about Harley that resonates, no matter what mischief she is up to. Did not get the background notes on this episode but clearly the producers and writers wanted to give Harley an episode of her own, and this is the closest they could come. The animation is superb. The one and only Arleen Sorkin does the voice (essentially, a voice she invented, without realizing it). A treasure. Even Bob Kane, the creator of B-Man, is on hand, making it one of the few stories he participated in before his death a few years later.
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