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{{Infobox Episode
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|image=[[File:TheRubberfaceofComedy.jpg|275px]]
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|episode title="The Rubberface of Comedy"
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|director=[[Sam Liu]]
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|writer=[[Greg Weisman]]
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|series=[[The Batman]]
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|season=1
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|episode=12
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|airdate=April 30, 2005
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|previous=[[The Batman Episode 1.11: Bird of Prey|Bird of Prey]]
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|next=[[The Batman Episode 1.13: The Clayface of Tragedy|The Clayface of Tragedy]]
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'''"The Rubberface of Comedy"''' is the twelfth episode of the first season of ''[[The Batman]]''. It is the the first of a two-part story.
   
==Overview==
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==Plot==
Joker wreaks havoc on all of Gotham with a new gizmo which can morph any object into rubber or putty, while the Chief of Police pressures his detectives to take down The Batman, once and for all.
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On the rampage with his newly created substance-altering “Joker Putty,” the [[Joker (The Batman)|Joker]] is out to remake artifacts and landmarks in his image. With his new "putty" he's able to melt and alter the texture of any surface, to warp it in his own vision like silly putty. Both the [[Gotham City Police|police]] and The [[Batman (The Batman)|Batman]] are hot on his tail. Meanwhile, [[Angel Rojas|Chief Rojas]] demands both the Joker ''and'' The Batman be brought to justice under his "Zero-Tolerance" policy against all criminals and freaks. When Officer [[Ethan Bennett]] suggests they work with the Batman, Rojas reprimands him for the idea and demands he choose sides.
   
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During the excitement, Bruce decides to let best friend in on his secret identity, to gain a new ally in his fight against [[Gotham City (The Batman)|Gotham city’s]] underworld.
   
== Cast ==
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This eventually leads to a dramatic showdown between The Joker, in a showdown “fun house” no less, The Batman, and Officer Bennett and Officer [[Ellen Yin]]. During the struggle, Bennett inhales fumes from a broken canister of “Joker Putty,” instantly having an ill effect on the cop. In short, the Joker is captured, The Batman disappears, and Bennett is suspended for crediting Batman with The Joker’s capture, and failing to apprehend the Dark Knight.
Voices
 
*Rino Romano as The Batman
 
*Alastair Duncan as Alfred
 
*Steve Harris as Detective Ethan Bennett
 
*Ming-Na as Detective Ellen Yin
 
*Kevin Michael Richardson as Joker
 
*Jesse Corti as Chief Rojas
 
   
== Credits ==
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Later that evening at Bennett’s apartment,he is still feeling ill from gas inhalation earlier in the day. After receiving a phone call from Bruce Wayne, aka The Batman, to meet tomorrow to discuss some important matters, we see him stumble towards the bathroom. He peers in the mirror, looking sickly. He rubs his face and is shocked to discover…his skin begins to melt.
*Supervising Producer Duane Capizzi
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*Supervising Producer Michael Goguen
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==Voice Cast and Characters==
*Producer Linda M. Steiner, Jeff Matsuda
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*[[Rino Romano]] as [[Batman (The Batman)|Bruce Wayne/Batman]]
*Associate Producer Kimberley A. Smith
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*[[Alastair Duncan]] as [[Alfred Pennyworth (The Batman)|Alfred Pennyworth]]
*Written by Greg Weisman
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*[[Steve Harris]] as [[Ethan Bennett|Detective Ethan Bennett]]
*Directed by Sam Liu
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*[[Ming-Na]] as [[Ellen Yin|Detective Ellen Yin]]
*Animation by Dong Yang Animation
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*[[Kevin Michael Richardson]] as [[The Joker (The Batman)|The Joker]]
*Music by Thomas Chase Jones
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*[[Jesse Corti]] as [[Angel Rojas|Chief Rojas]]
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*This episode has some similarities to ''[[The Killing Joke|Batman: The Killing Joke]]''.
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*This episode marks the first of numerous two episode story-arcs throughout the run of the show.
   
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==Quotes==
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Latest revision as of 21:11, April 21, 2016

"The Rubberface of Comedy" is the twelfth episode of the first season of The Batman. It is the the first of a two-part story.

PlotEdit

On the rampage with his newly created substance-altering “Joker Putty,” the Joker is out to remake artifacts and landmarks in his image. With his new "putty" he's able to melt and alter the texture of any surface, to warp it in his own vision like silly putty. Both the police and The Batman are hot on his tail. Meanwhile, Chief Rojas demands both the Joker and The Batman be brought to justice under his "Zero-Tolerance" policy against all criminals and freaks. When Officer Ethan Bennett suggests they work with the Batman, Rojas reprimands him for the idea and demands he choose sides.

During the excitement, Bruce decides to let best friend in on his secret identity, to gain a new ally in his fight against Gotham city’s underworld.

This eventually leads to a dramatic showdown between The Joker, in a showdown “fun house” no less, The Batman, and Officer Bennett and Officer Ellen Yin. During the struggle, Bennett inhales fumes from a broken canister of “Joker Putty,” instantly having an ill effect on the cop. In short, the Joker is captured, The Batman disappears, and Bennett is suspended for crediting Batman with The Joker’s capture, and failing to apprehend the Dark Knight.

Later that evening at Bennett’s apartment,he is still feeling ill from gas inhalation earlier in the day. After receiving a phone call from Bruce Wayne, aka The Batman, to meet tomorrow to discuss some important matters, we see him stumble towards the bathroom. He peers in the mirror, looking sickly. He rubs his face and is shocked to discover…his skin begins to melt.

Voice Cast and CharactersEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This episode has some similarities to Batman: The Killing Joke.
  • This episode marks the first of numerous two episode story-arcs throughout the run of the show.



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