After narrowly escaping the Batman (sans pants) during a robbery, the Penguin sees a newscast announcing that the Gotham News Network's "A Day in the Life" program will be devoting a spotlight to Bruce Wayne. Incensed, the Penguin decides to rob Wayne Manor while Bruce is busy with the program's pus
- If there's anyone I despise more than the Batman, it's Wayne! He's got looks, and money... yes, money... Wayne's money...
Appearing in "Bird of Prey"
- Melanie Bramwell (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Bird of Prey"
After narrowly escaping the Batman (sans pants) during a robbery, the Penguin sees a newscast announcing that the Gotham News Network's "A Day in the Life" program will be devoting a spotlight to Bruce Wayne. Incensed, the Penguin decides to rob Wayne Manor while Bruce is busy with the program's pushy host, Melanie Bramwell.
The Penguin and his Kabuki Twins easily infiltrate Wayne Manor and take Alfred captive, and while the Kabuki Twins steal everything of value, the Penguin commits countless acts of petty vandalism out of pure spite toward the Waynes. During all this, a desperate Alfred attempts to discreetly call Bruce on his cell phone, but is spotted by the Penguin. Nevertheless, the Penguin allows the call to go through, giddy at the thought of personally humiliating his hated nemesis.
After a quick assessment of the situation, Bruce asks that his TV segment be cut short, and leaves for Wayne Manor to apprehend the Penguin. Nonplussed, Bramwell and her cameraman invite themselves to Wayne Manor, and unfortunately distract the Batman during a battle with the Penguin. This allows the Penguin to gain the upper hand and subdue Batman; afterward, he binds Batman with chains and invites Bramwell to film Batman's unmasking.
Desperate, Alfred attacks the Penguin with a chair, giving Batman enough time to recover and free himself. Batman then engages in a rematch with the Penguin, and after a long battle, finally manages to subdue him. Bramwell's cameraman catches the last few minutes of the battle, and Bramwell herself coins a new nickname for Batman: the Dark Knight.
After the Penguin is taken into police custody, Bramwell begins to suspect that Batman and Bruce Wayne are one and the same, only to be dissuaded when "Batman" (really Alfred in disguise) appears atop Wayne Manor while Bruce greets her on the grounds. The Penguin, however, leaves the adventure with one small victory: he has, however briefly, taken the spotlight from Bruce Wayne.
- This episode first aired in the United States on February 12th, 2005.
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