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Batman: It's the Way You Play the Game (2)
Batman and Robin are tied to a stake while a herd of cattle stampede towards them. Fortunately, Batman is prepared for this (as he is for everything) and knows how to divert a herd of stampeding cattle... Meanwhile, Shame reveals his true plot to steal four prized Black Angus cows from a rodeo, worth $300,000 each. He takes these to the KO Corral, where Batman meets him and his motley crew for a final confrontation.
Robin: Just a few seconds left, Batman, and there's no way out!
Batman: Courage, Robin. Keep your mask up.
Robin: Holy Toreador!
Batman: The word is "matador," Robin. "Toreador" is merely a word of convenience used by Bizet in his classic opera, Carmen.
Robin: Holy Matador, then.
Batman: Very apt.
Batman: There's a tiny green speck and an even tinier red speck on it, Robin. Here, take a look at this.
Robin: What do you think it is, Batman?
Batman: The red speck appears to be chili and the green speck appears to be avocado. Do you know that means?
Robin: That Shame is a sloppy eater?
Robin: But he knows that we know about his hideout there!
Batman: Correct! However, knowing that, he'd think that we'd think he would not return there, therefore he did and so will we!
Robin: Holy Bat-Logic!
Messy James: But boss, how did you know?
Shame: I knew he'd think I'd think he'd think I'd think he'd come back here.
Robin: What's wrong, Batman?
Batman: They've already attained a substantial lead over us.
Robin. Plus with the speed of that truck, we'll never catch them now. And they have one great advantage over us.
Robin: Which is?
Batman: They know where they're going.
Laughing Leo: You wouldn't hit a man with glasses, would you?
Batman: You're not wearing glasses.
Laughing Leo: Oh, I'm not?
Batman: (Batman punches him) Laugh that off, Leo!
Shame takes the stolen cattle to the KO Corral. This is a pun reference to the OK Corral. The OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona is famous as the site of a gunfight between the Earps and Doc Holliday, ostensibly peace officers, and the Clantons, part of a collection of cowboys who also committed crimes, notably rustling. The events that led up to the gunfight and those it engendered are well outside the scope of a brief blurb such as this; these were interesting times (in both the American and Chinese senses of that phrase) that are well worth a read.
During their Bat Climb, the Duo chats with Colonel Wilhelm Klink (Werner Klemperer
), visiting the United States. Colonel Klink led (in the loosest possible sense) Luftstalag 13, a prisoner of war camp, in the CBS situation comedy Hogan's Heroes
Timothy Scott's character Messy James is certainly a pun reference to Jesse James, the most famous member of a gang of outlaws (mostly stagecoach robbers) that operated for about a decade starting in 1866, just two years after the end of the American Civil War (in which James participated on the Confederate side). In 1882, a member of the gang named Robert Ford betrayed and murdered James for the reward money.