A power failure prevents Batman and Robin from being electrocuted. Meanwhile, a recording Batman made confirms that cheerleader Susie is one of the Joker's confederates. Robin, in his Dick Grayson identity, attempts to infiltrate the gang. Meanwhile, the Joker's main plot is finally revealed. Members of the high school basketball team receive answers to final exams from the rigged vending machines. The Joker appears, claiming to be a concerned citizen. The team's starters will be suspended as the Joker bets big money on the team's next opponent. Batman, however, has other ideas.
Did You Know?
Just where is Gotham City located? Due to the many puns on New York City landmarks which appear in this series (the New Guernsey Turnpike, Spay Stadium, Short Island Sound, the Washington Tunnel. etc.), it's commonly believed that Gotham City IS New York City. Apparently not, as we discover in this episode: when the Joker's electric chairs fail to electrocute the Dynamic Duo, and the city below simultaneously goes dark, the Joker exclaims, "Gotham City must be having a power failure, just like New York!" However, there is a school of thought that Gotham City is actually Brooklyn (with Manhattan as the analog for Metropolis), in which case the puns would make sense. See more
Batman's shadow on the wall behind the Joker and his men shows him holding up his cape in his trademark pose to frighten of villains. However, Batman stopped striking that pose as he began to speak. See more
Holy Benedict Arnold, Susie! The chief cheerleader... a member of the Joker's criminal gang! Is it possible, Batman?
Steady, Robin. Steady old chum.