If you’ve seen The LEGO Batman Movie, you know that it’s a film packed to the brim with all sorts of references to Batman lore and beyond. Of course, like any Easter Eggs, some are easier to spot than others. While there are dozens of Easter Eggs in the film, we’re not going to bother listing them all off because odds are you noticed quite a few of them. However, there are quite a few nods and callbacks that rate pretty high on the obscurity scale, so we’ve decided to list 25 of the best ones that you may or may not have caught during your first viewing. Enjoy!
25. “The House That Batman Built”
The LEGO Batman Movie‘s delightful opening credits sequence is anchored by Will Arnett’s Batman offering commentary on every single studio logo that comes up on screen. When the DC Comics logo comes up, Batman refers to it as “The House that Batman Built,” which is a pretty accurate commentary on Batman’s importance to the brand’s success over the years (the company name literally comes from Detective Comics, which introduced the world to the Dark Knight). However, the phrase also recalls an obscure issue of Detective Comics from 1967 called “The House The Joker Built,” which details Joker’s jealousy of Batman’s merchandise sales.
Yeah, the 60s were weird.