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Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

I’ve been reading Games and Songs of American Children by William Wells Newell, a Dover reprint of the 1903 edition. I find it fascinating how games are transmitted from generation to generation, games like “Tag”, “Button button who has the button?”, “The church and the steeple” or “Odd or even?” These games are not learned from teachers in a school, or read in a book, or typically even taught from parents. For the most part they are transmitted from child to child, from an older sibling, or a peer, through the most casual pathways.  Games like this have spread across the country and beyond without any overt effort. In a way, it is like language.

So, that made me think about the “classic” children’s Christmas parody of “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells”. I assume there is no part of this country where these words are not known to every child. But it exists in no songbook. Who first sang these words, and when and where was it done? How fast did it travel? I think if a sufficient survey was done of adults of various ages, as to when and where they recall first hearing these lyrics, one could reconstruct the migration of this bit of modern folklore. Those who heard it earliest would have heard it closer to its source.

It would help my little research if any old-timers (say over 40 years old) left a comment indicating what version you heard first, where you heard it (town and state) and approximately what year you heard it. I’d like to figure out what the original version truly was, and where it came from and how fast it spread.

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!

or

Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
Santa Claus is dead,
Rudolf got a .22
and shot him in the head.

or

Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells,
BB’s in the air.
Oh, what fun it is to ride
in Santa’s underwear!”

or

Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin laid an egg,
The Batmobile lost a wheel,
and the Joker joined ballet , Hey!

Check the comments for other variations. Some have alternate lyrics to the verse as well as the chorus.

Also, if you are interesting in crazy Christmas music, then I highly recommend Dr. Demento Presents: Greatest Christmas Novelty CD. It is filled with many old school holiday comic classics.

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  • Anonymous 2006/07/22, 13:40

    Southeast PA, early 70’s, Your version, and also two other parodies of Jingle Bells:
    1.
    Shotgun shells, Santa smells, Rudolf ran away, Oh what fun it is to ride in a beat-up Chevrolet!
    2. Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
    Santa Claus is dead,
    Rudolf got a .22 and shot him in the head.

    • Samantha 2013/12/15, 04:57

      Scary Eyes,batman scares
      Santa Runs away
      someone helped the elves on the way ,
      jump up and say hey!

  • Anonymous 2006/08/12, 10:17

    I’m researching this, too, and happened upon this post. Thought I’d add that growing up, we always sang…

    “Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells, BeeBees in the air. Oh, what fun it is to ride in Santa’s underwear!”

    Creepy, I know.

  • Anonymous 2006/11/19, 18:19

    Well, what is new is to say “Jingle Bells ,batman smells Robin laid an egg, the batmobile lost a wheel ,and joker joined ballet , Hey!”

  • Anonymous 2006/12/11, 17:05

    My husband’s contribution, Vancouver BC, ca 1965?? Only the first part is certain, the rest is now in scraps and tatters, and if anyone can help ?

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, Santa Claus is dead,
    Someone took a beebee gun and shot him in the head, hey!

    Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh,
    Hunting down the elves, laughing all the way

    (Bells on bob-tail ring,
    making spirits bright — there MAY have been something in this phrase about blood on the snow, but that’s one of the lost parts)
    Oh what fun it is to ride and sing a slaying song tonight, hey!

    Anybody recognize this one?

    • Lily 2014/04/16, 07:11

      We had something about blood on the snow, although the other lyrics are different…

      Dashing through the snow
      On a pair of broken skis
      Through the fields we go
      Crashing into trees

      The snow is turning red
      It’s coming from my head
      Someone phone an ambulance
      I think I’m almost dead!

      (Then we segued into the old Batman one, not sure why)

      Jingle bells, Batman smells
      Robin flew away
      The Batmobile lost a wheel
      on the motorway

    • Joey 2014/08/22, 21:06

      Jingle Bells
      Batman smells
      A million miles away
      blew his nose
      On cheerios
      and at them everyday (or anyway)

  • Anonymous 2006/12/22, 09:38

    this is one i learned when i was about 7 or 8, “jingle bells batman smells, robin laid an egg! batmobile lost a wheel and joker took ballet hey! dashing through the snow on a broken pair of skis over hills we go, crashing into trees hahaha the snow is turning red, i think im almost dead, will someone call an ambulance before i lose my head hey! not a very good song to be singing at 7 years old i kno but what can you do?

  • Z 2007/06/20, 18:32

    the last song goes
    Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis and crashing into trees the snow is turning red i think im almost dead but i wake up in a hospital bed with stiches in my head Hey 911 911 barneys on the run and i forget the rest of the song so am gonna say HEY

  • Anonymous 2007/07/18, 20:14

    there’s this one:
    dashing through the snow
    on a pair of broken skiis
    oner the hills we go
    crashing throgh the trees

    the snow is really red
    i think im almost dead
    they rushed me to the hospital
    i almost lost my head!

  • Anonymous 2007/11/26, 14:48

    jingle bells, jingle bells, santa clause is dead rudolph took a 22 and shot him in the head barbie doll barbie doll tried to save his life but GI joe from mexico stabed her with a knife. That’s a pretty bad one.

  • Anonymous 2007/12/20, 18:44

    I got one and here it is:

    Dashing through the snow
    on a pair of broken skis
    over the hills we go
    crashing through the trees!
    Oh my god!

    The snow is turnin’ red
    I think I’m almost dead
    I woke up in a hospital bed
    with stitches in my head!

    911,
    911,
    Calling 911,
    while I’m on my broken skis,
    I’m saying “Oh what fun”
    Hey!

    • isana 2013/01/11, 13:43

      that doesint make sense only the 1v does

  • Anonymous 2007/12/20, 20:58

    ahah ok heres one
    jingle bells
    batman smells robbin layed an egg,
    batmobil lost its wheel and joker got away
    hey!
    batmans in the kitchen
    robbins in the hall
    jokers in the bathroom peeing on the wall !…
    ahah i just heard that one

  • Anonymous 2007/12/22, 08:22

    HERE’S 1!!!

    dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis over the cliffs I go, crashing into trees
    the snow is turning red, I think I’m almost dead. I woke up in the hospital with stitches in my head
    O
    911 911 call it all the way
    O what fun it is to ride in an ambulance all day HEY
    911 911 call it all the way O. what. fun. it. is. to. ride. in. a.
    one
    horse
    o-pen
    sleeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Anonymous 2007/12/22, 12:03

    When doing the broken pair of skis version, be sure to add “ow, ow, ow” after crashing into trees.

  • Anonymous 2007/12/24, 15:25

    I first heard it (the first version you list) in Minneapolis around 1974 while in 6th grade

  • 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

  • Nikki 2008/05/27, 18:23

    jingle bells,
    batman smells,
    robin layed an egg!
    the batmobile lost a wheel,
    and joker`s song is gay!
    oooooh..
    jingle bells,
    shotgun shells,
    mad hatter is dead!
    robin got a .22,
    and shot him in the head!
    ooooooooh!

    *chorus*
    prancing through the snow,
    joker has his day,
    taking all the jewls,
    laughing all the way!
    mwa hah hah!

    next verse:

    batmans in the kitchen,
    robins in the hall,
    jokers on the porch,
    peeing on the wall! penguins on the potty, his arms too short to wipe,
    catwomans in the litter box,
    and robin smokes a pipe!

    theres more but i cant remember…

  • Nikki 2008/05/28, 19:06

    Deck the Halls with laughing gases
    mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    watch batman kick those guys asses
    mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    cant they see im geting away?
    mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    robins too busy being gay
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
    jokers leaving in a haste
    dun da da dun da, da da da da.
    not fast enuff, they smashed his face
    Fa la la la la la, la la la.
    in arkum they give a toast
    Fa la la la la, la la la la.
    to the clown with a smashed nose
    ha ha ha ha haaa ha ha ha haaaaa!

  • Nikki 2008/05/28, 19:07

    Robin the red dressed hero
    batmans very first sidekick
    he never took good orders
    prolly why his name is dick

    bruce was a bit strict on him
    while they kept crime at bay
    he always bossed poor Robin
    ever since that one day

    That one day at the trapeze
    that Brucey came to say:
    “Robin with your mind so bright
    wont you try on these cool tights?”

    Then how the villions hated him
    stressed him out til he was angry
    left the roll to tim drake
    then came the night wing!!

  • BRIDGET and AUSTIN 2008/07/19, 18:36

    Jingle bells batman smells
    Robin laid a gun
    Shot a deer in the rear
    in 1981

  • gcovert 2008/08/25, 19:56

    I first heard the classic:

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile
    Lost its wheel
    And the Joker ran away-hey!

    In the early ’70s growing up in Rhode Island. I heard it throughout my childhood, next in New Hampshire, and then in Virginia. Hope this helps track it down…I’m curious too!

    • Mary 2013/11/21, 04:15

      In Massachusetts, in the early ’70s, I learned:

      Jingle bells, Batman smells
      Robin laid an egg

      shot him in the leg

      Barbie doll, barbie doll
      Tried to save his life, but
      G I Joe the eskimo
      Stabbed her with his knife

      (note: found this site while searching online for the missing lyric. Haven’t seen anything like this yet!)

  • Nikki 2008/08/26, 10:55

    its obvious where the carols stemmed from! in the actual series joker sings the song in a christmas episode. then other ppl made thier own versions and then on and so forth

    • Brian 2013/12/25, 15:31

      Are you referring to the animated series? I recall the song from elementary school in the 70’s, long before the cartoon series was created.

  • Anonymous 2008/09/26, 04:19

    Here’s one we sang back in the 70s growing up in Australia……….

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin flew away
    Father Christmas lost his whiskers
    Flying TAA – Hey!

    FYI – TAA stands for Trans Australia Airlines and was the national airline of Oz back in those days.

  • Anonymous 2008/10/27, 13:12

    Doubt it’ll be much help, but in the 90s the definitive version in PA, NJ, and NY was
    “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    And Joker took ballet”

  • Anonymous 2008/11/11, 07:33

    Also another one from Australia from the 70’s that I learnt was
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells Robin Ran away, Wonder Woman lost her bosoms flying T.A.A

  • Anonymous 2008/11/29, 15:44

    when i was 8 wen i herd one that goes like this: jingle bells batman smells robin flew away uncle billy lost his willy on the motorway hey!
    but very rude:(

  • Anonymous 2008/12/07, 19:41

    Jingel Bells, Shotgun Shells,
    Santa Claus is dead,
    tried to steal my sneakers
    so I shot him in the head.
    Ohio. Late 70’s/early 80’s.

  • Anonymous 2008/12/12, 22:42

    Dashing through the snow,on a pair of broken skis,down the hill we go,crashing into trees. The snow is turning red,oh my gosh santa claus he’s dead! Oh, 911,911 santa’s really dead! Oh barbie doll,barbie doll tried yo save his life. But GI Joe from Mexico stabbed her with a knife!

  • Anonymous 2008/12/15, 10:14

    Here’s the Sesame Street version:
    Jingle bells, Oscar smells,
    Bid Bird laid an egg.
    Mr. Hooper had a pooper,
    On Christmas day, Hey!

  • Anonymous 2008/12/17, 14:03

    JINGLE BELLS, SANTA SMELLS,
    50 MILES AWAY
    BLOWS HIS NOSE, IN CHERIOS,
    AND EATS THEM EVERYDAY, HEY

    • Eric 2014/03/28, 10:32

      I heard this Cheerios version, as well as Joker got away/joined ballet in Salem, OR in 1981.

  • taffa 2008/12/17, 18:54

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin laid a leg.

    That leg once belonged to the joker
    Hey!

    Scropion’s attacking Batman
    Burning him to hell
    how did he get here hey
    He’s supposed to be in Mortal Kombat
    With Barraka
    While getting sliced
    with those giant sword things!

    Now it’s 2045
    Batman can’t even see
    and joker’s on a killing spree!
    Hey!
    (I just made it up as I went along!)

  • Anonymous 2008/12/18, 21:21

    North Alabama, early 80s

    Jingle Bells, Shotgun shells
    Granny has a gun!
    Shot me in the underwear
    and boy I had to run!

  • Anonymous 2008/12/21, 16:57

    Anyone know teh last woprds to this one I remember from school/
    Jungle bells Batman smells Robyn ran away. Wonder Woman lost her busoms….

    I seem to remember that it list a few other “heroes as well

  • Anonymous 2008/12/22, 19:26

    jingle bells batman smells
    robin laid an egg!
    batmobile lost its wheel
    and joker played ballet! hey!

  • Anonymous 2008/12/24, 02:40

    Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
    Granny had a gun,
    Pulled that trigger and
    Shot that N*****
    in 1961.

  • Anonymous 2008/12/24, 14:05

    Silght variation on the Batman one where I grew up.

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile just lost a wheel, and now the Batman’s dead!

  • Anonymous 2008/12/31, 23:54

    Thanks!! we found this site after hearing a child say
    “Jingle Bells Batman smells
    Robin got a gun
    Shot a tree Made it pee
    And Joker got away”

    and wondering what was up with that.

  • Anonymous 2009/03/03, 21:59

    Jingle bells,
    batman smells,
    robin layed a gun,
    shot a tree and
    made it pee in
    1981

    MY PARODY
    Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
    Santa Claus is dead,
    Rudolf jacked a 4.4
    And shot him in the head,

    Oh,

    Barbie doll, Barbie doll,
    Tried to save his life,
    But Scrooge’s son grabbed her thin neck
    And stabbed her with a knife.

    Escaping through the snow,
    On two pairs of broken skis,
    Over huge hills they go,
    Smashing into trees,

    Snow ‘round them ‘s turning red,
    Rudolf (literally) lost his head,
    They end up in a hospital
    Chained tightly to their bed,

    ‘Cause

    Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
    Santa Claus is dead,
    Rudolf jacked a 4.4
    And shot him in the head,

    And

    Barbie doll, Barbie doll,
    Tried to save his life,
    But Scrooge’s son grabbed her thin neck
    And stabbed her with a knife.

  • Anonymous 2009/04/25, 23:21

    Dashing through the snow,
    On two old broken skiis.
    I think I broke my knees.

    The snow is turning red.
    I think I’m almost dead.
    Ten years in the hospital with stitches in my head.

    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
    granny got a gun.
    Shot a deer, in the rear in 1941. HEY!

  • Anonymous 2009/05/16, 16:15

    This was how me and my son sing it.Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Bat Mobil lost its wheel and crashed in to hedge
    HEY!

    Batman’s is a so camp.
    And Robin is a fool.
    The Jokers in the Batman’s house peeing on the walls
    HEY!

    Dashing through the snow
    on a pair of broken skis
    over the hills he goes
    crashing through the trees.
    HEY!

    The snow is really red
    I think he’s almost dead
    Batman’s rushed to hospital
    he almost lost his head.
    HEY!

    Jingle bells, Jingle bells
    Jingle all the way.
    O what fun it is to ride
    in batman’s Chevrolet.

    From Tim and James UK

  • Anonymous 2009/07/24, 12:50

    Hi Rob,

    I'm 51, and the first version I remember is the first one you posted. I'm sue I first heard it in '66… I was 8, and the Batman TV show was brand new.

    Thanks for posting

    Caby Smith

  • Anonymous 2009/11/22, 01:06

    The VErsion I know goes

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin layed an egg
    rudolph got a 22. and shot
    him in the head

  • Amanda 2009/12/06, 00:30

    We also sang in Mississippi:

    Jingle Bells,Shotgun Shells
    Grandma's got a gun
    Shot me in the underwear and boy I had to run!

    Someone from Alabama made the same post. I guess it's a Southern thing! We sang this version as children in the 80's, but I'm sure it was around before then.

  • Anonymous 2009/12/06, 20:19

    Kids on the West Side of Manhattan have taught me:
    Dashing through the snow
    on a pair of broken skis
    o'er the fields we go
    And crashing into trees
    The sno is turning red
    I think Im almost dead
    All I want for Christmas is an artificial head
    oh 9-1-1-, 9-1-1
    Someone call the cops
    Take me to the hospital and feed me lollipops!

    But as a child on Long Island in the 70's we sang
    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Batmobile broke it's wheel and the Joker got away!

  • Anonymous 2009/12/08, 14:02

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg,
    Uncle Billy lost his willy,
    on the motorway hey!

  • Zymosian 2009/12/12, 14:03

    Jingle Hell

    Jingle bells, Santa smells,
    The reindeers flew away;
    The elves are sick
    The snow is thick:
    We all hate Christmas Day.

    Jingle Bells, the turkey smells,
    The stuffing's thick and grey;
    The sprouts are old,
    The sauce is cold:
    We all hate Christmas Day.

    Jingle Bells, the rector smells,
    The curate he looks gay;
    The church bell rings,
    The choir sings:
    We all hate Christmas Day.

    Jingle bells, Granddad smells,
    Grandma wants her way,
    Dad is mad,
    Mum is sad:
    We all hate Christmas Day.

    Zymosian. 12th December, 2009

    By me

  • thecellogirl -read this and smile 2009/12/20, 16:16

    the x-factor version, courtesy of my 10 yr old brother-

    jingle bells, jedward smells,
    simon cowell's gay,
    oh what fun it is to screech
    and ignore what the judges say!

    first heard round belfast, 2009

  • scott m 2009/12/28, 00:12

    Early 70’s, NE Pennsylvania:

    Joker “RAN” away version.

  • Columbine 2009/12/29, 12:39

    This is all really interesting. But the only time I can remember hearing it was on The Simpsons in one of their Christmas shows. And it was:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel,
    And the Joker got away.

  • DOUG 2009/12/30, 10:43

    Another version, as if sung by an auctioneer at a fast tempo:

    Jingle Bells, but-a-Batman smells but-a-
    Robin laid an egg.
    Frank Sinatra sang this song but it
    Didn’t go this way, hey!
    Jingle Bells, but-a-Batman smells but-a-
    Robin laid an egg.
    Sammy Spear, drank a beer and the
    Band refused to play.

  • Duncan 2010/01/30, 06:12

    I have one:
    Jiggle bells bat man smells robin has a gun, he shot himself at pizza hut in 1981!

  • Jasmine 2010/02/28, 04:44

    Try this:
    Jingle bells, dasher smells
    Elfy ran away
    Santa thinks, that Elfy stinks
    I forgot what to say! Hey!

  • anononyme 2010/04/26, 22:39

    the one that i remember lerning when i was a kid is:
    jingle bells
    batman smell
    robin laid an egg
    batmobile lost a weel and
    joker played ballet hey

    dashing through the snow
    on a pair of broken skiis
    over the hill we go
    crashing into trees ow ow ow
    the snow is turning red
    i think im gonna die
    and all i want for christmas is a bloodshot through the eye ooh,

  • Jon 2010/06/02, 21:41

    jingle bells
    jingle bells
    Robin flew away
    santa claws lost his balls on the m6 moterway , HEY!

  • Bree S 2010/06/26, 02:43

    heres a good version..

    Jingle balls jingle balls
    my balls are made of brass
    every time the rub together
    sparks fly out my ass

  • Bridie 2010/09/04, 01:44

    What’s with all the guns??
    We always sang the 70’s version about Wonder woman losing her bosoms.
    Thought I would try a new version for my son- Think I’ll go with a ‘clean’ no-gun one- Thanks!

  • zachary and kenzie 2010/10/07, 20:28

    jingle bells jingle bells grandma got a ak47 and shot plum to heaven
    then he fell and he hit his head and now he is dead

  • zachary and kenzie 2010/10/07, 20:31

    Jingle bells jingle bells grandma lost her way found a gun and now he is done now she is laughin all way hey hey hey jingle bells jingle bells the police came by one day where did ya find tht gun he asked oh wait i left it here yesterday

  • ChuChu 2010/11/20, 05:16

    This is the version we were singing in 1970

    Jingle Bells Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    Commissioner lost a leg
    Chief OHare shot himself
    With a .44
    Batgirl fell in pit of tar
    And then there were no more

  • Scott 2010/11/20, 10:42

    same one you grew up with, Overland Park, Kansas, late 60’s.
    I assume also, that it coincided with the tv show

  • Illy 2010/11/23, 00:06

    I’m 57 and I have NEVER heard any of these, only the first line of “Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells,” I guess I just wasn’t cool enough to be included in those “rain deer games…”

  • KMC1994 2010/11/23, 22:50

    Jingle Bells, Santa smells
    Rudolph broke his nose
    Mrs. Clause showed her gauze
    And the elves all ran away
    HEY!!!!!

  • 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

  • Anonymous 2010/12/02, 00:43

    The version I sang was just a little different. On the last line we would sing “And joker turned out gay.”

  • Anonymous 2010/12/02, 00:46

    @BreeS We sang that one too

  • Nocomment 2010/12/03, 20:07

    Here is one

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells 50 miles away
    Oh what fun it is to ride in a 50’s chevorlet!

  • Anon 2010/12/03, 20:27

    “Joker ran away” 1970s England

  • Shannon 2010/12/06, 01:34

    My version, which I heard when I was 5:

    Jingle Bells,
    Something smells,
    Santa Claus is dead
    G.I. Joe and Mickey Mouse,
    Shot him in the head,
    HEY!

  • amy 2010/12/08, 09:57

    jingle bells, rachel smells, georgiaa is an egg!!!!
    … they lost there pants in the midle of france and pranced and danced and climbed mount everast and bopped around wales!! then fared!:)

  • Anonymous 2010/12/08, 10:48

    Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
    Santa Claus is dead,
    G.I. Joe, the eskimo,
    Shot him in the head, (Oh!)
    Barbie doll, Barbie doll,
    Tried to save his life,
    But G.I. Joe, the eskimo,
    Stabbed her with a knife.

  • janessa 2010/12/09, 21:42

    i heard a song that went, jingel bells, batman smells, robin laid an egg, the batmobile lost a wheel, and joker got away, batmans in the kitchen, robins in the hall, jokers in the bathroom peeing on the wall

  • Tami M. 2010/12/11, 20:23

    In 1960’s California, we sang:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg,
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    in a beat up Chevrolet.

  • dave 2010/12/12, 12:43

    i first heard the “joker got away” version around 1970 in pheonix arizona. i’ve never heard the other versions listed here

  • hoosier girl 2010/12/13, 14:54

    December 13, 2010

    this one goes way back – I heard it in the early 1950’s but can’t remember all of it

    “Jingle bells, shotgun shells,
    Sheriff’s on his way.
    ———————–
    In a beat-up Chevrolet.”

    does anyone remember the third line? might have been something like “Grandpa’s kissin’ grandma”

  • Christmas song 2010/12/15, 16:37

    Got one
    Crashing to the sleigh,
    The snow is turning gray,
    I think the world is going to end in 2010 ole!
    Hey!
    Jingle bells, Dora smells,
    Boots laid an egg, oh what what it is to ride on Dora”s butt,
    hEy

  • A.B 2010/12/17, 12:58

    jingle bells my sister smells,
    i don’t really like her,
    she punches me in the face,
    then runs away with grace hey!

    jingle bells jingle bells
    Rudolph is near,
    crap this is getting really really queer
    i think my death is coming near hey!

  • Singalong 2010/12/18, 12:21

    Here are two versions we used to sing as children in the 1970s in Massachusetts:

    Jingle bells
    Stinker smells
    Rudolph ran away
    Stuffed his nose
    With Cheerios
    And ate ‘em on the way

    And the Batman version was:

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Batmobile
    Lost it’s wheel
    And joker got away
    (According to my husband who grew up on Long Island in the same era, the last lime of this version should be “A hundred miles away” instead of “And Joker got away”–I’ve never heard that version until I met him in 2001)

  • Zach 2010/12/19, 10:24

    Vaguely familiar with most of these versions but the one I remember from my childhood in England went:

    Jingle bells, batman smells,
    Robin flew away,
    The batmobile lost it’s wheel,
    And landed in the hay, hey! x2

  • Jennifer Griffith 2010/12/19, 18:39

    As a kid in the mid-late ’60s in Indianapolis, the version we sang was, “Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. The Batmobile lost a wheel & the Joker got away.” My husband, who was a kid in Port Arthur, TX, around the same time, substituted Penguin for Joker, but otherwise the same version. However, I do recall 1 of the versions which included shotgun shells, too, but only vaguely.

  • haily 2010/12/20, 15:10

    dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis down the hill we go crashing into trees ow ow ow the snow is turning red i think im almost dead all i wanted for christmas is a hospital bed ooooooooohhhhhhh 911 911 calling 911 while im on broken skis say oh wat fun hey

  • Maria Leigh 2010/12/21, 20:58

    Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skiis,
    Over hills we go,
    bashing into trees!

    Now the snow is red,
    I think I’m almost dead,
    now I’m at the hospital with stitches in my head!

    Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
    You are very fat!
    I was sleeping peacefully,
    And now my bed is flat, HEY!

    Oh, Santa Claus, Santa Claus,
    How much do you weigh?
    I’m glad I’m not a reindeer,
    That has to pull your sleigh!

  • Tim 2010/12/22, 10:38

    In my grade school in the mid ’60s when BATMAN was on TV, it was:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin ran away.
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    and the Commisioner died that day.
    (Later on, I heard it “Robin flew away”, which I thought was stupid since Robin couldn’t fly)

  • bobbob 2010/12/22, 13:54

    I’ve heard a few of these but not:

    Deck the halls with gasoline (falalalalalalalala)
    Light a match and run and scream(falalalalalalalala)
    Watch the school burn down in ashes(falalalalalalalala)
    Aren’t u glad I played with matches(falalalalalalalala)

    There’s another one:

    Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skiis falling off the cliffs breaking botth my knees the snow is turning red I think I might be dead all I wasn’t for christmas is a hospital bed
    OH
    Jingle bells batman smells robin laid a gun
    Shot his but in pizza hut in 1981

  • Bobby Bob Bob 2010/12/22, 17:43

    I heard a very racists one when I was really young probably 7-8 and did not know what all the words meant at the time.

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
    Grandpa’s got a gun,
    Pulled the trigger,
    Shot a n****r,
    Now he’s on the run
    HEY!

    I hope that my kids never learn this one before they know all the words. I got such a beating when I sang this one at home.

  • homero hernandez 2010/12/23, 09:32

    when i was 8 i heard this jingle bells,shotgun shells,robin laid an egg,oh what fun it is to ride in santa’s underwear

  • Lila Anderson 2010/12/23, 13:30

    As a child in Louisville, KY, in the 1960s, I heard:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    and Penguin got away.

    It seems most folks have heard ‘the Joker got away’ and only one person’s husband from Texas had heard the Penguin version. I’d love to see a map showing the areas that learned ‘Penguin’ and the ones that learned ‘Joker’. Would be most interesting!

  • Adam 2010/12/24, 14:07

    I can’t believe that nobody posted the version I grew up with:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    And Batgirl lost her head.

  • anonymous 2010/12/25, 03:13

    dashing through the snow, on a pair of brocken skiis. bumping into trees ,knocking out my teeth.
    i take 10 pills each day, and stiches in my brain. and now im lying in my bed with pinecones in my head. hey! jingle bells……

  • Tom 2010/12/25, 07:52

    Okay… I went a’googling to find the lyics.

    I thought there must be only one, or at least an original version…
    After scanning through the lists I gave up trying to to find the one I learned as a child.

    I also now have a new perspective on the hassels various Prelates went through when codifying the final version(s) of the Psalms…

    Merry Christmas 2010!

  • unknown 2010/12/27, 02:56

    just came up with a version last night. let me know what you think :)) :

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
    Batman no more smells.
    Oh, how fun it is to drive
    My car into the lake!
    Hey!

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
    Robin ate an egg,
    When you’re waiting on the tree
    With presents in your brains.
    Hey!

  • Katie Lorry 2010/12/29, 22:55

    Jingle bells batman smells Robin laid an egg Shot a tree
    Made him pee in 1983!

  • T Hunter 2011/01/02, 02:58

    did anyone else notice the all the verses with “laid an egg” don’t rhyme ??? i remember hearing it in the 70’s here in Australia but it was one of the “robin flew away”versions… cant remember it all . my kids had not heard it 8 and 5 .

  • david atwood 2011/01/20, 21:06

    I heard version #1 in Toronto Canada when I was a kid about 1969

  • Anonymous 2011/01/24, 08:06

    Dashing through the snow
    On a broken pair of skiis
    Over the hills we go
    Crashing into trees
    The snow is turning red
    I think Im almost dead
    Woke up in the hospital
    With stiches in my head!

    Jingle Bells Batman Smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    And Joker got away!
    Hey!

    Jingle Bells Batman Smells
    Robin had a gun
    Shot his butt to Pizza Hut
    In 1981!

  • Anonymous 2011/01/31, 09:30

    Dashing through the snow,
    On a pair of broken skis.
    All the way we go,
    Crashing into trees.
    The snow is turning red,
    I think I’m almost dead,
    I wake up in the hospital with ski poles in my head.

    Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells,
    Santa Claus is dead.
    Rudolph took a .22 and shot him in the head.
    Oh, Barbie doll, Barbie doll,
    Tried to save his life
    But G.I. Joe from Mexico stabbed her with a knife.

  • TJ 2011/02/01, 01:11

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    And the Joker got away

    All through Gotham City
    Racing day and night
    Where-ever there is Batman
    There’s sure to be a fight

  • Nick 2011/02/26, 13:41

    Mid to late 70’s in North Wales we’d sing:

    Jingle bells Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Kojak lost his lollipop
    So he bought a milkyway

  • Anonymous 2011/04/09, 20:00

    The one I grew up with:

    Dashing through the snow,
    On a broken pair of skies.
    Over the hills we go,
    Crashing into trees!
    The snow s turning red,
    I think I’m almost dead,
    I almost lost my head!

    Oh! Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The MIB belongs to me,
    And Joker got away.. Hey!

    Oh! Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The batmobile lost a wheel,
    And Joker got away… Hey!

  • Anonymous 2011/04/09, 20:01

    From Maryland when I was 6 or 7

  • Captain Cowchucker 2011/04/15, 02:09

    This is the version I heard growing up in Basingstoke, Hampshire in the UK in ’78/’79.

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin flew away
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    On the M1 motorway

  • courtney 2011/04/20, 14:41

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin flew away.
    Uncle Billy lost his Willy,
    On the motorway, hey!

    This is the 90’s version in england >.<

  • nikke Knatterton 2011/05/19, 19:32

    jingle bells batman smells… is an old cartoon network jingle

  • Doc 2011/06/01, 16:06

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Uncle Billy lost his pants in the USA

  • Mia 2011/06/08, 14:55

    I learned the first version — verbatim — in 1997, at age 7. I had no idea these were this old!

  • Mia 2011/06/08, 14:55

    Sorry, I forgot — heard it first in Queens, New York.

  • Abdul P 2011/07/03, 17:12

    jingle bells, batman smells
    robin laid an egg
    uncle billy lost his Willy on the motorway
    hey

  • R.J. 2011/07/16, 00:15

    The “Christmas with the Joker” episode of Batman: The Animated Series (originally aired November 13, 1992) opens with the Joker singing the first version of the song verbatim (without the Hey! at the end). It’s also the version that was around in the late ’80s / early ’90s when I was growing up in Northeast Ohio. But from reading all the replies, it seems it was the definitive version almost from the very beginning.

    I have a hard time believing this wasn’t in the original ’60s cartoon, or part of something supplementing it, or on a cereal box, or something! It’s always bothered me that it doesn’t really seem to go together very well at all. How did this catch on over other possible variants that were more, well, catchy? No one has reported hearing it before the cartoon was on. And how did so many people first hear it when the cartoon was new–shouldn’t it have taken some time to spread? I hoped to find an answer to the origin after seeing this episode, but now all I have is more questions…

  • Anonymous 2011/07/21, 10:29

    The one I know is:

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Uncle Billy lost his willy
    In front of all the town
    Hey Hey

  • Oscar Martinez 2011/07/28, 12:21

    One of the very first time I heard the song, was in that simpsons episode, one of my favorites, when Bart set up a casino in his treehouse and get Robert Goulet and then after the song he hits Milhouse with the microphone so hard…hahahahahaha…

  • Teeba 2011/07/28, 20:02

    Australia, 1993.

    “Jingle bells, batman smells,
    Robin layed an egg,
    The Batmobile lost a wheel,
    Driving to LA, HEY!”

  • Nige 2011/08/22, 09:51

    I invented this one in 1977 in Leamington Spa, England-
    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin ran away.
    Catwoman stinks and Jez always winks
    at people who are gay.
    Jez was a friend of ours.
    I’m now 50 and no longer make homophobic songs up.

  • kee Bird 2011/09/05, 01:54

    JINGLEBELLS,SANTA SWELL,EASTERS ON THE WAY,OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A BEAT-UP CHEVELET

  • call me bannana 2011/10/16, 21:08

    jingle bells jingle bells
    grandma lost her head.
    my aunt is sick
    my nice is slick
    and i am in bed.

    all on Christmas day.
    HEY!

  • Jeff 2011/10/21, 21:46

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away……….First heard this in 4th grade (1976) Chicago…..Man does this bring back memories!!!! We used to sing this all the time on the bus while going home near Christmastime……sweet sweet memories!!

  • Christy Andersen 2011/11/04, 17:21

    In North East England in the 1980s the lyrics we used were:

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    Robin flew away
    Lost his pants in the middle of France
    And found them in Bombay – hey!

  • ewwie 2011/11/13, 11:19

    so what im not 40 but here’s the one we sing at school:
    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    Robin flew away,
    Uncle Billy lost his willy
    on the motorway – HEY!

  • Mandy 2011/11/18, 19:08

    hey, i read your post or whatever they call it here and figured i’d let you know where i heard it. i’m not sure if this is the first time the “batman smells” song was ever sung, but i heard it sung by the joker in a batman christmas special from the batman animated series. (the old one, not the new batman superman aventures) the episode is called christmas with the joker. it was made around 1992. i’m only a teen so i’m not sure what came first (the chicken or the egg lol). i was just *interested* (*obsessed) in batman so i bought the series. i hope this helps!

  • Atata 2011/11/19, 14:07

    Jingle Bells,
    Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg,
    Batmobile lost its’ wheel
    and joker got away
    hey!

    *repeat*

    Batman’s in the kitchen,
    robin’s in the hall,
    joker’s in the bathroom,
    peeing on the wall
    hahaha!

    Batman’s going swimming
    Robins in a dance
    Joker’s sitting in the sun
    peeing in his pants!

    *chorus*

    atleast from what I remember joker had urinary problems XD possibly a prostate exam was due >l

  • Anastasia 2011/11/22, 13:18

    I first heard it in the Batman: The Animated Series episode (the old series). I can’t remember which one it was, but it was a Christmas one on rerun on some random channel. The Joker sang it and then flew away on a Christmas tree (it sounds weird written down) I heard it on a Simpsons episode as well. “Simpsons roasting on an open fire”.

  • Anonymous 2011/11/25, 20:55

    Jingle bells,
    Mortar shells,
    VC in the grass
    Take your merry Christmas and shove it up your ass!

    (Sung by soldiers in Viet Nam, where it was 100 F, sunny and very humid at Christmas time. VC = Viet Cong.)

  • Revah 2011/11/26, 07:06

    Here’s a version from London, England in the early 90’s:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile ran out of fuel,
    And the Joker got away,
    HEY!

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel,
    On the M6 motorway!

  • renee 2011/11/28, 04:59

    I heard the following parody in high school circa 1989, Las Vegas NV from my best friend…..

    Jingle Bells, Santa Smellls
    Reindeer in the grass.
    Take your merry Christmas tree and shove it up
    your ass.

  • Alisha 2011/11/30, 15:52

    Jingle bells,
    Batman smells,
    Robin flew away,
    Santa Clause,
    lost his balls,
    on the m6 motorway
    (Hey!)

  • Kat 2011/12/01, 11:38

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin flew away, uncle Billy has lost his willy. Martin and Luke are gay!

  • Athena 2011/12/02, 20:02

    Here’s a good one:

    Jingle bells batman smells

    robin layed a gun shot a tree

    mayed it pee in 1981.

    or

    jingle bells shotgun shells,
    robin layed a gun shot a tree
    mayed it pee in 1981.
    santa claus santa claus
    fell of the slay.
    Barbie doll barbie doll
    tried to save his life.
    but robin sat on her.

  • Athena 2011/12/02, 20:04

    Sorry I forgot to say hey
    in my songs oh well.

    (ti pickle)

  • Peter Faversham-Barre 2011/12/03, 14:18

    Jingle Bells,
    Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel*
    On the motorway. England 1960’s

    * Uncle Billy lost his willy – England 1990’s

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2011/12/03, 16:56

    Jingle Bells, Piglet Smell,
    Pooh Bear lay some eggs.
    Hundred Aced Woods has smell Pooh’s gas,
    And fell down in the ground Hey,
    Jingle Bells, Piglet Smell,
    Pooh Bear lay some eggs,
    Oh my lord! Pooh’s butt is rip,
    And fart at Gargamel, Hey!
    Captain Sabertooth was shipwreck at Dog City,
    What kind of storm it was,
    It’s Winnie the Pooh pas gas!!!
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
    Snag by Don KArnage and his crew of air pirates, from Tale Spin,
    Escaped from Disney to Jim Henson’s Dog City!

  • brynster 2011/12/06, 14:24

    Growing up on the South Coast of England in the Early 80’s, i always remember it being:
    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin Flew Away
    The Batmobile
    Has Lost It’s Wheel
    On The M1 Motorway.

    I have heard other versions though. ‘Robin Flew Away’ rhymes much better than ‘Robin Laid An Egg’. Someone in another post mentioned that Robin Couldn’t fly so he was unsure why kids sang it. TBH i think it less likely that Robin could lay an egg but that’s just me!
    Seriously though, i always understood it that it was a play on words, Robin the DC Character cannot fly, but the more famously known Robin (the actual Bird) can.

    With regards to ‘My Uncle Billy’s Lost His Willy On The Motorway’, that is a variation taken from mixing the ‘Jingle Bells Batman Smells’ Rhyme, and the Rhyme:
    My mate Billy has a 10 foot willy,
    He showed it to the girl next door,
    She thought it was a snake,
    And cut it with a rake,
    And now it’s only 4 foot 4 (4’4″)

    Oh the inventiveness of kids rhyming the words Billy and Willy!

    I doubt i’ll be teaching the latter rhyme to my 5yr old, i’ll let the kids at his school teach him if they havn’t come up with ruder ones by now.

  • lydia 2011/12/08, 10:06

    This is one for I’m a Celebrity get me Out of here 2011:
    Jingle bells, Fatima smells, Willie ruled the camp. Marks ok and Antonys gay. Dougie all the way, HEY!

  • daveM 2011/12/10, 19:09

    ok, heres the jingle bells song i heard in grade school almost 45 years ago.

    Riding through metropolis, in the batmobile today, in pursuit of the joker, nothings going their way, as our heroes get close, the joker flips them the bird, the batmobile spins out of control and wipes out by the curb OHH, jingle bells batman smells, robin laid an egg, the batmobile lost its wheel and the joker got away, ehh, jingle bells batman smells robin got out the jack, he placed it under the batmobile, but it slipped and crushed his back. Now the batmans sad ,cause robin’s laid to rest, the joker finnaly got revenge for gothom city’s best!

    THAT IS THE WHOLE SONG!

  • daveM 2011/12/10, 22:07

    king and queen
    shit a bean
    bent over and
    painted it green!

    or

    holy moses king of the jews
    made his wife a pair of shoes
    when the shoes began to wear
    holy moses started to swear.

    and the lords prayer one, my dad told me this one, it was the whole thing about 8 verses its driving me nuts trying to remember it, so i just remember some parts of it, this is something he heard of back in the 1920’s so its old, masybe your grand father heard of it

    our father who art in vain,
    drove cattle across the plain,
    then came moses in a ray of sun,
    banging out thunder on a big bass drum

    thats all i remember

    dave

  • Cajundweeb 2011/12/11, 13:32

    There’s a scene in “The Simpsons Christmas Special” where Bart’s in the 4th grade class singing the alternative lyrics, and just as he sings “the Joker’s got away”, he gets yanked out by one of the teachers. Talk about comedic genius.

  • Andy and Beau 2011/12/12, 14:39

    By my beautiful step daughter

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin is a Gay
    He ran away
    with a willy, on the motorway

  • Rachel 2011/12/13, 16:00

    I always knew one when i was younger:
    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Robin laid an egg
    uncle billy lost his willy
    on the motorway, HEY!

  • Anonymous 2011/12/14, 20:32

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    And Santa lost a leg

  • Rodney 2011/12/14, 22:44

    Heard this one in the 80’s in Los Angeles: jingle bells shotgun shells Tom Bradley’s our Mayor Shuck and Jive give me Five burn a little hair (Michael Jackson)

  • Amazed 2011/12/14, 22:48

    Amazing how many people missed the part of this post where it asks you to say WHERE and WHAT YEAR you learned your Jingle Bells parody. :-P

    I learned the “Jingle Bells/Batman smells/Robin laid an egg/Batmobile broke its wheel/And Joker got away” version in elementary school in Las Vegas, Nevada in the mid-1980s (I was born in 1980).

  • Griffihn 2011/12/15, 16:05

    the actual “jingle bells, batman smells” is from the 80’s or 90’s batman animated series (sorry, it’s been well over a decade since i’ve last heard it). it went something like this:

    “jingle bells, batman smells
    and robin’s laid an egg
    the batmobile lost a wheel
    and the joker got away! HEY!

    dashing through the roof,
    in a one horse open tree,
    busting out i go,
    laughing al the WEEEEE!!!”

    i think it was a Christmas special or something like that, don’t remember exactly. yet even here, in the eastern europe, there isn’t a kid above the age of 7 that doesn’t know these lyrics.

    • Dave 2014/09/05, 23:56

      The batman smells version existed waaay before the 80’s or 90’s cartoon as the comments here show.

  • tommyfun 2011/12/15, 18:28

    911 911 Santa clause is dead, Rudolph found a 44. and shot him in the head BANG
    barbie doll barbie doll tried to save his life but G. I. Joe from mexico stabbed her in the head OW!

  • Anonymous 2011/12/16, 14:34

    It was probably around 1990 or 1991 and I first heard the Batman smells version sung by Bart Simpson while he was in his Christmas play!

  • ghostofxmaspast 2011/12/17, 11:50

    i made up a version about the christmas carol, it goes:

    “jingle bells jingle bells
    tiny tim is dead
    scrooge got a butchers knife and stabbed him in his bed oh
    cratchit was upset so he got a gun
    he shot a bullet in his rear and the gun up scrooges bum”

  • ghostofxmaspast 2011/12/17, 12:56

    jingle bells shotgun shells
    rudolphs nose is broke
    blitzen smashed it with some wine
    and santa makes him choke

    oh dashing through the snow
    in a sliegh with no’ light
    since rudolphs nose is broke
    they are left without any sight

    so,
    jingle bells shotgun shells
    all the deer are dead
    so mrs clause no spends all her time in bed

    thats what i made up :)

  • ghostofxmaspast 2011/12/18, 04:14

    jingle bells shotgun shells
    rudolphs nose is broke
    blizen broke in with some glass
    and now blitzen might choke
    *chorus*
    dashing through the snow
    on a sliegh without no light
    santa ran away
    as he was with a fright
    he didnt see a tree bumping into me
    now i woke up under wood in the middle of the night
    *end of chorus*

    jingle bells shotgun shells
    santa ran away
    now i woke in hospital with
    my my tonsils in a tray

  • I like Christmas 2011/12/18, 15:28

    Here’s a clip from batman,

    pretty self-explanatory.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veju4PxhuGc

    • SunnyD 2012/12/05, 14:30

      That song was already well known by the animators of this show. I heard in elementary school in San Diego California in the mid 1960’s when the Batman TV show was the only thing any kids talked about in school. We sang this over and over and everyone tried to change it, but we always settled on the basic ending the Joker got away – hey!

  • No so self-explanatory 2011/12/20, 16:16

    “I Like Christmas” — that clip is from 1992, people have been singing this since the late 60s at least.

  • SirOtter 2011/12/21, 12:30

    I’m almost positive I heard the Batman Smells version by the first Christmas after the TV show premiered in January, 1966. This was in Nashville, TN, and I was in fifth grade that Christmas.

  • Robert 2011/12/21, 16:22

    Your first version. Austin, TX. Late 60’s. I am surprised that this was national. I thought that it was just something we made up as a kid. I don’t know why I decided to look up something so silly 40 years later.

  • Not needed 2011/12/21, 19:12

    Does anyone recognize this!!!

    Jingle Bells
    Twilight Smells
    Edward ran away!!
    Bella Dies, Jacob Cries,
    Harry potter all the way!!!!!!! (Hey!)

  • Rel 2011/12/22, 05:25

    I heard this song when I was a kid growing up in australia, I would’ve been about 6 years old and Batman was on TV. The song went like this:
    Jingle Bells Batman smells
    Robyn fleww away
    The bat mobile lost its wheel
    So they all flew TAA Trans Australia Airlines)

  • Anonymous 2011/12/22, 07:59

    the version I learned was:
    jingle bells, batman smells
    robin laid an egg
    batmobile lost its wheel
    and joker broke his leg

  • From Australia 2011/12/22, 18:43

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Wonder Woman lost her bussoms
    Flying TAA

  • Karin 2011/12/23, 10:37

    I heard the first one in the early 80’s. My daughter, who is now 10, has some really long gory version going around her school (there’s several verses all ending up in the hospital and Santa Claus is dead)

  • gujo 2011/12/23, 17:00

    Jingle Bells
    Arsenal smells!
    City go away!
    Liverpool suck!
    Chelsea yuck!
    United all the way ♥

  • Rachkath 2011/12/23, 22:04

    I wasn’t 40 when you posted this but I *cough*am*cough* now… LOL! I was looking up the lyrics and found your post. I first heard the first version around the mid/late 70s (~75-77), in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Vanessa and Elizabeth 2011/12/24, 04:19

    jingle bells, batman smells, roben laid an egg! wonder woman did a fart and blew of santas head yay!…..

  • Jerric 2011/12/24, 07:16

    Angry Birds version

    Jingle bells, piggies smell, the White Bird laid an egg…

  • Dirk 2011/12/24, 12:31

    I first heard some kids singing the “Jingle bells batman smells …” version in 1993 in Tucson. When I was a kid back in the late 50’s early 60’s we pretty much stuck to the regular lyrics except for “oh what fun it is to ride in grandma’s chevrolet” although when ever my sister and I sang the song together we had to race to see who could sing the song the fastest regardless of who was singing with us or where we were singing.

  • i luv christmas 2011/12/24, 16:34

    dashing throw the snow
    riding piggy-back on flash

    o’er fantastic four
    we left flames on his ash

    they got super mad
    and tried to beat us up

    wolveren made a scene
    and really cut us up

    jingle bells batman smells
    robin layed an egg
    the batmobele lost a wheel
    the joker got away
    (x2)

    last summer i went to the south
    to viset the north pole
    spiderman was there and
    played santa’s role

    he wraped the toys in web
    and shiped them all in bulk
    to all the heros except incredebul hulk

    jingle bells batman smells
    robin layed an egg
    the batmobele lost a wheel
    the joker got away
    (x2)

    a year or two ago
    i thought id take a bride

    soon miss wonder woman
    lassoed me bye her side
    i thought it was true love
    but she had another plan

    i saw her under the misletoe
    and kissing superman

    jingle bells batman smells
    robin layed an egg
    the batmobele lost a wheel
    the joker got away
    (x2)

    p.s sorry if any spelling mistake

  • Cloudane 2011/12/24, 18:22

    North West England:

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin flew away
    The Batmobile lost its wheels
    On the M6 Motorway

  • Ken 2011/12/24, 20:39

    I’ve always heard it as:

    Jingle Bells
    Shotgun Shells
    Shootin’ all the way

    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a Brand New Chevrolet!

  • DanielJBarragan 2012/01/11, 19:19

    Robin in the kitchen,
    Batman in the hall,
    Joker in the bathroom,
    Peeing on the wall..
    :} mwahaha

  • anomynous 2012/01/20, 14:00

    i heard this one when i was young, back in the day…..
    jingle bells, batman smells,
    robin flew away,
    lost his pants in the middle of France,
    and found them in Pompeii.

  • anomynous 2012/02/06, 09:21

    In the south of England in the early 80s I sang this version:

    Jingle Bells,
    Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    Batmobile,
    Lost a wheel,
    On the motorway- hey!

  • Sarah 2012/02/24, 19:08

    The version I remember hearing was almost exactly like the last one on the post:

    “Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost its wheel
    And Joker took ballet, hey!”

    And the version you learned came from an actual Batman episode, so I think your version wins :).

  • grace 2012/03/31, 01:43

    here is one

    jingle bells batman smells
    robin got a gun
    he shot a tree
    and made it pee in 1981

  • Jose 2012/04/03, 16:53

    Dumb, but I recall Junie B. Jones Book called ” Jingle Bells Batman smells P.S so does May!!!!!! ” verry merry funny!!! Sincerily, Juan Jose Martinez

  • Batman Lover! 2012/04/08, 19:19

    Hey! I think i heard this in a Batman the animated series christmas episode! Joker sang it then flew away on the Arkam Asylam christmas tree! The christmas tree was actually a rocket though. OK this sounds weird written down.

    Here i have that part on youtube… Please watch it! then you will understand what the heck i am talking about!

    http://www.superheroeslives.com/indexbatman.htm

    P.s. I’m 13 right now and live in Austin, Texas i remember the lyrics being…

    Jingle bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    and the joker got away!

    i also remember…

    Jinglebells, Batman smells
    robin flew away
    the invisible boatmobile (from spongebob) lost a wheel
    and manray got away! (again from spongebob)

  • mark 2012/05/01, 18:56

    been wondering this for years , who the heck came up with this ? who sang it first ? questions I ask every xmas . the version I heard was , jingle bells , batman smells , robin laid an egg , bat mobile lost its wheel and robin flew away , or the joker got away , first heard it when I was around 5 years old , which would be in 1974 . I wanna know the answer , please e-mail if you find out where this originated .

  • Sarah 2012/06/02, 10:56

    Probably first heard the jingle bells Batman parody as a 6 year old girl when I was living just outside London in Croydon. (UK). So would have been 1994 and the version I grew up with was:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin flew away,
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    on the M4 motorway – hey!

    I’ve never heard any of the shotgun ones. Maybe that’s because I’m in the UK!

  • anon12 2012/06/10, 10:38

    jingle bells
    batman smells
    robin made a slave
    the batmobile,
    ran over a seal
    and the joker lost his head
    ay

    first heard today by me

    jingle bells, batman smells
    robiun laid an egg,the batmobile lost a wheel and the joker turned out gay
    first heard st.marys p.s n.i

  • George 2012/06/14, 12:54

    Growing up in Georgia, born ’97.

    I heard
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile has lost a wheel
    And Joker got away, hey!

    And
    Batman’s in the kitchen
    Robin’s in the hall
    Joker’s in the bathroom peeing on the wall

    And
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Batmobile has lost a wheel
    And Joker thinks he’s gay, hey’

  • Dave 2012/06/23, 22:44

    What I learned in Bethesda, md in early 1970’s was;

    Jingle bells
    batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    And the joker got away

  • Nikki 2012/07/02, 01:05

    it started with one of the original animated animated batman videos called Christmas with the Joker where the joker sings it

  • Plum 2012/07/17, 13:04

    Mine is a very recent contribution, as I heard it in 2000-2001, but here goes…

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The batmobile lost a wheel (or Mr. Freeze cut the cheese)
    And the Joker got away!

    Batman’s in the kitchen,
    Robin’s in the hall,
    Joker’s in the bathroom,
    Peeing on the wall!
    (Hahaha!)

  • Plum 2012/07/17, 13:06

    Oh, I’m sorry! That was in California. :)

  • Andie 2012/07/29, 08:56

    Or this one. I made this one up. No lie.

    Jingle Bells,
    Batman smells,
    Loki flew away,
    Hulk sucks,
    Hitler yuck,
    Thor all the way,
    HAY!

  • Anon13 2012/07/31, 16:44

    this is one I heard somewhere:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin flew away
    Uncle Billy lost his willy
    On the motorway

  • Jesus 2012/08/03, 02:54

    The earliest I’ve seen the batman version is on Mystery Science Theater 3000

  • Dondakay1975@gmail.com 2012/08/24, 03:56

    I can tell you what my kids sing now:
    Jingle bells!
    Batman smells!
    Robin laid an egg!
    He stuck his butt in Pizza Hut,
    And blew them all away! Hey!

  • Graham n 2012/08/24, 12:05

    i heard this version growing up in the 1990s in sunderland, england:
    jingle bells
    batman smell
    robin laid an egg
    he lost his pants in the middle of france
    and found them in bombay!!! hey!!

  • ChuckLunch 2012/09/04, 13:42

    First one I heard back in 1977.

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin Laid An Egg.
    Commissioner Died of Suicide
    And Joker Got Away………

  • ChuckLunch 2012/09/04, 13:49

    Here’s another one, keeping with the spirit of the subversion of Christmas

    We Three Kings Of Orient Are (?)
    Tried to Smoke a Rubber Cigar.
    It was loaded and Exploded….BANG!!

    Silent Night, Holy Night

  • Jeff 2012/09/10, 17:56

    O.k., kids, it was 1966-67 , growing up on post at Fort Knox, KY, when I heard the full rendition with Robin in the hall and the chorus where the joker got away in part to the bat mobile’s lost wheel. But the only part my 2nd grade brain remembered was the chorus because the intro was too long winded. Besides the chorus was the funniest part to sing to our parents.

  • Anonymous 2012/09/25, 02:43

    The Batman smells version was what we learned in Maine during the 1970’s, and Maine was pretty backwoods during this time. My friends uncle was Adam West, who played batman in the TV show. I always assumed in came from highschoolers at this time, because of the reruns of the TV show, but many people remember it earlier. We didn’t have the other verses or the ones about Santa in my school. Hey! Robin laid an egg. Where the hell did that come from?
    It is also interesting to note that before the internet, things like this and urban legends spread rather well through the school systems. You couldn’t research then like you can now – there is something freeing about that, something special. Interesting that this x gen is the generation that was without and then the start of internet, the start of home comBooters.

  • Eloise 2012/10/18, 16:39

    We used to sing in the 80’s/90’s in Durham
    Uk:
    Jingle bells batman smells
    Robin flew away
    List his pants in the middle of France
    And found them
    In Bombay!

  • Josh Frost 2012/10/19, 13:08

    I too remember this jingle vivdly, growing up in Boston in the 1970s. As a Batman fan, my friends and I used to debate whether or not we should sing this song, which obviously was not very kind to Batman! In the end, we couldn’t help ourselves – it was irresistable. Do wonder where it started…

  • Magic 2012/11/02, 20:11

    “Crashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis, jumping over rocks crashing into trees, my world is turning red I think I am dead. I woke up and this is what I said, “Jingle Bells batman smells robin laid a gun, he shot in a pizza hut in 1981!”

  • Michelle 2012/11/03, 00:30

    The beginning is not mine but the rest is…
    Jingle bells Batman smells,Robin lays an egg, joker stole the bat mobile and penguin ran away.
    Cat-woman doesn`t do baths, the riddler got gas.Two face always wears a mask.Gotham never sleeps,Ivy never eats and Mr. freeze heats.Jingle bells, jingle bells scarecrow lives in hell, Bane always fails, Harley takes some pills and batwomen always kills. Alfred`s in jail, Clay-face melts in pail and Killer Croc chases his tail. So Jingle belle, Hush always yells, Professor Strange is blackmailed, Man-bat kills Grundy and Mad hatter is madder—–For he takes a bomb—sets his alarm–to blow them all away. This is the part where everyone starts, to not notice— to save the day.

  • John 2012/11/20, 21:45

    The parody actually first appeared in the 1990 episode of Batman: The Animated Series entitled “Christmas with the Joker”

    The lyrics are as follows:

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    And the Joker got away!

    (The Joker laughs maniacally, escaping Arkham Asylum via a rocket disguised as a Christmas tree)

    Crashing through the roof
    In a one horse open tree
    Busting out I go
    Laughing all the way!

  • DiggsMcGee 2012/11/27, 01:28

    I swear to high heaven that I came up with this variation in the early to mid 90’s (Illinois, USA):

    Jingle bells, taco shells
    Granny had a gun
    Shot me in the underwear
    And, boy, I had to run

    When I was young I didn’t, and still don’t, enjoy being like everyone else. So while the “batman smells” version was popular with us kids, I experimented with other rhymes. There was a “jingle bells, taco bell…” version someone spouted out one day. That’s when I “created” my version. Even back then some friend of my brother’s didn’t believe me when I said I made it up, because he had heard it from somewhere else. Whether or not I am responsible for the existence of this version of the song is up for debate. But I did come up with it myself, without influence.

  • Anonymous 2012/11/29, 02:42

    Jingle Bells
    Batman Smells
    Robin ran away
    Father Christmas
    Burned his whiskers
    Smoking weed in May
    Hey!

    Jingle Bells
    Batman smells
    Robin layed an egg
    Santa’s drinking Fanta
    Eat fruit cake with no nutmeg

    Crashing through the snow
    On a pair of broken skis
    Over the hills we go
    Crashing into trees
    (Ow! Ow! Ow!)
    The snow is turning red
    I think I’m nearly dead
    I’m gonna spend the rest of Christmas
    In a hospital bed!

  • Mike 2012/11/30, 23:02

    The one I heard in Ohio in 1978 was this:

    Jingle Bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The Penguin fell
    And broke his tail
    And the Joker got away
    Hey!

    (there may have been more to it, but this was all I could remember at the time)

  • me 2012/12/01, 18:51

    i herd some children sing the same words over and over again. unfortunetly when i started to pay attention they stopped so can only come up with the first bit. any one know why they would not compete this

    jingle bells, batman smells
    robin is [so?] gay
    oh what fun it ………..[this is where they stopped]

    i know they mentioned the sleigh

  • Chris 2012/12/02, 14:53

    Heard this from my dad

    Jingle bells, Hitler smells
    Pee pee in the air
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In hitlers underwear

    Baldwin, NY 1960s

  • BW 2012/12/03, 20:09

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

    1977 (4th grade), Sterling Heights, MI.

  • C.J. 2012/12/05, 12:54

    One my dad passed on to us (Circa California in the 60’s)

    Jingle bells, Batman smells
    Easter’s in its way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    in Grandma’s Chevrolet

    The one I heard as a kid in the 90’s was

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    And Joker played ballet. Hey!

    Some of these are rude, disturbing, and downright gruesome! of course rude songs that kids sings have been around since the beginning of time. Another unrelated song my mom sang was this:

    Mine eyes have seen the glory
    of the burning of the school
    We have tortured every teacher
    We have broken all the rules
    We have shot the secratary and we hung the principal
    As brats go marching in

    Glory, glory how peculiar
    Teacher hit me with a ruler
    Bopped her on the bean with a rotten tangerine
    And boy did she turn green

  • SunnyD 2012/12/05, 15:15

    My feeling about how this song spread around the world is the children of US military familes. I first heard it back in Christmas of 1966 when the Batman TV series started in September of 1966. That was the only thing elementary school kids talked about and the toys were all we wanted for Christmas. I lived in San Diego California and our school was half military kids. Our city was a big military hub at the height of the Vietnam War. Every branch of the services was active there. I remember we sang the original chorus over and over. Kids tried to add versions, but the original ending was always the Joker got away – Hey!. My assumption was that as military kids were suddenly moved around the country they would arrive in a new school and that silly song was a familiar memory of their former friends. Once it was heard by the new group they would be “Kool” and other kids would copy their new song. I think the original chorus was tried and true and whatever you learn first is your memory of the right way. When another comes along it is quickly rejected. It takes a kid to move with a different version for that one to be known as the original. That is my guess how it migrated around the world and did not change very much. I went to research this song version after walking kids to school and hearing a 7 year old claim it was new. I am 54 and I remember it felt new when I was 7. The version we were singing was “Jingle Bells, Santa smells, Rudolph lost his way. Blah blah blah in a one horse Chevrolet. hey! This version was popular in school, because the 1960’s commerical hit song was “See the USA in your Chevrolet” played on every TV channel during kids shows. Christmas of 1966 is when I first heard it switch to Batman Smells, Robin layed an egg and the Batmobile logically replaced the sleigh and our Chevrolet. Please post a reply if you heard this version before Christmas 1966 and where you were.

  • Robert 2012/12/07, 12:55

    1976 Minnesota. The standard version, ending with “Joker got away, hey” not “took ballet”. Hope this helps!

  • Elena C 2012/12/07, 15:50

    “Jingle bells, shotgun shells, bb’s in the air, oh what fun it is to shoot santa’s reindeer! Deer guts in the trees, bloodstains in the snow…” and i don’t quite remember the rest. Florida, late 80’s.

  • kristie 2012/12/10, 02:48

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    robin flew away
    lost his pants in the middle of france
    and found them in bombay HAY

  • jake 2012/12/10, 09:55

    aunty ruby lost her booby on the motarway hey

  • Darren 2012/12/11, 03:35

    I’m 30 and from Bristol, England. I remember a version of this song from my childhood. It went as follows:

    Jingle bells, batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    Uncle Billy lost his willy
    on the M4 motorway.

  • Brian H 2012/12/12, 13:09

    I used to say the rhyme when I was a kid in the 1970s, in the suburbs of NY City. Our version was the “Batman smells, Robin laid an egg” variation. Here it is in the Batman television cartoon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSCN48XReMU

  • GingerKarma 2012/12/13, 22:19

    In Australia, in the early ’70s, we sang this version at primary school:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    Father Christmas burnt his whiskers,
    smoking “Craven ‘A'”.

    There was also a version:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    which hit the Joker’s head.

    although that last line was sometimes “and ran into a shed”.

  • Smity 2012/12/14, 11:45

    Jingle bells, jingle bells
    Dummies all the way
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In Grandma’s Chevrolet, HEY!!

  • not telling 2012/12/14, 23:57

    Jingle Bells Shotgun Shells
    Granny had a gun
    shot a rabbit up the ass
    and boy did it run

  • Jordan Elliott Kamnitzer 2012/12/15, 17:01

    Following those crazy lines, after “Joker got away”, it ends with the words: “And that’s the end of the day.”

  • Jim 2012/12/16, 09:40

    First time I hear the last verse “Joker ran away”!
    Our last verse in Montreal 30 years ago was always “Commisioner had to pay,hey”

  • J.R. 2012/12/16, 22:04

    Jingle bells Batman smells
    Robin laid and egg
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    and Joker got away
    Denver 1985

  • Noname 2012/12/18, 14:07

    New version jingle bells batman smells robin flew away batmans in a football field and scored a penalty dashing thru the snow on a pair of broken skies over the fields we go bashing into trees hahaha the snow is turning red I think I might be dead now I’m in hospital with stitches in my head oh jingle bells batman smells robin flew away yeah

  • Shane 2012/12/19, 05:07

    Your version, New Zealand, late 70s would be my guess.

  • Rich 2012/12/19, 20:31

    Jingle bells Batman smells
    Robin laid and egg
    The Batmobile lost its wheel
    and Joker got away
    Idaho 1979 (was 5, definitely remember singing it at my first home before I moved when I was 6)

  • Ian 2012/12/20, 06:26

    Jingle Bells Batman Smells
    Robin Flew Away
    He lost his pants in the middle of France
    and found them in Bombay HEY!

    Jingle Bells Batman Smells
    Robin Flew Away
    Wonder Woman lost her knickers
    all on Christmas Day HEY!

  • john 2012/12/20, 15:44

    the version i heard in mississippi in the 1950’s was
    jingle bells, shotgun shells
    rabbits all the way
    applesauce and sauerkraut
    and good old pork and beans

  • bethany 2012/12/21, 05:04

    song is boss

    jingle bells
    batman smells
    robbin flew away
    the bat mobile
    lost the weal
    and he whas sad all day

    that how i say it

  • anon 2012/12/21, 22:35

    Honestly, I would look into what GROUP started this. The trend (since this started) has been a steady decline towards making heroes uncool.

    I submit to you that this was part of an opening salvo against “hero minded” types trying to save the world.

    As conspiratorial as it sounds, a lot of very similar things happened at the same time and it all centered around music in our culture, possibly as a response to the powerful influence music had on organizing hippy culture…

  • Tim J. Swank 2012/12/22, 17:07

    I remember THIS ONE:

    Jingle bells
    Santa smells
    Easter’s on its way
    O what fun is to ride in a rusted Chevrolet

    =8*p

  • Pete 2012/12/23, 05:12

    The version I grew up with in Australia in the 80’s

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    Lost his pants while over France,
    and found them in Bombay.
    Hey.

  • olivia 2012/12/24, 09:07

    jingle bells jingle bells robin flew a way uncle billy lost his willy on the motor way hey

  • Laura 2012/12/24, 12:59

    The version I’ve always said is:

    Jingle bells, batman smells, Robin flew away,
    He landed on a football pitch and didn’t know how to play

    I would have heard this in Cambridgeshire/ Suffolk UK in the mid 90’s (I’m now 25)

    My fiancé from Yorkshire has never heard this version so it might just be an east Anglian version?

  • Memama 2012/12/24, 13:42

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    robin laid an egg
    the batmobile lost its wheel
    and joker got away.
    First heard, Atlanta 1970 give or take a year.

  • Brian Badenoch 2012/12/25, 12:02

    Rochester, New York, mid 1970’s, versions 1 & 2. (Also, San José, CA, 2012)

  • jenny 2012/12/25, 14:50

    jingle bells
    batman smells
    robin laid an egg
    the batmobile lost a wheel
    an the joker joined ballet!
    HEY!!!

  • liam mcc 2012/12/30, 21:52

    ive heard of this one.
    jingle bells
    batman smells
    robin laid a gun
    shot a tree and made a pee
    in 1941!

  • Todd Pence 2013/01/01, 00:57

    My theory is that the Batman version of the “Jingle Bells” lyrics originated sometime in the late 1960’s during the run of the popular TV show of the time. Some creative kid came up with the lyrics and they went viral across the nation.

  • Crashing through the trees 2013/01/01, 15:17

    this is the Version i know of itsong

    Crashing through the trees on a broken pair of skis
    the snow is bloody red i think i might be dead
    Oh 911 911 help is on the way
    oh what fun it is to ride in an ambulance all day

  • 90's child 2013/01/04, 10:36

    Yes, the “joker got away” version is the one I learned in the 90’s in MI. From reading other posts, it looks like we learned it from the Jokers Christmas Special from the animated series (feeling pretty manipulated/unoriginal).
    My hunch is that it started with the original series in 60s/70s. It would be interesting to know if it was started by a kid or if it was part of the TV series/promotions. I didn’t realize it was that old, but it makes more sense now why the language was so tame (laying an egg is a pretty lame insult). Looks like (from other posts) it started to lose popularity in the 80s, so they revived it in the 90s via animated series.
    Now my nephew (also in MI) is singing the broken skis version. Don’t know which version exactly, but I know it is one of the more gory variations. I plan to have him revive the Batman version complete with Joker peeing on the wall.

  • anonymous 2013/01/04, 23:35

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

    This was the version I learned in the San Fernando Valley, Southern California, as a child in the early 1970s.

  • Matt 2013/01/10, 08:19

    I think I first heard it from the Joker himself. It was on the Batman: The Animated Series in the late 80s. “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg; the Batmobile, lost its wheel, and the Joker got away!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzcw-UQXE5k

    THe more common variation around me was the one that changed the last line to “on the motorway”, though.

  • rednut 2013/01/10, 16:45

    Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin flew away,
    Wonderwoman did a fart and blew up the U.S.A… hey!

  • Andrew 2013/01/12, 13:37

    This is the version I remember growing up in the south of England, circa 1985. The M1 is the main north-south highway in the UK.

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    Robin ran away,
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    On the M1 Motorway.

  • Anonymous 2013/03/15, 13:33

    Jingle bells, batman smells,
    Robin flew away,
    Lost his pants,
    In the middle of France,
    And found them in Bombay
    HEY!!!

    No one has said that one

  • 46oiram/mario 64 2013/03/20, 16:00

    mine is:

    Jingle bells,batman smells,robin hood away!mr.billy lost his willy on the motor way,hey!

  • If they will solved the case of the song like Jingle Bells, Batman Smells to crack the case like the detectives and the archeologists to dig the truths. I will know if it was a big answer of the mystery of the song, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells to the History of DC Comics. And the song, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells could ruin Christmas and the Holiday. From The end of Summers to the New Year Eve. For follies and such silliness.
    made all villain bands of bad guys listing to us, singing Jingle Bells, Batman Smells to sing it on the superheroes to ruining its justices.
    and then the worst of resinging of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

    Jingle Bells, Piggy Smells,
    Kermit lay an egg.
    The Muppet Show, got a hoss,
    And Fozzie got a farts!
    Hey!!!
    Jingle Bells, Gonzo Smells,
    His chickens are fries!
    Dog City dress in bikini swimsuits,
    And Bert Raccoon drinking grog!

  • Anonymous 2013/03/31, 11:20

    South West Washington Mid 1970’s

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

  • Tammy 2013/05/12, 03:21

    Hmmm I learned it when I was young, (18 now, I know still a baby haha) but I recall Joker singing it in “Batman: The Animated Series”. A Christmas episode.

    This was the version:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid an egg,
    Batmobile lost a wheel,
    And Joker got away!”

  • Cliff 2013/05/15, 13:54

    I’m originally from the LA area. I first remember hearing this parody in the mid-sixties, when the Batman television series was airing. It seemed to be a new thing back then.

  • Here are the next part of Jingle Bells, Batman Smells is an parts with the characters of all cartoons from around the world. as I Was saying that the peoples of American popular cultures are been using bad words and even censorships for its American culture of its popularity in America. As I don’t want the Native Americans to be a good guys and the settlers and govermnets ans troops of American to be a bad guys, and I don’t want the settlers, governments, and troops of America to be a god guys and the Native Americans to be a bad guys. Because this people between Americans and Native Americans are feuding each other for homelands by violence with prejudice and racism. So I choose Canada as a best place to set an stories to take place without any sterotypes to portraited and put a plots like Hollywood cartoon makers did. So I also used Bert Racoon refused to sing a song like the foul humrous Wes gangs sing,
    Jingle Bells, Boris Smells,
    Kermit lay an eggs,
    Bert Raccoon in Las Vegas,
    gambling with Lisa, hey!
    Jingle Bells, Ariel Smells,
    she married Don Karnage,
    Oh what it is to drinks
    at Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits, hey!
    Jingle Bells, Louis Smells,
    Teddy Bear lay and eggs,
    Woody and Buzz got a hoots,
    In Pooh Bear’s old outhouse, hey!

  • http://www.playgroundjungle.com/2009/12/jingle-bells-batman-smells.html

    I know what the Song, Jingle Bells Batman Smells came from, the 1940s!

  • Joker got ran over by the reindeers,
    Walking over from Gotham City prison.
    You could say there no such things as Santa,
    and as for Batman and Robin, they believe!

  • http://christmas.lovetoknow.com/Christmas_Song_Parodies

    It’s just I will represented a facts, I already solved what the parody song had come from.

  • Irene 2013/06/28, 01:36

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
    Jingle all the way!
    Oh what fun it is to ride a one horse open slay! ( Hey)

    Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
    Jingle all the way!
    Oh what fun it is to ride, but Santa farts today!!

  • Jingle Bells, Robin farts,
    Kermit laid an eggs,
    Rosie O’Gravy lost her bosoms
    Swimming in Las Vegas, hey!

    Jingle Bells, Fievel shock,
    Toponi was a giant!
    In San Diego, California
    Swimming in San Diego Bay, hey!

  • Mary 2013/08/19, 21:32

    Philadelphia suburbs, early 1970’s.
    Besides the Batman version, we sang:
    Jingle bells, Santa smells
    Rudolph laid an egg
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    In a beat-up Chevrolet

  • Dashing through the Batmoblie,
    On the one horse open sled,
    On the field we go,
    Joker gaot away, HA, HA, HA!
    I’m the one with the Batmoblie,
    And making spirits bright,
    What fun it is to ride and sing,
    And Joker got away,
    Oh, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    Robin lay an egg,
    The batmoblie lost all wheels
    and Joker got away,
    Hey!! Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    Robin lay an egg,
    The Batmoblie, lost it wheels
    And Joket took ballet, Hey!
    This Batman pardoy Jingle Bells song is from my next door neighbor,
    Mitcheal. I remeber when me and my mother sang Jingle Bells,
    And then my sister Anna Westgate sang, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells.
    I never heard it, and I thinks it’s sounded silly for me and my mother.

  • Jingle Bells, Homer Smells,
    Peter laid his eggs,
    Rosie O’Gravy in bikini,
    and married Fievel Mouse, Hey!

  • Brett 2013/09/29, 00:41

    Jingle bells
    Roscoe smells
    Enis laid an egg
    Old boss hog ate a frog
    And the duke boys got away.

  • Johnny Kills 2013/10/14, 05:30

    There’s a fun version where the Joker is singing in the roof,

    it says:

    Jingle bell, Batman’s Bell
    Robin through the way,
    He lost its …(I do not understand)
    (other phrase that I do not understand)
    and did not what they say (hey!)
    joker: Hey!
    Batman: Hello

    it’s on youtube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioiT5UC-59c

    if someone can write it I will apreciate.

  • Jingle Bells, Raccoons Smells,
    Nelvana laid an eggs,
    Turbo Dogs went for the swims,
    Wearing seashell swim suits, hey!!!
    Jingle Bells, Brownies Smells,
    Doesn’t take a baths.
    Running around in Brownies Forest.
    Cooking rotten eggs, Hey!
    http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/brownies/index.html

  • MM 2013/10/23, 00:52

    The 1st version,
    (Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)) and it was in the late ’60s in New York City. Good luck with the research!

  • dave 2013/10/29, 04:18

    here we sing jingle bells batman smells robin flew away uncle billy lost his willy on the motorway HAY.

  • Dave 2013/11/03, 11:50

    Baltimore, MD – Early 1970’s

    The first version you list.

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

  • someone unknown 2013/11/03, 21:57

    heres one my nefiew told me:
    Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin laid a egg
    The batmobile lost a wheel
    And spongebob saved the day!
    HEY!!

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2013/11/12, 18:59

    Jingle Bells, Snoopy spied,
    Rankin and Bass’s Red Baron,
    World War I meets Notrh America,
    All aboard to Starlight Express, Hey!
    Jingle Bells, Snoopy spied,
    Rankin and Bass’s Red Baron,
    World War I meets Sgt. Pepper and
    his Lonely Hearts Club Band, Hey!
    From Russia!

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2013/11/13, 23:26

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,
    He-Man got his gout!
    Skeletor yelled is,
    You Big Whale, He-Man!
    And everyone laugh at
    Mister Big He-Man.
    He didn’t put out a
    Oscar flower!

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2013/11/13, 23:36

    Skeletor sang with the Gremlins from Gremilns (1984) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990),
    He-Man is an big fat old whale,
    He-Man is an big fat old whale,
    He-Man is an big fat old whale,
    And Orko, a souter puss!
    Good timing to tear an whole world, a trash,
    And She-Ra is a fat bug,
    And we will rule the planets!

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2013/11/13, 23:46

    Frosty the Yeti,
    He’s a mystery beast, today,
    With a smoking pipe and a golden teeth,
    and he’s eyes we’re really cute,
    Frosty the Yeti,
    Is a detective story, they say,
    He went to the famous Monsters, Inc.
    To buy a boxes of cigars!

  • lola 2013/11/14, 13:18

    jingle bells batman smells robbing flew away uncle billy lost his willy on the moaterway

  • Mark 2013/11/15, 23:26

    I’m 47, and I think my dad told me he remembers a version of the basic “Jingle Bells, Batman smells” from when he was a kid in the 40’s. Seriously.

  • hhj 2013/11/20, 17:22

    jingle bells bartman smells pieman ran away bartbored lost a wheel and snake got away doh

  • betty 2013/11/23, 01:27

    this is a 70’s episode of Batman where who else but the joker sings this song http://youtu.be/XlPvcsnz3BA

  • unknown 2013/11/24, 12:49

    This is the one I know.

    Jingle bells, Jingle bells
    Robin went to hell
    thought he was the superman and tried to fly but fell
    Hey!
    x2
    Crashing through the snow,
    on a pair of broken ski’s
    down the ravine we go
    falling to our knees,
    I think the snow is red,
    I think I’m nearly dead,
    so someone call the ambulance before I freeze to death,
    Hey!

  • rachel 2013/11/25, 12:33

    dashing in the snow
    in a pair of roller scates over the needle i go
    ahahah ow have i pasted out yyyyes

  • Adam Colligan 2013/11/26, 16:28

    I grew up in suburbia near Augusta, GA and would have been doing schoolyard/schoolbus rhymes between about 1991 and 1996. The first version in your original post is the one I know, word for word.

    I was also wondering if you had seen The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren?

    Most of that book’s material was gathered from research in British rather than American schools. I studied and worked in the UK for five years after high school, and I found it really fascinating (by reading that book and talking to friends) to see which children’s rhymes and games had managed to leap from one side of the Atlantic to the other (and perhaps back) and which had not.

  • flowers 2013/11/27, 07:05

    I made this one up
    Jingle bells! jingle bells!
    Santas on vacation
    He took a trip on a plane almost
    Across the nashion

  • bah humbug 2013/11/27, 13:48

    from Australia here :) the version i heard in the school yard around 1980 was this:
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
    Robin’s flown away,
    Wonder Woman lost her bossom
    flying TAA (hey)

    i dont know any more of it

    ps. TAA (Trans Australian Airlines) was an airline here up till 1992 when it was bought by Qantas

    • Krista 2013/12/21, 21:12

      I was going to write this one! I’m from Melbourne, Australia. Seems that must be our version – although my daughter says “…lost her bra” and may have changed the TAA part. Can’t remember now.

  • Asterion 2013/11/29, 04:31

    I grew up in the North East of England in the 1970s, and we sang:
    “Jingle bells, Batman smells,
    Robin flew away.
    Spider-Man got squashed like ham
    On the M1 motorway – hey!”

    If there were any verse lyrics, I ca no longer remember them!

    A.

  • Heather 2013/12/01, 17:17

    I remember in london in the 70s-80s singing:

    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin blew away (so he farted, basically)
    Wonder Woman
    Lost her bosom
    On the M1 motorway

    (or Father Christmas lost his whiskers on the M1 motorway)

    There was also a version where someone lost her knickers on the M1 motorway but I can’t remember who it was…

  • Pat 2013/12/02, 05:04

    I have only heard the first version. My best recollection is late 60’s – maybe 1969. I heard it from a friend in Brockton Massachusetts. We made up other versions.

  • Trevor Kokotylo 2013/12/02, 05:20

    Edmonton Alberta in the 1970s it was:

    Jingle bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    And Commissioner ate some hay

    (Commissioner Gordon of course)

  • Steve Wiggins 2013/12/03, 00:45

    I was born in 63 in the Detroit area. Heard it first in about 1968 while throwin snowballs with the “big kids” (8-10 years old)…

    and it was the first version you listed…

    Batman smells. Robin laid an egg….blahblah, joker got away.

    LOLOLOL… funny how that stuff sticks in your head. I can remember how hard it was snowing that night, and how muffled the cars sounded from all the snow falling!!!

    My older brother (10 at the time), normally quite responsible, threw a snowball at a passing car and nailed it hard. The guy stopped, jumped out of his gray 68 Olds (I remember the car!)… and chased, and CAUGHT us!

    Gave us a stern talkin to!!! We were just thrilled he didn’t bang on our parents door and tell on us!!! (Which of COURSE woulda been BAD!)

    HAHAHAHA!!!! Great memories!

  • Michelle 2013/12/04, 09:06

    I grew up is Southern Louisiana, just north of Lake Pontchartrain. I’m 40 now and have to say I remember first hearing something along these lines…
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)
    this was around ’78…of course now my youngest who is 8 sings a variation which now includes Spongebob…go figure. Hope your research provides some laughter along the way.

  • Periwinkle 2013/12/04, 21:04

    I thought its
    Dashing through the snow
    On a pair of broken skiis
    Over the hills we go
    Crashing into trees

    Now the snow is red
    I think I’m almost dead
    I woke up in the hospital with stitches in my head

    911 911 someone call the cops
    Take me to the hospital
    And feed me lollipops
    911 911 Santa clause is dead
    JL ( or something like that) Joe the Eskimo shot him in the head.

  • Lee C. 2013/12/05, 14:46

    Salt Lake City, Utah, late 1970s: We always sang a hybrid of the Batman and Sesame Street versions: Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg. Mr. Hooper laid a pooper right on Big Bird’s leg. Yeah, we were crude little boys.

  • Jason 2013/12/07, 00:26

    Jingle bells, jingle bells. Santa Claus is dead . Gi Joes the Eskimo shot him in the head. Barbie doll Barbie doll tried to save her life, but Gi Joe the Eskimo stabbed her with a knife…

  • David 2013/12/07, 05:45

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veju4PxhuGc

    Does anyone have video from the original Batman TV series where the Joker sings this or similar?

  • David 2013/12/07, 05:48

    Jingle Bells
    Shot gun shells
    Santa Clause is dead.
    Someone stole my BB gun
    and shot him in the head.

    Houston, Texas in the early 1970s.

  • Susan Snetsinger 2013/12/09, 14:35

    I learned version 1 listed above in Webster Groves, MO (suburb of St. Louis) in about 1972/1973.

  • Steve Scott 2013/12/11, 21:56

    First version:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

    San Francisco Bay Area, early-mid 70’s

  • Gary 2013/12/12, 12:01

    I heard the “Santa Claus is dead” version in elementary school in the 1960s in the Dallas, Texas area. It had the feel of an old folk song even then.

  • william 2013/12/14, 00:48

    I heard this one when I was about about 10 in 1967 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Jingle bells
    Batman smells
    Robin laid an eggs
    . . . and then I’m not sure . . .
    Father Christmas lost his whiskers?
    and something about Superman and his underwear??

  • Tish 2013/12/14, 06:39

    Theses are the two versions I remember:

    Jingle bell Robin Hood
    Riding through the glen
    Done a fart
    Killed a rat and paralysed a hen

    Jingle bell Starsky smell
    Hutch has ran away
    Kojak’s lost his lollipop
    And bought a milkyway

  • Anonymous 2013/12/14, 06:58

    Early 80’s in Columbus, Ohio; “joker got away” variation
    Our children insist on joker joined ballet though, still in Columbus.

  • Girl 2013/12/14, 15:41

    My childhood versions are:

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Robin fly away
    Uncle billy lost his willy on the motorway, hey!

    And:

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Robin fly away
    Aunty ruby lost her booby on the motorway, hey!

  • Anonymous 2013/12/14, 23:42

    Joker got away, mid-70’s in San Francisco Bay Area

  • johnathen 2013/12/15, 05:00

    Scary Eyes,Batman scares
    santa ran away
    oh what fun it is to ride
    a broken sleigh today
    Dashing through the snow in a
    one horse open sleigh
    HEY !

  • james p 2013/12/15, 16:06
  • Aaron 2013/12/16, 16:24

    First version; late 70s/early 80s; Peterborough, Ontario.

  • Sara 2013/12/16, 17:20

    Cambridge, England. 1972. Taught to me by my sister who learned it in 1967.

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Robin flew away.
    Father Christmas lost his knickers
    On the motorway.

    Or

    Santa Claus lost his draws (British colloquialism for underpants)
    On the motorway.

  • Carwile LeRoy 2013/12/18, 00:59

    Tenafly NJ 1971,72
    I was 7,8 yo

    Jingle Bells Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Bat mobile list a wheel
    Commissioner ran away

    That last line still puts me in stitches

  • Sarah 2013/12/18, 06:57

    Jingle bells,
    Batman smells
    Robin ran away
    Wonder Woman lost her bosom
    Flying TAA

    Australian version mid 70s.

  • Taskmaster 2013/12/20, 02:15

    I know that the batman Version was sung in a Christmas Episode of the Batman Animated Series of the mid 90’s. So I assume most Kids of that era (now in their 20s) learned it from there. At least that’s the most common case in Europe.

  • John 2013/12/21, 17:17

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost its wheel, Commissioner ran away

    Orange County CA circa 1970

  • Jane 2013/12/22, 18:57

    Jingle bells jingle bells santa is saad
    All because robiin calling him a pri**
    HEY

    Jingle bells jingle bels santa is happy
    All because robin had lost his wiilly

    I know a bit inappropriate but that’s what I just recently heard from kids

  • ashley 2013/12/22, 20:51

    Dashing through the snow on a pair of broken skis gliding up a hill santa lost his keys snowmans turning red santa feeling dead all he wants for Christmas is a hospital bed OH Santa Claus Santa Clau Santa Claus is dead Rudolph took a 44 and shot him in the head oh Barbie doll Barbie doll tried to save his life GI JOE from Mexico stabbed her with a knife

  • :-) 2013/12/24, 07:11

    Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile *popped* a wheel, and blew up IGA.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGA_%28supermarkets%29 – IGA is a chain of supermarkets.
    Edmonton, Canada, early 1990s.

  • Tzvi 2013/12/25, 02:04

    This is what I heard way back in the ’60’s as a kid. (I’m Jewish, & I have the impression that at some point some pious Christians substituted Batman instead of Santa…)
    Jingle bells Santa smells 40 miles away

  • Dipsy Doodle 2013/12/25, 11:09

    Here’s an Anti-Nazi version that I’m sure you’ll like.

    Jingle Bells! Hitler smells!
    Goering is a gay!
    Eva Braun is a man
    and all of them have AIDS!
    Hey!
    Jingle Bells! Himmler smells!
    Goebbels is a gay!
    Lili Marlene is a man
    and all of them have AIDS!
    Hey!

  • Cognight 2013/12/26, 02:09

    In the long shot someone sees this;

    The song originates from an of the 1992 “Batman: The Animated Series” titled “Christmas with the Joker”. It’s episode 2 on DVD, but was actually the 38th episode to air.

  • Tim 2013/12/26, 11:23

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)
    Orange County Ca, 1974
    Houston Texas, 1975

  • robsolo 2013/12/27, 19:05

    Dunno if it is here already, but in Ottawa, Canada we had a two verse….

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Santa Claus is dead
    Rudolph took a 44 and shot him in the head

    Barbie Doll Barbie Doll
    Tried to save his life
    But GI Joe tippy toed
    and stabbed her with his knife.

    kind of morbid if you think about it.

    Circa 1985/86

  • Mark E Clason 2013/12/30, 12:45

    I know your #1 version from Panama Elementary School, Panama CA, 1966-1972-ish.

  • Matthew 2014/01/02, 11:39

    First heard it in 1971, Davis CA. In kindergarden. Always wondered who wrote it. Truly fun to think that some kid made it up and it spread by word of mouth.

  • Jessica 2014/01/02, 18:22

    I grew up with this one:

    “Jingle bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    And Joker played ballet”

    Toronto, ON ca. 1998-2000

    But I also just found this. It may help you to answer your question:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlPvcsnz3BA

  • jason 2014/01/03, 00:11

    the batman one,,, I first heard this in the 4th grade in 1982, I remember thinking it was kool and new and probably was old , lol like me !!!!

  • google man 2014/01/06, 07:15

    Jax fl 2005
    Jingle bells, Batman smell
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    And robin peed on a tree in 1963! Hey!

  • Maria 2014/01/07, 12:44

    The 1st version,
    (Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!))
    late 70s East Coast – Arkansas, Kansas, then VA
    This year my kids came home from friends in Oklahoma singing:
    Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid a gun,
    shot a tree, made it pee, in 1983
    Batman in the kitchen
    Robin in the hall
    Jokers in the bathroom
    peeing on the wall!
    Catgirl in the litterbox
    oh what fun it is to die in a onehorse open sleigh! (my son made up the very last line).

    I like the first version better. Love that you are researching this.

  • Child of the Early 60's 2014/01/12, 01:18

    Upstate New York and I learnt the first version:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel
    and the Joker got away (Hey!)

    Other songs such as to Sinatra’s ‘My Way':

    Strangers in the night, exchanging d***oes
    This one is too tight, I’ll take another
    This is one is just right, I’ll take a dozen mooooorrrre.

    Children’s culture is, unfortunately, not written down and often searching online will get no hits on a topic. It is, btw, a language unique to children.

    This is, truthfully, language.

    Great blog post.

  • EmBee 2014/01/28, 19:47

    I was born in 1949. It was around before the cartoon version with the Joker singing it. That’s why Batman says. “I hate that song.” It had been making the rounds before the TV show with Adam West.

  • Daniel 2014/02/10, 08:37

    The version I grew up with in the UK is “jingle bells batman smells robin FLEW away”, the rest is the same as your first version. I’ve known this version for as long as I can remember and I was born in 1980.

  • Sheryl Diane 2014/02/12, 13:55

    Hey fun to find this — I think this verse may have originated from the 1966 TV action series Batman starring Adam West. I wonder if it might have started from a character like the Joker (Cesar Romero) or the Riddler (Frank Gorshin) I know I’ve known the chorus since maybe 3/4th grade in Montana, 1969/70. That’s why I think it may have been started by a televised quip by one of the villains? I just had an argument with one of my piano students about the last line – it used to be “Joker got away … ” but now the kids say “Joker took ballet” and will argue that’s right. It travels in 1st and 2nd grade like a virus from state to state. Pretty amazing oral tradition!

  • Tahlia 2014/02/14, 19:00

    All though primary school we sang:

    Jingle bells batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Rudolf got a .22 and shot him in the head
    Oh Barbie dolls barbie dolls tried to save his life
    But GI joe from Mexico stabbed him with a knife.

    My older brother and I taught our little brother it when he was 3. He thought it was hilarious.

  • mic 2014/02/19, 21:57

    Hubs and I are currently debating this. Heard in 80s in WA

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Batmobile lost a wheel
    Joker took ballet.

    Hubs says its
    Joker got away.

  • Nidhi Vijay 2014/03/09, 17:47

    Here’s one:
    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin Laid An Egg,
    Uncle Billy Lost His Willy On The Motorway, HEY!!

  • Michael Gaddass 2014/03/12, 14:35

    I first heard this version, UK, North East late 80’s.

    Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
    Robin Flew away
    Lost his pants flying over France
    Yet he found ‘em in Bombay.

  • Pigeon 2014/03/21, 19:29

    Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin’s flown away
    The Batmobile’s lost a wheel on the M5 motorway

    …Droitwich, England, 1970s. Search streetmap.co.uk for “droitwich” to understand the M5 reference ;)

  • Steve Doherty 2014/04/22, 01:46

    The way I remember it, from the 70’s in Massachusetts:
    Jingle Bells, Santa smells
    Rudolph ran away.
    Blow you nose in Cherios
    and eat ‘em on the way.

    I know, makes no sense, but that’s how I learned it. Plus I remember the alternate:

    Jingle Bells, Batman smells
    Robin laid an egg
    Oh what fun it is to ride
    in a beat-up Chevrolet!

    hmmm, that makes no sense either, but we were just kids.

  • michael 2014/05/01, 21:38

    Hears another one

    Jingle bells batman smells robin layed an egg batmobel lost a weel and the joker got away hey jingle bells joker smells harly quinn layed an egg jokermobel lost a weel and they went to jail.

  • Charles H. Westgate III 2014/06/15, 13:30

    I found this song, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells at Cowboy lyrics.com
    And there you will sing the lyric,

    http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/wilson-steven/jingle-bells-batman-smells-37149.html

  • Friv 2014/08/01, 08:02

    Batman in the kitchen,
    Robin in the hall,
    Joker in the bathroom,
    Peeing all over the wall!
    hahahahha

  • Dylan Quinn 2014/08/05, 09:49

    I’m from Dublin, Ireland and I first heard the top version (batman smells) in ’92 or ’93 (I’m 25 now) from my Dad. I didn’t really think about it too much until I heard an American talking about it recently. Everyone I know and grew up with in Dublin would be aware of the song. I find it fascinating that it seems to have become a worldwide phenomenon, at least among English speaking countries.

    • Dylan Quinn 2014/08/05, 09:54

      Also, the version I learned was:

      Jingle Bells, Batman smells,
      Robin laid an egg,
      The Batmobile lost a wheel,
      and The Joker got away (hey!)

  • Andy 2014/08/17, 09:53

    The version I learned was:

    Jingle bells, batman smells
    Santa Claus is dead
    Rudolph took a .22 and
    Shot him in the head

    G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe
    Tried to save his life
    But a Barbie doll, Barbie doll
    Stabbed them with a knife

    This would be around 1980, in Sweaburg, near Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

  • Michelle 2014/10/02, 15:24

    The version I heard was in elementary school in the late 1970’s, South San Francisco, CA: Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg.
    The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away (Hey!)

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