Cult of the Cat

Catwoman races through the hedge maze of an estate and looks at a golden statuette of a cat that she has stolen. She is pursued by several individuals wearing cat costumes wielding swords and claws. She runs into a large black cat but she is able to sweet-talk it into liking her and runs off. The pursuers go after her but the jungle cat turns on them and chases them off. However, the leader of the cult orders his men to get Catwoman, no matter what it takes.
The pursuit of Catwoman goes off the grounds of the estate and into the streets of Gotham. Feeling that she's been caught Catwoman offers to simply give back the statue but is told that the statue has been tainted and only her blood will sanctify it. At this she takes the offensive and manages to evade the cultists.
Meanwhile, Batman finishes up business with a couple of jewelry store robbers and heads back to the batmobile. He finds Catwoman inside the vehicle. Batman prepares to take her to jail but the cultists attack. Batman agrees to help only if Catwoman agrees to return everything she's ever stolen to the rightful owners. She reluctantly agrees.
Batman and Catwoman go to her hideout and Batman explains that she has gotten involved with a cult that started in ancient Egypt. Their holiest right was theft. He also explains that their leader Thomas Blake lives for revenge and that Catwoman is over her head. Just as Batman finishes explaining this the cult attacks again and nearly shoots Catwoman in the head. Batman manages to save her and the duo head out towards the furnace to escape. Unfortunately, the cultists note their escape route and turn up the gas in the furnace and light it. Batman and Catwoman barely manage to escape with their lives. Unfortunately, Catwoman is captured.
Catwoman wakes up chained to an altar while Blake asks her how she managed to elude them for so long. Stalling for time, Catwoman asks about the faith of the cultists. Blake's right hand woman is suspicious and proposes they kill her right off, but Blake believes that Catwoman can be converted and releases her.
Back in the batcave Batman interrogates a cultist that he has captured about the whereabouts of Catwoman.
Meanwhile, Catwoman is told that she can become a member of the cult if she manages to pass the initiation, which will take place in an hour. She is taken to a bedroom and left to wait. While there she starts picking out some trinkets and stuffs them into a pillowcase. Batman arrives and tries to take Catwoman away but she doesn't want to leave without the spoils. Batman tries to talk some sense into her and she feigns repentance. However, when Batman's back is to her she clubs him on the head and tries to drag him off. The cultists hear the noise and enter the room. They decide that they'll use Batman's blood to sanctify the statue and allow Catwoman into the cult.
Batman wakes up in an arena without his utility belt. The cult then releases a huge genetically engineered cat into the arena with him. Batman tires his best to deal with the monster but doesn't have much luck. Catwoman jumps in after Batman and helps him deal with the cat. After a short while she stands in front of the cat and confronts it. The cat decides that it likes her and becomes docile. Catwoman then sets it against the cultists and chaos ensues. Batman and Catwoman then escape from the arena but Blake attacks Batman and the female cultist attacks Catwoman. Catwoman easily manages to defeat the cultist and Batman gains the upper hand over Blake. Unfortunately, the genetically engineered cat arrives and appears hostile towards Batman. However, it simply pounces on Blake causing both of them to fall into the arena and get knocked out.
Later, the police arrive and take the cultists into custody and the cat is taken to Gotham Zoo. Batman is bandaged up and tells Commissioner Gordon that there is more than enough evidence to lock up the cultists. Gordon tells him that while there is enough to convict there really isn't that much.
In Paris, Selina lies on a bed surrounded by jewels. She happily states that being on the right side of the law is quite rewarding.

Beware the Creeper

At the Ace Chemical Plant, news reporter Jack Ryder is anchoring a live TV special on the career of the Joker, starting with his encounter with Batman at the plant that ended with his life-changing tumble into a vat of chemicals.
Joker, watching from above, decides to stage his own tribute to that fateful day, entering onto the scene, dosing Ryder and his crew with his trademark laughing gas, and then "re-enacting" his confrontation with Batman by tipping Ryder into another large vat of chemicals. Batman, having glimpsed Joker on the television, is quick to arrive at the plant with Robin. While Joker's henchmen keep them busy, Joker occupies himself with pushing the hapless Ryder back into the chemical soup every time he tries to climb out. For his finale, Joker gives Ryder an exploding cigar causing the chemicals to explode. Joker then fights Robin knocking him into the plant's controls causing the tank to flush into the nearby sewer, forcing Batman to try and save Ryder, letting Joker escape.

Ryder's burning coat is seen dissolving into the chemicals and he is presumed dead, but in fact Ryder has survived, and had a bizarre reaction to the combination of Joker gas and the chemicals: he is transformed into an extraordinarily strong and agile maniac with yellow skin, green hair, and a rictus grin. Ryder runs around town for a while and decides that he should get revenge on the Joker. Ducking into a thrift store, he assembles a bizarre costume, preparing for a new career as a crime-fighter. He uses his own credit card, alerting Alfred to the transaction. Alfred then alerts Batman to the Creeper's location.
Joker returns to his hideout upset that someone is stealing his image. However, he finds that his henchmen are gone, Harley has given them the night off, so she can throw a special, private party for Joker's birthday. She rises out of a giant pie and offers to play but Joker predictably, tosses Harley out on her ear telling her to "find the plagiarist who's been stealing my act!"
Ryder's finds Joker's thugs at the Stacked Deck, he demands Joker's whereabouts, dubbing himself (based on one of Mo's remarks), "The Creeper!" The three thugs attack Ryder but he has no trouble taking them down. Harley starts moping outside the club when Ryder catches site of her. Feeling an intense attraction, he accosts her, demanding "the inside story on the Joker... and your phone number."

Harley runs from the club and Ryder is instantly after her. She tries to kill him by dropping a heavy crate onto him but Ryder is unharmed. Pursuing Harley back to Joker's hideout, the Creeper confronts the Joker who throws a vial of explosives at him. However, the Creeper is still unharmed and is only defeated when Harley hits him with her hammer into a stack of giant blocks. The explosion leads Batman and Robin there, where they begin their pursuit of Joker and Harley. The Creeper wakes up and pursues Joker and Harley as well. However, being in the Jokermobile he accidentally unleashes missiles behind him. He then attacks Joker. Although his mania is benign, his methods are so extremely wild and frantic that even the Joker begs to be arrested, crying "He's a lunatic!" Batman cuffs Joker and injects the Creeper with a sedative.
Back at Ryder's apartment, Batman applies a skin patch that returns Ryder to his normal state. Before leaving him to rest, Batman warns him that the patch must be left on to counteract the chemicals. After they leave, Ryder examines the skin patch curiously, finding it hard to believe that a "little piece of cotton" can make such a big difference. Outside his apartment, there is a small sound of tearing fabric, and soon the Creeper's demented laughter is pealing from the window.

World's Finest

During a stormy night in Gotham City, an antique dealer prepares to close his shop. As he is closing his door, a woman forces her way in. She is Harley Quinn and using a prank music box, she sprays the shop owner with laughing gas. As he laughs uncontrollably, the Joker enters. The Joker looks around and spots a statue of a green dragon. He steals it and heads out.
Later Detective Harvey Bullock looks over the crime scene. He is confused as to why the Joker would steal the statue and ignore the other valuables. Commissioner Gordon is also puzzled because word of the street is that the Joker is looking for cash. Batman arrives and agrees with the two policemen. He examines and later analyzes a bit of green residue that he finds on the statue's base. Batman discovers that the statue is emitting a low level of radiation. He tells Alfred that he is heading to Metropolis.
Sometime later, Lois Lane sits aboard Air Force One. Suddenly, the aircraft that is carrying the president is taken over by hijackers. Soon Superman arrives to save the day. He enters the plane and deals with the hijackers.
On the ground in Metropolis, the president thanks Superman. After the president leaves, Superman apologizes to Lois for shaking the plane up. Lois tells him that she is getting used to it. As Superman is about to leave, Lois tries to ask Superman out. Unfortunately, a bank robbery interrupts her and Superman heads off.
In his Penthouse apartment, Lex Luthor reads the newspaper and grows angry at the press's coverage of Superman. Luthor tells Mercy to prepare his limo. Just after she responds, she is knocked out by Harley Quinn. Luthor heads to the limo and discovers that it is being driven by Harley. She heads into the street and picks up the Joker. The Joker enters the car and tells Lex that he wants to make a deal. The Joker says that he will kill Superman for a billion dollars. Luthor laughs and asks the Joker how he expects to kill Superman when he can't even deal with Batman. The Joker reveals that he has an ace up his sleeve: a green statue made out of Kryptonite. Luthor agrees to the Joker's plan & shake hand. Later Lois and Clark await the arrival of billionaire Bruce Wayne at the Metropolis Airport. Bruce has come to Metropolis to oversee business negotiations with Lexcorp. When he steps out of the plane, Lois is struck by his good looks. Bruce steps up to her and begins a conversation. He offers her dinner and an interview. She accepts and Bruce heads to his limo. Some time later, the Joker confronts a mobster named Ceasar Carlini. The Joker tells Carlini that he needs a place to stay. Carlini orders the Joker killed, but Harley Quinn knocks out his gang. The Joker uses laughing gas on Carlini and throws him out. He tells Carlini's gang that they have a new leader.
In a hospital Superman sees Carlin in a laughing fit. He realizes that the Joker has come to town.
The next day, Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor oversee a new robot prototype being tested in a canyon. Wayne wants the robots to be used for unmanned space travel. Lex on the other hand believes that the robots have potential military applications. Wayne disagrees and informs Lex that according to their deal, the robots cannot be used for anything without his approval. That evening, Bruce takes Lois out for dinner. They talk about Superman, but Lois tells him that she doesn't want to talk about Superman anymore. He agrees and the two dance. Sometime later, Clark Kent asks his contacts to keep an ear open for word on the Joker. At the same time at a dance club, Batman begins his own investigation. He confronts a former gangster named Binko. He tells Binko that he knows that his former boss Carlini has been replaced. Batman fights off a number of Binko's bodyguards. He grabs Binko and pushes him against the wall. He tells him that he wants to know the whereabouts of the Joker. Batman begins to press Binko, but Superman arrives and tells him to stop. Superman grabs Batman's arm, but using judo, Batman throws Superman across the room. Superman is surprised, but knocks Batman over. Using his X-ray vision, Superman discovers that Batman is Bruce Wayne. He tells Batman that he does not want vigilantes in Metropolis. Batman says that he'll leave after he finds the Joker. He tells Superman that the Joker is out to get him and that he has twenty pounds of Kryptonite. Before Superman can respond, Batman disappears. Superman heads home. He goes to his apartment and changes back into Clark Kent. He gets a phone call from Lois who tells him that she has a date with Bruce Wayne. As he chats, Clark notices a tracking device on his cape. Clark looks out the window and sees Batman watching him with binoculars. Now both of them know each other's secret identities. At the Daily Planet, Lois works on a story and is surprised by Bruce Wayne. When she walks off to talk to Perry, Bruce talks to Clark. He tells him that he has been unable to find the Joker. Clark tells him that he is concerned about his relationship with Lois. Bruce assures him that he is taking her quite seriously. Lois returns and the two head off.
Later after dinner, Bruce and Lois talk about Clark Kent when they are interrupted by the Joker. The Joker grabs Lois and knocks her out. The Joker's gang starts to shoot at Bruce who falls backward off a ledge. He lands on a window washer platform. The Jokers men shoot the platform out from under him. Bruce falls, but manages to grab a ledge. He looks up and sees the Joker escaping in a blimp.
Later Dan Turpin interviews Bruce Wayne. He tells Bruce that the SCU will recover Lois. After Turpin leaves, Bruce tells Superman that the Joker is using Lois as bait. Superman tells him that he will keep his eyes open and flies off.
Meanwhile, the Joker and Harley hold Lois captive. The Joker tells her about his Kryptonite statue and how he is going to use it to kill Superman.
In an airport hanger, Alfred watches as a Jumbo Jet opens revealing the Batwing. It flies off. At SCU headquarters, Dan Turpin and Superman receive a message from the Joker. The Joker tells Superman that he has Lois. He shows Superman a map to his location and tells him to come alone. Superman heads out to deal with the Joker by himself. Meanwhile, Batman observes Superman's flight in the Batwing.
Later, Superman arrives at a LexCorp laboratory wearing a suit designed to protect him from Kryptonite. Superman confronts the Joker and after a brief exchange, the Joker pulls out some Kryptonite. The suit protects Superman from any harmful effects and he takes the Joker prisoner. The Joker leads Superman to a room where they see Lois suspended from a hook high above the ground. The Joker bemoans the failure of his plan, but suddenly remembers the other half of it. He douses Superman with acid and tosses the Kryptonite at him. Superman falls and the Joker attacks him. As Superman lays dying, the Joker dances around in pleasure. He zaps Superman with electricity and taunts the helpless Lois.
In another part of the building Batman arrives. Unfortunately he is spotted by Harley Quinn. Harley tells the Joker that Batman has arrived. The Joker wishes Lois farewell and heads off.
After a short fight, Batman deals with the Joker's gang. He heads into the room with Superman and Lois. He grabs the Kryptonite, but when he turns to take it out of the room, the door locks. A television turns on revealing the Joker. He mocks Batman as the room begins to fill with Smilex gas. Batman examines the contents of the room. He sees that it contains hydrochloric acid. It is not enough to eat through the wall, but Superman tells him to use it on the Kryptonite. Batman pours the acid over the Kryptonite and it slowly dissolves away. Superman makes it to his feet. He grabs Lois and Batman and breaks through the door.
In the control room, Joker and Harley realize that Superman has escaped. Superman breaks into the control room, but the Joker throws a bag full of marble grenades to cover his escape. Superman, Batman, and Lois escape from the building and set down in a parking lot. Superman thanks Batman and Batman heads with the help of the Batwing.
After Batman leaves, Lois asks Superman whether Bruce Wayne is okay. Superman tells her that he is perfectly fine.
The next day, Lex Luthor is at the remains of the LexCorp building blown up by the Joker. He tells reporters that the explosion was not nuclear. He heads off with Mercy and whispers to her his dissatisfaction with the Joker. Clark using his super-hearing manages to overhear him. At their secret hideout, Harley tries to cheer up the Joker (Harley Quinn: (waving a gingerbread man around) Hello, Mr. J! I'm Batman! Eat me, eat me, eat me!
The Joker: I know you're trying to cheer me up, Harley, but you see, any time I blow a billion dollar deal... IT REALLY KILLS MY APPETITE!!
). Suddenly, they are attacked with machine gun fire. It is Lex and Mercy. The Joker tries to apologize to Luthor, but Luthor (angry that one of his laboratories was destroyed) grabs him. Joker calls to Harley and Luthor calls for Mercy. The two girls fight while Luthor and the Joker iron out their differences. The Joker tells Luthor that Batman ruined his plan. He tells Luthor that he still has half the statue and that he can finish the job. He demands more money to deal with both Superman and Batman, but Luthor refuses. The deal is still on, but the Joker is not going to get any more money. Luthor and Mercy leave after Luthor tells the Joker that he only has one more chance. Later at Lois's apartment, Clark Kent arrives and is invited in. He is surprised to find Bruce Wayne there. Clark tells Lois and Bruce that the Joker is working for Lex. That night in Lex's penthouse, Batman arrives asking for information. He asks about the Joker, but Luthor refuses to talk. Batman heads off when Luthor's security arrives. When the security men enter Luthor orders them to leave. Luthor tells Mercy to contact the Joker. He now wants to have Batman eliminated.
At the Daily Planet, Lois tells Clark that she is interested in transferring to Gotham City. Perry White arrives and tells them that the cruise ship Atlantis is giving off a distress signal two hundred miles off shore. As Lois sits down to check the information, Clark turns into Superman and heads off. Bruce Wayne is working out in his apartment when he spots the Joker's blimp. On the blimp is a sign that reads "Laff Night at Hobbs Bay". Bruce gets the message and using a power glider, he heads off to the bay.
Superman arrives at the cruise ship and asks the captain about the distress call. The captain doesn't know what he is talking about. Superman looks over the side of the ship and spots a small boat sending off a distress signal. The small explodes, blowing a hole in the side of the ship. Meanwhile, Batman arrives at the bay and is greeted by the Joker and a laser-equipped LexCorp Spider robot. Batman arrives via glider at Metropolis Harbor. He is met by the Joker and a LexCrop Spider Bot. Meanwhile, Superman uses a lifeboat to weld over the whole in the side of the cruise ship. At the harbor, Batman engages as Spider Bot. The Joker escapes while the robot pursues Batman into the streets Metropolis. Eventual Batman arrives at the Daily Planet looking for Clarke. He finds only Lois. The Spider Bot soon arrives and attacks Batman. Eventually, with the help of Lois, Batman sends the robot into a printing pres. Batman, however, is unmasked in the process. Lois sees that Batman is really Bruce Wayne. Before she can have words with him, the Spider Bot attack them again. Superman, however, arrives in time to save them. At LexCorp Headquarters, Luthor realizes that wreckage from the Spider Robot can be traced to him. He tells Mercy to arrange a final meeting with the Joker. At her apartment, Lois tends to Bruce's wounds. She expresses her frustration at him over his secret identity. As Lois heads out for some iodine, Superman arrives. Bruce thanks Superman for saving him. Bruce says that he can link the robot to Luthor. The two agree to a partnership. When Lois returns, Bruce is suiting up as Batman and is preparing to leave. He leaves before she can tell him to be careful.
Meanwhile at LexCorp, Joker and Luthor discuss business. Luthor wants Joker's Kryptonite. When Harley reveals that they brought it, Mercy pulls a gun on them. Luthor plans to pin the wrap wholly on the Joker. Unfortunately, the Joker turns the tables on him. He knocks Mercy out and Harley takes the gun. The Joker kidnaps Luthor and steals a powerful LexCorp flying wing. Superman and Batman arrive and enter Lex's building. The Joker activates several Spider Robots as a distraction. He sends them after Batman and Superman and takes off in the flying wing. After a short fight, Superman and Batman manage to dispose of the Spider Robots. They manage to free Mercy who was tied up to one of the machines. She tells them that the Joker has kidnapped Lex and that he wants to destroy everything that Lex has ever built. Superman is worried when he realizes that Lex built half of Metropolis. Batman heads off to stop the Joker while Superman stays behind to deal with the final spider robot. Meanwhile over the city, the Joker attacks LexCorp buildings throughout Metropolis. Eventually Batman arrives and engages them in the Batwing. Using the LexWing's missiles, the Joker shoots Batman out of the sky. Batman manages to escape and jumps onboard the LexWing.
At the same time, Superman fights off the Spider robot even after it exposes him to Kryptonite. Using a lead lined door Superman smashes the robot and sends it flying right out of the building. The Joker continues to attack the city when Batman attacks him and knocks him off of the controls. Harley takes over and begins to crash the aircraft. Superman arrives just in time to stop the ship from crashing. The Joker and Batman fight until the Joker reaches for his exploding marbles. He drops the bag causing small explosions all over the ship. Batman grabs Harley and Superman grabs Lex. The two of them escape the LexWing before it explodes. The Joker attempts to get a parachute. Unfortunately the LexWing tilts and knocks him to the ground. He sees the exploding marbles heading his way and he laughs hysterically. After a few moments, the LexWing explodes and crashes into the ocean. Superman flies over and grabs Batman and Harley. They head back to the city with Lex in tow. Later, Angela Chen reports that the Joker's body has not been found. She also reports that the D.A.'s office has been questioning Lex over his connection with the Joker's rampage. She also announces that Bruce Wayne has cancelled his partnership with LexCorp and that Harley is being taken back to Arkham Asylum (her words were i want a dr. a lawyer a grilled cheese sandwich, mercy watching news laughs & said now thats funney ). At the airport, Bruce and Lois talk. She tells him that she can't go with him and heads off. As he heads to the plane, Bruce runs into Clark. Bruce wishes him good luck with Lois and heads off.

The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne

Out on a closed bridge, a solitary woman, Judge Maria Vargas goes to a meeting with a couple of thugs unaware that Batman is following her. The thugs demand money but she says that they were to make a trade. The men show her a videotape and she hands over the money. However, the thugs claim it's not all there and demand another hundred grand. Vargas insists she can't afford that much but the thugs refuse to listen. Batman decides it's time to reveal himself and attacks the thugs. During the chaos, the tape falls onto an I-beam hanging from the bridge and Vargas desperately goes after it. Unfortunately, she loses her balance and is knocked out on the girder. Batman manages to save her but the tape falls into the water below and the thugs escape.
The police later arrive and take Vargas to the hospital. Although she's not hurt badly, she'll be out for a while and cannot provide any information leaving Commissioner Gordon to wonder what she was so afraid of. He insists that Vargas was an honest woman and had nothing to hide so he's sure that blackmail was out of the question. Batman, however, isn't too sure about it. Continuing with his wonderings, Gordon mentions that Vargas had just gone on vacation at a relaxation resort the Yucca Springs Health Resort that happens to belong to Daggett Industries. Batman figures that there's a connection and decides to pay the place a visit.
Wayne heads out with Alfred and schedules an appointment with Dr. Hugo Strange, the same doctor that treated Vargas. Wayne is placed upon a machine that Dr. Strange explains will lower his defenses. Wayne isn't too sure he wants to be subjected to the treatment but Dr. Strange goes ahead with it anyway. He asks Wayne about his childhood, and while Wayne isn't willing to talk about it, but Dr. Strange's machine reveals his thoughts on screen. Seeing that Bruce lost his parents, Dr. Strange presses the issue and discovers that Bruce Wayne is in actuality Batman. Wayne leaves more stressed than before but unaware of the true nature of Dr. Strange's machine. Dr. Strange, however, is intrigued by his newfound information.
Later, Dr. Strange calls up the Joker and tells him that he has something that would be interesting. Meanwhile, Wayne decides to take advantage of Dr. Strange's absence and examines his machine. Discovering a batch of tapes he finds Vargas' and watches it. The tape reveals that as a child she accidentally started the "Great Gotham Dock Fire" when she was playing with matches. Realizing the purpose of the machine, Wayne checks to see his tape but discovers that it's missing.
Elsewhere, the Joker, Two-Face, and the Penguin arrive with some rather heavy bags. Alfred witnesses the three crime bosses entering the resort and discovers that the bags contain money. He calls Wayne who is erasing the tapes, and warns him to escape. However, Dr. Strange and his thugs discover and kidnap him. Unaware of this, Wayne realizes that Dr. Strange is going to auction off his secret and decides to make a new tape just before he destroys the machine. Dr. Strange and his thugs arrive, but they are too late to save the machine. They capture Wayne who is strangely apathetic and lock him up.
With his enemy locked away, Dr. Strange starts his auction, which quickly reaches the millions, but the Joker decides that they should "pool their assets." However, unbeknownst to Strange, Wayne has escaped. Batman connects a new link to the screen and the video shows Dr. Strange claiming that his plan was to imagine Batman to be anyone he wanted and Batman's enemies would believe it and pay a fortune. Enraged at this, the three villains attack Strange who tries to escape. However, the villains catch up with him at the airport and take him for an unfriendly ride. Desperate to save himself, Strange tells the villains that Bruce Wayne is Batman which falls on deaf ears. The trio prepares to throw Strange out of the plane but Batman, who had climbed onto the bottom of the plane, cuts the fuel tubes forcing them to land. The villains threaten Batman, but he manages to disarm them and the police arrive taking the three into custody.
Gordon reveals that Judge Vargas has confessed to her guilt but Batman points out that she had nothing to fear since it was an accident. Strange, however, is not convinced that he has lost. He has already figured out that Batman imagined the fake tape and he knows Batman's true identity. However, much to Dr. Strange's surprise and dismay, Bruce Wayne walks up next to Batman. Batman then explains that he knew of Dr. Strange's scheme and had Bruce Wayne pretend to be Batman. Now confused over the accuracy of his original theory, Strange is taken away.
When everyone is gone, Bruce Wayne removes his mask revealing himself to be Dick Grayson wearing Wayne's clothes and leg extension braces to look taller. Batman then decides to go home, believing he's had enough vacation.

Christmas with the Joker

It's Christmas at Arkham Asylum, and all of the sociopaths are decorating and singing Christmas carols. The Joker is in the middle of the asylum choir, and naturally changes the words to "Jingle Bells"((singing) Jingle Bells, Batman smells. Robin laid an egg. The batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away! Crashing through the roof, in a one-horse open tree. Busting out I go, laughing all the whee! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
)before making his escape on a rocket-powered Christmas tree. Meanwhile, back at the Batcave, Robin tries to convince Batman to kick back and relax as there's no need for them to go out on Christmas. Batman believes otherwise since Joker has escaped. Robin makes a deal with Batman: if they go out on patrol and find no sign of the Joker, then they'll return home and watch It's a Wonderful Life. Batman agrees and the duo heads out. All seems quiet in Gotham for a change and Robin is convinced they aren't needed. Batman is his usual self: seeing a man running after a rich old woman and believing that she's going to be robbed, he heads out after them. However, the man calls to the woman and tells her that she dropped a package a couple of blocks back and returns it to her the lady thanks him & gives him a kiss on the cheek. Robin asks to go home and Batman silently swings off. "He could give lessons to Scrooge." The dynamic duo returns to Wayne Manor for dinner and Batman finally relents and decides to give It's a Wonderful Life a try. As they settle in for the movie, However, they discover that It's a Wonderful Life isn't on. Instead they find that Joker has hijacked the television waves and has a "Special" for Batman. Joker shows a tank with a giant Santa Claus on top crashing through the city. The show is announced to be "Christmas with the Joker." Batman and Robin instantly work to find the Joker's location by checking power surges and head out to find him. Joker mentions that since he doesn't have a family of his own to spend Christmas with, he's stolen one: The Lawful Family, consisting of Gordon, Summer Gleeson, and Detective Bullock. Joker tells Batman that he can have them if he can find them by midnight. If he fails, they will die. However, before Batman and Robin can reach him, Joker reveals "Laughy" his own Christmas Elf. Laughy and Joker explain that they will blow up a rail bridge just in time for the 11:30 train to arrive. Summer becomes agitated and explains that her mother is on that train. The Batmobile pulls up alongside the train and Batman and Robin split up so Robin can uncouple the passenger cars and Batman can find the engineer. Robin manages to stop the cars with ease, and Batman crawls up to the engine, grabs the engine and dives off the train to safety. The train continues off the bridge and blows up in the valley. In retaliation for his latest prank being sent awry, Joker blows up his studio audience which are cardborad. Batman and Robin return to the Batmobile, where Batman reveals that he's isolated the Joker's broadcast signal, and that it's coming from Mount Gotham. They race towards the observatory and find a present by the radar antenna. Batman suspects a trap, and sure enough the present bursts open to reveal a Joker-style jack-in-the-box. While the duo is distracted by more of Joker's threats, the observatory telescope reveals itself to be a giant cannon and zeros in on Batman and Robin. They take off running as the cannon begins to fire, and the Joker cuts to a commercial.
We resume to find Batman and Robin still evading the cannon. This time they split up, with Robin heading inside the observatory. Batman causes the cannon to fire on the radar antenna, and Joker sends the cannon out of control, firing on Gotham City. Robin enters the observatory and finds a line of Joker dolls with machine-guns as hands. Robin rolls out of the way from the gunfire and dodges behind a pillar. Batman tells him to do "Operation Cause and Effect," which seems to consist of throwing a grenade at the cannon's control panel. Robin rejoins Batman outside of the observatory, and Batman admits he doesn't know what to do next. Back on Joker's show, Joker brings Summer over to open up her Christmas present. She opens it and pulls out a Betty Blooper doll. Joker reveals that the doll is going to be wound up and set loose on Gotham City, but this time he's overplayed his hand. Batman realizes that Betty Blooper dolls haven't been made since the Laffco Toy Factory shut down 10 years ago. They head to the abandoned factory. Joker's been waiting for them, however, and he starts "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" blasting through the factory's loudspeakers and then automates three giant Nutcracker robots to attack Batman and Robin. The team quickly takes them out, Just then, the song switches to "the Russian Dance" and toy planes fly after the duo. Batman grabs up a baseball bat and smashes most of them while Robin catches the rest in an oil barrel. Just as the planes are finished off, but Donner and Blitzen show up on the catwalk to start shooting down at them. Batman and Robin evade their fire and duck behind a pile of teddy bears. The henchmen open fire on Batman's cape, but after they stop firing they realize they've been shooting one of the large bears and it falls off the catwalk,pinning them to the ground. With Joker's men and traps down, the duo sets out to find him but he reveals himself. along with his "Lawful" family, bound and gagged and hung over a vat of molten plastic He's poised to cut the rope, unless if Batman doesn't come and get his Christmas present. Expecting a trap, Batman takes the present and opens it to discover a spring-loaded pie inside. Joker has a laugh Batman wipes the pie loose and races after Joker, who cuts the rope. Batman jumps on top of the vat and catches the prisoners, then turns them over to Robin. He catches up with Joker, who escapes because Batman grabbed onto a pair of fake arms inside Joker's jacket. Joker races on to the catwalk and trips on a skate, narrowly falling into his own vat. Fortunately for him, Batman saves him and bids him a Merry Christmas. Joker simply says, "Bah humbug!" Back at Wayne Manor, Batman and Robin finish watching It's a Wonderful Life, and we see that Joker is back in his cell at Arkham.