Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg... It took nearly half of the series run before the second episode to enter production finally got to air. Was it worth the wait? Eh, not really, but it still tends to find its way into the family Christmas rotation.
The more I think about it, it really is strange that this was the 2nd episode to enter production. While it was fine, it does kind have that "special episode" feel to it that makes it stand out a bit from the regular episodes. Also, I don't think this would have been the best introduction for El Joker. And it sure was convenient for the Joker to hang out in the factory with the giant clown face on it. Fun enough for a holiday treat, but not the Joker's best.
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