I had recently gotten my hands on all four seasons of “Batman: the Animated Series” and I’ve been watching a couple of episodes a day, hence the recent slew of Batman-related posts.
When this first came out, I was too young to fully appreciate it but it has always been my go-to whenever I think of the Batman universe. I love the art-deco, 1940’s style to it and the dark elements of the show are perfectly balanced by the campy one-liners. (The Joker yelling, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”? Hell yes! New fictional best friend, HOLLA!) There’s a huge difference between campy and corny and B:tas manages to be campy and edgy at the same time.
I also realised the reason I was never *that* into the live-action Batman movies (yes, even the Tim Burton ones) was because of one man:
Conroy = Batman. Any other voice is just wrong. Christian Bale’s Batman voice = So many levels of wrong, don’t even get me started.
Awesomest episode ever made is, “Beware the Gray Ghost“, which made me cry a little on the inside. It guest stars Adam West as the voice of the Gray Ghost, which only adds to its awesomeness factor.
But the awesomest of all awesomes is the joy of being able to screencap wonderful Batman moments like this: