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The Underdwellers 

Batman discovers a subterranean colony of children in the sewer system dominated by the insane Sewer King.


Frank Paur


Tom Ruegger (story by), Jules Dennis (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne / Cop (voice)
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
Victoria Carroll ... Matron (voice)
Michael Pataki ... Sewer King (voice)


Batman discovers a subterranean colony of children in the sewer system dominated by the insane Sewer King.

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21 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. Animation See more »
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This episode has the smallest credited cast of the entire DCAU, with only four names listed. See more »


When the Sewer King grabs a child and accuses him of "talking," he leads the child (wearing a white shirt and blue shorts) to lock him in the room with the lights in it. The child that had cried out (due to injury) had been wearing all orange. The boy in the blue and white clothes was the one who wrapped his ankle. See more »


[Batman has just saved some kids from playing chicken on the railroad tracks]
Batman: You play chicken long enough, you fry.
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Symphony No. 1 in C Minor - Movement 4
Music by Johannes Brahms
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The 'Sewer King' And His kids
30 June 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The villains in this story are leprechauns. Well, not really, that's what some old lady said when some little kid dressed in green steals her purse at the beginning of the episode. Actually, the kids are known as "underdwellers," and they are not the villains, just captives of an evil man called "The Sewer King."

The kids, supposedly, were unwanted above ground and so he keeps them as his slaves, sending them up only to steal things. He and his "children" are protected by his "pretties" - gigantic alligators.

That's really the only intense part of this episode: Batman having to deal with these over-sized, hungry reptiles.

Some humor comes in earlier on when Batman captures one of these green-clad kids and poor Alfred attempts to feed and bathe the unruly kid

Other highlights: "You play chicken long enough, you fry," Batman tells two teens who were playing "chicken" on top of an el-train.

Once again, perhaps because the story wasn't as strong as in the first five episodes I watched (the DVD isn't in the same order as the episodes listed here), I paid more attention to the great '40s artwork. I just love the automobiles and Deco art style in which this stories are drawn. I do appreciate the artists who produced this fine series. It's a big reason I am entertained more with these than any other animated series I've seen,, whether action or comedy.

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