Re-watching the episode "Baby Doll" of Batman: The Animated Series (technically they changed the name by that point to Adventures of Batman and Robin). I realized that Baby Doll’s henchmen were supposed to be the Skipper and Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island. Is Madam (the red headed bodyguard) supposed to be a reference to another sitcom character? Ginger from Gilligan’s Island doesn’t seem right; Skipper and Gilligan had clothes and physical bodies and haircuts that identified them as such, whereas Madam just has the red hair.

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  • When I see "Madame", the first thing I think of is Wayland Flowers' ventriloquist puppet. However, her hair was gray, as far as I can tell (she was basically always seen wearing some sort of fancy hat). It's been a few years since I last saw that episode, so I don't recall if there's anything in the henchwoman's mannerisms that would match up - it seems somewhat unlikely, given Baby Doll's temperament, but it might be more evidently in her dealings with the other henchmen.
    – RDFozz
    Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 19:31
  • Her name is Mariam. I don't think she is a reference to anyone but she has some resemblance to Catwoman's /Selina Kyle's assistant and secretary Maven. Mostly because she is a redhead with glasses.
    – jo1storm
    Commented Jun 11, 2022 at 6:32


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