Which is your favourite version of Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin? Meredith was a bit annoying and outlandish. No one laughs like that besides old ladies, and as for the exploding shark... DeVito’s Penguin was the most monstrous one ever: a deformed child abandoned by his aristocrat parents, returned to take vengeance upon the town that spurned him. Making him a near-deranged villain with plans to kill children was perhaps a bit too much, but Burton did a great job for his era of reworking campy costumed characters into creepy crazed ones (I see few people complaining about his Catwoman). DeVito was great and tragic, and these links prove it: Penguin - My Nose Could Be Gushing Blood - YouTube Penguin addresses his legion of penguins - YouTube Williams, and later Stiers, was the classic version from the comics, mixed with a bit of Burton’s film. He went from outrageous (trapping Batman in a birdhouse), to menacing (when he actually gets the drop on Batman), to actually sympathetic (being used by a socialite whom he falls in love with). He was perhaps the most loyal portrayal of the character ever, but faithfulness was expected with Timm and Dini in charge. Kenny was a little over-cartoonish, which is what THE BATMAN was going for I guess, but was utterly obnoxious and had no class at all. North was fairly good, but I couldn’t help laughing at his Penguin’s Cockney accent and his utterly pretentious facade (he pretends to be high-class when he’s not, and acts tough when he is rather cowardly). For me, it’s a close race between DeVito and Williams, but Williams comes out on top for portraying a more classical version of the Penguin.