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In the last episode the Dynamic Duo were tied to the Meteorite Thermite Death Trap.

Quote1 After them! They stolen Justice! Quote2

The Joker's Hard Times is an episode of season 2 of Batman. It premiered on January 12, 1967.

Synopsis for "The Joker's Hard Times"

In the last episode the Dynamic Duo were tied to the Meteorite Thermite Death Trap. But Batman is able to cut the ropes on himself and the Boy Wonder with a timely swing of his batarang seconds before the meteoroid comes down.

At that same moment the Joker steals the statue of justice outside of Gotham City Police Headquarters fulfilling yet an other part of his Zodiac crimes Libra 'the scales' As he escapes the police the Joker claims that Batman would be to late in stopping the theft of Scorpio and he is right around that same moment Venus steals a priceless jewel from the jeweler.

The Joker escapes when Batman had laid out a trap protection the next sign of the Zodiac, 'Sagittarius' Basil Bowman a good friend of Bruce Wayne. When the Joker used Venus as his shield for his getaway she finally defects and helps Batman rescue the opera singer Leo Crustash.

Venus ends up getting abducted when the Dynamic Duo follow the Joker and his gang when they stole one of the rarest fish in the world the Palaremus Demnese. And in their attempt to prevent the theft of the Zodiac Pisces they walk right into the Joker's trap.

The Joker leaves attempting to plan his next crime but not before feeding them to his pet Giant Clam. As the beast approaches, it swallows Robin whole.

Appearing in "The Joker's Hard Times"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Joker
    • Jupiter
    • Mars
    • Mercury
    • Neptune
    • Saturn
    • Uranus
  • Giant Clam

Other Characters:

  • Basil Bowman
  • Dr. Gorly (Single appearance)
  • Leo Crustash (Final appearance)
  • Palaremus Demnese



  • Antique Jeweled Scorpion
  • Batmobile Parachute
  • Batphone
  • Giant Meteorite
  • Liquid Cement Spray
  • Meteoroid Thermite
  • Statue of Justice
  • Utility Belt


  • Batmobile
  • Batmobile Parachute Pickup Service
  • Joker's Boom Bug


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