A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 10, 2016
“Jingle bells, Batman smells”

Entry in progress—B.P.
Batman television series premiered in January 1966
Wikipedia: Jingle Bells
“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too “racy” (and secular) to be sung by a children’s church choir in the days it was written. Although not originally intended on having any connection to Christmas, it later became associated with Christmas music and the season in general.
Parodies and homages
Like many simple, catchy and popular melodies, “Jingle Bells” is often the subject of parody. “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” has been a well-known parody since the mid-1960s, with many variations on the lyrics.[16]
23 December 1952, Daily World (Opelousas, LA), “Wright’s Ramblings” by J. G. Wright, pg. 10, col. 1:
“Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
Rabbits all the way;
Oh, What fun it is to ride, in a
Souped-up Model A.’
3 January 1967, Lawton (OK) Constitution, Bill Crawford column, pg. 15, col. 3:
Li’l Jana Montgomery, daughter of Maj. and Mrs. Ross D. Montgomery, formerly stationed at Fort till and now with MAAG headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, warbled this tune during the holidays:
“Jingle bells, Batman smells;
“Robin rang away
“Bat-mobile lost a wheel—and
“Commissioner’s stuck in sleigh”.
15 March 1968, The Guardian (UK), “Squashed tomatoes and stew” by Ann Tate, pg. 9, col. 6:
“Jingle bells, Batman smells,
Robin’s flown away.
The Batmobile has lost one wheel
And landed in the hay,” in the left.
27 June 1969, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Road Runner Gets in Car” by John H. Lyst, pg. 36, col. 1:
It at least may beat counting cows or living 300 miles of the new summer Jingle Bells…Batman smells, Robin laid an egg….
23 December 1969, Atlanta (GA) Constitution, “Songs of Christmas” by Celestine Sibley, pg. 5-A, cols. 1-2:
Maybe I like it better than “Jingle Bells” because I can’t get that nasty little parody the children sing out of my mind. (“Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg…”)
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
12 January 1972, Wilton (CT) Bulletin, pg. 8, col. 5:
Jingle Bells Batman Smells
Robin laid an Egg
lost its wheel
All on Christmas Day.
OCLC WorldCat record
Jingle bells, homework smells
Author: Diane De Groat
Publisher: [New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Audio book, etc. : Fiction : Juvenile audience : Primary school   Sound Recording : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
Gilbert forgets to do his homework over the weekend because he is busy playing in the snow and getting ready for Christmas, but then he comes up with a solution at the last minute.
OCLC WorldCat record
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S. So Does May)
Author: Barbara Park
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2005.
Series: Junie B. Jones series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database: WorldCat
Junie B. Jones wishes that May would stop being such a tattletale, but when she is stuck as May’s Secret Santa it becomes real trouble.
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
by ROB on 2006/01/09
There are several variants of this song. The one I grew up with was:
Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg.
The Batmobile lost a wheel
and the Joker got away (Hey!)
Other reported versions include:
Shotgun shells, Santa smells,
Rudolf ran away,
Oh what fun it is to ride
in a beat-up Chevrolet!
Anonymous 2008/01/05, 23:54
Batman’s in the kitchen,
Robin’s in the hall,
Joker’s in the bathroom
peeing on the wall.
Penguin’s on the potty,
His arms too short to wipe,
Catwoman’s in the litter box
And the Riddler smokes a pipe.
O, Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg,
The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away!
Kimm 2014/02/11, 12:13
This is the one I learned in 1975
Janan 2010/12/01, 03:16
the version I grew up with in the late 70’s early 80’s and this is an Australian version as it refers to TAA which was a old Australian airline
jingle bells
batman smells
robin flew away
wonder woman lost her bosom flying TAA
Eloise 2012/10/18, 16:39
We used to sing in the 80’s/90’s in Durham
Jingle bells batman smells
Robin flew away
List his pants in the middle of France
And found them
In Bombay!
Christmas with the Joker - Jingle Bells
Paul Nielsen Isho
Uploaded on Jul 21, 2007
From the famous cartoon series: Batman the Animated Series Jingle bells. Batman smells. Robin laid an egg. The batmobile lost a wheel….
Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Best Simpsons Moments
Published on Aug 23, 2013
Jingle Bells, Batman smells… Robin layed an egg.
Batmobile lost a wheel and the joker got away.
JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS: Christmas Jingle Bells. Kids Christmas Songs. Xmas Songs

Nursery Rhymes TV
Published on Nov 29, 2014
OCLC WorldCat record
Jingle bells, Rudolph smells
Author: Dean O’Brien; Paul Beavis
Publisher: Gosford, N.S.W. Scholastic New Zealand, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English
Database: WorldCat
Jingle bells! Rudolph smells from eating carrots and hay, went over a bump and he did a trump, and it went in Santas face hey. Laugh out loud as you sing along to this hilarious, smelly-as Christmas song… and find out how Santas #1 stinky-bottomed reindeer saves Christmas.
The Concourse
Do You Know the Second Verse to “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”?
Tom Scocca
8/30/16 8:20pmFiled to: CULTURE
So my four-year-old came back from baseball day camp singing an old familiar song:
Jingle bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg
Batmobile lost a wheel
And the Joker got away, hey!

There it was, just the way it had been when I was four years old. But then he kept going:
Batman’s in the kitchen
Robin’s in the hall
Joker’s in the bathroom
Peeing on the wall, hey!

Aaron S.
Bart🎼: Jingle Bells! Batman smells! Robin laid an egg! The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away! #EverySimpsonsEver
3:05 PM - 11 Dec 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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