Friday, January 25, 2008

Batman and Robin and the Joker

Son: Daddy, can you tell me a story about Batman and Robin?

Daddy: Just Batman and Robin?

Son: And the Joker.

Daddy: Batman and Robin and the Joker. Okay...

Once upon a time, Batman was driving through Gotham City in his Batmobile. All of a sudden, he saw the bat signal in the sky. So, he raced to the police department to meet Commissioner Gordon. When he got there, he said, "Hey Commissioner Gordon, what's going on?"

Commissioner Gordon said, "Batman, have you seen Robin lately?"

Batman said, "Hmmm, no. I don't know where he is right now."

And Commissioner Gordon said, "Well, we just saw a video on YouTube with the Joker, and he has somebody who looks like Robin all tied up!"

"Oh, no!" said Batman, "Let me see the video."

So Batman and Commissioner Gordon watched the video, and Batman said, "Hmm, that's definitely the Joker, and that person tied up behind him looks a lot like Robin, but it's too dark to tell for sure."

"If it is Robin," said Commissioner Gordon, "you'd better act fast to save him."

"You're right." said Batman. "Tell me Commissioner, do you have any idea where they are in this video?"

"No." said Commissioner Gordon, "I was hoping you could help us figure that out."

So Batman watched the video again and again, looking for clues. "Look at this here." said Batman, "It looks like it could be the corner of a frame."

"A picture frame?" asked Commissioner Gordon.

"Precisely." said Batman, "And this. I looks like a statue of some sort."

"Maybe a sculpture." said the Commissioner.

"That's just what I was thinking" said Batman, "And this backwards writing on the window appears to say 'Gotham Museum of Fine Art'."

"The Joker has Robin at the Art Museum!?" asked the Commissioner.

"I believe so." said Batman, "Commissioner, send your men to surround the Museum. I'm going to save Robin and get the Joker."

So Batman went to the rooftop of the Museum and carefully crept in through the skylight. He looked all around for the Joker, and saw him down on the bottom floor. He was dancing around while a ghetto blaster played Party Man by Prince. He was throwing paint all over the priceless works of art and making a very big mess. Batman looked all around for Robin, but couldn't see him anywhere. He jumped down to the bottom floor and shouted "Hey, Joker! Stop right there!"

"Well, hello Batman. Fancy meeting you here. Hee hee hee!" said the Joker.

"What have you done with Robin, Joker?" said Batman.

Just then, a bad guy who was dressed up like Robin came out and said, "Ha ha! We tricked you Batman!" and he took of his mask to show that he was really just one of the Joker's bad guy friends.

Then a whole bunch of bad guys came out and started trying to get Batman. They jumped on Batman and tried to boom him and kick him, but Batman boomed them away, and went "Biff! Bam! Pow!" on them. But there were too many bad guys, and they all started getting Batman.

"Ha ha ha, we've got you now Batman!" said the Joker.

"Oh no you don't!" said a voice from up above.

Who do you think it was?

Son: ...It was Robin!

Daddy: Yeah, it was the real Robin.

Robin jumped down and boomed the bad guys, and Batman and Robin boomed all of the bad guys together until all of the bad guys and the Joker were all tied up.

Commissioner Gordon and all of the police came in to the Museum and started taking all of the bad guys away. "Good work Batman... and Robin." said Commissioner Gordon, "You caught the Joker and all of his bad guy friends, and now we can take them away to jail."

"Holy mistaken identity Batman!" said Robin. "This bad guy is dressed up like me."

"That's right." said Batman, "The Joker had one of his bad guy friends dress up like you, and then he tied him up and made a video to make me think he caught you."

"But why did you think that was me?" asked Robin, "I told you I would be accepting an award at a charity fund raiser today."

"uhh..." said Batman.

"Batman, did you forget that I told you that?" said Robin.


"Wait a minute." said Robin, "Now I remember, you were watching a football game when I told you that. I should have known you weren't listening to me. I swear Batman, talking to you when you're watching sports is like talking to a brick wall."

"...Right, well, the important thing is that your safe," said Batman, "and the Joker and his friends are all in jail now. So... cool. Okay. I'll see you later, Robin. Good work!"

"Oh Batman!" said Robin.

And Batman, pretending not to hear, got in his Batmobile and took off.

The end.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I found it by doing a Google search--my boys request Batman bedtime stories every night and it's hard to think up something new! Thanks for helping me out.