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This is general information about production inconsistences, mistakes and external references related to the episode If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? from season one of Batman: The Animated Series.

  • The "Riddle of the Minotaur" maze was adapted into the first stage of the Riddler level in the Super Nintendo game "The Adventures of Batman and Robin". The final challenge is the same riddle as in the episode, which the player may solve by entering the letters "H.B".


  • The Riddler's mask and gloves change from purple to grey a few times towards the end of the episode.
  • When Batman picks up the A key when trying to unlock the door with the sharp discs, Robin knocks it out of his hand but moments later the A key can be seen in its original place on the key rack. The keys also change from grey to gold a few times.

Outside References[]

  • The Riddle of the Minotaur is loosely based on the ancient Greek myth of the Labyrinth, at the center of which King Minos imprisoned his monstrous stepson, the Minotaur. Other mythological references include the Griffin.
  • The riddles featured in the episode contain a number of interesting references to art, literature, and science:
  • The phrase "the corn is as high as an elephant's eye" is from "Oh What A Beautiful Morning", a number from Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!".
  • Maize is a type of corn cultured by the Native Americans.
  • In music, the key of "A" has 3 sharps, the key of "D" has 2, and the key of "C" none.
  • Among Muslim people, etiquette requires a person to always use his or her right hand for eating.
  • The human brain contains millions of visual and auditory nerves, is divided into four lobes along two axes, and into two hemispheres along one axis.

This article uses material from the If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? article at the DCAU Wiki and is licensed under the CC BY-SA License.