• Vincent Price as the villainous 'Egghead' (SBS on Demand)
When Vincent Price makes his first appearance as the egg-themed villain Egghead, this week's Batman was supposed to be a joyous egg-pun heavy episode - but some overt racism in the episode leaves egg on all of our faces.
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SBS Guide

29 Dec 2017 - 12:32 PM  UPDATED 29 Dec 2017 - 12:32 PM

Frankly, there is a lot to unpack in this week's episodes of Batman. Making his debut on the show, Vincent Price appears as Egghead where he is dropping egg-themed puns all over the place. This should be a hilarious two-parter, but it is marred by the inclusion of a heavily stereotypical, very broad depiction of a Native American man. Enter: Chief Screaming Chicken.

On this week's BATMANLAND podcast, we explore the inclusion of the character in the episode and try to provide some cultural context. 

Joining us on the podcast is Farah Celjo, Editor at SBS Food. Not only is she a pun-master, but she sets us straight on a number of egg dietary issues raised from this issue. Yeah, this is a rather unique episode of BATMANLAND.

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Batman airs every Friday evening on SBS VICELAND from 7:25pm, with the BATMANLAND companion podcast available to listen to every week as soon as you finish watching the episodes.