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Jingle bells/Batman Smells…

What is the next lyric

  • 100 Miles/Feet Away

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Robin Laid an Egg

    Votes: 23 95.8%

  • Total voters
    24

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I don’t know if this was a regional thing or what, but it’s time to put this thorny issue to bed so that we can grow closer as a community.
 

Fredde

Power is fleeting, love is eternal
(She/Her)
Additionally, is it "The Batmobile/Lost its wheel/And the Joker got away" or "The Joker stole/the Batmobile/And the Penguin got away"? Or perhaps the last line is "And the Joker did ballet"?

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I've also read "Santa Claus/Lost his drawers/Over the motorway".
 

Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad

This seems pretty definitive if you ask me.

Edit: That might be region locked for people who CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
This may have perhaps been an Octohouse original lyric, based on evidence

However, if the point of this famous holiday single is to denigrate Batman, and his Mission, saying that he smells “from 100 miles away” makes far more sense than “Robin laid an egg”

That doesn’t mean anything. Go to your room!
 

Fredde

Power is fleeting, love is eternal
(She/Her)
Ah, but he would obviously have extra-strong Bat Deodorant in his utility belt.
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
You try fighting crime in dingy alleyways all night wearing a full-body rubber suit and see how fresh you smell come daybreak
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
It's a good thing he has a butler to do the laundry.

...

But that wouldn't help if the Batsuit is dry clean only.
 
I had no idea there was an older source for "Batman smells" than the Simpsons. Never heard any other parody version of Jingle Bells. In retrospect, the idea that the Simpsons writers would just invent a Batman-themed Jingle Bells parody is pretty weird, but on the other hand it's not that much weirder than some kids coming up with it and having it sweep the nation and the world, which is apparently what happened?
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
it's not that much weirder than some kids coming up with it and having it sweep the nation and the world, which is apparently what happened?
There are other examples of this (although I'm blanking at present). The global children's playground information network, in an age before the internet, was wild.
 

Lokii

Administrator
(He/Him)
Staff member
Moderator
Marilyn Manson removing his bottom two ribs so he could self-fellate is another big one
 

Vaeran

perfect world
(he/him)
Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Manson self-fellates
It's all real, I heard the deal
From my best playground mates
 

Purple

(She/Her)
This may have perhaps been an Octohouse original lyric, based on evidence

However, if the point of this famous holiday single is to denigrate Batman, and his Mission, saying that he smells “from 100 miles away” makes far more sense than “Robin laid an egg”

That doesn’t mean anything. Go to your room!
It's a metaphor. A metaphor for a particularly sulfurous smelling fart. Like a rotten egg, you see.
 

Fredde

Power is fleeting, love is eternal
(She/Her)
I rewatched The Pirates of Silicon Valley yesterday, and was treated to this gem from the old IBM songbook:

 
I had no idea there was an older source for "Batman smells" than the Simpsons. Never heard any other parody version of Jingle Bells. In retrospect, the idea that the Simpsons writers would just invent a Batman-themed Jingle Bells parody is pretty weird, but on the other hand it's not that much weirder than some kids coming up with it and having it sweep the nation and the world, which is apparently what happened?
A little late commenting on this, but having been in elementary school in the 80s, I can attest that we were singing it well before The Simpsons came into existence.

Okay, have to go. Time for my vanilla pudding and then shuffleboard!
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Yeah, I primarily remember it from school. Sort of like how Mike Myers often repurposed old schoolyard jokes. I don't begrudge him that, but I always feel like he would run across another writer who didn't know them and he was like "well, we are doing it."
 
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