My younger son, Caleb, was born exactly five years ago. He’s lived his entire life in Union Square and, like a good New Yorker, has adopted the Dark Knight as his superhero of choice.

For his birthday, Caleb requested that his mom bake him a “Batman cake.” She obliged.

Like many a tyke with a late summer birthday, Caleb will be having a party with his friends after Labor Day. “A Batman party, Daddy.”

As Robin once said in the days of my youth, “Holy Guadalcanal, Batman!”

For you aficionados, that’s season 2, episode 28, “The Bird’s Last Jest,” first broadcast on December 8, 1966. You can check it out below. Robin’s remark comes at about the 3:02 mark.