If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

   The Riddler kidnaps his old boss and traps him in the minotaur's maze.
  Original Airdate: November 18, 1992
  Episode # 39
  Rating: * *




Credits Cast

Written by David Wise
Directed by Eric Radomski
Music by Carlos Rodriguez
Animation by Blue Pencil

Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Loren Lester as Dick Grayson
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as Alfred
Brock Peters as Lucius Fox

John Glover as the Riddler
Gary Frank as Dan Mockridge
Hal Rayle as Henchman

The Riddler's origins are tiresome and tiresomely developed, and the episode is salvaged only by John Glover's performance. Instead of the braying, mincing show-off popularized by Frank Gorsham and Jim Carrey, he gives us a coolly ironic concoctor of puzzles, locks, and other traps for boobies; he is more Mensa than maniac. But the fight in the Wasteland and the chase through the maze are completely unworthy of a villain who can casually trick his victim into donning a pair of handcuffs and who will irritatedly refer to his adversary as "Bat-. . . something or other."

Related Episodes
   * What Is Reality?
   * Riddler's Reform
   * The Cape & Cowl Conspiracy

What Others Are Saying ...
" A good introduction to the Riddler. "World's Finest


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