"Don't dip your oar in this sordid sea, Dick. You might be besmirched."
July 17, 2002 4:11 PM   Subscribe

"Don't dip your oar in this sordid sea, Dick. You might be besmirched." I've loved this campy show and movie ever since they first appeared, and the never missed opportunities to try to teach/preach through goody-two-shoe'dness such as lecturing Robin, talking tough with criminals, and dealing with women range from the classic: [more]
posted by mikhail (10 comments total)
Robin: "Gosh, Batman, is there anything you don't know?"
Batman: "Oh yes, Robin. Several things, in fact."

to funny as hell:

Batman: "Bartender, a bit of advice. Always inspect a jukebox carefully. These machines can be deadly."

to sometimes eerily relevant to current events:

Batman: "Planting a timebomb in a local library is a felony."
Batman: "Robin, the Constitution provides that a man is innocent until proven guilty. And the Constitution is the cornerstone of our great nation. We must abide by it."
Robin: "Gosh, when you put it that way..."

Media with a conscience and the ability to laugh at itself, or visionary gurus of ethics and morals? Either way I think these quotes are great.
posted by mikhail at 4:35 PM on July 17, 2002

"some days, you just can't get rid of a bomb"

-- batman as he ran around with a classic ball-bomb, meeting nuns, babies, and even a little family of ducks in all the possible palces to throw that bomb away. Stuck in my head like glue.
posted by dabitch at 4:56 PM on July 17, 2002

*places. sorry.
posted by dabitch at 4:56 PM on July 17, 2002

Great link, mikhail. I wish that I could make it through an entire episode of Batman without getting a near-fatal case of the cringes. This saves me the trouble.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:26 PM on July 17, 2002

dabitch: i, too, remember that scene more clearly than most of my childhood and teenage years.
posted by mlang at 7:54 PM on July 17, 2002

Catwoman: "I could give you more happiness than anyone in the world."
Batman: "How do you propose to do that?"
Catwoman: "By being your partner in life, I mean it's me and you against the world."
Batman: "What about Robin?"

A beauteous resource. Thanks.
posted by delapohl at 6:00 AM on July 18, 2002

Back At Stately Wayne Mansion

(sorry, I just always wanted to say that)
posted by owillis at 6:05 AM on July 18, 2002

Wayne Manor, owillis...
posted by Tin Man at 6:32 AM on July 18, 2002

hmm, mikhail, i noticed in your post that the link that you called "dealing with women" sends one to "talking tough with criminals." honest mistake? or editorial comment? ;-)
posted by witchstone at 7:18 AM on July 18, 2002

Gosh no, just a Freudian slip, ma'am. =)
posted by mikhail at 11:51 AM on July 18, 2002

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