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Batman, the Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker

Episode Summary

An episode nobody wanted to see, but everyone will hear. Guests: Jay Ryan, Joey O. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

Tune in as we trace the origins of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, in the 1992 Christmas episode of Batman, the Animated Series.  


🎙 Guests:  

Joey O. (Y-Not Radio, Words with Nerds, @ImGonnaDJ24).  

Jay Ryan (Sludge Central, the Purple Stuff Podcast, @SludgeCentral).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. The crowdsourced origins of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.  

2. More discussion on Christmas with the Joker on Batman, the Animated Podcast’s Batman, the Animated Podcast and The Arkham Sessions.  

3. Gotham City is in New Jersey.  

4. Mark Hamill’s original performance as Ferris Boyle in Heart of Ice.  

5. Comic Book: The Movie.  

6. Mark Hamill’s longtime obsession with David Letterman.  

7. Charles Manson apparently spent this Christmas at Arkham Asylum before spending a later Christmas in Nebraska on South Park.  

8. Joker’s “Laffy” hand puppet reminds us of Señor Wences.  

9. His upside-down mouth puppet is even weirder.  

10. Betty Blooper looks like Toot from Drawn Together.  

11. Of course the Joker is hiding out at the Laffco Toy Factory. Look at it!  


“Batman, the Animated Series” and “Christmas with the Joker” © 1992 Warner Bros.  

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