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The Mechanic 

The Penguin finds the mechanic who designs Batman's Batmobiles and forces him to turn the current model into a deathtrap.

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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
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Marva Cooper (voice)
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Eagleton (voice)
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Earl Cooper (voice)
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The Penguin finds the mechanic who designs Batman's Batmobiles and forces him to turn the current model into a deathtrap.

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Batman's chest insignia when he first meets Earl lacks the yellow background, matching the costume for the Golden Age Batman and the original costume for the Silver Age Batman. See more »

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When the Penguin gets in front of the rigged Batmobile in his car, the light effect detaches from the car's headlights and floats in the air in front of it. See more »

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The Penguin: I wanted the rare ones. The reverse audobon! These aren't even worth enough to pay for the repairs to the limousine. Give me one good reason why I shouldn't have Percival here peck out your eyes.
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References Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Batman The Animated Series
Written by Danny Elfman & Shirley Walker
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His Name Is Earl
26 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Earl Cooper" is Batman's mechanic. He's the guy, we learn, who designed the famous "Batmobile." Now he fixes it when it gets banged up.

After a chase against three of the Penguins henchmen fails and the Batmobile is banged up pretty good, Batman and Robin go to Earl so that he and his daughter can fix their sleek auto. The two crime-fighters then leave on their motorcycles and will wait for Earl to call them when their auto is ready.

We learn the history of how Earl came to become the designer and mechanic for Batman/Bruce Wayne. Unfortunately, one of the Penguins guys learns about Earl, too. The Bad News Beak and his boys then go visit Earl and, under the threat of killing his daughter, have the mechanic sabotage the vehicle to kill our heroes.

This was a fast-moving episode with several interesting car chases and a lot of metal getting crunched. The only bad part is the typical movie cliché in which the bad guy can easily dispose of the good guy but doesn't do the obvious. I'll keep it vague so as not to spoil anything.

Note: I was surprised to find the voice of Earl was Paul Winfield, the narrator of the long-running "City Confidential" series on the A&E Network. He did not sound the same.


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