BatDad Takes The Dark Knight to the Suburbs

By September 19, 2013

Whilst perusing the internet, like you do, I came across something that filled my day with pure, unadulterated joy.

Meet BatDad: a man with four kids, a Batman mask and a Vine account to share it all.

No, not this guy…




According to the fine folks at BuzzFeed, the idea for BatDad culminated with Blake Wilson’s impulse buy of a Batman mask during a shopping trip:

“About three weeks ago my wife (Jen) and I were shopping for a child’s birthday party we were going to that weekend with our family. While browsing the toy aisle I saw that Batman mask and put it on just playing around. I ended up buying it and when we got in the minivan I put it on and told my wife ‘I’m BatDad’ lol.”

Then came the Vines…

“I made that first vine about driving a minivan with the mask on and we just cracked up. It was so fun I just kept making them. I started getting comments from a lot of parents telling me how funny they are and how they can relate. I got on the Vine “on the rise” page and things kind of exploded from there. This past weekend a top Viner, Jessica Cook re-vined two of my posts and it just really shot me up there. When I first got Vine i tried doing the typical “try to be funny” stuff, and it actually drove my family kinda nuts. I decided to stop doing that and just have fun with them by doing this BatDad stuff. My wife thinks its hilarious and my kids sometimes do (depending on their moods lol).”

With his spot on Christian Bale impression and nearly 140k followers on Vine, BatDad now belongs to the world, where we can watch him… Participate in the Neighborhood Watch program

Getting BatKids up for school

Rewarding a BatKid for his first time on the potty

And (hilariously) scaring the s**t out of his wife, Jen, any chance he gets; whether it be in the car…

…or the laundry room

By the way, parents: BatDad feels your pain when it comes to “Dora The Explorer”

Maybe if kids like Helena Kyle (Catwoman’s daughter), Daken (Wolverine’s son), Duela Dent (Jokester/Three-Face’s daughter) Skaar (Hulk’s son), Franklin Richards (Mr. Fantastic/Invisible Woman’s son), hell – even Batman’s kid Damien Wayne – had the guidance of BatDad, perhaps they’d have fared a bit better.


Seriously, by the time the smoke cleared, Duela Dent claimed to be the daughter of The Joker, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Riddler, The Penguin, Two-Face, Doomsday, Dr. Light, AND Punch and Jewlee before it was revealed that Earth-Three hero Jokester is her dad and Three-Face (Evelyn Dent) is her mom…that kid has some SERIOUS identity issues.


Even Superman’s kid had problems…but man, his birth was pretty dang sweet.

Looks like Batfleck may have some SERIOUS competition from BatDad…I wonder how he’d fare against Mr. Incredible (if he were real, that is)?


To keep up with BatDad’s exploits, you can follow him on Vine (BatDad) and Twitter!

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Cricket Lee
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