Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episode 49

The Man Who Killed Batman (1 Feb. 1993)

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A small time crook tells his story of how he accidentally seemed to kill Batman, and how now everyone wants to kill him next.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Harvey Bullock (voice)
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Sid the Squid / Sidney Debris (voice)
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Rupert Thorne (voice)
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Eddie G. (voice)
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A small time crook tells his story of how he accidentally seemed to kill Batman, and how now everyone wants to kill him next.

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At the chemical factory, the Joker claims it was the Batman who created him. This refers to the events of Batman (1989), where hitman Jack Napier got into a scuffle with Batman at a chemical factory and fell into a vat of chemicals, which distorted Napier's features and turned him into the Joker. See more »

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[arriving at Rupert Thorne's manion]
Sidney Debris: [agitated] I have to speak to Mr Thorne!
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Featured in The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Batman: TAS Episodes (2011) See more »

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Four Reasons This Was A Fantastic Episode
26 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was very entertaining, thanks to four things: (1) The Joker; (2) Harley; (3) Sidney; (4) the artwork.

As I've mentioned several times, you can't beat fantastic artwork in this animated series and this episode is a good example. This is film noir with color, a look and atmosphere right out of the mid-to-late 1940s or early 1950s, with the automobiles, clothing and language. It looks like it comes right off the ages of a pulp fiction novel.

None of the episodes, by and large, are more entertaining than when The Joker is involved. Mark Hamill does a super job doing his voice and the writers even a better job with the Joker's dialog, which always is funny. To a lesser degree, the same can be said for The Joker's girl "Harley Quinn" who, with her bimbo NYC accent, also has some fabulous lines in this episode.

The co-star of the story, though, is a mousy little guy called "Sidney," a gangster-wannabe. who appears to have accidentally killed Batman. That makes him a hero in the Gotham underworld, led in sorts by Rupert Thorne. The Joker enters the story about halfway through and really livens things up, big-time.

How meek-but-misguided little "Sid The Squid" (voiced beautifully by Matt Frewer) deals with Thorne, The Joker and Batman all makes for a memorable and extremely-entertaining episode.


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