Somewhere, there are edgy and quirky new frontiers in comedy just waiting for an influential critic's appreciation. Someone, somewhere, is writing or imagining the next Flight of the Conchords or Kids in the Hall and five years from now, anyone with any aspiration toward pop culture coolness will be laughing their heads off at this new comic brilliance; perhaps wondering if everyone else REALLY gets the joke, or if they're also just laughing because they're supposed to. Yes, that's happening somewhere. But not here. Here, a seven year old boy, just out of the shower, ran through the house to find me and tell me "Hey! Mommy! Listen to this, it's HILARIOUS!!!"
Are you ready?
"Jingle Bells! Batman Smells! Robin Laid an Egg!"
"HAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't that funny!" Yes, it was, and the seven year old boy's four year old brother also thought so. He laughed until loud and involuntary gas emitted from his tiny bottom. You thought "Batman Smells" was funny? Try "Batman Smells" with a large order of flatulence.
So look elsewhere for the comic cutting edge. We are lovers of the classics. "Batman Smells" and farts, real or simulated, remain the gold standard in humor, and we see no reason to stray from the tried and the true. Because it's HILARIOUS!