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 »
Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn) played "Amazing Grace" on the kazoo in one take. It was so funny that the crew was laughing during her performance, and immediately after she finished Sorkin and the rest of the voice cast also broke into uncontrollable laughter. Paul Dini said it was fortunate she could do it in one take, as a second would have been impossible to do. See more »
[arriving at Rupert Thorne's manion]
I have to speak to Mr Thorne!
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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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