There was a moment in time when MTV dedicated its programming to all things music: specials, live concerts, music videos, shows centered on music videos such as MTV Live and Total Request Live, and programs that didn’t show music videos but instead delved into the lives of musicians and other celebrities, such as MTV Cribs.
Cribs ran from 2000 to 2011 with a twist on its format during its last years where they showed the homes of regular teenagers living in notable homes, straying away from the celebrity element it originally had. Still, Cribs remains a symbol of the past MTV and it has been spoofed multiple times – the latest one comes straight from Gotham, with host LEGO Batman showing his crib to the new generation.
With the release date for The LEGO Batman Movie just around the corner, Warner released a promo in the style of Cribs, with Batman (and Bruce Wayne) showing off the Wayne Manor. And yes: it also has a hip-hop intro, just like the original show did.
This episode of Gotham Cribs begins with Batman welcoming us to the “most tasteful and insanely extravagant mansion in all of Gotham City”. After a few shots of the mansion’s over-the-top decoration, Batman confirms all those rumors: he is Bruce… Wayne’s roommate. Of course. In Cribs’ fashion, Bruce Wayne takes us to the kitchen where Batman takes over after taking a look into the fridge.
After a quick look at the pool and their dolphin-pets, Bruce continues the tour to his room, where Batman quickly lets us know that he never sleeps because he’s too busy fighting criminals and saving the city. Last but not least, is the secret room, which we technically are not allowed to see but this is Gotham Cribs and Alfred – with the help of Robin – was “light dusting around” the super secret “man cave” when Batman arrived. A tour of Batman’s mansion deserves an epic ending, and here’s Batman dropping the mic just before he leaves.
The LEGO Batman Movie will follow the Caped Crusader as he goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork and friendship while also saving Gotham City from a hostile takeover by the Joker – all this with big doses of humor. Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) will be joined by Robin (Michael Cera), Batgirl (Rosario Dawson), Commissioner Gordon (Héctor Elizondo), and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes).
Batman’s appearance in The LEGO Movie left fans wanting more of this humorous take on DC’s superhero, and judging by the trailers and promos like the one above, we can expect big laughs as he transitions from working all by himself to having teammates like Robin and Batgirl.
Source: Warner Bros.