And now for something not exactly completely different… Our first page of the New Year and just on time! Thanx to Walt for the Wanted Poster gag — It seems that our Dimorphic Duo are in a bit of a jam, as the Villainous Goons are getting just a tad irratible – Next Time, will they be serving up Cheese or a Knuckle Sandwich?
Cheez-it, the villains!
Holy Predicament, Bot Blunder! Will they be Plungered to death by the Puffin, Moidered by the Moth, Itched to extremity by Poison Sumac, Frozen by Mr. Frosty, or… uh… let’s not even think about the Piddler….
Oh my. What is this disgruntled group of goofy goons gonna do to our gangly gal and her semi-globular gofer? From the examples set by the old 60′s Bat-dude show it could be anything from being fed to a giant clam to baked in a cake. One thing you can count on is that they won’t take Scott Evil’s advice. Blam!
Hmmm, not much chatter from the outfield this episode.
Well, you can’t win ‘em all.
What is there to say? This is practically a filler episode.
“Filler episode?” Hardly! It’s an immediate, essential buildup to some serious POW! BIFF! SOCK!
Well this wild bunch of nogoodniks had better watch their steps. Killer Klown can testify to the fact that Bunz swings a mean baseball bat. (Or at least his teeth could if he could find them all.)
Bat Guy would have a chance, by virtue of his scary voice alone. But they are not Bat Guy — just Bat Temp.
And like most temps, they ain’t paid near enough for the job…
Just a bit of a preview of our next moderately exciting page of Bunz & Katz adventure – a candid shot of Poison Sumac in itchy scratchy action, (Anyone got some RoundUp™?) I imagine the page will most likely be ready for posting along about Monday next… in the meantime, I’ll be working on the Feb calendar pix, something or other about Valentine’s day I suppose…
You’re gonna need an ocean of calomine lotion…
“You’ll be Skratchin’ like a Hound – the minute you start to mess around”… Dump Da Dump Bump – Poison Sumac – she’ll get you Mac!
“Late at night, while you’re sleepin’, Poison Sumac comes a-creepin’ around…”
Um… much more of this an’ Leiber an’ Stoller’s agent is likely to call, askin’ for royalties…
Okay, let’s claim parody.
She’s wearin’ kiddie clothes.
But that is just a pose.
We might take it on the chin.
She looks like she’s pretty thin-skinned.
Poison Sumac, Poison Sumac,
She will smite while we’re bitchin’,
Poison Sumac makes us itch-and-go-to-ground.
Her temper’s kind of crazy,
But further info’s hazy.
Sends a tingle up our spines,
When she rubs against us with her vines.
Poison Sumac, Poison Sumac,
She will fight with her oozin’,
Poison Sumac is abusin’ off the ground.
Snakeroot’s pretty deadly,
Poison plants have their fair share of fame.
Some are allergenic,
But Poison Sumac’s puts them all to shame!
We’ll have to put in motion
Some sort of safety notion.
She’ll be doin’ us some harm
The second she rubs against our arm.
Poison Sumac, Poison Sumac,
It’s alright when she’s bloomin’,
Poison Sumac will be doomin’ our campground…
A Wun’erful, a Wun’erful! Can you play that in B flat?
I was just more or less kiddin’ about the phone call (sort’a harkening back to the schtick from Stan Freberg’s “Sale of Manhattan” in his “United States of America” album…)
I am somewhat curious how much the Leiber an’ Stoller song had to do with inspiring the DC Villainess? I always assumed that it did, though can’t say for certain – someone would need to ask Robert Kanigher, if he were still around, that is… I can recall buying Poison Ivy’s first appearance in Batman 181 back in 66 – (back when I still read Comics)… As I recall, other than her sexy outfit, she had little or nothing to do with plants and was just another run of the mill small time gang leader with two or three henchmen for muscle… Looking it up on the web, though I don’t recall any of this plot, I see the story had something to do with her attempting to seduce Bats while eliminating other villainesses in Gotham… Hmmmm – Seduce? – perhaps she was using some Love Potion #9… Uh Oh!
I may be laying myself open for another phone call!
Nothing at all, probably. If I can remember right what I just checked on Wikipedia, the song came out in 1959 (the Coasters) and the character didn’t appear in the comics till 1966. The song might’ve influenced the character, but the character didn’t influence the song, alas.
Poison Sumac, Poison Sumac!
Any contact you will rue, Mac!
She’s got a kiss that drives you up the wall!
‘Cause that cranky li’l bitch
Will give you such an itch,
It beats leprosy, or any rash at all!
You know, Sumac and Bunz look to be about the same weight class. How about a 10 round, steel octagon, UFC rules, exhibition match? Of course Bunz will have to wear a full body suit or be reduced to a pathetic little pile of itchy alien babe in the first 30 seconds. Ronda Rousey’s fighting togs against Poison Sumac just ain’t gonna make it…
Okay, now I’m imagining little Bunz in a catsuit… I gotta go wash my brain.
It could be that Bunz, not being from this planet, would be immune to Sumac’s “powers”.
OR that not being native to the planet with an immunity system used to dealing with minute traces of particulate poison sumac in the air, she would just turn into one huge mega-itchy rash on contact! Perhaps Poison Sumac is actually planet earth’s natural defense against alien invasion! Oh the irony. Here she thinks she’s a super villain while actually she’s earth’s greatest heroine!
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