Web Video / Badman

Badman is a parody of The Dark Knight Saga produced by CollegeHumor and Front Page Films.

This series of web videos contains examples of:

  • Absurd Phobia: After Scarecrow hits Batman with his trademark fear gas, we discover that the Caped Crusader's phobias include sleeveless T-shirts, Girl Scouts, baths, jingling keys, Double Dare, Invisalign braces, Roombas, and actor Christopher McDonald (who appears As Himself for a brief cameo).
  • All Men Are Perverts: Pretty much the entire theme of the short "Batman Can't Stop Thinking About Sex."
    • Also, in "Batman Says His Goodbyes", when the Caped Crusader uses his Heroic Sacrifice as leverage to make a pass at Catwoman.
  • Bad "Bad Acting"
  • Comically Missing the Point: The Batman tends to do this a lot. Perhaps the biggest example is the Bloodier and Gorier "Batman vs. the Penguin", where Commissioner Gordon unsuccessfully tries to make Batman realize that what he's doing is killing the Penguin and his minions in a parody of his one rule.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Penguin is just as disturbed by Batman's warped concept of death as Gordon is.
    Penguin: (To Gordon) Are you kidding me!? Are you kidding!? I'm the one you're after!?
  • Idiot Hero
  • Insane Troll Logic: In "Batman vs. The Penguin", Batman concludes, after Gordon clarifies what he's doing is killing people, that if he goes to sleep, he dies.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Parodied in "Batman Interrogation".
  • Only Sane Man: Anyone to Batman, especially his enemies.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Where were the other drugs going, fuckface?"
    • Catwoman gets one in "Batman Says His Goodbyes" when Batman gropes her. "Are you fucking kidding me?"
  • Released to Elsewhere: This version of Batman doesn't seem to comprehend that people can die if you attack them with lethal force, and think they just fall asleep or go to a farm when they do so. Commissioner Gordon's attempt to explain how it actually works doesn't help to clear up his confusion.
    Batman You're saying... If I go to sleep... I die!
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Parodied to the point of grossout humor in "Batman vs. the Penguin". Batman thinks he adheres to this rule and the henchman he kills are asleep... which he states after taking a look at one that has a Batarang in his face.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In "Batman Meets Two-Face", Batman is seemingly unable to understand the concept that Harvey Dent and Two-Face are the same person despite standing right in front of him.
    • In "Batman Meets the Riddler," the Riddler offers a challenge: "If you aim to give us a shot, we'll riddle you. What are we?" Batman can't figure it out, despite Riddler—and Rachel, who he's taken hostage—repeatedly giving him incredible obvious hints.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: An extreme example, to say Batman has irrational fears is an understatement. He's terrified of Girl Scouts, sleeveless t-shirts, Roomba, ukuleles, fluorescent light bulbs, jingling keys, ATMs, Christopher McDonald, the Double Dare TV show, a bag of Sun Chips and baths.