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In FilmEdit

  • Bat Thumb: A parody.
  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls: A character dressed like Robin.
  • Clerks II: Dante asks if himself and Randall were training to be Batman.
  • Eagle Eye: Two armored truck guards are referred to as Batman and Robin.
  • The Fantastic Four (1994): The Thing says "Holy Freud, Batman", referring to both Batman (1960s series) and Sigmund Freud.
  • Flushed Away: A DVD titled "Ratman".
  • Frankenthumb: Features the return of Bat Thumb.
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch: The Bat Gremlin's wall silhouette is the "Batinsignia".
  • Mad Monster Party: Dracula refers to himself as "the original Batman".
  • Mallrats: Silent Bob unfolds his trench coat like Batman's glider cape in Batman Returns. Silent Bob then uses a grappling gun to escape with Jay. Jay asks "Where do you get those wonderful toys?", references to Batman (1989 Movie).
  • El Mariachi: A license plate is the "Batinsignia".
  • Munsters, Go Home!: Herman tells Grandpa to "phone Batman".
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again. During the opening credits, the Pink Panther is briefly dressed as Batman.
  • The Punisher (1989): Frank Castle jokes that Batman sent him.
  • Steel: A cop suggests Steel disappeared to the Batcave.
  • Tank Girl: Title character says "To the Batcave!".
  • Wait Until Dark: Audrey Hepburn's character, when asked if it's her, replies "No, it's Batman". A character says to another "Come on, Batman."
  • The Wild World of Batwoman: A woman character acts more like Batman than Batwoman. She performs The Batusi as well.

In TelevisionEdit

  • Batfink: Cartoon parody of Batman.
  • Bibleman: A thinly veiled knock-off of Batman.
  • Galaxina: The Batmobile was used as set dressing.
  • The Green Hornet: A clip of the '60s series is watched on a TV.
  • The Fairly OddParents: In the TV movie, "Channel Chasers", Timmy, Cosmo, and Wanda enter a program that is a spoof of Batman: The Animated Series called "Blackbird and Sparrow" before the Masked Man encounters Timmy again and reveals to be his adult self. A character called Catman (voiced by Adam West) makes an appearance and is a spoof of the 1966 incarnation with the colors of Catman.
  • Friends: Monica dressed as Catwoman. Ross dressed in a rented tuxedo once worn by Val Kilmer, and exclaimed Batman was cooler than James Bond, as Chandler was wearing a tux worn by Pierce Brosnan.
  • The Monkees: Burgess Meredith reprised his role as the Penguin. In an episode, characters are called Frog-man and Roobin the Tadpole.
  • MTV Movie Awards: Spoofed Batman Begins.
  • Nightcourt: A character played by Michael J. Fox antagonizes the judge by telling him he's Batman, and his girlfriend is Wonder Woman.
  • Reba: In the episode "The Wall", Reba tells Barbara Jean that she's calling the shots in a mission and that she's Batman and Barbara is Robin. Later, Barbara calls to Reba, asking "Batman, are you in there?".
  • Robot Chicken: A parody of March of the Penguins covers the Penguin's daily rituals.
  • The Simpsons: Bart Simpson has the alter-ego Bart-Man. In an episode Bart sings a rendition of "Jingle Bells" with the famous alternate lyrics "Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin layed an egg. The Batmobile lost a wheel, and the Joker got away." In an episode of Treehouse of Horror, Bart finds a comic pairing of Batman and Rhoda, referencing the character from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In an episode Principal Seymour Skinner dresses as Catwoman from Batman Returns. A toon titled Bartman Begins was made.
  • That '70s Show: Fes wears a 1960s show style Batman costume in a Halloween episode. In another episode, the "angel" of Fes' conscience is Batman, while the "devil" is the Riddler. In an episode Kelso dresses as Adam West's Batman. Eric refers to himself as Bruce Wayne, and his car as the Batmobile.
  • The Tick: A character is named Batmanuel. In the live-action series, Batmanuel was played by Nestor Carbonell.
  • TMZ: The Nov. 17, 2008 episode featured the song "Party Man" in a segment on Wesley Snipes.
  • Underdog: A character is named Batty-Man.

In TheatreEdit

  • Holy Musical B@man!: A fanmade musical parody of Batman. Created by Starkid.

In MusicEdit

  • Bad Girl by Danity Kane, similar to Batgirl, while the music video features comic book conventions.
  • Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) was used as one of Christina Aguilera's costume changes in her music video for "Keeps Gettin' Better".

In ComicsEdit

Watchmen: Nite-Owl II (Dan Dreiberg). While he's based on the Ted Kord version of DC/Charlton Comics' Blue Beetle, Nite-Owl II has some similarities to fellow night crusader Batman.

In LiteratureEdit

  • Mad Magazine: Featured a parody with Bat-boy and Rubin.

Online seriesEdit

  • Becoming Human episode 6: Adam lists Batman and Robin in the great crime fighting duos.

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