“So no one told you life was gonna be this way?”
It’s a phrase that can easily apply to any member of the Gotham cast of criminals — and, to some extent, former detective Jim Gordon and eventual Batman Bruce Wayne himself. So it’s only fitting that Vimeo user Giuls Sholfer applied some solid video editing skills to create a Friends-inspired opening credits sequence for the Fox Batman series.
As the catchy tune from The Rembrandts plays, different members of the cast’s names are displayed. It’s a fun reminder that some of the characters on the show do seem to be stuck in second gear (Jim Gordon, Oswald Cobblepot) and their love lives are kind of D.O.A. (Ed Nygma).
It’s not the first time the NBC sitcom has inspired fans to create video mashups. This year alone has produced a Friends-themed Rogue One opening credit sequence, a Funko recreation, and of course, an episode that reimagined Chandler as a ghost.