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This is general information about production inconsistences, mistakes and external references related to the episode Beware the Gray Ghost from season one of Batman: The Animated Series.

  • Bruce still keeps his Gray Ghost merchandise in the Batcave at the time of Batman Beyond, 50 years in the future.
  • The release of the series on video appears to have revived an interest in the character; the film "The Gray Ghost Strikes Again!" would be made in the future, seen in the theater by the young Terry McGinnis and his parents, as seen in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Epilogue".
  • Although Adam West had a reasonable career following his stint on Batman, Simon Trent's financial troubles mirror those of Al Hodge, the actor who played the lead role in Captain Video and His Video Rangers in the 1940s. Don Hastings, Bob Hastings' younger brother, played the Video Ranger, Captain Video's young sidekick.
  • The Gray Ghost's appearance is very similar to the Golden Age superhero The Sandman, The Spirit, and the pulp magazine hero The Shadow.
  • The Gray Ghost poster that shows a giant version of the hero standing above skyscrapers is homage to the Shadow pulp cover for the story "Shadowed Millions".
  • The poster in the shrine in the Batcave features the Gray Ghost holding his cape the same way as the Batman: The Animated Series logo.
  • The Gray Ghost episode "The Mad Bomber" was episode 18. This episode of Batman is also episode 18 (production-wise).
  • Another episode is labeled Dr. Death, which is also the name of one of Batman's first villains from the comics.
  • Another episode is called "Terror in the Sky", which is also the name of a Batman: The Animated Series episode.
  • A poster at the signing event mentions Matt Hagen, who would later become the villain Clayface. This is his first appearance.
  • In the final scene, the issue of People depicting Simon Trent on the front cover is dated October 19, 1992.
  • The Mad Bomber's remote control toy car explosives are very similar to what was used in a scene in the film The Dead Pool from the Dirty Harry series. Like this episode, the film featured a mysterious villain who monitored the cars' movements when attacking the hero.
  • The Gray Ghost is alluded to in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, through posters of a film titled The Ghost in Gray. Simon Trent appears on the poster as the Gray Ghost.


  • There is some ambiguity surrounding this episode's title. On the title card, it's spelled "Beware the Gray Ghost". On the box of the original VHS release, it was called "Beware the Grey Ghost". The box of the DVD release calls it "Beware of the Gray Ghost", and that DVD's menu refers to it as "Beware of Gray Ghost".
  • Alfred's moustache is white in this episode, while in all the others, it is black.