Batman References

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"To the Simpsonmobile!" -- Homer

General References
7G08Bart sings a modified version of Jingle Bells at the school Christmas show -- "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin Layed an egg... the Batmobile broke it's wheel and the joker got away..."
7F17Joker is in line to see Grampa. {ddg}
7F21Bart dresses up as "Bartman".
9F09Krusty confesses that his white complexion isn't make-up (just like the Joker).
9F10Marge : There's a man here who says he can help you.
Homer : Is it Batman?
Marge : He's a scientist.
Homer : Batman's a scientist.
Marge : It's not Batman!
1F08Robert Goulet sings "Jingle bells... Batman smells..." {jp}
2F14Bart's ballet teacher says, "But so many of your heroes wear tights: Batman, for example, and... Magellan." when Bart refuses to wear tights.
3F12When Bart opens an account at the bank the man says, "Now sign these forms. I'm sure you'll find them more interesting than a weekend with Batman." {bg}
3F24When Bart and Lisa see Homer's silhouette in the lighthouse's beam of light, Bart asks if that's Homer. Lisa responds, "Either that, or Batman's really letting himself go."

60s TV Series References
7G09Newspapers spinning towards us, plus backing music.
7F21Bartman grabs the entry fee guy and says "I'm Bartman" in the same fasion as Adam West in the Sixties Batman series.
8F15Scene change where Bart and Skinner open lockers. {ddg}
8F15Bart's face is shown spinning with music. {ez}
8F20Homer shouts "to the Simpsonmobile!" after learning about Sideshow Bob's plan to kill Selma (ala "to the Batmobile!").
9F07Adam West, the Sixties series' Batman, drives in a battered Batmobile.
9F10Smithers and Burns' escape. {ddg}
9F15Burns and Smithers slide down the pole with the Batman theme as backing music. {bg}
1F09Newspapers spinning towards us, plus backing music. {ddg}
1F09Malloy walking up the side of a building. {ddg}
1F17One of the beekeepers yells "to the Beemobile!"
2F17The Sixties Radioactive Man series is a spoof of the Sixties Batman series, including the infamous fight scene nonsense, ie. "POW!" and "BIFF!", and ending up in a ridiculous dance.
3F01When the Child Welfare members are informed of Bart and Lisa's "problem", the Child Welfare badge is shown spinning (ala the Batsignal) and the Sixties Batman theme music plays as they drive to the Simpsons home.
3F17Milhouse and his dad slide down the pole at the cracker factory, accompanied with the Batman theme music.
3G02Bart sings "Nananananananananananananananana Buttman!" in the same tune as the Sixties series' theme.
5F23Homer sings "Nananananananananananananananana fishing!" in the tune of the Sixties Batman theme song, and later the Movementarians start a "Nananananananananananananananana leader!" chant, but Homer accidentally says "Batman".
AABF08Vincent Price prone to making puns on "Egg" (He played a villain named Egghead in the Sixties series). {ddg} {br}
AABF22The gang see the Batmobile (complete with the real Batman and Robin... or "dummies") in the famous vehicle place.
BABF01Similar music, plot. {hl}
BABF01The Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl scene shift card similar. {jk}
DABF06Wolfgang Puck ccries "To the Puckmobile" and runs to a van with slices of pizza losely aligned like the bat symbol as the music plays {jhc}
DABF18Bart and Millhouse see an episode of Batman featuring Krusty the Klown as the villan Clownface. {jhc}
EABF18During a Kent Brockman narrated montage of the 60s, they showed a short clip of Adam West as Batman dancing in the classic Tv show fashion (ie, badly). {jhc}
FABF15After catching Pie Man in his office, Mr. Burns yells "To to employee prison!" accompanied by a pie coming toward us as the Sixties Batman theme music plays. In addition to the specific Batman reference, this episode had references to many different super heros (Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc..) {jhc}

The Movies
9F15The silhouette of Lisa observing her braces, just like Joker and his new face in Batman.
2F12Krusty's surgery scene is like Joker's in Batman. {ez}
3F12Krusty's skin-coloured make-up comes off to reveal a completely white complexion underneath. The same happened to the Joker in Batman.

In Simpsons Comics and Stories #1, in the story "Lo, There Shall Come a Bartman," Bart says the following line when trying to choose a theme for his new superhero alias: "If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. To strike terror into their hearts, maybe all you need is a disguise. A creature of the night -- dark -- terrible --". This line is a direct parody of Bruce Wayne's (Batman), back in 1938 -- "Criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot, so I must wear a disguise that will strike terror into their hearts! I must be a creature of the night, like a... a... a bat!"
This Bartman business continued. After "Simpsons Comics and Stories," Bongo released several issues of "Bartman", which parodied various parts of Batman, including the Batsignal (Bartman's version was a silhouette of Bart's spiky hair). There were also some video game appearances of Bartman, in games such as "Bartman Meets Radioactive Man" and "Bart's Nightmare".
On a personal note, in Simpsons Comics #6 (UK version), a picture I drew called "Bartman Forever" was printed. It was a parody of the Batman Forever video box art. I was 12 years old at the time.

Several thanks to the following contributors:

Bruce Gomes
Benjamin Robinson
Don Del Grande
Haynes Lee
Joe Klemm
Jouni Paakkinen
Ezequiel A. Siqueira
Jordan H. Crouse

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