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Friday, July 08, 2011

Something else I've noticed from 1960s Batman:

Reassuringly, Batman still appears to be a terrible father, even in the 60s show.

Okay, first there are the constant lies to Dick's sole adult relative (Lesson for kids: "If a grown man wants you to lie about your location to your relatives, totally go with it because he's probably a superhero!")

But I think the best bit, so far, was in an episode where the Joker was messing with "Woodrow Roosevelt High School" (love the name. :-P) Batman's called in and speaks to the school administrator and decides he wants to speak to students and asks "Who's the student council president?"

The answer of course: "Richard Grayson".

Now, it could just be Batman playing dumb (it'd be smart to, but when does the series do the smart thing) but just for a second, Bruce looks legitimately surprised.

How do you not know your kid is student council president?

Batman is still a bad father. Oddly, my faith in the world is restored.


  • At July 09, 2011 11:29 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Wait...Dick actually has time to go to school? Does the bus pick him up outside of Stately Wayne Manor, or does Alfred drive him in?

    I guess he only gets to fight crime after 3:00 and on weekends.


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