What If Batman's Parents Weren't Dead?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 5:03PM
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 - 5:03PM
What If Batman's Parents Weren't Dead?

In the first installment of Nerdist's sketch comedy series, Nerdist Presents, Batman finds out that his parents faked their own deaths in order to welsh on a mob loan, and hilarity ensues. In its ridiculousness, it perfectly encapsulates why Batman's orphan status is essential to the comic and all of the adaptations: Christopher Nolan's Batman could never have reached those levels of darkness and self-seriousness with his parents reminding him that he used to "tie his binky around his neck and pretend to be Superman" and referring to his work with criminals as "Batmanning" them.

 

The cast includes comedian Marc Evan Jackson (21 Jump Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Thomas Wayne, Paget Brewster (Friends, Criminal Minds) as Martha Wayne, and John Ennis (Mr. Show with Bob and David). Alfred, as always, is the best part.

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