Pasta-Batman, where are you?
January 23, 2009 8:47 AM   Subscribe

This American Life episode with a story about a dog named "Pasta-Batman"?

I was having lunch with a vendor yesterday who was telling us about his dog Pasta-Batman who recently passed away and his brush with fame on TAL. I can not find what episode this is on. Have any of you heard this story and know what episode I can find it in? Thanks!
posted by Sreiny to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
20 Acts in 60 Minutes, from last month.
posted by bluejayk at 8:56 AM on January 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Did he happen to mention the premise of his story?

Doing a search for "dog"on This Life, yields 23 results.
posted by wocka wocka wocka at 8:56 AM on January 23, 2009

It is about 25 minutes into episode #241: 20 acts in 60 minutes
posted by metahawk at 9:00 AM on January 23, 2009

Dang. Bluejayk beat me to it.
posted by jon1270 at 9:00 AM on January 23, 2009

This episode inspired the naming of that wacky-looking pasta implement the Pasta Batman in our household.

Also, I think it was originally broadcast in 2003.

RIP, Pasta Batman.
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 9:09 AM on January 23, 2009

This was such a great story! I love the way the kids told it on TAL.

Can you find out what the gumball story was that the kids referred to but declined to elaborate about?
posted by AngerBoy at 9:17 AM on January 23, 2009

Thanks everyone, just played the piece for my coworkers who also know the dog's owner. Sounded like a good dog.
posted by Sreiny at 9:35 AM on January 23, 2009

that was a great story. I'm sad to hear he's gone.
posted by inatizzy at 9:55 AM on January 23, 2009

What a cute story. I hope Pasta Batman and my dear deceased cat Hazel Banana are friends in pet heaven.
posted by mostlymartha at 11:55 AM on January 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

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