Classic movie references include: the plate of Ivy's car, "Rose Bud", a reference to Citizen Kane. Interestingly enough, that film was one of the inspirations that Alan Burnett had to write the story of the feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Ivy's tribute to the closing line of Casablanca. The woman jerking her dog's leash to avoid the Joker's car, a reference to a scene in National Lampoon's Vacation. See more »
After blowing up the car of the guys who harass them, Harley and Ivy drive away, but their headlights aren't on in this shot. See more »
[last lines; everyone is back in Arkham]
That's it. The next time I start a gang, no women. YOU HEAR ME? NO WOMEN!
[outside, Harley and Ivy are tending the vegetable patch]
I think we can still work it out, don't you?
[Ivy flings a handful of soil in her face]
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"The Joker," short on temper, gives to boot to his top female henchman, er henchwoman, and lives to regret it. He misses her, meaning "Harley Quinn," but only because he can't find his socks and nobody is feeding the dogs anymore. She, on the other hand, moons for him. She's loyal, that's for sure and misses her "Mr. J," even if he doesn't appreciate her.
Harley, now on her own and trying to impress The Joker with a big diamond heist, winds up running for cover when "Poison Ivy" was in the same building robbing something else. The two run for it and then wind up partners.
What those two do, crime-wise, and the question that you wonder while you watch this - will Harley and The Joker get back together? - slowly unfolds in the last 10 minutes of the story Harley, as always, is fun to hear but Poison Ivy produced no laughs for clever comments. She wasn't exactly Uma Thurman, who was so much fun to watch and hear in her role as the same character in the feature film "Batman and Robin." Here, the animated Poison Ivy was more of a chip-on-the-shoulder ultra-feminist, spewing all the man-hatred she could. (She hated it that Harley kept pining for "Mr. J.") Arleen Sorkin does a wonderful job with the voice of Harley.
Batman, meanwhile, winds up in the middle of all these criminals and finds a way to solve things, as he usually does.
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