In 1992, Batman: The Animated Series landed on television. The cartoon show, based on the DC Comics character of the same name, followed the story of Batman and his ongoing fight for justice in Gotham City.

Upon making its debut, the series was deemed a monumental hit with audiences and quickly became must-see television. Critics loved the show’s sharp writing, excellent plotting, and fantastic animation, while fans truly valued the care that was taken to ensure the Batman mythology was presented in a respectful way.

One of the key successes of Batman: The Animated Series was its outrageous cast of villainous characters. And one of these rogues was the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker, aka Jack Napier, who appeared in the series multiple times.

But if you’re new to the series, you happen to adore The Joker (who doesn’t?), and are keen to check out all of his appearances, how many times did The Joker appear? And more importantly, what are all the Joker episodes?

For all the chuckle-worthy details and more, keep reading. Below you will find a list of all the Joker’s appearances, including cameos.



Every episode of Batman: The Animated Series featuring The Joker

Image: ©Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

Below is a list of every episode of Batman: The Animated Series featuring The Joker. This list includes episodes where Joker was the main villain, as well as episodes featuring small cameo appearances.

In total, The Joker appeared 23 times:

  • Christmas With the Joker
  • Joker’s Favor
  • Be A Clown
  • The Last Laugh
  • The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
  • Almost Got ‘Im
  • Joker’s Wild
  • The Laughing Fish
  • Harley and Ivy
  • The Man Who Killed Batman
  • Trial
  • Harlequinade
  • Make ‘Em Laugh
  • Holiday Knights
  • Joker’s Millions
  • Old Wounds
  • Legends of the Dark Knight
  • Mad Love
  • Beware the Creeper
  • The Forgotten (cameo)
  • Dreams in Darkness (cameo)
  • Fear of Victory (cameo)
  • Fire From Olympus (cameo)

Please note: Cameo appearances can indicate a reduced/small role in an episode, or can simply be a quick on-screen appearance that lasts mere seconds. All of the episodes which feature cameo appearances have been placed at the end of this list, as these are not Joker stories.

In addition to his television appearances, The Joker also featured in the Batman: The Animated Series spin-off movie, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993).



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