ok y’all so I watched the Batman ‘66 episodes “Hizzonner The Penguin”/”Dizzoner The Penguin” last night and I am now CONVINCED that the Gotham writers saw this episode and were like “holy shit this is half of season three, right here, written for us, amazing”
and i have evidence
it all starts with our pal Ozzie being suspiciously civic-minded, and fighting off some bad guys…
And then ~shockingly~ Penguin decides to run for mayor!
the people loooove Penguin
[two (2) bouncy boys!!]
[good Politician Hand Gestures™]
[^^^ retro Penguin fangirls]
He’s gonna clean up Gotham! Make it safe for law-abiding citizens!! *wink, wink, nefarious plotting*
!!!!! #vintagenygmobblepot; half a century of Penguin/Riddler confirmed
alas, things end badly for Penguin’s political ambitions when the Dynamic Duo interfere, and he (unsuccessfully) tries to get rid of them via unnecessarily complicated death scale….
melting ice + acid = death …..familiar????????
hey eddie the 60s called and they want their ridiculous murder contraption back
conclusion: the gotham writers love batman 66 as much as I do and i can only assume this means that season four will begin with the joker terrorizing gotham city with his own personal flying saucer