The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!
For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!
Sunday, December 5th, 2010 – Day 5: Batman: The Animated Series
Season 1, Episode 02: “Christmas With The Joker”
Directed by: Kent Butterworth
Written by: Eddie Gorodetsky
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Mari Devon, Clive Revill, and Mark Hamill.
Original Air Date: November 13, 1992
You can purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.
“Christmas With The Joker” does a great job of showing the craziness of The Joker. Combine that with the already crazy Christmas season and things get dangerous for Batman and Robin as they deal with the mad man himself. It’s dark, humorous, and dangerous and that makes for all the perfect aspects of not only a great Batman: The Animated Series episode, but a great Batman story.
The Joker escapes from Arkham Asylum in order to host his own deadly TV Christmas Special. He holds the Commissioner Gordon, Harvey Bullock and Summer Gleeson hostage as he plays cat and mouse with Batman and Robin.
Join us tomorrow for another classic holiday episode of Batman: The Animated Series and let us know what you thought of “Christmas With The Joker.”