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* SarcasticConfession: Alfred in "Old Wounds".
-->'''Alfred:''' Ms. Gordon, I uh, see you've discovered our little secret. Yes, I admit it. ''I'' am Batman.
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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks:
** In "On Leather Wings," when Batman confronts Dr. Kirk Langstrom, there's a long table covered in lab glassware, in particular two huge globes of purple liquid that connect to one another and nothing else, seemingly serving no purpose. Langstrom uses nothing on the table, instead taking the formula he uses to become [=ManBat=] out of his LabCoatOfScienceAndMedicine. When he transforms, he of course smashes everything on the table, then picks up the table itself and throws it at Batman for good measure.
** An ever more complicated-looking array of flasks, test tubes and beakers connected by spiraling glass tubes is seen in "Terror in the Sky." Oddly, all the liquid in them is green (perhaps the colorists were lazy). Once again, Langstrom doesn't do anything with them, but at least this time, they don't get smashed.
9th Mar '17 11:49:12 AM newPS3D
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** "The Joker's Wild": An entrepreneur opens a casino in Gotham City based on the Joker's likeness and gimmicks. Joker is so incensed that a complete stranger would try to "cash in on my image" that he plots to blow the casino up. Ironically, [[spoiler:the entire point of the entrepreneur cashing in on Joker's image was that he ''wanted'' Joker to come and trash the place. The entire place was set up for an insurance scam]]. Too bad for him, the Joker eventually decided he would rather kill the guy and run the place himself...

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** "The Joker's Wild": An entrepreneur opens a casino in Gotham City based on the Joker's likeness and gimmicks. Joker is so incensed that a complete stranger would try to "cash in on my image" that he plots to blow the casino up. Ironically, [[spoiler:the entire point of the entrepreneur cashing in on Joker's image was that he ''wanted'' Joker to come and trash the place. The entire place was set up for an insurance scam]]. Too bad for him, once Batman told the Joker eventually what was going on, he decided he would rather kill the guy and run the place himself...
1st Mar '17 4:32:03 AM justanid
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* ShoutOut
** In "Off Balance", Batman asks Talia whose side she is on. "That would be telling" she replies. Almost every episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner'' started with that dialogue.
** In "Nothing to Fear" the security guard in the beginning is reading a comic book called WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures. In a later episode, Bruce is discussing a ongoing case with Barbara Gordon. When he asks, "What are you doing tonight?" she replies, [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "The same thing we do every night, Pinky."]] He does not get the reference.
** At the start of "Jokers Wild," the Joker is whistling the Looney Tunes theme.
*** In "Christmas with the Joker", he sings "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" as he escapes Arkham.
** In "You Scratch My Back", a list of ships includes ''Andrea Doria'', ''[[Series/GilligansIsland SS Minnow]]'', ''[[Literature/TheBountyTrilogy HMS Bounty]]'', and ''[[Film/ThePoseidonAdventure Poseidon]]''.
** Two-Face's suit is a rather obvious reference to the famous "Scarface" poster.
** In "Two-Face: Part 2", while robbing one of Rupert Thorn's fronts, Two-Face says "[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Do not attempt to adjust the picture, I'm in control!]]"
** In the episode, "The Laughing Fish" Joker pulls a wrench out of a box with the words "[[Series/HomeImprovement Binford Tools]]" written on it.
** In the Creeper's debut, not only does he look similar to and act just like WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}, but he talks to a woman through her window and when she screams and runs...
-->'''The Creeper:''' [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Okay, I love you, buh-bye!]]
** The robots in the opening to "Deep Freeze" are based on ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Cybertron]] Industries appears in "Heart of Steel".
** Poison Ivy's license plate in "Harley & Ivy" is "[[Film/CitizenKane Rosebud]]".
** Karl Rossum, the owner of Cybertron Industries and one of the pioneers in A.I. research and robotics, is named for Capek's play ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'' (for ''Rossum's Universal Robots''), the origin of the term "robot."
** The second episode of "Robin's Reckoning" has a shout out to ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' when Dick strikes a similar pose to Kaneda on his bike.
** The poster for the magician [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} The Great Prosciutto in "Be a Clown"]] is a cartoonified portrait of Creator/AlanMoore.
** "Trial" has Batman capturing the skull gang's leader, who wears a T-shirt that's exactly like ComicBook/ThePunisher's logo.
** At one point when Batman and Robin are artificially sped up, Robin quips: "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Faster than a speeding bullet..!]]"
** The show has [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West]] as part of its supporting cast.
** At the end of "Jokers Wild", the inmates in Arkham are watching ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoons.
** To ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', where one thing Sally said to Linus in the pumpkin patch was, "If you try to hold my hand, I'll slug you!"; near the beginning of "Joker's Wild", in the lounge at Arkham Asylum, Joker cozies up next to Poison Ivy, and teasingly says, "If you hold my hand, I'll ''slug'' you!"
** In the episode "Harley's Holiday", Harley Quinn, upon returning to Arkham, says the line, "Home again, home again, jiggity jig." It's a reference to the scene where one of the toys says the same line when J.F. Sebastian comes home with a woman in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** In episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], the streets have the names from various comics and animation artist who worked at Batman: Keith Weesner, Jack Schiff, Jerry Robinson, Norm Breygfole, Alex Toth, and Kurt Busiek.
** "Catwalk" has Selina Kyle quoting Kipling's [[Literature/JustSoStories "The Cat who Walked by Himself."]]
** The [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090729221039/dcanimated/images/b/b3/Riddlers_Reform-Title_Card.png title card]] for "Riddler's Reform" bears a resemblance to a famous [[http://ifanboy.com/articles/great-pages-the-amazing-spider-man-50/ page]] in [[Franchise/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man #50]].
** In "Joker's Wild", Batman exclaims [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Camelot" when he encounters the model]] detailing the original theme of Kaiser's casino.
** In "Harlequinade", when Harley does her impromptu musical number she instructs the orchestra that she will be singing in the key of A flat, as Lina does for her impromptu musical number at the end of ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (and in very nearly the same nasal voice).

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* ShoutOut
** In "Off Balance", Batman asks Talia whose side she is on. "That would be telling" she replies. Almost every episode of ''Series/ThePrisoner'' started with that dialogue.
** In "Nothing to Fear"
ShoutOut: see [[ShoutOut/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the security guard in the beginning is reading a comic book called WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures. In a later episode, Bruce is discussing a ongoing case with Barbara Gordon. When he asks, "What are you doing tonight?" she replies, [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain "The same thing we do every night, Pinky."]] He does not get the reference.
** At the start of "Jokers Wild," the Joker is whistling the Looney Tunes theme.
*** In "Christmas with the Joker", he sings "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" as he escapes Arkham.
** In "You Scratch My Back", a list of ships includes ''Andrea Doria'', ''[[Series/GilligansIsland SS Minnow]]'', ''[[Literature/TheBountyTrilogy HMS Bounty]]'', and ''[[Film/ThePoseidonAdventure Poseidon]]''.
** Two-Face's suit is a rather obvious reference to the famous "Scarface" poster.
** In "Two-Face: Part 2", while robbing one of Rupert Thorn's fronts, Two-Face says "[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 Do not attempt to adjust the picture, I'm in control!]]"
** In the episode, "The Laughing Fish" Joker pulls a wrench out of a box with the words "[[Series/HomeImprovement Binford Tools]]" written on it.
** In the Creeper's debut, not only does he look similar to and act just like WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}, but he talks to a woman through her window and when she screams and runs...
-->'''The Creeper:''' [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} Okay, I love you, buh-bye!]]
** The robots in the opening to "Deep Freeze" are based on ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Cybertron]] Industries appears in "Heart of Steel".
** Poison Ivy's license plate in "Harley & Ivy" is "[[Film/CitizenKane Rosebud]]".
** Karl Rossum, the owner of Cybertron Industries and one of the pioneers in A.I. research and robotics, is named for Capek's play ''Theatre/{{RUR}}'' (for ''Rossum's Universal Robots''), the origin of the term "robot."
** The second episode of "Robin's Reckoning" has a shout out to ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' when Dick strikes a similar pose to Kaneda on his bike.
** The poster for the magician [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} The Great Prosciutto in "Be a Clown"]] is a cartoonified portrait of Creator/AlanMoore.
** "Trial" has Batman capturing the skull gang's leader, who wears a T-shirt that's exactly like ComicBook/ThePunisher's logo.
** At one point when Batman and Robin are artificially sped up, Robin quips: "[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Faster than a speeding bullet..!]]"
** The show has [[Series/{{Batman}} Adam West]] as part of its supporting cast.
** At the end of "Jokers Wild", the inmates in Arkham are watching ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' cartoons.
** To ''WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown'', where one thing Sally said to Linus in the pumpkin patch was, "If you try to hold my hand, I'll slug you!"; near the beginning of "Joker's Wild", in the lounge at Arkham Asylum, Joker cozies up next to Poison Ivy, and teasingly says, "If you hold my hand, I'll ''slug'' you!"
** In the episode "Harley's Holiday", Harley Quinn, upon returning to Arkham, says the line, "Home again, home again, jiggity jig." It's a reference to the scene where one of the toys says the same line when J.F. Sebastian comes home with a woman in ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** In episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], the streets have the names from various comics and animation artist who worked at Batman: Keith Weesner, Jack Schiff, Jerry Robinson, Norm Breygfole, Alex Toth, and Kurt Busiek.
** "Catwalk" has Selina Kyle quoting Kipling's [[Literature/JustSoStories "The Cat who Walked by Himself."]]
** The [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090729221039/dcanimated/images/b/b3/Riddlers_Reform-Title_Card.png title card]] for "Riddler's Reform" bears a resemblance to a famous [[http://ifanboy.com/articles/great-pages-the-amazing-spider-man-50/ page]] in [[Franchise/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man #50]].
** In "Joker's Wild", Batman exclaims [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "Camelot" when he encounters the model]] detailing the original theme of Kaiser's casino.
** In "Harlequinade", when Harley does her impromptu musical number she instructs the orchestra that she will be singing in the key of A flat, as Lina does for her impromptu musical number at the end of ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' (and in very nearly the same nasal voice).
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16th Feb '17 7:14:53 PM urutapu
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* BrakeAngrily: In "House And Garden," Pamela "Poison" Ivey has apparently rehabilitated and has married her doctor, Professor Steven Carlyle, to help him raise his twin sons. Batman thinks Ivy may still be up to something when a number of wealthy bachelors succumb to a mysterious toxin, but all his leads come up zilch. Driving back to the Batcave, Robin tells Batman that Prof. Carlyle actually has twin ''girls''. '''''SCREEEEEEECHHHHH!!!!'''''

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* BrakeAngrily: In "House And Garden," Pamela "Poison" Ivey Poison Ivy has apparently rehabilitated and has married her doctor, Professor Steven Carlyle, to help him raise his twin sons. Batman thinks Ivy may still be up to something when a number of wealthy bachelors succumb to a mysterious toxin, but all his leads come up zilch. Driving back to the Batcave, Robin tells Batman that Prof. Carlyle actually has twin ''girls''. '''''SCREEEEEEECHHHHH!!!!'''''
16th Feb '17 5:46:39 AM Ccook1956
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* BrakeAngrily: In "House And Garden," Pamela "Poison" Ivey has apparently rehabilitated and has married her doctor, Professor Stepven Carlyle, to help him raise his twin sons. Batman thinks Ivy may still be up to something when a number of wealthy bachelors succumb to a mysterious toxin, but all his leads come up zilch. Driving back to the Batcave, Robin tells Batman that Prof. Carlyle actually has twin ''girls''. '''''SCREEEEEEECHHHHH!!!!'''''

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* BrakeAngrily: In "House And Garden," Pamela "Poison" Ivey has apparently rehabilitated and has married her doctor, Professor Stepven Steven Carlyle, to help him raise his twin sons. Batman thinks Ivy may still be up to something when a number of wealthy bachelors succumb to a mysterious toxin, but all his leads come up zilch. Driving back to the Batcave, Robin tells Batman that Prof. Carlyle actually has twin ''girls''. '''''SCREEEEEEECHHHHH!!!!'''''
16th Feb '17 5:45:55 AM Ccook1956
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* BrakeAngrily: In "House And Garden," Pamela "Poison" Ivey has apparently rehabilitated and has married her doctor, Professor Stepven Carlyle, to help him raise his twin sons. Batman thinks Ivy may still be up to something when a number of wealthy bachelors succumb to a mysterious toxin, but all his leads come up zilch. Driving back to the Batcave, Robin tells Batman that Prof. Carlyle actually has twin ''girls''. '''''SCREEEEEEECHHHHH!!!!'''''
12th Feb '17 9:49:53 PM Kalmbach
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** Unfortunately, Batman cannot sneak attack The Creeper from "Beware the Creeper" without getting knocked across the room... while The Creeper is trying to flirt with Harley Quinn.

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** Unfortunately, Batman cannot sneak attack The Creeper from "Beware the Creeper" without [[OffhandBackhand getting knocked across the room...room]]... while The Creeper is trying to flirt with Harley Quinn.


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* BadassNormal: A random factory worker in "See No Evil" sneaks up on Bats and almost flattens him under a shelving unit.
** Charlie in "Joker's Favor" manages to scare the Joker senseless by the end of the episode.
** Sid the Squid in "The Man Who Killed Batman" appears to be one, since he [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appears to have killed Batman.]]
12th Feb '17 7:09:53 AM Ccook1956
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** Baby Doll's skirt stays where it is when Killer Croc holds her upside down in "Love Is A Croc."
8th Feb '17 5:53:51 AM Morgenthaler
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