Episode #056 - Harley and Ivy
Original Airdate - January 18th, 1993
After being booted out of the Joker's service, Harley Quinn forms a
partnership with Poison Ivy. The Joker has a fit when he hears of
their "Thelma and Louise"-style crime spree, and sets out to get Harley
(and more important, the loot she stole) back.
Screens by Bleu Unicorn
Pans by Bird Boy
Review by Robin III
Written by Paul Dini
Directed by Boyd Kirkland
Music Composed by Shirley Walker
Animation by Dong Yang Animation Co., LTD.
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Robert Costanzo as Detective Bullock
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred
Mark Hamill as The Joker
Ingrid Oliu as Renee Montoya
Diane Pershing as Poison Ivy
Neil Ross as Chairman
Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn
JOKER: Ahh! The wind in my hair and the Batman at my heels!
It's the kind of night that makes you glad to be alive! Right, Harley
HARLEY: Sh-- sh-- sure thing, Mr. J!
BATMAN: Next time, clown.
HARLEY: Fine! I'll show you! You'll be sorry! I'll pull a big heist and
I'll be laughing at you, ha ha! Ya hear? Laughing!
SHE BEGINS TO RUN AWAY AND THEN SLOUCHES AND STOPS.
HARLEY: I miss him already.
HARLEY: Hey, aren't you that plant lady, Poison Oak-y?
IVY: Ivy! Poison Ivy!
HARLEY: Harley Quinn! Pleased to meet ya!
IVY: This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
IVY: Let's play with the boys on our terms. . .
IVY: That should keep you big strong men busy while we weak little
girls. . . Loot your trophy room!
HARLEY AND IVY PULL UP BESIDE A CAR OF BOYS AT A STOP LIGHT.
BOY #1: Well! Hel-loooo!
BOY #2: I think I'm in love!
BOY #3: A-oog-ah! A-oog-ah!
BOY #1: Arooo!
IVY: Excuse me, boys. Didn't your mommies tell you that's not the nice
way to get a ladies' attention?
BOY #1: Oh, and wadda ya gonna do? Spank us?
HARLEY: That's right, pigs! And here's the paddle!
HARLEY PULLS OUT A BAZOOKA AND BLOWS THE CAR APART.
BATMAN IS SEARCHING THROUGH PICTURES OF HARLEY AND IVY.
ALFRED: Choosing a weekend date, sir?
BATMAN: Evening ladies. Playtime's over.
IVY: Admit it, darling. You didn't think two women were capable of
bringing you down.
BATMAN: Man or woman, a sick mind is capable of anything.
IVY: A very enlightened statement, Batman. We'll carve it on your
IVY: I hope you realize we're on a toxic waste dump? I'd say you've got
ten minutes to clear out before the fumes do you in.
ROCCO SPITS OUT HIS FOOD AS PETSHAW COUGHS.
ROCCO: She's right boss! I'm feeling kinda--
JOKER: Hold it in, Rocco!
BATMAN: Stop shooting, you lunatic! We're sitting on a powder keg!
JOKER'S BULLETS TEAR THROUGH A BARREL AND ALL OF TOXIC ACERS BLOWS UP.
JOKER: Whoops! Dopey me!
IVY: No man can take up prisoner!
THEIR TIRE BLOWS OUT AND THE CAR SWERVES OFF THE ROAD. HARLEY AND IVY
GATHER THEIR BEARINGS AS RENEE MONTOYA WALKS UP WITH A SHOTGUN.
MONTOYA: All right, ladies. . . Raise 'em.
Review: A real girl power
episode from beginning to end that anyone can enjoy. It is very well
scripted, especially the fact that Joker is not really doing anything
bad in this case, but is just trying to cope without Harley. Most of
Harley's role was to tag along and be pitiful though whereas Ivy was the
confident one. She had most of the good lines, but Harley got in the
last line in the Bazooka scene all right!
The animation wasn't too special. Joker looked kind of strange at times,
and Ivy was a bit shorter and had a different looking face than normal.
This is just due to a change in the animation company though, not a
change in character design.
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