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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

Guest Stars
Clancy BrownClancy Brown
voiced Mr. Freeze/Victor Fries
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
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
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?

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.

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)
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