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14 Of The Web's Best Batman Sketches
The internet vs. The Dark Knight

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Though Christopher Nolan, Frank Miller and others have taken the once camper-than-camp Batman and dragged him growling into the darkness, there remains something inherently silly about a man pretending to be a bat, flapping about in a big black cape. Ever observant, the internet has noticed this, and for the past seven years has poked fun at The Caped Crusader and his villainous adversaries. As The Dark Knight Rises winds up its stay at cinemas (and beats The Avengers at the UK box office, to boot) we thought it was high time we paid our respects to the web’s best efforts. Here, then, are 13 of the funniest Bat-parodies; add your own favourites in the comments box below…

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Batman Maybe

Russ Russo and Wesley Freitas

This isn’t the first Batman / Carly Rae Jepsen mash-up to hit the web – the DegaBros got there first  – which perhaps isn’t surprising given the song’s massive web footprint and insane catchiness. Still, this is definitely the better of the two, with the Batman here actually looking quite a bit like Christian Bale’s goateed, hollow-faced Bruce Wayne. Their Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be more Michael Peña than John Blake, but he’s not altogether terrible – and he can carry the tune.
 

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1 Toying With The Dark Knight Rises
Very silly. VERY silly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNfztWZC6V0 You have been warned. More

Posted by Edward Nygma on Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:13

2 Batman Goes to Church
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xmGLIVO1CY More

Posted by MJPhillip on Thursday September 6, 2012, 08:09

3 Bush one
I liked the Bush vsBatman one. The old man is like some thing off Larry David. More

Posted by Battan9000 on Wednesday September 5, 2012, 19:56

4 Fight scenes in Number 3
Nolan and co. could have done with a choreographer like the one responsible for the 1960s Robin spoof, excellent fight scenes! More

Posted by spartacus533 on Wednesday September 5, 2012, 14:34

5 The Nolan Batman spoofs have a common theme
Gimp voice, ugly mask/suit, intellectually challenged Batman / Bruce Wayne. Spot on, and the brilliant Joker interrogation spoofs are miles more entertaining and dynamic than anything in Nolan's movies. The heavier Nolan made his cheese, the riper it got for laughing at. Cheers Empire for putting this together. More

Posted by BatSpider on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 21:50

6 RE: Some Brilliant Spoofs in There
This one's good fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3qabWInaY More

Posted by sandwichbob on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 20:27

7 Some Brilliant Spoofs in There
Really didn't find the two Joker interrogation spoofs funny at all, but boy, the Dark Knight and 60's Robin was hilarious! I also disagree about Empires verdict that it gets 'rather-too-bloody-to-be-funny-anymore'. The fact that he gets pummeled so much shows how out of place this 60's Robin is, and lets face it, Bane would probably do just that anyway. I thought it was aces and couldn't stop laughing! Perhaps it's my sick humour! Special mention for me also goes to the 'How it Should Have Ended' clips and the Dark Knight in real life. Love them all! More

Posted by TPM007 on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 19:41

8 Extremely Dark Knight
Another good one: http://youtu.be/2Tc92UM2Kyk More

Posted by wunderkidd on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 18:24

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All of the College Humour/Front Page Films videos are ace, the Two-Face and Joker ones are absolutely brilliant. More

Posted by CaptainAwesome on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 17:56

10 The Dark Knight Birthday
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/81f1a46fe3/the-dark-kn ight-birthday More

Posted by klause on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 16:07

11 Bane vs. Cable Guys
From the guys at Jest http://www.jest.com/video/186034/bane-cable More

Posted by whskyB4brkfst on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 15:15

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How did you not include Batman interrogating Wiggles the clown, made by the same people who make the Riddler and voice choosing clips. Arguably their funniest one, and far funnier than most of these other vids! Check it out everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svd4fe8HEZI More

Posted by Ballschin on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 14:43

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Batman meets The Riddler is so funny. Has me crying with laughter. "You know if you're gonna tell riddles you shouldn't give away the answer, totally ruins the fun." More

Posted by Whistler on Tuesday September 4, 2012, 14:38

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