"Shadow of the Bat (Part 1)"
Series Batman: The Animated Series
Season 2, Episode 1
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Airdate September 13th, 1993
Writer Brynne Stephens
Director Frank Paur
Producer Alan Burnett; Eric Radomski; Tom Ruegger; Bruce W. Timm
Starring Kevin Conroy; Robert Costanzo; Bob Hastings; Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.; Melissa Gilbert; Loren Lester
Previous "Fire from Olympus"
Next "Shadow of the Cat (Part 2)"

"Shadow of the Bat (Part 1)" is the first episode of season two of the superhero adventure program Batman: The Animated Series and the sixty-first episode of the series overall. It was directed by Frank Paur with a script written by Brynne Stephens. The episode first aired on FOX Kids on Monday, September 13th, 1993.

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Appearances Edit

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Cast Edit

Note: The voice cast list and the characters they play are indicated below as they are presented in the closing credits of the episode.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number: 157.
  • This is the first appearance of Deputy police commissioner Gil Mason.
  • Renee Montoya appears in this episode, but has no speaking lines.

Allusions Edit

  • Robin mentions missing a Bogart festival in film class. This is a reference to Humphrey Bogart, who was an American film actor best known for his work as a leading man in classic films such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and The African Queen.

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Quotes Edit

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First appearance of Batgirl.


  • Rupert Thorne: Come on, then! You're not taking Rupert Thorne without a fight!


  • Gil Mason: And the commissioner and I won't rest till every crime kingpin, hustler and two-bit crook is off the streets.


  • Barbara Gordon: You know, Dad... if you and Gil keep nailing bad guys like this... people will start thinking you two are Batman and Robin.
  • James Gordon: What can I say? Gil is a Godsend. And he's not bad looking either.
  • Barbara Gordon: Daaaaad. I just got you to stop treating me like a kid, and now you're trying to marry me off.


  • Gil Mason: Believe me, Jim, I don't wanna be here, but I thought it would be best coming from me.
  • James Gordon: What is it? What's wrong?
  • Gil Mason: James Gordon... I have a warrant for your arrest.
  • James Gordon: This is a joke, right?
  • Barbara Gordon: On what charges?
  • Gil Mason: Accepting bribes.
  • James Gordon: You can't be serious!
  • Gil Mason: The department has reason to believe that you've been taking money from Rupert Thorne. For years.


  • Batgirl: If Batman won't help me, fine. Let's see what Batgirl can do.


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


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