If you’re a fan of the iconic Batman franchise, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with the Joker – one of the most infamous and well-known villains in comic book history. With his signature cackle and twisted sense of humor, the Joker has been wreaking havoc on Gotham City since his first appearance in 1940.
One of the most beloved interpretations of the Joker can be found in Batman: The Animated Series, which aired from 1992 to 1995. This show became a fan-favorite for its mature themes and stunning animation style, which perfectly captured the dark and moody atmosphere of Gotham City.
But which specific episodes of Batman: The Animated Series feature the Joker? Let’s take a closer look.
In this episode, we’re introduced to Charlie Collins – an average Joe who happens to cross paths with the Joker during a stressful commute home from work. After being threatened by the Clown Prince of Crime, Charlie is forced to do his bidding as part of a twisted “favor”. Of course, things quickly spiral out of control and Batman must step in to save the day.
“Christmas With The Joker”
As you might expect from its title, this episode takes place during Christmas time in Gotham City. When the Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum on Christmas Eve, he takes over a television studio and forces Commissioner Gordon and Harvey Bullock to play along with his twisted games. Meanwhile, Batman is hot on his trail trying to stop him.
“The Laughing Fish”
In this episode, the Joker uses his trademark sense of humor to turn ordinary fish into grotesque creatures bearing his own likeness. When he tries to copyright them for profit, it sets off a chain reaction that leads Batman on a wild chase to stop him.
When millionaire Cameron Kaiser hires some thugs to steal a priceless statue, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that brings the Joker back into the mix. Of course, the Clown Prince of Crime has his own agenda in mind and soon takes over Kaiser’s casino in order to cause chaos.
“The Man Who Killed Batman”
In this unique episode, we see the aftermath of Batman’s supposed death at the hands of an unknown assailant. The Joker is initially thrilled at the news, but soon realizes that he misses his arch-nemesis and sets out to find out who really killed him.
These are just a few of the many episodes that feature the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. With his unpredictable nature and twisted sense of humor, he remains one of the most compelling and iconic villains in all of pop culture.