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One of the longest standing (essentially meaningless) debates in fiction is whether or not Batman has ever killed anyone, seeing as how killing people is totally against his code of ethics and all. And while Christopher Nolan’s films have certainly had a lot of death happening all around Batman, but no one ever found the Caped Crusader with a gun in his hand or anything.
That is, until comedians Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes, Matt McCarthy and College Humor proved once and for all that Batman is a red handed murderer too imbecilic to realize his wrongdoings. It’s unfortunate that it ties itself so tightly to Christian Bale’s Batman, because now I both love this video for its hilariousness and hate it because it makes Batman look dumb. It’s possibly the ridiculing that Batman deserves, but not the one he needs right now.
Oh okay, so Holmes is actually using his most guttural voice to portray Badman, not Batman.
I’m not ashamed by how funny I thought nearly every joke in this video was – especially his thoughts on his dead fish – but it’s probably going to grate a few nerves. But bully to those people. They can go make buttermilk on a special farm.
Oswalt can next be seen in Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, though his perennial man-child role in Nature Calls is avoidable. Meanwhile, Pete Holmes, the host of the fan-fucking-tastic podcast You Made it Weird, is getting his own show on TBS later this year. Perhaps they’d like to take on Man of Steel after that comes out. Oswalt as Brainiac, anyone?