Poor Bruce. And here I would have thought that getting a little pussy would finally be enough for him to crack a smile.

Batman, to me, will always be the exquisitely put-together Batman: The Animated Series. The Wikipedia helpfully informs me that I was nine-years-old when the cartoon originally ran on Fox Kids. I hadn’t really gotten into anime yet – which was more happenstance than intent – so this was the first time I’d seen a cartoon that really took itself seriously. Well, as seriously as TV-Y can get, anyway. But I mean, people died, the drama was tangible, and it looked gorgeous. Plus, y’know, Kevin Conroy puts to utter shame every other actor that’s played Batman.

But enough nostalgia. You’re here for jokes. So let’s end this on a funny note. The above comic? Somewhat inspired by this extremely inspired scene.