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by Samuel Juliano IV

Batman: The Animated Series aired from 1992 to 1995 on Fox Kids with 4 seasons and 85 episodes.  The show was created by: Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Eric Radomski, and Alan Burnett.  The show followed the beloved character of DC comics Batman(Voiced by Kevin Conroy)  and his crusade against crime in his hometown of Gotham.

Batman has one of the best rogues’ galleries in superhero history right up there with Superman, Spiderman, the X-men, and the Flash.  The portrayals of these villains in the show prove that.

The Joker ( Voiced by Mark Hamill) is arguably the most popular super villain of all time.  In the show he first appeared in the episode “Christmas with the Joker” This episode also has the first appearance of Robin (Voiced by Loren Lester).  This Episode tells the story of how Batman and Robin save Christmas from being ruined by The Joker.

Other great episodes featuring the joker are:  “The Last Laugh” which is about the Joker releasing laughing gas into Gotham so he can steal without any trouble.  It features a hilarious scene involving Alfred (Voiced by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) wrecking Wayne Manor while intoxicated by Joker’s laughing gas.  The Episode also features one of the Joker’s most memorable lines to me which is: “You killed Captain Clown. You killed Captain Clown!” “Be a Clown” is about Joker kidnapping Mayor Hill’s son Jordan out of revenge for Hill giving a comparison between Joker and Batman.  This episode gives a heartfelt message that warns us against parents neglecting their children. (more…)

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by Samuel Juliano IV

Note:  This is the first published review by 20 year-old Samuel “Sammy” Juliano IV.

Joey:  “Why do you call him Gandalf?”

Ross:  “Gandalf the Wizard.  Hello, didn’t you read Lord of the Rings in high school?

Joey:  “No, I had sex in high school.”

This is a classic exchange in the hit sitcom Friends which aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004 with 10 seasons and 236 episodes.  The show revolves around a group of six friends during their twenties and thirties living in Manhattan, New York City.  The creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman went through several different titles for the show such as:  Insomnia Café, Six of One, and Friends Like Us before landing on the, Friends.

The filming of the show took place at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.  Each of the ten seasons of the show all got ranked within the top ten of the final television season ratings with the eighth season getting the number one spot.  The series finale of Friends, which aired on May 6, 2004, was watched by about 52.5 million American viewers, making the series have the fifth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched television episode of the 2000s decade. (more…)

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