Debate video: Batman vs. the Penguin

posted at 5:40 pm on October 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

A helpful flashback that’s making the rounds today. Listen: If Batman can’t handle hard questions about his secret identity or what’s on his utility belt, then maybe he’s not cut out to be mayor of Gotham.

Dude, Batman is a socialist.

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Dude, Batman is a socialist.

His sexuality is in question as well.

lorien1973 on October 16, 2008 at 5:43 PM

So Joe Biden is Robin?

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:44 PM

What did the Luntz Focus Group have to say? And where are the CNN dials?

SAZMD on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Is Palin Catwoman? And if so, which one? I say Julie Newmar: http://www.wmob.com/images/art/JulieNewmar.jpg

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

I vote penguin! That was an awesome debate performance!

cyclosarin on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Its funny in the first part, because people compare McCain to the Penguin, unfairly, I might add.

Its extra funny because of all the things he said about Batman consorting with criminals. Almost that entire monologue could be applied to Obama, without any sort of joke.

jimmy the notable on October 16, 2008 at 5:46 PM

I think this is the extent of David Axelod’s October Surprise.

Western_Civ on October 16, 2008 at 5:47 PM

What about Batgirl?

null on October 16, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Allah has been hitting NetFlicks again.

upinak on October 16, 2008 at 5:48 PM

I’m starting to see the connection.

brtex on October 16, 2008 at 5:48 PM

That’s a great tv.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:49 PM

and Barack Obama is the Joker.

Steve Z on October 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Are you totally certain you’re right of center, Allahp?

boru on October 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM

I heard Burgess Meredith was hung like a monkey.

mylegsareswollen on October 16, 2008 at 5:51 PM

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Thank you.

CP on October 16, 2008 at 5:52 PM

Is Palin Catwoman? And if so, which one? I say Julie Newmar: http://www.wmob.com/images/art/JulieNewmar.jpg

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Works for me!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

I heard Burgess Meredith was hung like a monkey.

He was!

Did I just say that?

Ahem…I mean that’s what I heard too.

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

and Barack Obama is the Joker.

Steve Z on October 16, 2008 at 5:50 PM

On that we can all agree.

Zorro on October 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Holy correlative debate performances, Batman!

CP on October 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

So I take it that the Joker’s Organization is called ACORN ?

William Amos on October 16, 2008 at 5:53 PM

What about Batgirl?

null on October 16, 2008 at 5:48 PM

Batgirl (Yvonne Craig) and Catwoman (Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt) were the only good reasons to watch that show.

OK, the car was kind of cool, too, if not exactly well-thought-out as a law-enforcement vehicle.

I was 8 when the show premiered- my opinions of it haven’t changed in 42 years.

/Pre-Adam West/Lorenzo Semple Jr. “Detective Comics” reader

cheers

eon

eon on October 16, 2008 at 5:54 PM

http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate/2008/oct/16/lil-oreilly-v-barney-frank/

Lil’ O’Reilly vs. Barney Frank

LMAO!

Mark1971 on October 16, 2008 at 5:54 PM

Mmmmmmmm….Julie Newmar

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1381537792/nm0628325

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:55 PM

GALLUP’s ‘traditional’ likely voter model shows Obama with a two-point advantage over McCain on Thursday, 49% to 47%, this is within poll’s margin of error… Developing..

Why aren’t you headlining this poll?

Keemo on October 16, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Its funny in the first part, because people compare McCain to the Penguin, unfairly, I might add.

True, everyone knows the fair comparison is Cotton Hill.

Tom_Shipley on October 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM

The gallup poll isn’t developing, it’s already on gallup’s webpage. Drudge is just building the hype by tantalizing it.

lodge on October 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM

True, everyone knows the fair comparison is Cotton Hill.

Tom_Shipley on October 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM

LOL! Short legs and all. For once you did something funny Tom :)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 16, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Neil Hefti died today. In the ’70s, I used to wonder, “Who would buy the Theme From Happy Days or The Greatest American Hero?” Then I remembered my 45 copy of the Batman theme.
I still remember the Penguin’s Grand Order of Occidental Nighthawks. Note the Obama connection.

chinesearithmetic on October 16, 2008 at 6:00 PM

Lil’ O’Reilly makes me laugh so loud I may have to stop watching it at work…

JustTruth101 on October 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Dude, Batman is a socialist.

Dude…Rubber Mask, Leotards, Silk Cape…you do the math.

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM

Batman may be a socialist, but I heard Master Chief is going to run against him and he ain’t no socialist, Master Chief 08!

Joe the Plumber FTW!

Cr4sh Dummy on October 16, 2008 at 6:02 PM

Is Palin Catwoman? And if so, which one? I say Julie Newmar: http://www.wmob.com/images/art/JulieNewmar.jpg

D0WNT0WN on October 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM

I don’t know–I think you can make a case for Lee Merriweather…

Matt Helm on October 16, 2008 at 6:03 PM

Allah, durn-it! Now you have me all discombooberated with visions of Al Gore dressed up as Poison Ivy.

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM

no no no no no

Joe Biden is the Joker. And yes, Palin is catwoman.

lodge on October 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Julie Newmar! Teh hotness and teh evils!

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 6:07 PM

I heard Burgess Meredith was hung like a monkey.

mylegsareswollen on October 16, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Umm, anthropology is a minor interest of mine—-when you consider the human male has the largest male organ in proportion to the rest of the body of all the apes, and you say he was hung like a monkey, I wonder if this is necessarily a good thing :D

Sekhmet on October 16, 2008 at 6:07 PM

William Ayers is Joker—the Heath Ledger Joker.

Sekhmet on October 16, 2008 at 6:08 PM

This is bad I got visiojns of Barney Frank as “The Human Torch” in the fantastic 4….

Guess that Makes John Kerry the “Thing”

William Amos on October 16, 2008 at 6:08 PM

Joe Biden is the Joker. And yes, Palin is catwoman.

lodge on October 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM

Wrong! Palin is ‘The Huntress’

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 6:08 PM

In the same vein, consider another Gotham City popularity contest, featuring an enthusiastic “wealth spreader”. Skip to 2:35.

Hubba, hubba, hubba. Money, money, money.

flip on October 16, 2008 at 6:09 PM

Hmmm…Batman…a rich guy who runs around town in his underwear with a young boy…

Are we sure he isn’t Bawney Fwank?

fusionaddict on October 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Palin/Biden debate

Limerick on October 16, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Hmmm…Batman…a rich guy who runs around town in his underwear with a young boy…

Are we sure he isn’t Bawney Fwank?

fusionaddict on October 16, 2008 at 6:10 PM

You owe me a keyboard for that one

Sekhmet on October 16, 2008 at 6:13 PM

“My friends…”

Seixon on October 16, 2008 at 6:14 PM

Dude…Rubber Mask, Leotards, Silk Cape…you do the math.

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 6:01 PM

And kept turning down Catwoman… I mean… come on… turn down Julie??? MEGA GAY!

Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 6:17 PM

I’m pissed off now after watching that.

Democracy SUCKS!

And Batman is just another secret elitist shilling for cuts in greedy corporate tax rates. Noonan is hanging out in the batmobile now.

Damnit, where’s Joe the Plumber? Or, have they already decided to make Joe the next Batman movie villain?

Sapwolf on October 16, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Romeo13 on October 16, 2008 at 6:17 PM

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I know! Dude.

ronsfi on October 16, 2008 at 6:29 PM

At least the Penguin doesn’t hide his elitism which that gay cigarette holder. He’s brave enough to come out of the closet. But, oh not Batman. The man who should have been cured after tangoing with the Catwoman. RRRRAAARRRR!!!!!

Sapwolf on October 16, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Man! I always wanted one of those cool custom TVs set in elegant wood panels like the Commissioner. And I’m officially using “as crooked as a warped shillelagh” as of today.

mugged on October 16, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Damnit, where’s Joe the Plumber? Or, have they already decided to make Joe the next Batman movie villain?

Sapwolf on October 16, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Joe the Plumber would be Mr. Freeze, as played by Otto Preminger.

Mr. D on October 16, 2008 at 6:34 PM

McCain should have brought some Obama Repellant(tm) to the debate.

Grafted on October 16, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Its funny in the first part, because people compare McCain to the Penguin, unfairly, I might add.

True, everyone knows the fair comparison is Cotton Hill.

Tom_Shipley on October 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM

Dude, that is SO right on. Both war vets with injuries too and hot young wives.

Thanks for posting that one.

Sapwolf on October 16, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Sooo, Batman was a wacko Environmentalist who will cripple the economy and crush factory employment with carbon limitation? OR was Batman a Marxist, Afrocentric Reparationist who wants to redistribute our wealth to the “less fortunate”? Or was Batman a radical Leftist whose REAL agenda he can’t make public for fear of being utterly rejected by normal folks. Or was Batman’s best friend and coworker a guy who bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol Building, and whose wife was on the FBI’s 10 most wanted? AND I doubt the real Batman’s 20 yr Pastor said “GOD DAMN GOTHAM”. Spare me the nonsense.

marklmail on October 16, 2008 at 6:38 PM

Holy sh*t, I’m voting for the Penguin!

Coronagold on October 16, 2008 at 6:41 PM

No no no. Joe the Plumber gets his own franchise, baby!

http://www.brookstreetpictures.com/jackbrooks/

fusionaddict on October 16, 2008 at 7:12 PM

Batman may be a socialist, but I heard Master Chief is going to run against him and he ain’t no socialist, Master Chief 08!

Joe the Plumber FTW!

Cr4sh Dummy on October 16, 2008 at 6:02 PM

Long lost eldest son? “Chief Spartan Palin” has a nice ring to it…

fusionaddict on October 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Bishop on October 16, 2008 at 5:55 PM

Oh, man, Sarah Palin in the Julie Newmar catsuit. Pointy ears and that belt that slings right below the hips. I just don’t want to go there.

Gottafang on October 16, 2008 at 8:09 PM

RIP Burgess Meredith

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM

RIP Burgess Meredith

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM

When I posted this, I had no idea that someone had brought up his member. Sheesh.

baldilocks on October 16, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Did you notice that they had Barrack Obama tied up in the basement. Dude!

Mojave Mark on October 16, 2008 at 8:22 PM

Long lost eldest son? “Chief Spartan Palin” has a nice ring to it…

fusionaddict on October 16, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Great picture!

Cr4sh Dummy on October 16, 2008 at 8:25 PM

I think Obama would be best as the Riddler. McCain would be the the commissioner. I thought the Penguin was more pudgy in the show. Been years so guess my memory is fading. The ones tied up in the basement is waiting to be broken in by Franks. I could have loaned them my handcuffs and Cat tails………

sheebe on October 16, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Once again, we can’t figure out what Batman is saying

jgapinoy on October 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Mr. Obama… riddle me this:

What puts itself in the toilet by mocking a plumber?

Ten seconds, Senator Government, before your ears explode!

profitsbeard on October 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM

Matching bow tie and top hat vs. underwear on the outside with a cape.

Maybe Batman IS a pedophile.

deewhybee on October 16, 2008 at 10:09 PM

Dude, Batman is a socialist

AP, you’re hilarious, man.

iamse7en on October 16, 2008 at 10:37 PM

How can anyone vote for a man who would open his umbrella indoors? Especially when it’s filled with sleeping gas!

Gwillie on October 16, 2008 at 10:40 PM

Oh, I get it now:
Obama wasn’t palling aound with Ayers, he was arresting him.

Meanwhile, if Batman can’t get elected mayor of Gotham City, he should try a running for mayor of a smaller town, like Quahog, Rhode Island.

Bob in Feenicks on October 17, 2008 at 1:10 AM

There seems to be an unhealthy obsession here with the Penguin’s ding dong.

madmonkphotog on October 17, 2008 at 2:08 AM

Penguin got my vote!

Irenaeus on October 17, 2008 at 2:58 AM

Once again, we can’t figure out what Batman is saying…

jgapinoy on October 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM

I heard he’s on drugs

Cr4sh Dummy on October 17, 2008 at 5:09 AM

Isn’t Penguin seen in the company of the Goracle?

Hening on October 17, 2008 at 7:04 AM

And I’m officially using “as crooked as a warped shillelagh” as of today.

mugged on October 16, 2008 at 6:30 PM

You mean you weren’t already?? Jeez…holy not-with-it.

Captain Scarlet on October 17, 2008 at 7:54 AM

Was that Rezko in the jail cell?

Brat on October 17, 2008 at 8:33 AM

No, Tony Rezko helped Batman in a shady deal to buy the Batcave.

marklmail on October 17, 2008 at 9:04 AM

..on drugs INDEED

http://ualuealuealeualemirror.ytmnd.com/

Shawn92101 on October 17, 2008 at 9:52 AM