History WesternAnimation / Batfink

19th Sep '16 11:07:11 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BumblingSidekick: Batfink's sidekick, Karate, seems to fill this role by being clumsy and often getting Batfink into inescapable situations but at least he knows karate. Also he is often the source of the DeusExMachina often found within the show.
* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]]; my wings are like a shield of steel". Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever Batfink's sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment.
** They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask, "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"

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* BumblingSidekick: Batfink's sidekick, Karate, seems to fill this role by being clumsy and often getting Batfink into inescapable situations but at least he knows karate. Also he is often the source of the DeusExMachina often found within the show.
* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]]; my wings are like a shield of steel". Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever Batfink's sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment.
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moment. They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask, "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"



* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems he cannot escape. However, at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways via some sort of Deus ex Machina.

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* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems he cannot escape. However, at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways via some sort something improbable or out of Deus ex Machina.context. In one occasion it was the ''narrator'' buying time for Batfink with his narration. .



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*NighInvulnerable: "A missile that can find him he will never feel; he'll use his wings for protection. They're a shield of steel!"



* SuperDrowningSkills: Swimming's kind of difficult when you've got a pair of giant steel wings permanently attached to your back.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Swimming's kind of difficult when you've got a pair of giant steel wings permanently attached to your back.



* VillainOfTheWeek: Most episodes involve a villain who is introduced in that episode and is also beaten in the same episode.
** However, this is not true for the Hugo A-Go-Go episodes and the episode "Tough Macduff", where a number of Batfink's foes are gathered all together against him.

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* VillainOfTheWeek: Most episodes involve a villain who is introduced in that episode and is also beaten in the same episode. \n** However, this is not true for the Hugo A-Go-Go episodes and the episode "Tough Macduff", where a number of Batfink's foes are gathered all together against him.
9th May '16 6:59:22 AM Solle
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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.
16th Feb '16 4:01:58 PM fruitstripegum
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17th Oct '15 2:10:40 PM Redhead64
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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Weinerville'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Weinerville'' ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.
25th Sep '15 6:23:21 PM StrixObscuro
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* DatingCatwoman: One episode introduced Judy Jitsu, a super-villainous love interest for Karate.
23rd Jul '14 11:56:52 AM EDRGGTFYJFTR
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23rd Jul '14 5:32:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ActorAllusion[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice[=/=]CastingGag: the {{parody}} became very meta in the Latin American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in ''Series/{{Batman}}''.
30th May '13 1:42:22 PM CorahsUncle
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Batfink was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five minute short and the series had exactly one hundred episodes. The show first aired back in September 1967 but its repeats were shown quite recently, on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Weinerville'' in the 1990's, and on CBBC from 2004-2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.

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Batfink ''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is oft considered to be a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five minute five-minute short and the series had exactly one hundred 100 episodes. The show first aired back in September 1967 1967, but its repeats were shown quite recently, on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Weinerville'' in the 1990's, 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004-2008 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.
''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.




* ActorAllusion / HeyItsThatVoice / CastingGag: the {{Parody}} became very meta in the Latin-American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in {{Batman}}.
* BaddieFlattery: Curly the Cannonball was excessively worshipful of Batfink, apparently due to Batfink being his hero before he turned into a two-bit villain.
* BigBad: Batfink's main adversary Hugo A-Go-Go seems to fill this role however different episodes may have a different villain.

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\n* ActorAllusion / HeyItsThatVoice / CastingGag: ActorAllusion[=/=]HeyItsThatVoice[=/=]CastingGag: the {{Parody}} {{parody}} became very meta in the Latin-American Latin American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in {{Batman}}.
''Series/{{Batman}}''.
* BaddieFlattery: Curly the Cannonball was excessively worshipful of Batfink, apparently due to Batfink being his hero before he [Curly] turned into a two-bit villain.
* BigBad: Batfink's main adversary adversary, Hugo A-Go-Go A-Go-Go, seems to fill this role however role, although different episodes may have a different villain.



* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]], my wings are like a shield of steel". Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever his sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment.
** They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo Agogo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"

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* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]], me]]; my wings are like a shield of steel". Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever his Batfink's sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment.
** They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo Agogo's Hugo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask ask, "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"



* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems Batfink cannot escape however at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways via some sort of Deus Ex Machina.
* EvilPlan: Regardless of the villain the devious plot usually boiled down to 'kill Batfink'.
* FantasticScience: The Battilac is outfitted with a sun roof and lots of barriers and shields. In this way, when the car falls into a valley or gets shocked by a sound wave, it remains intact. Then, Batfink says something like, "It's a good thing the Battillac is equipped with a thermo-nuclear plutonium insulated blast shield!" and Karate says, "It's also good it was a small bomb." Also it is revealed that Batfink obtained his superpowers after being born in an abandoned plutonium mine.
* {{Parody}}: The show is a parody of {{Batman}} and Franchise/TheGreenHornet, two shows which premiered the same year as Batfink.

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* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems Batfink he cannot escape however escape. However, at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways via some sort of Deus Ex ex Machina.
* EvilPlan: Regardless of the villain villain, the devious plot usually boiled down to 'kill Batfink'.
* FantasticScience: The Battilac is outfitted with a sun roof and lots of barriers and shields. In this way, when the car falls into a valley or gets shocked by a sound wave, it remains intact. Then, Batfink says something like, "It's a good thing the Battillac is equipped with a thermo-nuclear plutonium insulated blast shield!" and Karate says, "It's also good it was a small bomb." Also Also, it is revealed that Batfink obtained his superpowers after being born in an abandoned plutonium mine.
* {{Parody}}: The show is a parody of {{Batman}} ''Batman'' and Franchise/TheGreenHornet, ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered the same year as Batfink.



* TheyFightCrime: Batfink (Hero bat with steel wings) and Karate (Bumbling karate guy) work together to fight crime.
* VillainOfTheWeek: Most episodes involve a villian who is introduced in that episode and is also beaten in the same episode.
** However this is not true for the Hugo A-Go-Go episodes and the episode Tough Macduff, where a number of Batfink's foes are gathered all together against Batfink.

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* TheyFightCrime: Batfink (Hero (heroic bat with steel wings) and Karate (Bumbling (bumbling karate guy) work together to fight crime.
* VillainOfTheWeek: Most episodes involve a villian villain who is introduced in that episode and is also beaten in the same episode.
** However However, this is not true for the Hugo A-Go-Go episodes and the episode Tough Macduff, "Tough Macduff", where a number of Batfink's foes are gathered all together against Batfink.him.
30th May '13 1:34:16 PM Richie_Adler
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* ActorAllusion / HeyItsThatGuy: the {{Parody}} became very meta in the Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in {{Batman}}.

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* ActorAllusion / HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatVoice / CastingGag: the {{Parody}} became very meta in the Latin-American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in {{Batman}}.



* HeyItsThatVoice / CastingGag: The Mexican dubbing seen in all Latin America was done by the same actor who dubbed Adam West in ''Batman''.
30th May '13 1:32:21 PM Richie_Adler
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* HeyItsThatVoice / CastingGag: The Mexican dubbing seen in all Latin America was done by the same actor who dubbed Adam West in ''Batman''.
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