Total Nerd The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes  

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List of the best Batman: The Animated Series episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Batman: The Animated Series episodes of all time are. Fans of Batman: The Animated Series are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

The Terrible Trio and Bane are included in this list. What is the best Batman: The Animated Series episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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Heart of Ice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 07 1992 Heart of Ice is the fourteenth episode of the American animated television series Batman: The Animated Series, first aired on September 7, 1992, written by Paul Dini, and directed by Bruce Timm. ...more

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Almost Got 'Im is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 10 1992 Joker, Killer Croc, Penguin, Two-Face and Poison Ivy all meet at a poker table, each telling a tale of times when they almost defeated Batman. At the same time, Harley Quinn is about to kill ...more

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Beware the Gray Ghost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 04 1992 Now calling himself Two-Face, Dent goes on a crime spree throughout Gotham, attacking Rupert Thorne's businesses to draw the gangster out of hiding. Batman must find a way to stop his former ...more

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Two-Face (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 25 1992 Batman encounters the Scarecrow and attempts to foil his scheme to burn down Gotham University, but in the process is exposed to the Scarecrow's fear gas, and is forced to face his own guilt ...more

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Joker's Favor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 11 1992 Batman investigates a cult, called The Brotherhood, founded by the "mystic" Nostromos after hearing about a number of stories from his colleagues about his ability to predict the ...more

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Nothing to Fear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 15 1992 Bitter scientist Victor Fries, as Mr. Freeze, attacks several divisions of Gothcorp, each time stealing a piece for a secret weapon he intends to build. Batman investigates the connections, and ...more

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Christmas with the Joker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 13 1992 When a horrifying bat creature terrorizes Gotham City, the authorities conclude it must be Batman and put out an all-points bulletin on the Dark Knight . Meanwhile, Batman's investigation leads ...more

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Harlequinade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
May 23 1994 When pursuing the escaped convict Killer Croc, Batman encounters a small group of sideshow freaks who apparently trust Croc more than Batman.

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Feat of Clay (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 08 1992 During a fight with Batman over a stolen egg ruby, the Penguin douses Batman with gas, although he is rescued by a teenage "would-be" detective named Sherman and his friend Roberta, ...more

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Feat of Clay (Part 2) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 09 1992 Bruce Wayne is released from prison on bail. Hagen, as it turns out, survived the murder attempt on him, but at a high cost: the formula entered is body and soaked every single one of his cells, ...more

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Robin's Reckoning (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 07 1993 "Robin's Reckoning" is a two-part episode of the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series. The episodes originally aired on February 7 and 14, 1993, and were written by Randy ...more

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If You're So Smart, Why Aren't... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 18 1992 Batman manages to free himself from the Batcave's clutches, and brings it back under his control, although he fails to track Duane down. Barbara Gordon approaches Batman to inform him of her ...more

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Perchance to Dream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 19 1992 "Perchance to Dream" is the 26th episode of Batman: The Animated Series. It was written by noted horror author Joe R. Lansdale and originally aired on October 19, 1992. In this ...more

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Mad Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
SlayerScott86 added Jan 16 1999 Harley reflects on her first meeting with the Joker as she plots to eliminate her main competition in his attentions - Batman.

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I am the Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 09 1992 When a small time gang member seemingly kills Batman by accident, he gets involved with gangs all over Gotham, as well as the Joker and Rupert Thorne.

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Shadow of the Bat (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 13 1993 When Robin is mysteriously abducted from his college campus, the Batman begins a fruitless search ... until he is astounded by the sudden appearance in the Batcave of Ra's Al Ghul. Ra's quickly ...more

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Trial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
May 16 1994 A female scientist helps Clayface when his body begins to disintegrate.

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The Man Who Killed Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 01 1993 During a fight with some gangsters at a construction yard, Batman and Robin learn the name of their boss: Billy Marin. While Robin looks forward to going up against Marin, Batman becomes ...more

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Birds of a Feather is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 08 1993 When the Joker fires Harley, she tries going on a crime spree of her own, joining up with Poison Ivy, and the two become Gotham's Queens of Crime, much to Joker's fury.

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Harley's Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 15 1994 After being discharged from Arkham, Harley Quinn tries to lead a normal life but she keeps getting into trouble.

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Over The Edge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Owen_Paul_Sloane added May 23 1998 During a fight with the Scarecrow, Batgirl is ambushed on a rooftop and falls to her death. Having watched his daughter's demise, Jim Gordon blames Batman for her fate and vows revenge, even ...more

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The Demon's Quest, Part II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
May 04 1993 After freeing Talia from her father's clutches and escaping from an avalanche, Batman and Robin follow the only clue they have - the word 'Orpheus'. After discovering that 'Orpheus' is Ra's ...more

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The Last Laugh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 22 1992 Bruce Wayne is framed for the attempted murder of Lucius Fox. The real perpetrator is an actor and master of disguise named Matt Hagen, who was disfigured in a car accident years ago. In order ...more

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The Laughing Fish is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Jan 10 1993 On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman accompanies Leslie Thompkins to Crime Alley to place roses on the spot where they were gunned down. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon is ...more

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Day of the Samurai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 23 1992 While following Count Vertigo's trail, Batman encounters Talia, daughter of the head of the Society of Shadows, who was sent by her father to prevent the capture of a sonic drill that the Count ...more

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His Silicon Soul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 20 1992 When a Batman impersonator appears in Gotham City, the real Batman deduces that Karl Rossum is somehow involved and confronts the inventor. The other Batman, a duplicate, then shows up and a ...more

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Harley and Ivy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Jan 18 1993 Lloyd "Eddie" Ventrix is on the verge of losing his daughter, Kimberly, to his ex-wife, Helen, due to his past as an con artist. Determined not to lose Kimberly, Ventrix dons a suit, ...more

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The Clock King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 21 1992 Baron Jozek, furious at Batman for humiliating him at a dinner party (over Jozek's underworld connections), hires Josiah Wormwood, a master in setting traps for his victims, to hunt down Batman ...more

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Dreams In Darkness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 03 1992 A mysterious ninja is robbing Wayne Enterprises subsidiaries, and Batman discovers that the ninja is actually his equal in combat. A grudge against Bruce Wayne and skills to match him can only ...more

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Make 'Em Laugh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 05 1994 Batman and Robin investigate a string of crimes committed by a group of famous comedians brainwashed by the Joker.

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Bane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 10 1994 Rupert Thorne hires the chemically-augmented assassin Bane to kill Batman.

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Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 17 1994 Harvey Dent (Two-Face) is kidnapped by a mysterious villian before he has an operation that will restore his face.

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Mad as a Hatter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 12 1992 Batman traces a series of bizarre robberies on the streets of Gotham back to a band of children - poverty-stricken outcasts who have been raised to do the bidding of their master, the Sewer

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The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 14 1992 Batman is incarcerated in Arkham Asylum after being exposed to Scarecrow's fear gas and suffering hallucinations that nearly cause him to harm innocent people. Batman knows that the Scarecrow ...more

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The Demon's Quest (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
May 03 1993 Believing hiself to be a Greek God, Maxie Zeus steals an experimental electricity weapon with plans of using it on Gotham City.

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The Strange Secret of Bruce Wa... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 29 1992 When a man-sized bat ransacks Gotham harbor, Batman suspects that Dr. Kirk Langstrom is up to his old tricks, taking the Man-Bat formula again. Batman isn't the only one. Kirk's wife, Francine, ...more

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Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Nov 19 1992 Edward Nygma creates the game, "The Riddle of the Minotaur", and makes millions for the company Competitron. He is then fired by his superior, Daniel Mockridge, who wants the profits ...more

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See No Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 24 1993 Harvey Dent, campaigning for a re-election, vows to rid Gotham of Rupert Thorne's crime and corruption. The tables turn when Thorne gets a hold of Dent's psychological records and discovers his ...more

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
SlayerScott86 added Feb 28 1998 Robin fights to protect a young girl with amnesia who is being stalked by her "father", who turns out to be Clayface. Having created the girl from his own body to scout out the city, ...more

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Catwalk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 13 1995 Catwoman's attempt to go straight runs into problems when she is enticed into one last job by the Ventriloquist.

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Night of the Ninja is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 26 1992 Joker, Killer Croc, Penguin, Two-Face and Poison Ivy all meet at a poker table, each telling a tale of times when they almost defeated Batman. At the same time, Harley Quinn is about to kill ...more

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Mudslide is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 15 1993 Veronica Vreeland is looking for a way to create a splash with her next party and arrives at the idea of having a former criminal in attendance—especially if there's one whose manners would ...more

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Riddler's Reform is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 24 1994 The Riddler appears to have gone straight when he develops a new and successful puzzle based toy.

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It's Never Too Late is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 10 1992 Roland Daggett, with the help of two explosive experts, Crocker and Nitro, plans to destroy the infamous Crime Alley (while making it look like an underground accident) and use the land to ...more

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Baby-Doll is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 01 1994 A tiny former child star kidnaps her TV family and holds them prisoner in a reconstruction of her old TV home.

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On Leather Wings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 06 1992 "On Leather Wings" is the pilot episode of Batman: The Animated Series. It premiered on the Fox Network on September 6, 1992. It was written by Mitch Brian and directed by Kevin ...more

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Be a Clown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 16 1992 When District Attorney Harvey Dent collapses after a meal with Bruce Wayne and his fiancee Pamela Isley, it transpires that he has been poisoned. Batman must find the culprit and discover an ...more

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Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Feb 02 1993 Zatanna is the 54th episode from Batman: The Animated Series. It first aired on February 2, 1993, and was written by Paul Dini and directed by Dan Riba and Dick Sebast. The episode features the ...more

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Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Oct 05 1992 Detective Bullock is arrested for kidnapping. Batman, who dislikes Bullock but nevertheless believes him to be a good man, investigates, and discovers the identity of the real criminal: Killer ...more

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Fear of Victory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman: The Animated Series Episodes
Sep 29 1992 Miserable Wayne Industries scientist Jervis Tetch is unable to pursue the girl he loves, Alice, the secretary. When she splits up from her boyfriend, he makes an advance and develops a fast ...more