College Humor: Who's Batman?
To some, College Humor is a great website you can peruse whilst you're studying at college. To others, College Humor is a fantastic website you can peruse whilst you're not studying at college. Yet to me, College Humor says it best, when it says it with Batman.
Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special: A Dynamic Duo Of The Peckham Variety
OK. I must admit. On a technical level I wouldn't necessarily call this scene a direct superhero satire. But come off it. You can't help but laugh at the sight of David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst dressing up as Batman and Robin. Besides, being a South Londoner, it would be bloody rude of me if I didn't add them to this list, eh?
SNL: The Superhero Party
When you hear such luminous names as Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray, you can't help but think of such films as 'Caddyshack' and 'Blues Brothers'. Right? Wrong. In the eyes of the seventies SNL generation, Aykroyd, Belushi, and Murray, will always be the Flash, the Hulk, and Superman. Say no more.
Comic Relief: Spider Plant Man
I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say giving to charity is always a good thing to do. But do you know what's even better? Giving to charity whilst watching a funny superhero satire!! Thanks Mister Bean
Superhero Cafe: Tea For Two, Anyone?
Now how can I comprise a list of superhero related spoofs, without mentioning Superhero Cafe? Well, I suppose I can. Can't I? I'll just gloss over it without referring to it at all. But then again, if I do that, how will I be able to look at myself in the mirror? I can't. Can I? Except when I utter their token catchphrase, 'I'm Batman'
The Kenny Everett Television Show: Spiderman Vs His Bladder
Broadcaster to some, comedian to others, yet to me, our Kenny will always be that funny poof from the television and radio, who refused to take the piss out of Spiderman. Damn. And he had such a wonderful beard.
SPITTING IMAGE: Spitting With A Stiff Upper Lip
[Sorry. I was unable to find Spitting Image's take on the Adam West Batman. But I'm sure this would suffice]
During the mid eighties and early nineties, there was only one show on British television that had their finger firmly on the satirical pulse. Be it commenting on the ever dysfunctional state of the Royal family, or just showing how politicians are a right ravenous breed, one way or another Spitting Image spat into the face of comedy. Lemon scented, of course. They weren't bitter.
Not a bad list of spoofs, eh? But if you think you can do better, please feel free to drop me a line. Not a fishing line. Preferably something less smelly. Amen.