Because I am not privy to the machinations of NBC, I don’t know if this was planned or just coincidence, but two NBC shows ran jokes about Batman last week. Extended jokes, complete with costume; not just a punchline. First of all, Batman is never not relevant. Second of all, if it was a coincidence, how did that happen? Other than Batman just being generally awesome.
Sadly, neither one was very funny. If you want funny Batman sketches, go to College Humor.
But first we have a noble effort by Saturday Night Live. I haven’t watched them in years, but I guess they do digital shorts now? As opposed to live sketches? Where’d that come from? Anyway, Steve Buscemi as Commissioner Gordon is awesome.
Second is the show Community, which is an amazing show, yet is on the verge of being cancelled. Why? BECAUSE WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!
How is it that a TV show where one character does an extended Batman riff – in costume! – isn’t the most popular show on TV?