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Recap: Batman: The Animated Series E41 "Joker's Wild"
aka: Batman The Animated Series Jokers Wild

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  • Batman Gambit: Kaiser, hoping Joker would blow up the place for the insurance. The Joker admits he was pretty impressed.
    Joker: It was a scheme worthy of me, Kaiser. The way you got me riled up and turned me loose on this place!
  • Bullying a Dragon: Kaiser finds out that provoking a murderous psychotic wasn't a good idea. Well, his plan would have gone through if Batman hasn't figured it out.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive/Insurance Fraud: Cameron Kaiser has gotten in over his head with the casino project, and came up with the idea of attracting the Joker's attention so that the place would get destroyed.
  • Don't Try This at Home: The Joker escapes from Arhkam with a rather dangerous-looking stunt: tying a rock around a rope made from bedsheets, using it as a grapple to snag a truck passing by the asylum, and using it to pull himself over the fence. He laughs "Don't try this at home, kiddies!" before he pulls it off.
  • Foreshadowing:
    Summer Gleeson: Mr. Kaiser, why build a casino seemingly in honor of one of history's most notorious outlaws?
    Cameron Kaiser: Summer, please. The joker is a classic symbol long associated with cards and games. I can't help it if there's a passing resemblance to some criminal (looks at the camera) fruitcake!

    Joker: (making his escape) What a maroon.
    The guard:note  I know you are, but what am I?
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Summer Gleeson mutters "disgusting" right after the casino's Joker theme is revealed, after which the cameraman tells her that her mic is live.
  • I've Come Too Far: Mr. Kaiser says this to Batman when Batman figured out Kaiser's plan.
  • Jackpot Knockout: The Joker triggers one of these after Batman knocks him into a slot machine.
  • Lost In A Crowd: When the Joker showed up at the casino, he soon found that all the card dealers and much of the staff were dressed in his clothes and wearing make-up and wigs to resemble him. This not only helped him escape Batman for a while (Bats kept chasing down Jokers to find they were just casino employees), but also let him march right up to a blackjack table and start dealing.
  • Pretty in Mink: Bruce's date wears a black fur wrap. She also looks just like the scorned socialite in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
  • Stealth Insult: Bruce drops tons of these to confirm that the real Joker rather than a costumed casino employee is dealing him cards at the blackjack table.
    Bruce: Too bad it has to be in such gruesome surroundings.
    (Joker fumbles with the pack of cards, then recovers)
    Joker: Don't care for the décor?
    Bruce: Not hardly. All those horrible faces grinning at me. That would do things to my mind after a while.
    Joker: (grumbling) Who says you have one?
    Bruce: (looking at his cards) Yep, I'd be ready for the laughing academy if I had to stare at that ugly clown all day.
    Joker: (infuriated) Why, I oughtta...
    Bruce: (seemingly oblivious) Hit me.
  • Why Won't You Die?: "Why can't [Batman] ever stay dead?!"

Batman: The Animated Series E40 'If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?"Recap/Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Animated Series E42 'Tyger, Tyger"

alternative title(s): Batman The Animated Series Jokers Wild
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