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While watching TV from the rec room at Arkham Asylum, the Joker watches a news report about the opening of a luxury casino in the outskirts of Gotham City. The casino's owner Cameron Kaiser unveils the casino, "Joker's Wild", which is heavily modeled after the Joker's image

Quote1 Jumpin' Jiminy Christmas! It's an homage to me! I'm kind of sorry I have to blow it up. Quote2
--Joker



Appearing in "Joker's Wild"

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  • Joker
  • Cameron Kaiser (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for "Joker's Wild"

While watching TV from the rec room at Arkham Asylum, the Joker watches a news report about the opening of a luxury casino in the outskirts of Gotham City. The casino's owner Cameron Kaiser unveils the casino, "Joker's Wild", which is heavily modeled after the Joker's image much to the surprise and shock of everyone. Kaiser said that he is paying tribute to the joker symbol's classic roots, rather than the criminal himself no matter how it looked. This infuriates Joker, who realized that Kaiser is obviously stealing and profiting off his own image. Joker promptly escaped the asylum and headed directly to his namesake casino.

Bruce Wayne attends as guest at Joker's Wild and is suspicious of Kaiser's motives. As Batman, he then infiltrate Kaiser's office and found files relating to massive construction bills for "Camelot" casino, and a dossier on Joker. The Joker arrived at the casino with intentions of destroying it in spite of appreciating the place's dedications to him. After causing some antics by passing as one of the casino's employees, Joker's presence is soon noticed by Kaiser, who was expecting him. To prove that the Joker is actually him, Kaiser and (unintentionally) Bruce Wayne provoke him by making unflattering remarks of the Joker. This causes Joker to burst out in anger and it gave away his identity. Bruce changed to Batman and started looking for Joker. Realizing that he has been discovered, Joker use the Jokermobile on display to escape from Batman.

As Joker was planting explosives in the casino's basement, Kaiser was preparing to leave but is then confronted by Batman. He tells Kaiser that he deduced why he constructed a casino modeled after Joker: Kaiser bankrupt himself building the "Camelot" casino before changing its theme in order to invite Joker's wrath to destroy it, thereby allowing Kaiser to collect the insurance money from the casino's destruction. Kaiser admits, but manages to incapacitate Batman with a electrical device and sent him to the basement, where Joker's captures and ties him to a giant roulette table attached to the explosives that are rigged to detonate.

When Batman wakes up, he reveals Kaiser's intentions to Joker, who then reluctantly deactivate the explosives and is resolved to chase Kaiser, but not before throwing a live grenade to Batman. Fortunately, Batman escaped by shooting the grenade away with his grappling gun. Joker hijacked Kaiser's helicopter and takes the casino owner with him, as he tells Kaiser that he decided to kill him and run the casino from behind the scenes. Batman chased the helicopter with his Bat-Glider and managed to grab the helicopter. Batman tried to stop Joker and the two of them start to fight inside the helicopter, causing the aircraft to crash into the casino's front doors. From a kick delivered by Batman, Joker is sent crashing into a slot machine, which jackpots and covered him in coins.

Summer Gleeson reported the arrests of Joker and Kaiser, whose insurance fraud plot was exposed and was condemned for endangering his employees and guests. Joker bitterly watches the same news from Arkham's rec room and attempts to change the channel, but is forced to change it back by the other inmates.

Notes

  • This is the 41st episode to be produced and the 42 to be aired.

Trivia

  • Joker uses the line of Looney Tunes character Beaky Buzzard, "Oh, no, no, no. Don't want to".
  • Joker also whistles the Looney Tunes theme when being escorted into the Rec Room.
  • At the end, when Joker changes the rec room TV channel, a Looney Tunes cartoon is showing and Bugs Bunny is featured in it.
  • Joker's line of "If you try to get close to me, I'll slug ya!" to Poison Ivy, before she attempts to call over one of the guards to escort him away, referring to something Sally Brown said to Linus van Pelt in the Peanuts animated Halloween Special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"


See Also

Cast

Character Actor
Batman/Bruce WayneKevin Conroy
Alfred PennyworthEfrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Summer GleesonMari Devon
The JokerMark Hamill
Cameron KaiserHarry Hamlin
Poison Ivy/Doctor Pamela IsleyDiane Pershing
Security GuardErnie Hudson
IrvingBrion James
TV HostRoger Rose

Recommended Media

  • None.


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