Advent Calendar House

Batman, the Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker

Episode Summary

An episode nobody wanted to see, but everyone will hear. Guests: Jay Amabile, Joey O.

Episode Notes

Day 14: We trace the origins of “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” in the 1992 holiday episode of Batman, the Animated Series: “Christmas with the Joker.”


On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), diseased maniac.
  2. Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24) from Y-Not Radio and Words with Nerds.
  3. Jay Ryan (@sexyarmpit), from the Sexy Armpit and the Purple Stuff Podcast.

Topics and Tangents

  1. The crowdsourced origins of “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.”
  2. Batman, the Animated Podcast’s episode on “Christmas with the Joker.”.
  3. The Arkham Sessions’ episode on “Christmas with the Joker.”
  4. Jay’s original blog on Gotham City being in New Jersey.
  5. Mark Hamill’s original vocal performance as Ferris Boyle in “Heart of Ice,” before replacing Tim Curry as the Joker.
  6. Mark Hamill’s comic book nerd mockumentary, “Comic Book: The Movie.”
  7. Mark Hamill’s longtime obsession with David Letterman.
  8. Charles Manson apparently spent this Christmas at Arkham Asylum before spending a later Christmas in Nebraska on an episode of South Park.
  9. Joker’s “Laffy” hand puppet reminds us of Señor Wences.
  10. His upside-down mouth puppet is even weirder.
  11. The Betty Blooper doll looks like Toot from “Drawn Together.”.
  12. Of course the Joker is hiding out at the Laffco Toy Factory.

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