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July 9, 2012 10:00 AM   Subscribe

What happens when four superfriends retire and move to Miami to share a ranch style home? (SLYT)
posted by OverlappingElvis (20 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Golden!
posted by orme at 10:03 AM on July 9, 2012


Robin is Superman's mother? That explains so much!
posted by DU at 10:04 AM on July 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


No no no, Robin is Batman's mother. Superman is the southern belle.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:07 AM on July 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Also Aquaman as Rose is pretty much perfect casting.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


The aged up character drawings are really great.
posted by Nelson at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Robin is Batman's mother if I recall my GG dynamic correctly.

I would love to see a Designing Women - style treatment as well.
posted by tilde at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2012


omg Superman doing the haughty Blanche strut...

I was actually kind of sad that it was just the opening credits.
posted by Madamina at 10:10 AM on July 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


I somehow typed the wrong name there.

In any case, there seems to be a level error here. Why are the superhero characters (which they must be, given the name of the show and their in-show clothes) being played by superheroes? Is it a documentary?
posted by DU at 10:11 AM on July 9, 2012


There's always tons of discussion about how the Internet is changing society -- and whether it is good or bad for our well-being. This is one of those times when I'm sure it's good -- at least for me. Because if there's an audience for this video, I should never feel alone in the world.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:19 AM on July 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Hilarious.
posted by Daddy-O at 10:22 AM on July 9, 2012


Ha! This is great.

No no no, Robin is Batman's mother.

Which, I buy it. This is essentially a post-post-Dark Knight Returns scenario. Batman has gotten old, he's gone through a bunch of Robins, retired, came out of retirement, shaved the mustache, brought on Carrie Kelly as the new Robin, that was fun for a while but then everybody basically got tired of his shit and he well and truly couldn't keep up anymore. Loses the Wayne fortune in the banking meltdown, has to move into a studio apartment near Crime Alley.

Can't give up the Dynamic Duo schtick, but nobody wants to play Robin, he's worn out his welcome, got a bad rep, and he can't intimidate worth shit now that his back's gone out and his arthritis is bad. He has a little bit of a meltdown, hermits up for a while, takes up scrapbooking and lay geneology (he lost the batcave in the bankruptcy, so he's stuck using websites to do research). Discovers by accident googling some knitting forums that he wasn't even Martha Wayne's son; his real mother is an elderly spinster named Edith Robinette, who had a fling with ol' Thomas back in the day, didn't want a kid, hushed it up with Tom and Martha as an on the sly adoption.

Bruce tracks her down (via the Bat-Buspass), they reconnect, it's weird, Edith's not entirely there any more, but neither is Bats really and it's the most conversation he's had in months. He ends up spilling the beans, she doesn't freak, they bond over his weird old hobby/career, they get tight.

Supes and Aquaman call him up because they're on the skids too, but want some better digs and a little company, he says let's find a place, they need four renters. Edith's got a pension, Bruce doesn't want to have "a civvie" in the mix because it'd be weird, so he recruits her: the only person on the planet willing to be Robin at this point.
posted by cortex at 10:22 AM on July 9, 2012 [39 favorites]


It's funny how this stuff hits the whole Internet at the same time nowadays. It feels like the time it takes for something to go "viral" is now about 15 seconds.

That being said, the Internet needs more sashaying Batman.
posted by mykescipark at 10:24 AM on July 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I believe this is the point where someone needs to declare cortex as today's winner of the Internet.
posted by asnider at 10:26 AM on July 9, 2012


Discovers by accident googling some knitting forums that he wasn't even Martha Wayne's son...

I vow that when I give birth to a billionaire's love child and then hush it up, I'm definitely going to eventually reveal all in an online knitting forum.
posted by DU at 10:30 AM on July 9, 2012


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posted by elizardbits at 10:38 AM on July 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's funny how this stuff hits the whole Internet at the same time nowadays. It feels like the time it takes for something to go "viral" is now about 15 seconds.

Mor's law.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:53 AM on July 9, 2012


DU: I somehow typed the wrong name there.

In any case, there seems to be a level error here. Why are the superhero characters (which they must be, given the name of the show and their in-show clothes) being played by superheroes? Is it a documentary?
Nope. They're playing different, fictional superheroes. Just like Bea, Betty, Estelle, and Rue are ordinary humans, playing different, fictional humans.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:26 PM on July 9, 2012


Mor's law.
Because of the nature of the internet and memes, I had to google that to make sure you spelled it wrong (as opposed to "Mor's law" was some new Reddit/4chan/Fark/cool kids thing I didn't know about yet).

Damn you, internet fads!

Anyway: Moore's Law.
posted by IAmBroom at 12:28 PM on July 9, 2012


maybe this is unneccessary.

Dear creators: Please actually make the pilot.
posted by pjenks at 2:57 PM on July 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Batman isn't going to make it to old age unless he does something about his suicide cape.
posted by homunculus at 5:50 PM on July 9, 2012


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