As much as I like Shirley Walker's scoring work on this series, 'The Last Laugh' has never been one of my favorites. That aspect has lived on in my memory more than any other and, even though I still agree with that assessment, it's actually not a bad episode. The Joker is in full-on prankster mode, even as he's stuffing Batman into a drum and sending him to a watery grave. Despite his homicidal intent, the tone is especially gleeful. Batman really does get put through his paces on this one, and it's not a bad (early) Joker episode.
And the Joker's "You killed Captain Clown" is a nice (subtle) reference to "He stole my balloons!" in the '89 film. What Hamill did with that line was really nice. The man can do no wrong.
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