Episode #012 - I've Got Batman In My Basement Original Airdate - September 30th, 1992
While attempting to regain a stolen Faberge Egg from the Penguin, Batman
is sprayed with nerve gas by the fowl fellow. Now unconscious, Batman is
rescued by a 12-year-old aspiring detective who hides him in his
basement. It's up to the precocious kid to figure out how to revive the
comatose crime fighter before the Penguin finds him.
Media by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Written by Sam Graham & Chris Hubbell
Directed by Frank Paur
Music by Shirley Walker
Animation Services by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Kevin Conroy as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Matthew Brooks as Sherman Grant
Adam Carl as Nick
Lindsey Crouse as Mrs. Grant
Richard Gilliand as Frank
Denise Marco as Roberta
Rob Paulsen as Jay
Paul Williams as The Penguin
BATMAN: Get out! Now!
BATMAN KICKS THE DOOR OPEN.
SHERMAN: Y-- Yes, sir!
MOM: Sherman! What are you doing down there?
SHERMAN: Nothing, Mom!
MOM: You're not trying to make gun powder again, are you?
SHERMAN: No, Mom! Honest!
ROBERTA: We just saved Batman's life, Mrs. Grant, and now we're hiding
him from some bad criminals.
MOM: That's good, just don't make a mess.
PENGUIN: Stone walls do not a prison make, nor locked doors a barricade.
Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, after you.
PENGUIN: Ohh, how bourgeois. Tearing this place apart could only improve
SHERMAN: Uh, Mom, I'd like you to meet Batman. Batman this is my Mom.
MOM: Uh, Hello.
SHERMAN: Say, Batman, you wouldn't be single, would you? Review: A very poor episode in
all ways. The whole idea of the Penguin being outsmarted by some
children is quite pathetic, and should have been left to some sort of
60's show. Maybe not even the 60's. . .
The animation and drawing were both quite badly done especially
proportioning and how the characters held untrue to human form. There
were also some goof ups like Sherman hitting the 'off' button the start
the bird seed machine. Other lame scenes included the Penguin and his
men clinging to the top of the Batmobile as Sherman drove and Batman
fencing with the Penguin while using a Phillip's Flathead Screwdriver as
a weapon. Yeesh.