07-06-2013, 01:06 PM
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Re: The Official Batman TAS Thread - Part 1
BTAS Episode: Christmas with the Joker
- First episode (production wise) to feature Robin and The Joker.
- Oddly, Joker's last appearance in the DCAU (Justice League, "Wild Cards"), also featured a pirate television special, and in both episodes, Joker used the phrase "technical difficulties".
- The Joker performs the famous kid song "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells". The song was referenced in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Panic in the Sky, when Flash uses the opening lyrics to "explain" Batman's absence.
- The Giant Tin Soldier and Joker Statues are used in the Super Nintendo game The Adventures of Batman and Robin in the first stage "Amused to Death".
- The Christmas tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas can be seen in the background when Joker rides up on the sleigh.
- The man the Joker salutes after accepting a decoration from another inmate resembles Charles Manson.
- The episode makes references to the following:
It's A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Carol and Ebeneezer Scrooge
The Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky.
- When Batman and Robin drive away from the observatory, they pass by most scenery twice.
- When Joker's goons attack Batman and Robin, Batman calls them "snipers", which they are not. They're ordinary gunmen.
- After Robin uncouples the coaches from the locomotive, the coaches stop rather quickly. It would take quite a while for the coaches to make a complete stop given all the kinetic energy from the locomotive.
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