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Like many who grew up in the '60s and '70s (and perhaps even '80s and later), Tim and Paul had the course of their lives changed by the 1966 Batman TV show, from the types of play they did growing up to their present-day interests.

In this series, they discuss the show's allure and its failures, the arc of the show from satire to sitcom, its influences (the '40s serials and the comic books themselves) and the things it, in turn, influenced.

Tim is an administrator of the Batman '66 Facebook page!

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Jan 7, 2016

Who's gonna save our natural resources now?!

The Penguin is back, but this time his hideout and henchman names are on the theme of fish, rather than birds! And he’s aiming to steal all the money donated by millionaires to smokin’ hot babes (each girl representing a charity, of course). Yes, the final arc of Season One is also its most sexist — and that’ s not even considering the rather suggestive bellows scene!

Tim and Paul discuss this arc’s Playboy Mansion feel, the staggering count of plot holes, the subtle joke at the expense of the show’s top two execs, and a clinic in why the writers had Batman and Bruce Wayne communicate through Commissioner Gordon, rather than by looking in a mirror!


Dennis
almost three years ago

Wanted to point out the the millionaire they called The Skipper was played by veteran character actor Bill Williams. Bill's wife was the lovely Barbara Hale, Della Street frim Perry Mason. There son, who many people say looks just like him, is William Katt. Katt was The Greatest American Hero, among other things.

The Catwoman was repeated the week after this episode, so the next weeks villain is correct. I always thought this was the first one repeated because when it first aired most of the episode wa preempted in the Eastern and Central time zone and it probably didn't air in the west because of special reports about the Gemini 8 spacecraft having to make an emergency landing after a thruster stuck and it tumbled out of control. I remember it very clearly Iwas ten years old at the time.

Dennis
almost three years ago

Wanted to point out the the millionaire they called The Skipper was played by veteran character actor Bill Williams. Bill's wife was the lovely Barbara Hale, Della Street frim Perry Mason. There son, who many people say looks just like him, is William Katt. Katt was The Greatest American Hero, among other things.

The Catwoman was repeated the week after this episode, so the next weeks villain is correct. I always thought this was the first one repeated because when it first aired most of the episode wa preempted in the Eastern and Central time zone and it probably didn't air in the west because of special reports about the Gemini 8 spacecraft having to make an emergency landing after a thruster stuck and it tumbled out of control. I remember it very clearly Iwas ten years old at the time.