Hollywood history is littered with casting “almosts”: Tom Selleck was nearly Indiana Jones, for instance. Pee-wee Herman as Batman, though? It’s safe to say that probably never came up — even during pre-production of “Batman and Robin.”
The “Late Night” host has taken a TV ad for the movie and his gift for impressions and turned it into possibly the funniest 30 seconds you’ll see today. He pretty well nails the various Pee-Wee inflections, and there’s an extremely well-placed “ha-ha” at the 11-second mark.
It’s been a good day for Batman memes in general: In addition to Fallon’s bit, you can also watch this well-done mashup of “Breaking Bad” and “Batman” titled, obviously, “Breaking Batman.”
The real “Dark Knight Rises” opens in theaters July 20.