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Recap: The Adventures of Batman & Robin E16 "Harley's Holiday"
aka: The Adventures Of Batman And Robin Harleys Holiday
Harley Quinn is pronounced sufficiently cured to be released from Arkham Asylum. Batman solemnly congratulates her, and she assures him that she intends to put crime behind her.

Out on the streets, she alarms people by walking her hyenas, but stays out of trouble. Deciding that she needs to update her wardrobe, she stops in a clothing store and picks out a dress. Unfortunately, she hurries off with it right after purchasing it, not waiting for the clerk to remove the anti-shoplifting tag. A guard tries to get her attention, but this scares her and she starts running. When the store alarm goes off, she decides that people are still chasing her as a criminal, so she flees in a stolen car — with the car's owner, Veronica Vreeland, still inside.

Batman and Robin try to catch up to her while there's still hope of straightening out the mess. Harley leads them on a chase as she heads for Boxey Bennett's place to seek help getting out of town. Bennett turns against Harley when she rejects their plan to hold Veronica for ransom, and a fight breaks out between the gang, Harley, and the heroes. Meanwhile, Harvey Bullock gets drawn into the chase, and Veronica's father General Vreeland shows up in a tank.

The chaos ends with Harley captured and returned to Arkham. However, Veronica Vreeland declines to press charges, since the kidnapping was accidental and Harley meant no harm, so she has a good chance of getting out again. Batman shows up with Harley's dress (she did pay for it, after all) and wishes her luck in turning her life around. She gives him a peck on the lips, then a big long kiss as Robin and Poison Ivy look on bemusedly.


Tropes:

  • Animation Bump: Of all the episodes Dong Yang animated. Rumor has it that TMS did some uncredited work on the episode.
  • The Bus Came Back: Boxy Bennett, the crooked owner of a Gotham City nightclub, made a previous appearance in "Harlequinade". There's even a Continuity Nod to "Harlequinade", with Boxy grumpily reminding Harley that his place got trashed the last time she visited him.
  • Continuity Nod: Boxey points out that the last time Harley Quinn showed up at his door she not only destroyed his club, but brought Batman down on him as well. This occurred in "Harlequinade," where Harley was helping Batman find the Joker.
  • Dog Walks You: Well, Hyenas Walk You.
  • Doomed New Clothes: Veronica Vreeland. There she is, buying a new dress for her date with Bruce Wayne and along comes a spooked Harley Quinn. Her car gets ruined, too. Considering that Veronica actually got taken hostage by Harley, she probably wasn't too concerned about the car at first.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Harley's hyenas burst through a wall to attack Boxey after Harley calls for them.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: While Harley isn't really acting evil in this story, she's at a loss to understand why Batman would go out of his way to help someone who'd never given him anything but trouble.
  • Hey, Wait!: Harley Quinn meets Bruce Wayne and covers the top half of his face, saying she recognises that chin. Bruce thinks he's been found out, but it turns out it was actually Bruce Wayne she was recognizing by his chin.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Bruce actually goes suit shopping with Veronica Vreeland, who points out that Bruce needs a better sense of style.
  • Miranda Rights: The ever-cynical Detective Bullock warns Boxey Bennett, "You have the right to remain silent, if you choose to give up that right, you're probably going to bore me to death, so just shut up."
  • Mood Whiplash: In the opening scene, Batman and Robin bring the Scarecrow back to Arkham:
    Scarecrow: (ranting) I am the master of fear! The lord of despair! Cower before me and witness terror!
    Harley: (cheerful) Hi, Professor Crane!
    Scarecrow: (calm) Good evening, child. (back to ranting) Worship me, fools! Worship me! Scream hosannas of anguish to Scarecrow, the all-terrible god of fear!
    Robin: (deadpan) I think he's getting better.
  • Tank Goodness: Harley Quinn ended up being chased by one driven by General Vreeland after accidentally kidnapping his daughter Veronica.
    (while driving away)
    Veronica: Wait-what are you doing? That's my father.
    Harley Quinn: No, that's your father, IN A TANK!
  • Tempting Fate: A semi-rehabilitated Harley Quinn ends up being chased by the police, as well as Batman and Robin, after a simple misunderstanding. After taking Spoiled Sweet Veronica Vreeland hostage, she then ends up being chased by gangsters who wish to ransom off the debutante. After Veronica realizes Harley really means her no harm, she agrees to drop all charges, if she gets out of this in one piece. A delighted Harley states: "For the first time today, things are finally looking up!" Enter Veronica's hysterical Army general father, bearing down on them in a tank, Patton-style.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Harley thinks that she's being chased as a criminal even though she didn't do anything wrong, so she steals a car and tries to go on the lam.


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alternative title(s): The Adventures Of Batman And Robin Harleys Holiday
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