Batman: The Animated Series remains one of the best incarnations of Batman and his universe ever put on TV or film. With Warner Bros Home Entertainment finally releasing their deluxe Blu-ray box set there is renewed interest in the series, and rightfully so. During this year’s New York Comic-Con the folks at ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to interview most of the original cast and ask what their favorite episodes were. Anyone who watched the show has their own favorite (The Laughing Fish for me), but it’s fascinating to see which ones resonated with the case.
Kevin Conroy (Bruce Wayne/Batman) “My favorite episode of Batman: The Animated Series would probably be “Perchance to Dream.“ I love many of the episodes, but that one… what’s made the character fun for me to play is his complexity, his darkness. All of that is rooted in the loss of his parents when he was a child, and anything that deals with that psychology and that psychodrama that he lives in makes it fun for me as an actor.”
Loren Lester (Robin/Nightwing/Dick Grayson) “Old Wounds,” because I got to play Robin and Nightwing. What I loved about doing this show was transitioning from Robin into Nightwing.”
Tara Strong (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon) “My favorite episode of the original animated series is “Girls Night Out,” and it is because it embodied everything girlie, with all the strength you could ever want. There are these two incredibly powerful women that give little girls and little boys something to look up to and aspire to be like.”
Diana Pershing (Poison Ivy) “I actually have two: “Harley and Ivy,” when the two of them meet and we establish this wonderful relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Then the one called “[House] and Garden,” where Ivy gets to -even if it’s pretend- have a husband and children, which deepen her heart, she would love to have. Of course, they turn out to be pod people. Also, she’s actually still very evil and she’s being carted off to god knows where at the end.”
With a rich 85 episodes to choose from, it was a fun walk down Batman memory lane remembering each one that stood out to the cast. If you can remember the title, what was your favorite episode and why? If you can’t detail the plot for us in the comments and we’ll try to help find the title.