Paul Rubens caught a lucky break

October 20, 2015

Batman fans will tune in to Fox TV Show Gotham and will be eyeing Paul Rubens’ most exciting role in years.

Rubens is best known for his comedy persona “Pee-Wee Herman” and for his past mistakes.

He is no stranger to the Batman franchise as he portrayed the father of the Penguin in the 1992 film ‘Batman Returns’.

He will debut on the Gotham TV Show for the very same role but obviously with a different back story.

Rubens is lucky he was Penguin’s dad in the 90’s film.

His role on Gotham can potentially revitalize his career.

Many fans don’t think he has had a role to bring back his star power since the 1999 film ‘Mystery Men’.

At best the only thing that has kept his name circulating is his voice-over work for TV films and video games.

The fact that Gotham is not an animated TV Show finally gives him the opportunity to make a physical appearance once again.

Ruben return could be compared with Robert Downey Jr., when he was able to revitalize his career with Iron Man.

People love Gotham, and the Penguin is one of the most powerful villains currently on the show.

Penguin’s mother acts sweet and nurturing with him and it will be exciting to see if Rubens can be evil on screen.

He will find success with this role as it is also his chance to show Hollywood he is capable of other performances.

For years he has been stuck with the squeaky clean character Pee-Wee Herman or the porno watching, masturbating, pot smoker that lost his TV Show.

It is going to be interesting seeing Rubens in Gotham due that comedy is the main category he is placed in.

Penguin’s father must be the reason the Penguin developed a violent personality and turned to crime.

Many would say the reasoning for Fox recruiting Rubens was because the network excepted competition from other networks.

People love controversy and critics would imagine this move was done because Lady Gaga is on American Horror Story this season.

Fox must have figured although some fans think she’s weird they love her so why not get Paul Rubens on Gotham.

Audiences can’t wait to see more episodes of Gotham.

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Jaime Roberto Flores Junior is a Radio Television student best known as Rob. He began his involvement at Cerritos College through WPMD Radio hosting his show Falcon Spotlight which you can find the facebook fan page “Cerritos College Falcon Spotlight” where he has interviewed a variety of leaders from students, faculty and elected officials such as Lynwood City Council Member and the Mayor of Norwalk. After serving the Country in AmeriCorps where he received congressional recognition from congress woman Linda Sanchez and the Presidential Volunteer Service award  he decided to get involved in student government known as the Associated Students of Cerritos College . As a Student Senator, he was appointed Chair of the Special Services and Activities sub-committee. He later went on to serve a year as the Assistant Commissioner of Public Relations. As an original member of Go Green he was part of the hiring committee that hired the first ever student recycling nest technicians.  He served a year as the Student Representative in the Institutional Committee known as Enrollment Management and the Faculty Senate Sub- Committee known as Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) . Currently he is active in the City of Lynwood as a Block Watch Captain promoting safety. He also serves as a City Intern. In addition he serves in the Lynwood Park Advisory Committee for the new Linear Park opening Fall 2015. As of 2015 he is now a Life Time Member of the National Association of Latino Appointed and Elected Officials (NALEO) .  He hopes to one day have a career in the entertainment industry and would like to be appointed as a Commissioner in his City. You can also reach him on twitter @lynwoodRobJF & Instagram RobJF2013

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