->''"To the Bat-Poles! First we'd better get outfitted with our Bat-...Stuff."''
-->-- Creator/RyanStiles, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''

Few [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Bat]]-things can seem so anti-climactic as characters going [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Bat]]-somewhere or entering a [[RuleofThree Bat]]-vehicle, but there's always a way of doing things dramatically. Simply make a character yell (with or without his arm up):

"To the car!"


"To that place!"

The first usage of this trope was on 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series (Does "To the [[{{Thememobile}} Batmobile]]!" sound [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Bat]]-familiar?), and it was parodic even then. Most appearances of it nowadays are even more so, as the character will be ''overly'' dramatic about, say, going [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Bat]]-downstairs to eat [[OverlyLongGag bat]]-something. Thus, it's a DeadUnicornTrope.

Rest assured if there's ''anything'' distinctive about someone's car, [[FanNickname fans will dub it]] the [[{{Thememobile}} InsertNameHere-mobile]].

Not to be confused with ToTheBatpole. Can be confused with MundaneMadeAwesome. Also distinct from using a car's (or anything else's) trade name- that's ProductPlacement.

Now, to the [[OverlyLongGag Bat]]-examples!:


[[folder:To the Comic Books!]]
* Used and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Series/TheMiddleMan'': all gadgets and outfits are middle-suffix.
* Used and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' when the mane cast are surrounded and wondering what's going on. Where do they go for information? Why, [[TheSmartGuy Twilight]]'s precious library of course! Dash replies "That's YourAnswerToEverything."

[[folder:To the Fanfics!]]
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2101440/1/Regal-Burden Regal Burden]]''
-->Bruce slipped a hand into his utility belt and produced a miniature electric shaver he used to remove the stubble.
-->"A Bat-shaver?" [[Franchise/WonderWoman she]] asked, watching the process unfold before her with a laugh.
-->"No, miniature Norelco. Tim gave it to me for my birthday,"
* [[Creator/DetsniyOffSkiword Profesor Layton Vs Jack The Raper]] has both Layton and Luke declare, "2 the Laytonmobile!" before heading to... well, the Laytonmobile.

[[folder:To the Films!]]
* Used at the end of ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'', when the rehabilitated Monster accidentally rips off Inspector Kemp's wooden arm while shaking hands:
-->'''Kemp''': Oh, shit... '''[Points dramatically with the arm]''' ''To the lumberyard!!''
* During ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', after Kermit's little nephew Robin suggests him to call one of his famous friends after Miss Piggy leaves the Christmas play, Kermit says "To the starphone!" accompanied by Batman-sounding music.
* ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'': "Enough games. To the ratmobiles!
* ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'': [[AC:Onwards, Binky, to the Hogfather's Castle of Bones]]
* ''[[Film/WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' has "To the Mirthmobile!"
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'':
-->'''Batman:''' To the Batmobile! ''[boom]'' Dangit.
-->'''Wonder Woman:''' To the invisible jet! ''[boom]'' Dangit.
* Daffy takes this UpToEleven in ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' in the Batmobile
-->"Bat-lights, Bat-conditioning, Bat-stereo. To the Duckcave!"

[[folder:To the Literature!]]
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Archchancellor Ridcully shouts "To the laundry!" and points dramatically towards the ceiling, only to have his colleagues remind him that the University's laundry is in the basement. He then refines his battle cry to "''Down'' to the laundry!"
** ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'': Possibly a follow-up to a more played-straight example occurs when Archchancellor Galder Weatherwax keeps dramatically pointing at the ceiling to follow the path of the spell that turned the Librarian into an orangutan.
* Used straight several times in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** Gandalf: "To the bridge of Khazad-dûm!"
** Éomer: "Rohirrim! To the King!"
* ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'':
-->'''Captain Underpants''': To the underwear cave!
-->'''Harold''': There is no underwear cave!
* Parodied in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
--> '''Marco''': To the Bat-morph, Robin!
* In the ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden Files]]'' novel ''Literature/DeadBeat'', after a [[BigDamnHeroes last-minute save]] by the local [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Friendly Neighborhood Werewolves]], serial DeadpanSnarker Harry remarks, "Quick! To the Woofmobile!" And yes, the werewolves had actually brought their car.

[[folder:To the Live Action TV!]]
* The {{Trope Namer|s}}: ''Series/{{Batman}}''.
** Alfred even took a leaf. Alfcycle, anyone?
* Parodied in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' when Spike mocks the title character's hero complex by narrating as Angel saves a woman from being mugged. We can't hear the real dialogue between Angel and the woman, but we hear Spike speak for Angel, "Evil's still afoot, and I'm almost out of that nancy-boy hair gel I like so much. Quickly! To the Angelmobile! Away!"
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' uses this trope to mock the title character of ''Film/PumaMan'' when he attempts a heroic cape swish.
-->'''Tom''': Into the Effeminate Mobile!
** And again in ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'':
--->'''Crow''': This looks like a job for Weenieman! Into the Weeniemobile... Weenieman away!
** And ''[[Series/GeminiMan Riding with Death]]'':
--->'''Mike''': Into the Cupcake Mobile!
* Parodied in ''Series/MockTheWeek'' with Scenes We'd Like To See, "Lines you wouldn't hear in a superhero film"
-->'''Frankie Boyle''': To the Bat-Caravan!
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': "To the Willowbrook Mall!"
* ''Series/ImInTheBand'': Usually, though not always, "To the band van!"
** Although it can deteriorate all the way to "To the that way!"(sic).
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': "To the Idiotmobile!"
* In one episode of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', during one scene, Ned says, "To the library!"
* In early ''Franchise/PowerRangers,'' every item is the Power [something] to an amusing degree, but it truly reaches Creator/AdamWest Series/{{Batman}} levels in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace,'' with Mega everything. The Megaship has Mega Accelerators. It can combine with the Megashuttle. You travel between Megadecks via the Megalift. The show's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' counterpart, ''[[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Denji Sentai]] '''[[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Mega]]'''[[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger ranger]],'' didn't have that much Mega terminology, and neither does ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce.''
** It had plenty of Megazords, too, but that's kinda cheating, since that name's always been around. However, two of them are called the Mega Voyager and the Mega Winger. In fairness, those were forced on them by ''Megaranger'' - we don't know what the PowersThatBe would've named them if those names weren't seen written in plain view in English onscreen in cockpit shots.
* One episode of ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'' saw Drew trying to rent a spare room to get some extra money. A gay couple (half of which was played by Creator/AdamWest) inquires and Drew tells them they can check out the room for themselves. "To the bedroom!"
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': [[ProductPlacement "Quick, Lemon! To the Kia Sorento!"]]

[[folder:To the Music!]]
* The song "One More River" by James Reyne has the line, "Pick up the Batphone and dial my number."
* Music/{{Eminem}}: To the Rapmobile! Let's go! (Guess who's back guess who's back [-guess who's back guess who's back-])

[[folder:To the Newspaper Comics!]]
* In a memorable ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, Calvin wonders out loud why his heroes don't fight realistic villains. Hobbes suggests that the fights would involve [[StronglyWordedLetter writing letters to the editor]] and so forth. As Calvin says that [[RealityEnsues he sees the problem]], Hobbes ends the strip with the line "Quick! To the Bat-Fax!"
* In ''ComicStrip/MyCage'', Norm gets hurt while pretending to be Batypus. He asks Maureen to call a bat-ambulance as he thinks he ruptured his bat-spleen.

[[folder:To the Professional Wrestling!]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}} wrestler [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms The Hurricane]] used to do this as a parody of Batman, saying things like "To the Hurricave!" and "To the Hurricycle!"

[[folder:To the Video Games!]]
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has Eggman. Egg-man flies in the Egg-mobile to go to his base The Death-Egg. Also one of his strongest badniks is Egg-Robo. He's also named Robotnik for his habit of Roboticizing animals into Robots. Also he likes eggs.
* The Red Baron in ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'': To the skies!
* Some variation of "To the Freedom Flyer!" appeared in ''VideoGame/FreedomForce''.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsHitAndRun'':
-->'''Bart Simpson:''' Quick! To the Fatmobile! (laughs)
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' Yes I suppose, but must we call it that?
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'':
-->'''Foxbat:''' With this, I can get the Foxbatmobile out of impound! And maybe even buy spinners for its wheels!

[[folder:To the Web Comics!]]
* Naturally, ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' had to get [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/040509 into the act]] with the Bum-Mobile and the Bum-Jet, except there's no Bum-Mobile and the Bum-Jet is a cardboard box that Torg makes engine sounds to.
* The {{Trope Namer|s}} was parodied in [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891129/traveling-in-style/ this]] ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' episode.
* Combined with GratuitousGerman in [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2614.html this]] ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' strip. "To die Fledermauszeppelin!"
* [[http://www.marrymemovie.com/main/2007/08/25/page-42-crazy-adventure-time/ "I'm just pointing dramatically. It doesn't have to be in the right direction."]]

[[folder:To the Web Original!]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Used in the Strong Bad Email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail48.html ghosts]] (followed immediately by a Batman-style scene transition):
-->'''Strong Bad''': The Cheat! Meet me in the Strong Bad Cave!
-->'''The Cheat''': [quizzical noise]
-->'''Strong Bad''': Erm, well... meet me in the closet and, uh... we'll put on some costumes.
** Also used in an EasterEgg in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail195.html love poems]], where Strong Sad expects to be called on the Strong Badphone.
* Parodied in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'': "Into the Kaibacave!"
** Not to mention the Kaibacopter! ({{Trade|Snark}}mark)
** "To the Mokubamobile!"
*** There isn't a Mokubamobile.
* Lampshaded in ''Comicbook/PS238'', where one of the problems with the school is that the superpowered students respond to going on lunch breaks by declaring in unison: "To the cafeteria -- For Justice!".
* In ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheWizard'' "To the shit-mobile!". Followed by a shot of the shit-mobile in action, complete with music from ''Series/{{Batman}}''.
* ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob'':
** In the Team Laser Explosion episodes, Captain Exploserous Laser (Weebl) always responds to calls from the mayor with "To the skies!"
** Also, in the episode when the duo went to [[BlandNameProduct PIKEA]], the following exchange occurs:
-->'''Weebl:''' To the house!\\
'''Bob:''' We don't have a house.\\
'''Weebl:''' Oh, yeah. To the Batcave!
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'': The Chick, in one of her rare LargeHam moments: "'''To Wikipedia!'''"

[[folder:To the Western Animation!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''
** The Joker, of all people, does this in : "To the Batmobile!"
** Plastic Man spoofs this as well. "Quick! To the Plas-Cave!"
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Joker asks Lex Luthor (they're both working together along with a few other villains to take down the heroes and have captured Batman already) what he's looking for in Batman's utility belt: "Bat Car-Keys? Bat Breath-Mints?"
* As a direct ''Series/{{Batman}}'' parody, Adam West/Catman in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** "To the Crocker Cave!"
** "To the Internet!"
* As always, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' did it:
** When Bart was accused of stealing from the church collection plate, Lisa accuses Reverend Lovejoy's daughter of taking the money and framing Bart, and explains that they'll find all the stolen funds in her room. Homer stands up, points dramatically, and shouts, "To the little girl's room!"
** During the ''Treehouse of Horror III'' segment "Dial Z For Zombie", when Springfield was in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse, Lisa suggests using the library to find out a way to stop them. Homer pulls a shotgun out of nowhere, gives a DramaticGunCock while pointing with it, and declares: "To the Book Depository!"
** And in the episode where Sideshow Bob tries to kill Selma, Homer actually says, "To the Simpsonmobile!" To make it even more like [[Series/{{Batman}} the trope namer]], there was a sign next to their garage telling the distance between them and their intended destination.
** Beekeeper: "To the Beemobile!" "You mean your Chevy?" ({{Beat}}) "Yes."
** An uncharacteristically moving performance by Ralph Wiggum, playing George Washington, motivates the school bullies to learn about his history. Dolph shouts "To the library!", to which Jimbo enthusiastically agrees.
** The time Marge gave Wolfgang Puck an idea for a new dish: "To the Puckmobile!"
** When Bart's Comet begins to threaten Springfield, the school nerds decide that to study it, they must go "TO THE OBSERVATORY!".
* Parodied several times in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' with Jimmy's semi-catchphrase "TO THE LAB!" Sheen eventually got in on the act by trying to insert "To the lab!" every time they would go anywhere, eventually settling for "To this place first, and ''then''... the lab!" After that, they occasionally shared the use of the phrase, though Sheen's uses were always more of the Lampshade variety. For further parody, the time that Sheen got in on the act, they ended up ''not'' going to the lab.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has played with it a few times. Professor Farnsworth shouts "To the laboratory!"... only to have everyone walk there at their normal pace.
** And of course, the mandatory employee meeting called with "To the Mandatorium!"
** And in case of emergencies, "To the Calamitorium!"
--> These are all the exact same place, obviously.
** Bender exhorts the others to get on the Planet Express Ship with "To the Flying Machine!"
** More recently in an effort to combat creationism the team must go "To the Science Mobile!"
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' plays with this five times:
** In an early episode, Peter shouts, "To the Batcave!" and slides down a pole to Batman-sounding music, only to end up in a cave filled with bats, who swarm on him.
** In "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire", he shouts, "To the Peter-copter!" and appears in a helicopter shaped like his head, which promptly crashes on Joe's lawn. Then he shouts, "To the Hinden-Peter!" and appears in a dirigible with his face on the front, which crashes in flames into his neighbor's house. Joe's outraged cry: "How can you afford these things???"
*** In the episode "Dog Gone", Lois hires a maid. When Peter points out that they don't have money for a maid, Lois says, "What about the Petercopter? You sure had enough money for that!"
** In yet another episode, Peter shouts, "To the Pope-Mobile!" This is followed by a Batman-style scene transition, and a shot of Peter chauffeuring the Pope out of the Bat Cave, while the Batman music plays.
** In "Quagmire and Meg", Peter says, "To the Peterdactyl!", after which he gets on a pterodactyl with his face on it, which dies in a powerline accident, and then he says, "Oh no! Now I have to take care of the babies!", which he does by vomiting into their mouths.
** In "Living on a Prayer", Peter has to take a sick baby to the hospital, to which he shouts, "To the Peterrang!" and gets into a boomerang, which has predictable results. ("Just for the record, I ''was'' at the hospital for a brief moment.")
** Peter even bought his [[TheUnfavourire ''daughter'']] a Megcopter, which works better but Peter is too busy looking at a serial killer, who is actually his evil clone.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Captain Girl", Wooldoor, in his role as Captain Hero's new sidekick, repeatedly shouts phrases like "To the Wool-''noun''!", culminating in the "[[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Wooldelorean]]", his time machine.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''; Elderly Batman parody Mermaid Man is fond of these, but, due to his advanced age, occasionally requires a moment to catch his breath before finishing the declaration. The drama is also undercut by his tendency to shuffle off slowly and lose track of his [[{{Thememobile}} Invisible Boatmobile]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Sokka invokes this trope when he picks where to spend his mini-vacation. He always did have a [[LargeHam flair for the dramatic]].
--> '''Sokka''': I'd like to spend my vacation '''At The library!'''
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'': The Friends had to get everywhere -- and fast!
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'': Zim once got lost and had to take a taxi back home: "Take me to... [[LargeHam that way!]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': When Hobie Brown [[spoiler:has to take over Harry's role in the play]], the [[LargeHam drama teacher]] shouts "To the dressing-room, Brown!"
* In every episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle Super Chicken]]'', after the eponymous chicken's TransformationSequence, he'd head off for his flying domed giant egg with:
-->'''Super Chicken''': "To the super coop, Fred!"
-->'''Fred''': "Roger wilcox!"
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' features a villainous version with Yzma's "To the secret lab!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Batfink}}'' is a fun example. With the phrase often being "To the *something*-mobile" when going to a vehicle, how does it work when the protagonist is a bat? The answer: "To the Batillac!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCatintheHatKnowsALotAboutThat'': "Quick! To the Thingamajigger!"
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': "To the Carmobile!"
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder'': "The Falcon Flash! Quick, Dog Wonder! To the Falcon's Lair!" "To the Falconcar!"
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': "To the nearest Warp Pad!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', Creator/AdamWest himself proclaims "To the Adam Westmobile!", but then immediately grumbles that it's a stupid name. Johnny insists that it's cool, which restores Adam's spirits.
* In "A Dynamic Franchise/ScoobyDoo Affair" after Batman says "Robin...to the Batmobile!", Fred says "Kids...to the Mystery Machine!"
* In the "[=SheZap=]" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SheZow'', Guy says "Maz...To the [=Shehicle=]!"
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' by Eggman. "To the Egg Mobile!", followed with a Batman-style transition with Eggman's logo.
* The WesternAnimation/WonderPets sometimes did this after rescuing the episode's baby animal:
-->'''Ming Ming''': To the flyboat?
-->'''Linny''': To the flyboat!
-> Tune in next week! Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel!