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“Holy Robin Exclamation Montage, Batman!”

“Holy Robin Exclamation Montage, Batman!” (photo)

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I was watching “The Green Hornet” episodes on YouTube as research for this week’s press screening of Michel Gondry’s big screen update, and you know how that goes: you’re watching something on YouTube, something on the right rail catches your eye, you click it, something on the next rail catches your eye, and on and on. Two hours later your “research” is still sitting on your desktop unviewed while you’ve plowed through eighteen cat videos and a collection of Jean-Claude Van Damme spin kicks. Unfettered access to entertainment is a dangerous thing, people.

But at least in the midst of all that time wasting I found something really entertaining: a video, compiled by YouTube user IndependantBioHazard of an assortment of the strangest “Holy!” exclamations uttered by Burt “Robin” Ward on the 1960s “Batman” series.

Yes, it’s sort of cute, and definitely a little funny, to hear Ward spout these ridiculous lines (and certainly “Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors!” has to be the most ridiculous of the bunch). But arrayed in sequence like this, these lines begin to take on a sadder dimension. Imagine having this job. Having to say these same lines, week after week, as you pound your fist into your open palm, or tighten your glove, while standing around in your underwear. It must have maddening.

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t look at this and see camp. I see a long form tragedy played out week after week, same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel. Holy soul death, readers.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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GIFs via Giphy, Photos via The Everett Collection

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