Waynesday 10: America’s Playground

Batman: The Animated Series: Season 1: Episode 48: The Mechanic

What’s the episode about? Batman needs a new Batmobile, but with the Penguin finds out who is making it, he forces the poor mechanic to screw up the car. Poor mechanic.

When does this frame happen? Near the end, when Batman and Robin are stuck in the car, they go whizzing past this sign on the freeway. I think. I watched this a while ago.

Why are you sharing it? Las Vegas is Sin City, the Entertainment Capitol of the World, and Glitter Gulch. Santa Clara is known as The Heart of Silicon Valley. I didn’t know Gotham had a nickname, and I don’t know why it would be America’s Playground. On my new favorite Wikipedia page, I learned that Plymouth is America’s Hometown and Detroit is America’s Comeback City. I know Bruce Wayne is rich, and villains tend to crash big charity balls all the time, but Gotham feels more like Crime City, America’s Dark Alley, or maybe Empire City if you wanted to steal a New York nickname. Atlantic City’s nickname is America’s Playground, and I guess in some way, Gotham is a hybrid of New York City and Atlantic City. Since Batmantown is already called Gotham, it needs another name. I just wouldn’t want to play on that playground.

November 21, 2012

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