The Worst Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series That Failed Gotham’s Hero.

Holy bad episodes, Batman! As a die-hard fan of the caped crusader, I have watched every episode of Batman: The Animated Series more times than I care to admit. And while the show is a classic in every sense of the word, there are a few episodes that even the Dark Knight himself would want to forget. From cringe-worthy dialogue to downright bizarre plotlines, these episodes are the worst of the worst. So grab your bat signal and join me as we take a journey through the episodes of Batman: The Animated Series that should have been left on the cutting room floor.
Moon of the Wolf

Moon of the Wolf

Season 1 – Episode 36

Air Date: 1992-11-11

Professor Milo tries to use an old friend of Bruce Wayne’s, Anthony Romulus, to destroy him after Milo injects Romulus with a serum that changes him into a wolf.

Showdown

Showdown

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 1995-09-12

Batman and Robin learn about the exploits of Jonah Hex an Old West crimefighter who once dealt with the immortal Ra’s Al Ghul.

Batgirl Returns

Batgirl Returns

Season 3 – Episode 8

Air Date: 1994-11-12

Batgirl and Catwoman team up to investigate the theft of a rare cat statue.

I've Got Batman in My Basement

I’ve Got Batman in My Basement

Season 1 – Episode 20

Air Date: 1992-09-30

After the Penguin sprays Batman with nerve gas, a 12-year-old boy rescues the unconscious hero and hides him in his basement.

Prophecy of Doom

Prophecy of Doom

Season 1 – Episode 22

Air Date: 1992-10-06

Bruce begins to worry when all of his wealthy friends join the same Brotherhood group run by Nostromos, a so-called psychic.

Tyger, Tyger

Tyger, Tyger

Season 1 – Episode 30

Air Date: 1992-10-30

When a genetic engineer produces a man-cat hybrid, he kidnaps Selina Kyle to provide his creation with a mate.

Christmas with the Joker

Christmas with the Joker

Season 1 – Episode 38

Air Date: 1992-11-13

The Joker kidnaps three prominent citizens during Christmas and challenges Batman to find him before midnight.

The Terrible Trio

The Terrible Trio

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1995-09-11

Batman tracks three wealthy playboys who commit crimes out of boredom.

Zatanna

Zatanna

Season 1 – Episode 50

Air Date: 1993-02-02

When glamorous female magician Zatanna is framed for a robbery during her act, Batman comes to her defense.

Fire from Olympus

Fire from Olympus

Season 1 – Episode 60

Air Date: 1993-05-24

Believing he’s the reincarnation of Zeus, a mad shipping magnate mounts a stolen electron cannon atop his penthouse to shoot ‘lightning bolts’ at the ‘wicked mortals’ below.

Time Out of Joint

Time Out of Joint

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1994-10-08

The Clock King plots against Mayor Hill after he steals an invention that allows him to travel at super speed.

The Cat and the Claw (2)

The Cat and the Claw (2)

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 1992-09-12

When Catwoman infiltrates the underground headquarters of the terrorists, both she and Batman are captured and left to die as victims of a viral plague.

Be a Clown

Be a Clown

Season 1 – Episode 11

Air Date: 1992-09-16

The Joker infiltrates the birthday party of Mayor Hill’s son in order to plant a bomb.

Avatar

Avatar

Season 2 – Episode 8

Air Date: 1994-05-09

Ra’s Al Ghul steals a sacred Egyptian scroll that Bruce Wayne donated to the Gotham museum.

The Clock King

The Clock King

Season 1 – Episode 14

Air Date: 1992-09-21

When a maniacally punctilious man faces financial ruin because of attorney Hamilton Hill, he transforms into the devious Clock King and swears revenge on Hill, now the mayor of Gotham.

The Lion and the Unicorn

The Lion and the Unicorn

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1995-09-15

Alfred, a former British spy, is called into duty and becomes of the target of the Red Claw.

Eternal Youth

Eternal Youth

Season 1 – Episode 16

Air Date: 1992-09-23

Alfred and his friend, Maggie Paige, visit a health spa that is actually run by the nefarious Poison Ivy.

The Forgotten

The Forgotten

Season 1 – Episode 23

Air Date: 1992-10-08

When men begin disappearing at a bowery, Bruce Wayne decides to go undercover as a worker. He loses his memory after he is attacked, kidnapped and forced to work in a mining camp.

Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 1992-09-14

When District Attorney Harvey Dent is poisoned after a dinner date, Batman makes the horrifying discovery that his date was Poison Ivy, a plant-obsessed villainess.

Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever

Season 1 – Episode 33

Air Date: 1992-11-05

Selina Kyle uncovers a plot to infect stray animals with a deadly disease that will be transmitted to the human population.