Episode 25: Friends, Romans, Countrymen… WHERE’S THE JOKER?

, with special guest:

Xanadu Sq LogoThis week, we have DC Comics artist Christopher “Danger” Jones, Esq. back one more time, and we FINALLY ask him about the media thing he cares about most: the Batman. This bat-episode is filled with bat-ness!

If you need a bat-drink while you enjoy our bat-chat, we suggest an Angry Orchard Apple Ginger Hard Cider. We’re not sure if that’s something that Bruce Wayne would keep in his bat-fridge, but it does happen to be what we were bat-drinking back in May when we recorded this episode.

Full bat-notes behind the bat-cut!

Movies mentioned:
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman (TV)
Superfriends (TV)
Justice League Unlimited (TV)
Young Justice (TV)
Batman (Adam West)
Batman (Tim Burton)
Batman Returns
Batman and Robin
Three Kings
Batman: The Animated Series / New Batman Adventures (TV) (episodes “Legends of the Dark Knight” and “Over the Edge”)
Birds of Prey (TV)
Micmacs à tire-larigot
Subway (Luc Besson)
Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix)
National Treasure

Comics mentioned:
The Dark Knight Returns
Young Justice
The Killing Joke

People mentioned:
Christopher Nolan
Christian Bale
Charlton Heston
Frank Miller
Dean Trippe
Orson Welles
Adam West
Yvonne Craig
Julie Newmar
Frank Gorshin
John Astin
Tim Burton
Danny DeVito
Michael Keaton
Jack Nicholson
Heath Ledger
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Joel Schumacher
Neil Breen
George Clooney
Alicia Silverstone
Christopher Lambert

And finally, Mr. Dave, our answer-provider at the end of the episode, mentioned his A-to-Z movie review list. He blogs at espressococo.wordpress.com, and his A-to-Z reviews are all linked here:


  1. See, I really liked the Tim Burton Batman movies. Before these movies, Only super-friends (and Scooby Doo movies) and the Adam West Batman was all I knew. Jack Nicholson was only my first “crazy violent” version. I also had no known (to what I remember at that age) reference to “crazy Nicholson”, so it never colored any expectations for me.

    • Steffen on August 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM
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    Speaking of Melissa getting drunk and trying to feed a movie projector, what sort of protectionist-related problems have you ever experienced in a theater?

    I saw an article getting passed around Facebook over the weekend about someone going to see Guardians of the Galaxy’s midnight release and the protectionist loaded up Rise of the Guardians instead.

    My personal experience with a protectionist mishap was seeing The Blair Witch Project. Somewhere in the middle of the film, after the three kids are thoroughly freaked out and making crazed night-time confessions into their cameras, the projectionist forgot to queue up the next reel and so the screen just went dark and the soundtrack stopped. We sat in the darkness and silence for something like five minutes before someone went out and caught the attention of management to fix the problem.

      • Steffen on August 4, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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      Oh, dang it. I’m writing this on my phone and it auto-corrected “projectionist” to “protectionist” and I forgot to fix that before posting.

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