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The Batman: The Big Chill

Robbing a yacht, Mr. Freeze becomes the city's newest jewel thief. Then, after being trapped by Mr. Freeze, The Batman learns that Mr. Freeze was once a regular criminal. Now, with a special suit that was built to fight in weather conditions like this, Batman goes after Mr. Freeze for one final fight.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Saturday November 06th, 2004

Director: Brandon Vietti
Writer: Greg Weisman

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Jul 25, 2005

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Guest Stars
Clancy BrownClancy Brown
voiced Mr. Freeze/Victor Fries
Recurring
Catherine CavadiniCatherine Cavadini
voiced Wife / Movie Star / Reporter
Main Cast
Rino RomanoRino Romano
voiced Bruce Wayne/Batman
Alastair DuncanAlastair Duncan
voiced Alfred Pennyworth
Steve Harris (1)Steve Harris (1)
voiced Detective Ethan Bennett
Ming-NaMing-Na
voiced Detective Ellen Yin
Episode Notes
The series' take on Mr. Freeze differs from the one used on Batman: The Animated Series, that was subsequently adopted for the mainstream DC comics.



Episode Quotes
Alfred: All work and no play makes Bruce Wayne a dull boy.

Ethan: Yin, come on! The Batman's gone through enough!
Ellen: He's a vigilante, so it doesn't matter!



Episode Goofs
Continuity:
The Batmobile is covered in frost when Mr. Freeze freezes the battle zone around the two of them. Then, Batman call the Batmobile which is now frost-free.

Batman managed to destroy a block of ice by running into it with heat pointers on his gloves... how is this possible?

Continuity:
When Mr. Freeze flees the jewelry store, he's holding a bag of priceless jewels with his right hand. Later in the scene that bag appeared in his left hand without Mr. Freeze having moved it there.



Cultural References
Alfred: All work and no play makes Bruce Wayne a dull boy.

Alfred is making a reference to the famous saying: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" when he says the quote above.

Mr. Freeze: Baby, it's cold outside.

When Mr. Freeze says this, he's making a reference to the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Bobby Caldwell and Vanessa Williams.



Analysis
The Characters on the Yacht:

The five characters on the yacht represent members of the cast from Gilligan's Island: The Skipper, Gilligan, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, and Ginger.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerAlan Burnett  |  Sander Schwartz
Supervising ProducerMichael Goguen  |  Duane Capizzi
ProducerJeff Matsuda  |  Glen Murakami  |  Linda M. Steiner
Associate ProducerKimberly Smith
MusicThomas Chase
Story EditorDuane Capizzi
Production SupervisorToshiyuki Hiruma  |  Roland Poindexter  |  Howard Schwartz (2)  |  Margaret Dean
Voice DirectorGinny McSwain
Production ManagementAndy Lewis (1)
Based On The Works OfBob Kane
Main Title ThemeThe Edge
Executive In Charge Of ProductionSam Register  |  Tramm Wigzell
Casting AdministratorLiz Carroll
Casting DirectorGinny McSwain  |  Michael Hack (1)
 
Warning: The Batman season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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