The Matt Signal – A Batman The Animated Series Recap

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Each Saturday and Sunday Matt Waters recaps an episode of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series, building an overall ranking along the way. Plus best performances, the ever-popular Villain Watch and more!

Episodes

Season 1

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 9
Episode 13
Episode 17
Episode 21
Episode 25
Episode 29
Episode 33
Episode 37
Episode 41
Episode 45
Episode 49
Episode 53
Episode 57
Episode 61
Episode 65
Episode 6
Episode 10
Episode 14
Episode 18
Episode 22
Episode 26
Episode 30
Episode 34
Episode 38
Episode 42
Episode 46
Episode 50
Episode 54
Episode 58
Episode 62
Episode 7
Episode 11
Episode 15
Episode 19
Episode 23
Episode 27
Episode 31
Episode 35
Episode 39
Episode 43
Episode 47
Episode 51
Episode 55
Episode 59
Episode 63
Episode 8
Episode 12
Episode 16
Episode 20
Episode 24
Episode 28
Episode 32
Episode 36
Episode 40
Episode 44
Episode 48
Episode 52
Episode 56
Episode 60
Episode 64

Plus: Season 1 Findings and The Batman Adventures (tie-in comic)

Season 2

Episode 66
Episode 70
Episode 74
Episode 78
Episode 82
Episode 67
Episode 71
Episode 75
Episode 79
Episode 83
Episode 68
Episode 72
Episode 76
Episode 80
Episode 84
Episode 69
Episode 73
Episode 77
Episode 81
Episode 85

Plus: ‘The Lost Episode‘, Season 2 Findings and The Batman & Robin Adventures

The New Batman Adventures

Episode 86
Episode 90
Episode 94
Episode 98
Episode 102
Episode 87
Episode 91
Episode 95
Episode 99
Episode 103
Episode 88
Episode 92
Episode 96
Episode 100
Episode 104
Episode 89
Episode 93
Episode 97
Episode 101
Episode 105

Films

Mask of the Phantasm
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

Ranking

  1. The Laughing Fish
  2. Mask of the Phantasm
  3. Over the Edge
  4. Almost Got ‘Im
  5. Heart of Ice
  6. Harlequinade
  7. Trial
  8. Riddler’s Reform
  9. Double Talk
  10. Legends of the Dark Knight
  11. Shadow of the Bat Part I
  12. I Am the Night
  13. Robin’s Reckoning Part I
  14. Baby-Doll
  15. Sins of the Father
  16. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
  17. The Man Who Killed Batman
  18. Perchance to Dream
  19. ‘Two-Face Part I’
  20. Girls’ Night Out
  21. Torch Song
  22. You Scratch My Back
  23. Bane
  24. Batgirl Returns
  25. A Bullet For Bullock
  26. Joker’s Favor
  27. Read My Lips
  28. Feat of Clay Part II
  29. The Ultimate Thrill
  30. Catwalk
  31. The Demon’s Quest Part II
  32. Harley and Ivy
  33. Robin’s Reckoning Part II
  34. House & Garden
  35. Beware the Gray Ghost
  36. Mean Seasons
  37. Old Wounds
  38. Growing Pains
  39. Holiday Knights
  40. Second Chance
  41. Mad as a Hatter
  42. Heart of Steel Part II
  43. Appointment In Crime Alley
  44. Two-Face Part II
  45. ‘Pretty Poison’
  46. Deep Freeze
  47. Harley’s Holiday
  48. Lock-Up
  49. Shadow of the Bat Part II’
  50. Feat of Clay Part I
  51. Cold Comfort
  52. His Silicon Soul
  53. Off Balance
  54. Vendetta
  55. Birds of a Feather
  56. Joker’s Millions
  57. Heart of Steel Part I
  58. Never Fear
  59. On Leather Wings
  60. Love is a Croc
  61. See No Evil
  62. The Clock King
  63. It’s Never Too Late
  64. Make ‘Em Laugh
  65. Joker’s Wild
  66. Eternal Youth
  67. The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
  68. The Cat and the Claw Part I
  69. Zatanna
  70. Day of the Samurai
  71. Avatar
  72. The Demon’s Quest Part I
  73. The Mechanic
  74. The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
  75. Terror in the Sky
  76. P.O.V.
  77. Christmas with the Joker
  78. Fear of Victory
  79. Be A Clown’
  80. The Worry Men
  81. What Is Reality?
  82. Fire From Olympus
  83. The Demon Within
  84. Animal Act
  85. Night of the Ninja
  86. Mudslide
  87. The Cat and the Claw Part II
  88. Nothing to Fear
  89. The Lion and the Unicorn
  90. Prophecy of Doom
  91. Tyger, Tyger
  92. Cult of the Cat
  93. Blind As a Bat
  94. If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
  95. Dreams In Darkness
  96. ‘The Last Laugh’
  97. Cat Scratch Fever
  98. Moon of the Wolf
  99. Paging the Crime Doctor
  100. Time Out of Joint
  101. Sideshow
  102. The Underdwellers
  103. The Forgotten
  104. Showdown
  105. Critters
  106. The Terrible Trio
  107. I’ve Got Batman in My Basement

Villain Watch

  1. The Joker
  2. Harley Quinn
  3. Mr. Freeze
  4. Poison Ivy
  5. The Ventriloquist
  6. Catwoman
  7. Two-Face
  8. Bane
  9. The Riddler
  10. The Phantasm
  11. Baby Doll
  12. Mad Hatter
  13. Clayface
  14. HARDAC (and Randa Duane)
  15. Ra’s al Ghul
  16. Livewire
  17. Calendar Girl
  18. Roxy Rocket
  19. Killer Croc
  20. Firefly
  21. Penguin
  22. Scarecrow
  23. Lock-Up
  24. Lloyd Ventrix
  25. Rupert Thorne
  26. Mutant Leader
  27. Count Vertigo
  28. Clock King
  29. Klarion (and Teekl!)
  30. Nivens
  31. Roland Daggett (and Germs & Bell!)
  32. Enrique el Gancho
  33. Josiah Wormwood
  34. Talia al Ghul
  35. Sid ‘The Squid’
  36. Queen Thoth Khapera
  37. Maxie Zeus
  38. Jimmy ‘Jazzman’ Peake
  39. Tony Zucco
  40. Man-Bat/She-Bat
  41. Hugo Strange
  42. Red Claw
  43. Arnold Stromwell
  44. Mad Bomber
  45. Tygrus
  46. Rhino, Ratso & Mugsy
  47. Kyodai Ken
  48. Condiment King/Pack Rat/Mighty Mom
  49. Farmer Brown (and Emmylou!)
  50. Grant Walker
  51. Gil Mason
  52. Nostromos (and Lucas!)
  53. Cameron Kaiser
  54. Dr. Emile Dorian (and Garth!)
  55. Mad Dog
  56. Ubu
  57. Thomas Blake
  58. Professor Milo
  59. Romulus
  60. Arkady Duvall
  61. The Sewer King
  62. Boss Biggis
  63. Montague Kane
  64. The Terrible Trio