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Desc:One of the sillier ways the Penguin tried to kill Bats.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:batman, hummingbirds, Paul Williams, The Penguin
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People talk about how gritty and serious this show was.
Born in the RSR
I've seen people say that red alert 2 was gritty and realistic, and that's why it's better than Red Alert 3.

People are idiots.

RA3 had Jenny McCarthy and psychic Japanese schoolgirls. It was the perfect game.

Granted before this Batman cartoons were being done by Hannah Barbara, and he'd frequently meet up with Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters. So even poison tipped hummingbirds is gritty compared to that.

Seven Arts/H8 Red
The Penguin's characterization in B:TAS usually boiled down to "prefers birds to people", "has weapons in his umbrella" and "has Danny DeVito-esque deformation". That's not unworkable, but most of the time, it was never more than that and trying to shoehorn in Batman Returns elements like the duckmobile.

seriously? this show was beyond gritty and serious and tapped into something much cooler with episodes like "I've got batman in my basement". this is a great show, if that makes me a manchild for appreciating it i guess i am, although it gets pretty good reactions from attractive young girls who wander up from the bar to the party mansion

i recently rewatched batman returns and devitos performance despite eberts accusations of being bogged down with "paraphanalia" really was a fantastic prelude to It's Always Sunnys Frank

Born in the RSR
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I like when the Always Sunny guys clearly tell DeVito to play a scene as if he were the Penguin. You can tell when they do it and you can tell when he complies.

I used to contribute to a pro-wrestling humour website along with a few other people. There was only one guy that actually had any talent on the site, and his favourite thing to reference was in this clip, when "Batman stabbed a bird in the leg with another bird."
The Mothership
Great observation.

In a universe where mass murderers are constantly running amok, being the villain what into birds must be the best. Imagine being so good at birds that the guy who has to stop other villains from killing thousands at a time has to make time to stop you. The more elaborate birdshit you put him through, the more worth it, since the other villains will love hearing about it later and invite you along in their schemes.
This is why villains steer clear of whatever town Aquaman lives in: not only is it far less cool to have been stopped by Aquaman than by Batman, Aquaman is likely to do it by having a school of flying fish slap you in the face, or making a trained octopus point multiple bows and arrows at you. Losing to Batman makes you a commodity; losing to Aquaman is career suicide.

Oscar Wildcat
I for one would be proud to train up a few of the local hummers to attack people. They're completely without fear to begin with: if we stop putting out the sugar water heroin they'll buzz us like wasps until we refill. Imagine a swarm of giant, jade green and iridescent pink wasps, moving so much faster in the air than any other living creature as to make us seem in some kind of sleep walk. The animator clearly has never seen these birds in action. he makes them look like parakeets. Batman's gimmick would have failed as well, as they can fly in rain. Their feathers are hydrophobic and they just power though it like a bullet.

"And then I threw a rock at him!"
almost got ham
If you put poison all over the beaks of hummingbirds, it seems like that problem would take care of itself in a few minutes.
Spit Spingola
All my stars are for the cassowary. They are not featured in enough cartoons from the 80's and 90s.
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