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Recap: The Adventures of Batman & Robin E18 "Make 'Em Laugh"
aka: The Adventures Of Batman And Robin Make Em Laugh

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  • Canon Immigrant: The Condiment King has made a few appearances in the mainstream DCU, filling the niche of a villain who seems goofy but can be quite deadly.
  • Cheap Costume: The Condiment King wears an actual pair of underwear as part of his costume.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Bitter about being disqualified from an annual stand-up comedy competition, the Joker steals some mind-control implants from the Mad Hatter, kidnaps the three comedians who serve as judges in the annual competition, fits them with the implants and warps them into becoming costumed criminals who attempt reckless capers (with one of the brainwashed judges winding up in the hospital after falling off a bridge) and replaces the judges with his own men just so he can win the trophy. Batman puts it well:
    Batman: Only you would ruin three lives for a silly piece of tin.
    Joker: It's not about the piece of tin! It's about the title!
  • Edible Ammunition: The Condiment King
  • Hurricane of Puns: The Condiment King only has one scene, but he slips in about a dozen condiment-related puns in that short time.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The Condiment King and Mega Mom are pretty clearly based on Jerry Lewis and Roseanne Barr.
  • Noodle Incident: "It's gonna be one of those nights."
  • Talk to the Fist:
    Condiment King: What's this? Ah, the Big Bad Bat Guy. I knew you'd ketchup to me sooner or later. How I've relished this meeting. You, the Dynamic Dark Knight, versus me, the Conceptual Condiment King! Come Batman, let's see if you can cut the mustard.
    Batman: (Batman delivers a single punch to CK's stomach) Quiet!
  • Underwear of Power: The Condiment King wears an actual pair of underwear as part of his Cheap Costume.
  • Vaudeville Hook: Joker gets dragged offstage by one of these. He is outraged by the thought of being disqualified from Gotham's annual stand-up comedy competition on the flimsy grounds that he never entered that a year later he seeks Disproportionate Retribution on the judges.


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alternative title(s): The Adventures Of Batman And Robin Make Em Laugh
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