Like many simple, catchy, and popular melodies, “Jingle Bells” is often the subject of parody. “Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” has been a well-known parody since the mid-1960s, with many variations on the lyrics. Bart Simpson sings this version on The Simpsons, the first time being on “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” (December 17, 1989). The Joker himself also sings it in the Batman: The Animated Series episode “Christmas With the Joker” right before he “got away”. These lyrics were included in the 2013 film Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman; also Mike Nelson, Tom Servo, and Crow sang those lyrics over the opening credits of Santa Claus in episode #521 of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Comedian Phil Snyder recorded a full-length version of the song, adding new verses utilising other comic superheroes. This same parody was also done in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants with the lyrics being changed to refer to the characters Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. At the end of the first run of Elmo’s World segment of Sesame Street, it ended with a song about the subject set to the tune of the song mentioning only the subject of the segment.