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The Best Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series

Every episode of Batman: The Animated Series ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Batman: The Animated Series!

Vowing to avenge the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne devotes his life to wiping out crime in Gotham City as the masked vigilante "Batman".

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationDramaMystery
Networks:FOXFox Kids

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Batman: The Animated Series" is "Almost Got 'Im", rated 9.2/10 from 2905 user votes. It was directed by Eric Radomski and written by Paul Dini. "Almost Got 'Im" aired on 11/10/1992 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Two-Face (1)".

  • Almost Got 'Im
    9.2/10 2,905 votes

    #1 - Almost Got 'Im

    Season 1 Episode 35 - Aired 1992-11-10

    While hiding from the police, Batman's deadliest enemies exchange stories about their mutual nemesis--Batman.

    Director: Eric Radomski

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Two-Face (1)
    9.1/10 3,918 votes

    #2 - Two-Face (1)

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 1992-09-25

    District Attorney Harvey Dent hides a deep dark secret--he has a second personality, Big Bad Harv, a tough gangster.

    Director: Kevin Altieri

    Writer: N/A

  • Trial
    9.1/10 2,091 votes

    #3 - Trial

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1994-05-16

    All of Batman's enemies team together to put Batman on trial and send him to Arkham Asylum.

    Director: Dan Riba

    Writer: N/A

  • Heart of Ice
    9.0/10 4,026 votes

    #4 - Heart of Ice

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1992-09-07

    Brilliant cryogenics expert Dr. Victor Fries is transformed into Mr. Freeze, a vengeful creature who can only survive in subzero temperatures.

    Director: Bruce Timm

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Two-Face (2)
    9.0/10 3,714 votes

    #5 - Two-Face (2)

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 1992-09-28

    Two-Face, the former Harvey Dent, begins an aggressive campaign against his hated rival, Rupert Thorne.

    Director: Kevin Altieri

    Writer: Randy Rogel

  • Perchance to Dream
    9.0/10 2,551 votes

    #6 - Perchance to Dream

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 1992-10-19

    Bruce Wayne wakes up to find that his parents are not dead, he is not Batman, and he's engaged to Selina Kyle!

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: N/A

  • Beware the Gray Ghost
    8.9/10 2,704 votes

    #7 - Beware the Gray Ghost

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 1992-11-04

    Batman connects recent bombings in Gotham to an episode of an old television series featuring his favorite boyhood hero, the 'Gray Ghost.'

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: N/A

  • The Man Who Killed Batman
    8.8/10 2,029 votes

    #8 - The Man Who Killed Batman

    Season 1 Episode 49 - Aired 1993-02-01

    Sidney Debris, a small-time mobster, earns the hatred of all of Batman's enemies when he claims to have accidentally killed Batman during a brawl.

    Director: Bruce Timm

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Feat of Clay (2)
    8.6/10 2,872 votes

    #9 - Feat of Clay (2)

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1992-09-09

    Clayface learns that the man responsible for his disfigurement is to appear on TV, promoting a skin conditioner containing the same chemical that deformed him.

    Director: Kevin Altieri

    Writer: N/A

  • The Laughing Fish
    8.6/10 2,020 votes

    #10 - The Laughing Fish

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 1993-01-10

    The Joker becomes enraged when the Gotham copyright office rejects his demand for a copyright for his grinning Joker fish.

    Director: Bruce Timm

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Harley and Ivy
    8.6/10 1,932 votes

    #11 - Harley and Ivy

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 1993-01-18

    Harley Quinn has broken off with the Joker and teams up with Poison Ivy. Together they wreck havoc on Gotham and now Joker wants a piece of the action.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Harlequinade
    8.6/10 1,675 votes

    #12 - Harlequinade

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 1994-05-23

    Harley Quinn agrees to help Batman and Robin find the location of a stolen atomic bomb placed somewhere in Gotham by the Joker.

    Director: Kevin Altieri

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Second Chance
    8.6/10 1,847 votes

    #13 - Second Chance

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1994-09-17

    Batman and Robin are puzzled by the sudden kidnapping of Twoface, who was on his way to have his face fixed.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: N/A

  • Harley's Holiday
    8.6/10 1,627 votes

    #14 - Harley's Holiday

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 1994-10-15

    Harley gets herself into a whole mess of trouble after she steals Bruce Wayne's car and kidnaps his girlfriend.

    Director: Kevin Altieri

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • Joker's Favor
    8.5/10 2,900 votes

    #15 - Joker's Favor

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1992-09-11

    When a timid accountant accidentally runs afoul of the Joker, he promises the Joker anything if the villain will only let him go.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • I Am the Night
    8.5/10 1,998 votes

    #16 - I Am the Night

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 1992-11-09

    On the anniversary of the death of Bruce's parents, Batman expresses doubts about whether or not he should continue his one-man war against crime.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Michael Reaves

  • Robin's Reckoning (1)
    8.4/10 9 votes

    #17 - Robin's Reckoning (1)

    Season 1 Episode 51 - Aired 1993-02-07

    After learning the name of an extortion ringleader, Batman mysteriously refuses to let Robin continue the investigation with him.

    Director: Dick Sebast

    Writer: Randy Rogel

  • Feat of Clay (1)
    8.3/10 2,881 votes

    #18 - Feat of Clay (1)

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1992-09-08

    A popular actor renowned for his ability to play any part has a terrible secret--he's addicted to a strange chemical formula that enables him to alter his facial features without makeup.

    Director: Dick Sebast

    Writer: N/A

  • Dreams in Darkness
    8.3/10 2,039 votes

    #19 - Dreams in Darkness

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 1992-11-03

    Batman must thwart the Scarecrow's plan to poison Gotham's water supply with a chemical that induces hallucinations.

    Director: Dick Sebast

    Writer: Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens

  • If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?
    8.3/10 1,956 votes

    #20 - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

    Season 1 Episode 41 - Aired 1992-11-18

    When Edward Nygma's greedy boss unjustly fires genius him, Nygma seeks revenge in a new guise--as the Riddler!

    Director: Eric Radomski

    Writer: David Wise

  • Robin's Reckoning (2)
    8.3/10 9 votes

    #21 - Robin's Reckoning (2)

    Season 1 Episode 53 - Aired 1993-02-14

    Despite Batman's orders not to, Robin pursues Tony Zucco, the criminal who was responsible for the death of Robin's parents.

    Director: Dick Sebast

    Writer: Randy Rogel

  • Shadow of the Bat (1)
    8.3/10 1,708 votes

    #22 - Shadow of the Bat (1)

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1993-09-13

    Commissioner Gordon is rumored to be taking bribes from Rupert Thorne. His daughter Barbara sets out to prove that he's innocent.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: Brynne Stephens

  • Shadow of the Bat (2)
    8.3/10 1,674 votes

    #23 - Shadow of the Bat (2)

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1993-09-14

    Robin, who discovers that Gil Mason is in league with a powerful crime boss, encounters Batgirl as she tries to clear her father's name.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: Brynne Stephens

  • House & Garden
    8.3/10 1,579 votes

    #24 - House & Garden

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 1994-05-02

    Poison Ivy appears to have stopped her crime spree when she marries a doctor with two sons to raise. However, crimes continue occurring in the Poison Ivy style, leaving Batman to question her innocence.

    Director: Boyd Kirkland

    Writer: Paul Dini

  • The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
    8.2/10 2,005 votes

    #25 - The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne

    Season 1 Episode 29 - Aired 1992-10-29

    Dr. Hugo Strange's invention, a machine that reads people's thoughts, leads him to discover that Bruce is Batman.

    Director: Frank Paur

    Writer: N/A