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

  • This episode is the first appearance of Poison Ivy and Renee Montoya.
  • Ivy's biography gives her age at this time as 28, her height at 5'2" and her weight 105 lbs.
  • The greenhouse climax was adapted into a stage in the Super Nintendo game The Adventures of Batman & Robin, which featured the giant Venus fly-trap as a boss.
  • In the comics, Ivy has the power to secrete poisons from her body at will, often administered through a kiss.
  • One of the perfumes developed by Ivy's cosmetics firm is called "Nightshade", a reference to a branch of the plant family that has several poisonous members.
  • Rosaceae Vularis is an imaginary type of rose. It does not translate to "wild thorny rose", but rather to "normal rose".
  • Batman's exchange with the severely frightened escapee is mirrored on the Batman: The Brave And The Bold episode "The Super-Batman Of Planet X" (where Kevin Conroy guest stars as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh) by the villain Rohtul, who, due to being held in ice, stutters "Who are you?" as the escapee does, and Earth Batman who says, "Your worst nightmare—A Batman with superpowers".
  • The newspaper featuring Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent was reused nineteen years later in the Young Justice episode "Downtime". It is seen in Artemis's and Paula's apartment and the banner in the background reads "Future Site of the new Gotham Penitentiary".

Inconsistencies[]

  • When Gordon answers the phone after Dent is poisoned, the cord moves through the phone.
  • Both times when Gordon picks up the phone to be informed of the prison break and Dent's hospitalization, he says, "What?!" way too quickly for the person on the other side to fully explain the situations to him.
  • In his initial struggle with the plant, Batman snaps a few of its teeth. The later fight shows all the plant's teeth intact.
  • In the end credits, Melissa Manchester and Neil Ross are credited for additional voices, but accidentally read "Melissa Manchester as Neil Ross".
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