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 Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 (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 106
Episode 87
Episode 91
Episode 95
Episode 99
Episode 103
Episode 107
Episode 88
Episode 92
Episode 96
Episode 100
Episode 104
Episode 108
Episode 89
Episode 93
Episode 97
Episode 101
Episode 105
Episode 109

Plus: New Batman Adventures Findings, Superman: The Animated Series Crossovers and Gotham Adventures (tie in comic) Part 1 | Part 2

Films

Mask of the Phantasm
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
Mystery of the Batwoman

Ranking

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