- The mayor wants a parade. "Hot dogs, balloons, the whole schmear," for the 200th anniversary of Gotham City. Everyone knows 200 is the Schmear Anniversary.
- In the newsroom, other reporters tease Knox about his bat stories.
- But Knox is distracted by a pair of legs in the newsroom.
- The legs belong to photographer Vicki Vale, who is in Gotham to capture the batman on video.
- She thinks capturing Batman on film would be Pulitzer Prize-winning material.
- To help track down the bat, Vale has tickets to Bruce Wayne's charity benefit. For some reason she believes the bat will be there. Is the benefit being held in a cave or something?