Batman Returns (1992) Poster


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Batman (1989)

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Batman (1943)
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Batman and Robin (1949)
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Batman and Robin (1964) (Short)
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Alyas Batman at Robin (1965)
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Batman (1966) (TV Series)
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Batman (1966)
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Batgirl (1967) (TV Short)
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The Batwoman (1968)
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Batwoman and Robin (1972)
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Batwoman and Robin Meet the Queen of the Vampires (1972)
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The New Adventures of Batman (1977) (TV Series)
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Batman (1989)
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Batman (1989) (Video Game)
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Batman (1991) (Video Game)
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Alyas Batman en Robin (1991)
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Batwoman & Catgirl (1992) (Video)
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Batman Returns (1992) (Video Game)
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The Dark Knight's First Night (1992) (TV Short)
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Batman: The Animated Series (1992) (TV Series)
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Batman Returns (1993) (Video Game)
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
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The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1994) (Video Game)
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The Adventures of Batman & Robin Cartoon Maker (1995) (Video Game)
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The Adventures of Batman & Robin (1995) (Video Game)
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Batman Forever (1995)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Partners in Peril (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Adventures of Batman & Robin Activity Center (1996) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman & Robin (1997)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The New Batman Adventures (1997) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) (Video)
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Batman & Robin (1998) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Gotham Girls (2000) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Vengeance (2001) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Dan Harmon's Batman (2002) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) (Video)
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Chase Me (2003) (Video)
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The Batman (2004) (TV Series)
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Batman Begins (2005)
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Batman Begins (2005) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
5 Second Movies: Batman (2008) (TV Episode)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Gotham Tonight (2008) (TV Mini-Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Dark Knight (2008)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman & Robin: Pillow Talk (2008) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Black and White (2008) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batgirl: Year One (2009) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Lego Batman: Riddler Returns (2010) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Lego Batman: Nightwing's Return (2010) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Lego Batman: Jokers Team-Up! (2011) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Nightwing: Escalation (2011) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Year One (2011) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Arkham City (2011) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batgirl XXX: An Extreme Comixxx Parody (2012) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batgirl: Spoiled (2012) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman and Robin: An All-Male XXX Parody (2012) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Lego Batman & Santa Team-Up! (2012) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman vs. Catwoman (2013) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Beware the Batman (2013) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 1 (2013) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 2 (2013) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 3 (2013) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman's Lego Adventure: Part 4 (2013) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Nightwing: Prodigal (2014)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Son of Batman (2014) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Nightwing: The Series (2014) (TV Mini-Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman vs. Robin (2015) (Video)
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Batgirl Rises (2015) (Video)
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Batman Unlimited (2015) (TV Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015) (Video)
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Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Nightwing: The Darkest Knight (2015) (Short)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Bad Blood (2016) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants (2016) (Video)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: The Telltale Series (2016) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Based on "Detective Comics"
Batman: Return to Arkham (2016) (Video Game)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Nightwing (2017) (TV Mini-Series)
Based on "Detective Comics"
The Batman (2021)
Based on "Detective Comics"

Edited into 

Batman Returns Heroes: Batman (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
5 Second Movies: Batman (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
Funny or Die Presents...: Fifty Shades of DeVito (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips used


Batman Returns (1992) (Video Game)
This is a DOS game based on the film.
Batman Returns (1993) (Video Game)
This is a Super NES game based on the film.
Batman Returns (1993) (Video Game)
This is an NES game based on the film.


Nosferatu (1922)
The Penguin's appearance, attire, bestial habits, and affinity for threatening shadows combines the presentation of the characters Orlok (Dracula) and Knock (Renfield) from Murnau's original film.
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
The thematic connection is heavily played upon (three masked, tormented antiheroes, one of whom is deformed, rejected, and dwells by a lake of sewage). A visual homage is paid at Max Shreck's costume party, where a "Red Death" costume is seen on the stairway (worn by a man who steps aside to reveal Selina / Catwoman).
Frankenstein (1931)
The scene in which Catwoman and the Penguin confront each other through the bars of the spinning birdcage parodies the scene in "Frankenstein" in which Henry Frankenstein and the Monster confront each other through the spinning windmill gears.
Porky in Wackyland (1938) (Short)
An observer in the cemetery has a shirt depicting the Do-Do.
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Third Man (1949)
Opening titles in sewers as penguin floats in babybasket
Vertigo (1958)
Psycho (1960)
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Batman: Hizzonner the Penguin (1966) (TV Episode)
The plot about the Penguin running for mayor.
Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967) (TV Series)
The penguin uses the line when he hijacks the batmobile
Los corrompidos (1971)
When Selena shows her gun while dancing to a shocked Wayne who then proceeds to conceal it, this is a reversal from when Vedette's (Zulma Faiad) dancing date reveals his gun to which she immediately expresses shock and covers it up.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Christopher Walken suggested Shreck's cuff-links made from human molars, modeled after Wolfsheim's from this version.
The Elephant Man (1980)
The Penguin says, 'I am not a human being. I am an animal!', which is an inverse of John Merrick's famous line ('I am not an animal! I am a human being!').
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
The Penguin takes control of the Batmobile just like Blowfeld takes control of Bond's Helicopter
Love Connection (1983) (TV Series)
Alfred [While Bruce watches the Penguin's speech on TV]: "Sir, shall we change the channel to a program with some dignity and class? The 'Love Connection' perhaps?"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)
When the fire-breathing circus gang member kicks open the toy shop doors in the beginning of the movie, two plush Ninja Turtle dolls in the style of the TV show are briefly visible.
Bad Taste (1987)
Batman (1989)
Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) (TV Series)
an observer in the cemetery has a shirt depicting Go-go.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Penguin tells Catwoman "You're Beauty and the Beast".

Referenced in 

Batmania from Comics to Screen (1989) (Video)
Mentioned as "inevitable sequel" and makes an accurate prediction of Danny DeVito playing Penguin.
Motormouth: Episode #4.12 (1991) (TV Episode)
Upcoming sequel referenced by Andy during interview with Stan Lee.
At the Movies: Shining Through/Hear My Song/Mississippi Masala/35Up/Love Crimes (1992) (TV Episode)
Alluded to during the segment on Sean Young.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Keaton/Martin Short/Teri Garr (1992) (TV Episode)
Michael Keaton comments on his new movie
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/Vanessa Williams (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Return of Batduck (1992) (TV Episode)
The movie Plucky tried to star in throughout the whole episode.
The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom Arnold says that he missed out on a part in this movie.
Saved by the Bell: Masquerade Ball (1992) (TV Episode)
Lisa dresses up as Catwoman for the masquerade ball.
Army of Darkness (1992)
When Sheila is unveiled as Bad Ash's dark princess in Army of Darkness, she says the line "I may be bad... but I feel good", a direct reference to Catwoman's transformation line.
The Ben Stiller Show: With James Doohan (1992) (TV Episode)
Michael Pheret mentions Danny DeVito's Penguin character.
The Simpsons: Mr. Plow (1992) (TV Episode)
New Batman movie.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.13 (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and VHS cover shown by Pat Sharp.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.15 (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in connection with competition results.
The Double 0 Kid (1992) (Video)
Advertisements for Batman Returns (1992) are visible on a movie theater marquee.
Roundhouse: Meat Market (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the Recession Concession sketch.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.18 (1993) (TV Episode)
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman mentioned by Ron the worm.
Batman: The Animated Series: The Mechanic (1993) (TV Episode)
The Penguin's duck boat is a dead ringer towards the one from this movie.
Batman: The Animated Series: Birds of a Feather (1993) (TV Episode)
Penguin's duck boat is a dead ringer towards the one from this movie.
Life with Mikey (1993)
Angie says her brother liked the first Batman movie better than the second
At the Movies: Life with Mikey/Super Mario Bros./Guilty as Sin/What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Super Mario Bros." review.
Relentless 3 (1993) (Video)
Advertised on theater marquee.
The Wrong Trousers (1993) (Short)
What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.2 (1993) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall at Pasty Powel Showbiz Impresario.
Animaniacs: Taming of the Screwy (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the guests at the WB party is the penguin from this Batman movie. He's meant to be the version from this film as his voice is a Danny DeVito impression. Catwoman also appears.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.3 (1993) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall at Pasty Powel Showbiz Impresario.
What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.4 (1993) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall at Pasty Powel Showbiz Impresario.
Roseanna (1993) (Video)
Poster seen outside cinema
Hoffa: Introduction by Director Danny DeVito (1993) (Video)
Danny DeVito addresses a statue of himself as Oswald (The Penguin) from this movie.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Two toys that Jack delivers reference "Batman Returns", the film Tim Burton had directing commitments towards at the time. One is an evil duck on wheels, which is the vehicle that Penguin drives. The other is an evil cat doll, which has the same head as the mascot for Shreck's corporation. The music when Penguin's henchmen are wrecking a shop, is reused as the "Making Christmas" theme.
At the Movies: The Beverly Hillbillies/Ruby in Paradise/The Nightmare Before Christmas/Fearless/Mr. Wonderful (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Nightmare Before Christmas" review.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
The Phantasm disappears after the bombs
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Cellar Beware (1994) (TV Episode)
One of the Security features of the Interlopen Furher 2000 are missles attached to penguins.
The Fantastic Four (1994)
The supervillain The Jeweler looks and acts very similarly to Danny De Vito's Penguin, lives in a sewer and has a gang of homeless freaks.
Ed Wood (1994)
Otaku (1994)
A couple Batman Returns action figures are seen displayed on an Otaku's bookshelf.
Father Ted: Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest (1995) (TV Episode)
Dougal guesses this when playing charades with Ted.
Baby Ghost (1995)
Vinnie says he'd like to meet Catwoman, then clarifies: the one from the movie.
Batman Forever (1995)
When Dr. Meridian says to Batman "You like strong women. I've done my homework. Or do I need skin-tight vinyl and a whip?", is a reference to Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman.
At the Movies: Batman Forever/The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love/Smoke/Safe (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Batman Forever" review.
Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? (1995) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Black Scorpion (1995)
Multiple references all through, most notably the costume making scene and the rooftop fight.
Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) (1995) (TV Movie)
Statue of one of The Penguin's penguin equipped with rockets from this movie is shown in Stan Winston's collection.
Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995)
Catwoman is mentioned.
The Bitch Is Back (1995) (Short)
Same line of dialogue: the "Meaow" of Catwoman
Two If by Sea (1996)
Lukas: Cocos Kinderwunsch (1996) (TV Episode)
Lukas mentions the movie.
Irma Vep (1996)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Casper vs. the Ultimate Fanboy/Field of Screams (1996) (TV Episode)
Badger Boy: "As in Cat-Girl? Catwoman?"
Superman: The Animated Series: Fun and Games (1996) (TV Episode)
The huge yellow "rubber" ducky.
Just Your Luck (1996) (Video)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
In a scene inside the UFO, the fat clown killed by the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992), an earlier film by Tim Burton, can be found inside one of the glass spheres.
Gamesmaster: Episode #6.9 (1996) (TV Episode)
Penguin mentioned
Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (1996) (Video Game)
The character Zola wears a leather cat costume much like Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman.
Wipeout XL (1996) (Video Game)
Weird Science: Future Bride (1997) (TV Episode)
Barbara says that it is extremely far-fetched that a flock of sewer dwelling penguins raised Danny DeVito from birth and taught him to speak English.
At the Movies: Picture Perfect/Air Bud/Spawn/One Eight Seven/Star Maps (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Spawn" review.
La pistola de mi hermano (1997)
The girl mentions this film.
1st Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1997) (TV Short)
Pearl (while watching the "Batman and Robin" trailer): "In the last one, George Clooney was played by The Saint, and the two before that, George Clooney was played by Beetle Juice."
Spice Girls: Too Much (1997) (Video)
Victoria Beckham is shown in a missile silo next to a smoking rocket, clad in a black catsuit and with a long ponytail.
Renegade Force (1998)
A girl disguised of Catwoman in pub.
La magra (1998) (Video)
Goyer hopes Blade doesnt follow the Batman route, where they got progressively worse
Syphon Filter (1999) (Video Game)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: No Place Like Home (1999) (TV Episode)
When Hilda and Zelda are turned into penguins, Hilda asks Zelda if she wants to "wreak havoc in Gotham city."
Magnolia (1999)
Boldog világvége (1999) (Short)
a cut-out of Catwoman can be seen
The 6th Day (2000)
A Poster is visible
Langt fra Las Vegas: Heidi, Del 1 (2001) (TV Episode)
The Cat Woman costume and moves are based on those of Michelle Pfeiffer
Metropolis (2001)
Ghost World (2001)
The mask Enid buys from the sex shop resembles Catwoman's mask.
Friends: The One with the Halloween Party (2001) (TV Episode)
Monica dresses as Catwoman for the Halloween party.
Lovers & Leavers (2002)
This movie is mentioned in Kuutamolla (2002).
Pandora's Box (2002)
picture in club of Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman
Birds of Prey (2002) (TV Series)
Catwoman featured in BOP wears same outfit as Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman in "Batman Returns".
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
Shows picture of Keaton as Batman and makes reference to Catwoman
Sweethearts: Episode #1.242 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Daredevil (2003)
Matt's grappling hook has almost the same design.
Justice League: A Better World (2003) (TV Episode)
Superman's vague comment "Cold" and Lois' reply that the soup is vichyssoise in its proper form is taken from Bruce and Alfred's dialogue on the subject.
Big Fish (2003)
Boy does a shadow the same way as The Penguin does in that movie.
The Simpsons: My Big Fat Geek Wedding (2004) (TV Episode)
Principal Skinner attends the con dressed as Catwoman.
King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) (TV Episode)
Bobby lists movie with Michael Keaton
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The bus driver yells "Helpless Old Lady at Twelve O Clock" in which The Penguin in "Batman Returns" did it.
Catwoman (2004)
In the scene where Patience looks at the pictures of different Catwomen through time, we see a glimpse of the Catwoman from Batman Returns.
Justice League Unlimited: Kids' Stuff (2004) (TV Episode)
Kid Batman using his grappling gun, "missing," and then yanking something onto the person he was aiming at parallels the scene when he takes out a clown threatening Selina Kyle.
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann talks about the history of Catwoman, mentioning the film
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004) (Video Game)
Both Wayne Manor and Maella Abbey contain a secret subterranean passage accessed by way of a trick iron maiden.
Crash Tag Team Racing (2005) (Video Game)
Coco, Nina and Von Clutch quote "I am bandicoot/cyborg/Ebeneezer Von Clutch! Hear/Watch me roar!"
Red Dwarf: Identity Within (2005) (Video)
Reference to Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in the second Batman film
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Poster is shown.
Batman Heroes: Alexander Knox (2005) (Video)
Wuhl: "They didn't use me in Batman II."
Batman Returns Villains: Max Shreck (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Special)
Poster seen at start of Superman Returns segment
The Bubble (2006)
Poster on wall
Shin Chan: Safe as a Dry Hump (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode segment title "Ench-Man Returns" is a reference to this film.
Look @ Me (2006)
for Halloween, Tina wears the Catwoman outfit from this movie
Flushed Away (2006)
"Ratman Returns" in Roddy's DVD collection
Kasal, kasali, kasalo (2006)
There was a penguin poster in the wall. The poster was that of Danny DeVito penguin character in Batman Returns.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Michelle Pfeiffer calls a guy "hey, Batman!"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Batman: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions the sequel.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bad Fish Paradigm (2008) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions his favorite Catwomen, inclulding Michelle Pfeiffer.
Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) (Video Game)
The Penguin and Catwoman working together.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of Lego Batman: The Videogame (2008) (VG)
More Extreme Marksmen (2009) (TV Movie)
Anthony De Longis training Michelle Pfeiffer for this movie in the use of a bullwhip mentioned.
QI: Film (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis (2009) (TV Episode)
Frank (Danny Devito) tries to attack the family living in the house he bought with an umbrella. In Batman Returns, Danny Devito played the part of The Penguin, whose gadgets and weapons all came from umbrellas.
The Supermarket (2009)
Red Triangle Circus mentioned
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Super (2010)
Catwoman is mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
Screen shot of The Penguin is used
Ninjas vs. Vampires (2010)
Manson's mask resembles Catwoman's; Kyle asks if he's a "big Tim Burton fan".
Top 10 Sequels That Aren't as Bad as Everyone Says (2010) (Short)
The movie poster is shown.
Face Off: Welcome to the Jungle (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Italian Batman (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob quotes lines from this film
Half in the Bag: Battle: Los Angeles and The Galaxy Invader (2011) (TV Episode)
title is referenced
Pawn Stars: Chummobile (2011) (TV Episode)
The Same car
Nostalgia Critic: Milk Money (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic imitating Max Shreck: "And Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like Batman?"
Katwoman XXX (2011) (Video)
Katwoman's origin scene is based on the one from Batman Returns.
Mad: Spy vs. Spy Kids/The Superhero Millionaire Matchmaker (2011) (TV Episode)
Iron Man's girlfriend turns out to be Catwoman and starts spray painting his home black.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.87 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeff Dunham says that he bought one of the Batmobiles that Michael Keaton drove in the film
Face Off: Burtonesque (2012) (TV Episode)
still from movie seen
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Do You Remember (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster shown in review.
Dark Shadows (2012)
Carolyn sarcastically "woofs" at Elizabeth (Michelle Pfeiffer) in much the same way Pfeiffer sarcastically "meows" in the earlier Tim Burton film.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle dancing together at a masquerade party.
The Cinema Snob: Karate Girl (2012) (TV Episode)
"Bruce Wayne, why are you dressed up like a rapist?"
Shameful Sequels: Catwoman (2012) (TV Episode)
comparing the contrived ways that Catwoman got her "cat powers" in both movies
Hi8 (2012)
poster on the background
The Replacement Gods (2012) (Video)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman (2013) (TV Episode)
Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman appears
Midnight Screenings: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
Dave accidentally calls TDKR this.
Renegade Cut: Superheroes and Orson Welles (2013) (TV Episode)
Leon Thomas mentions it.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Tiger Electronic Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The Nerd is seen playing a Tiger Electronic Game version of this movie.
Key and Peele: East/West Bowl Rap (2013) (TV Episode)
Discussed by the parking valets
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (Video Game)
Two thugs talk about Penguin's umbrella being used to hypnotize people, which is how Penguin uses his umbrella in the movie.
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is somehow going to lead into the opening credits of Batman Returns, isn't it?"
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Batman and Catwoman take #5
Anime Abandon: Lady Death: The Motion Picture (2014) (TV Episode)
"Still a better origin story than Catwoman in Batman Returns."
Neighbors (2014)
Mac tells Teddy he thinks Michael Keaton was a better Batman than Christian Bale.
Nostalgia Critic: Disney Afternoon (2014) (TV Episode)
poster visible on Critic's wall
RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh No She Betta Don't! (2014) (TV Episode)
Adore says her outfit makes her feel like Catwoman.
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic makes a reference to Selina Kyle's apartment scene.
The Formula (2014)
Poster in Graham's bedroom
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Life in Motion (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Beth Hathaway's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Tavern at the Crossroads (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Beth Hathaway's introduction.
Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Na plovárne: Na plovárne s Timem Burtonem (2014) (TV Episode)
Tim Burton talks about it.
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (Video)
Batman takes down Victor Zsasz by pulling off a piece of a wall (with a cable) knocking him out.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
In both films the underlings plan is poison the city (and then expand to the world) and have their companions sell the cure
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 90s Cartoons Intros (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster Shown when Hewy mentions te sequel.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Riggan's past role as an iconic superhero is a reference to Michael Keaton's real life starring role in this series.
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Short)
mentioned once/poster shown
The Cinema Snob: Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation (2014) (TV Episode)
"Other parts aren't supposed to hypnotize you, they're supposed to give you a splitting headache...and it's working."
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Rule #426: Fantasyland: A Great Place to Visit (2014) (TV Episode)
Nate compares Abby to Catwoman; she asks whether he means Michelle Pfeiffer or Anne Hathaway.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Adnan Virk gives in honorable mention on his list of favorite Christmans movies
Blackcatloner: Blackcatloner's Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner thinks this should be a Christmas movie.
Batmania Born (2014) (Short)
Tim Burton's Batman is mentioned.
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Batman & Robin (2015) (TV Episode)
Chris alludes to it.
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: Batman & Robin (2015) (TV Episode)
Movie is discussed
Louie: Pot Luck (2015) (TV Episode)
Louie says his friends make lowly racist remarks in the same voice as the Penguin, from "Batman."
Teen Titans Go!: Cool School (2015) (TV Episode)
Cardboard caricatures of these versions of Catwoman and Penguin appear in a carnival booth.
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
"He pushed her out a window and she became Catwoman."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Douglas/Jim Gaffigan/Nate Ruess (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael Douglas refers to Danny DeVito playing the Penguin
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Simon Pegg/George Ezra (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Danny DeVito
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Gosling/Leon Bridges (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Nespresso sketch
The Worst Batman Fanfilm Ever... Period (2016) (Short)
Robin being credited, but not featured is an allusion to toyline from this movie, which had Robin.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Batman (2016) (TV Episode)
Snob subtitles one of Selina's lines over a character in the movie
Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn (2016) (TV Episode)
Paul Reubens plays the father of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin in both this episode and the earlier film.
Honest Trailers: Batman (1989) (2016) (TV Episode)
'Batman Burtons'
Marie and the Misfits (2016)
in a scene Marie is disguised as Batman Return's Catwoman
Fear Me (2016) (TV Series)
Batman Returns is at the video rental store.
Pinheads: Charlie Is Pregnant (2016) (TV Episode)
Steven claims he saw the movie as a kid.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.81 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the second film in Christopher Nolan's "Batman" trilogy asked when Dane and the Chaser go head to head.
Jay Leno's Garage: Crime Fighters (2016) (TV Episode)
Jay demonstrates a Batmobile that was used in the Batman films starring Michael Keaton
A Heart of Love (2017)
Zuzanna's in the Catwoman's costume.
The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
Alfred refers to an incident in 1992 with a "flashback" depicting events of this film.
Honest Trailers: Batman Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Tamara's Never Seen: Beetlejuice (2017) (TV Episode)
Catwoman is shown in a picture
Injustice 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Catwoman says "I am Catwoman, hear me roar" during a match.
Half in the Bag: Wonder Woman (2017) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears
Jay Leno's Garage: Outside the Box (2017) (TV Episode)
Jeff Dunham shows a Batmobile that was used in the film
It (2017)
Pennywise waves a dismembered arm
The Cinema Snob: Hi-Tops (2017) (TV Episode)
"She learns that she doesn't have to be Catwoman once Max Schrek pushes her out of a window"
Justice League (2017)
Alfred says, "One misses the days when one's biggest concerns were exploding wind-up penguins."
Honest Trailers: Mother! (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
T00nVision: A Christmas Conversation (2018) (TV Episode)
1st Viewing: Batman Forever (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chadwick Boseman/Marlon Wayans/Mike 'Rooster' McConaughey & Butch Gilliam/Devin Dawson (2018) (TV Episode)
Marlon Wayans talks about being initially cast as Robin in the movie, but having the role eliminated
Super Troopers 2 (2018)
Mentioned as a movie Danny DeVito starred in
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Grinchy Dumbo (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film Danny DeVito did with Tim Burton.
Nostalgia Critic: Big Fat Liar (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Why I Quit Mr. Coat (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up as the last film Michael Keaton, Tim Burton, and Danny DeVito were all involved in.
Monkey in the Morning: #ThotAudit Taxing Boobs (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in a discussion about Christmas movies.
Honest Trailers: Every Tim Burton Movie (2019) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot.
Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) (Video)
Penguin has an umbrella that lets him fly.
Freelancers: Karate! (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Owen in a discussion of Danny DeVito movies
Nostalgia Critic: Mary Poppins Returns (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Hazbin Hotel: Pilot (2019) (TV Episode)
A sign reading Hello There, with the letters O and T out can be seen in a clip during "Inside Every Demon Is A Rainbow."
Nostalgia Critic: Justice League (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Batwoman: I'll Be Judge, I'll Be Jury (2019) (TV Episode)
Luke Fox refers to former Mayor Cobblepot; in 'Batman Returns', Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) runs for Gotham City Mayor.

Featured in 

The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin (1992) (TV Special)
clips shown
Maury: Episode dated 19 June 1992 (1992) (TV Episode)
Scenes and comments about Michelle Pfeiffer.
Troldspejlet: Episode #8.1 (1992) (TV Episode)
reviewed and footage shown
What's Up Doc?: Episode #1.14 (1992) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Troldspejlet: Wayne's World (1993) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV Special)
Movie Mistakes Uncovered: Uncut: Episode #1.2 (2003) (TV Episode)
clips of mistakes shown
The Many Faces of Catwoman (2005) (Video)
clips shown
Beyond Batman: Assembling the Arctic Army (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Gotham City Revisited - The Production Design of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Inside the Elfman Studio - The Music of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Bats, Mattes & Dark Nights - The Visual FX of Batman Returns (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Beyond Batman: Making Up the Penguin (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film
Batman Returns Heroes: Alfred (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
Batman Returns Villains: The Penguin (2005) (Video)
Featurette about the making of the film.
The South Bank Show: Tim Burton (2008) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Batman and Robin (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown during the history of the Batman movies segment.
Cinemassacre's Bat-a-Thon (2008) (Short)
Reviewed; clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
"Tim Burton in 3 Minutes or Less" segment.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Faux Raccord: Batman/Batman, le défi (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Hour: Episode #7.41 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Tim Burton's bio segment.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Cinema Snob: Italian Batman (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Christopher Walken as Max Schreck used at the end of review as a stinger.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown as a Runner Up
Forget About It: Batman: The First Ones (2012) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about" the first 4 Batman movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Michelle Pfeiffer films
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Batmobile (2012) (TV Movie)
footage clips
Bad Movie Beatdown: Batman Returns (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nostalgia Chick: Sleepy Hollow (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when talking about Burton's style
The Replacement Gods (2012) (Video)
Clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman (2013) (TV Episode)
talks about Catwoman's popularity and the premise of her own spin-off
WatchMojo: Top 10 Superhero Movie Duels (2013) (TV Episode)
Batman vs. Catwoman is #6.
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Selina Kyle is #20.
Nostalgia Critic: Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids (2013) (TV Episode)
Penguin saying "just the pussy I was looking for" takes #7
Nostalgia Critic: Dawn of the Commercials (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling the Diet Coke commercial
WatchMojo: Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito as the Penguin is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Supervillain Movie Weapons (2014) (TV Episode)
The Penguin's trick umbrellas are #9. Catwoman's whip gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Female Supervillains (2014) (TV Episode)
Catwoman is #1.
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
clip of the penguin army
WatchMojo: Top 10 Controversial Moments in Superhero Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Penguin's graphic death in Batman Returns is #10.
No Small Parts: Vincent Schiavelli (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Super Villain Movie Costumes (2014) (TV Episode)
Catwoman is #1.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Black Cat (2014) (TV Episode)
clip used for James' top burning scenes
WatchMojo: Top 10 DC Comic Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Batman Returns is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Alternative Christmas Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Batman Returns is #10.
Bad Movie Beatdown: New Year's Eve (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown when Film Brain talks about Michelle Pfeiffer
WatchMojo: Top 10 Makeup Effects in Comic Book Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The makeup effects for the Penguin are #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Serious Movie Electrocution Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Electric Kiss of Death gets an honorable mention.
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema (2015) (Short)
cut of
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Burton Characters (2015) (TV Episode)
The Penguin is #8. Catwoman receives an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Wilhelm Screams (2015) (TV Episode)
Penguin Minion Thrown Out is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Batman Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Batman Returns is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comic Book Movie Franchises (2015) (TV Episode)
The Batman Quadrilogy is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Male Vs Female Fights in Film (2015) (TV Episode)
Batman vs. Catwoman is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Ugly Duckling Transformations in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The ugly duckling transformation of Selina Kyle gets an honorable mention.
Cinematic Excrement: Batman & Robin (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage used due to being a predecessor of the reviewed film.
MsMojo: Top 10 Female Antiheroes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Catwoman is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Characters Who Came Back from the Dead (2016) (TV Episode)
Catwoman gets an honorable mention.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman and Robin: The Official Comic Adaptation (2016) (TV Episode)
compares its darker tone to Batman and Robin
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Superhero Movies of the 1990s (2016) (TV Episode)
Batman Returns is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Superhero Movies of ALL TIME (2016) (TV Episode)
Batman Returns gets an honorable mention.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W (2016) (TV Episode)
Penguin shouts
WatchMojo: Top 10 Superhero Unmasking Moments (2017) (TV Episode)
The moment in "Batman Returns" when Batman reveals himself to Catwoman is #2.
Batman & Bill (2017)
Clips shown.
Honest Trailers: Batman Forever (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Girls Gone Bad in Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Selina Kyle is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Darkest Super Villain Portrayals (2018) (TV Episode)
Danny DeVito as the Penguin is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Supervillain Unmasking Moments in Movies and TV (2018) (TV Episode)
The moment when Catwoman is unmasked is #5.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best DC Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Ranked number 4 as the best DC movie
Deep Fat Fried: EXODUS and BATMAN RETURNS = DEEP FAT FRIED (2018) (TV Episode)
Subject of the episode
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Superhero Movie Couples (2018) (TV Episode)
Bruce Wayne & Selina Kyle are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Batman Fights (2018) (TV Episode)
The Bat & the Cat is #10.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best Michael Keaton Performances (2018) (TV Episode)
The episode is ranked 2nd along with Batman (1989)
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman Returns: The Official Comic Adaptation (2018) (TV Episode)
Linkara reviews the comic adaptation of this movie
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #7 (2018) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Venom On The Shelf: Batman Returns (1992) (2018) (TV Episode)
Topic of review.
Nostalgia Critic: X-Men: The Last Stand (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
Films Under Constant Critique: Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) (2019) (TV Episode)
One of the films being reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: The Most Insane Christmas Rom Com (2019) (TV Episode)
Footage from the movie is shown
El Rato Muerto: Feliz Zombidad (2020) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Characters in Non-Horror Films (2020) (TV Episode)
The Penguin is #8.

Spoofed in 

Splatman (1992) (Video)
the plot from Batman returns is copied, with Batman fighting Catwoman, Penguin and Max Schreck
Doug: Doug's Bum Rap/Doug & Patti Sittin' in a Tree (1993) (TV Episode)
as "Catman Returns"
OT2: Time an' a Half (2010) (Video)
Evil Leia licks Doug's face the same way Catwoman does Batman
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic sullenly returns home, drinks milk while listening to voicemail and going utterly nuts is similar to how Selina does it in this movie
The Kirk Show: The Kirk Show Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
Opening scene is a direct spoof of the Bat Signal summoning Bruce Wayne in his mansion.
Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) (TV Episode)
Bobby dresses as Danny DeVito's Penguin during pre-recorded bit shown in the monologue
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio: For Blanchett (2016) (TV Episode)
Drawing of Penguin from this movie shown.
Gotham: Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (2016) (TV Episode)
Penguin running for mayor.
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (2017) (Video Game)
The name of one of the case files is "Ratman Returns"

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