Every villain to appear in the episode (Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Penguin, Two Face and Killer Croc) has appeared in a live action film. Joker in Batman (1966), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008) and Suicide Squad (2016). Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016). Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin (1997). Penguin in Batman Returns (1992). Two Face in Batman Forever (1995) and The Dark Knight (2008) (as well as appearing as Harvey Dent in Batman (1989)). Killer Croc in Suicide Squad (2016). See more »
Joker's henchmen are drawn with nails on their fingers, but the tone of their hands' coloring suggests they are wearing gloves. See more »
[a poker game starts at the Stacked Deck Club]
I want a nice, clean game, gentlemen.
That'll be a first...
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'Amost Got 'im' has A-game written all over it. The effort and craft going into this are impressive in every department. I love the hook; a handful of the rogues gallery seated at the poker table, trying to outdo each other with tales of ornate Batman deathtraps. And each scheme is memorable, but Joker takes the cake; it's a marvel of playful invention. This episode has a great sense of humor; their prickly banter is wickedly entertaining.
This is the kind of episode that epitomizes "Batman The Animated Series"; all of its assets are on full display. It's fun, looks fantastic, and reminds you how good the writing on this show could really be.
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