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Batman: The Animated Series: Shadow Of The Bat (1)

When Commissioner Gordon is framed for taking bribes from gangland boss Rupert Thorne, his daughter Barbara pleads with Batman to show up at a rally being put on in the commissioner's behalf by Assistant Commissioner Gil Mason. Batman, hot on the trail of the mysterious figure behind the frame-up, declines, preferring to send Robin in his place. Barbara determined that one way or another the Dark Knight will make an appearance, so she rents a Batman costume and, using her gymnastic abilities, impersonates Batman. Her plan backfires, however, when an unexpected drive-by shooting by gangsters reveals her as a girl. The next day the papers are trumpeting the question, "Who is Batgirl?"

Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 157
Airdate: Monday September 13th, 1993

Director: Frank Paur
Writer: Brynne Stephens


Guest Stars
Greg BursonGreg Burson
voiced Mad Dog
Recurring
John VernonJohn Vernon
voiced Rupert Thorne
Recurring
Loren LesterLoren Lester
voiced Robin
Recurring
Mari DevonMari Devon
voiced Summer Gleeson
Recurring
Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
voiced Barbara Gordon
Recurring
Richard MollRichard Moll
voiced Two-Face
Recurring
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
voiced D.A. Gil Mason
Recurring
Lynette MetteyLynette Mettey
voiced Janet Von Dorn
Main Cast
Kevin ConroyKevin Conroy
voiced Bruce Wayne / Batman
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
voiced Alfred Pennyworth
Bob HastingsBob Hastings
voiced Commissioner Jim Gordon
Robert CostanzoRobert Costanzo
voiced Detective Harvey Bullock
Episode Notes
First appearance of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl



Episode Quotes
Bullock: Batgirl! Seesh! What's next? Weasel-Woman?

Barbara: If Batman won't help me, fine. (appears in her revamped costume) Let's see what Batgirl can do.

Robin: Funny, I don't remember a Batgirl in our little club...



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