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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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Dec 15, 2016

Sandman and Catwoman

The notorious European criminal Sandman is in town - and he’s teamed up with Catwoman! But that’s not how writer Ellis St. Joseph had envisioned this episode, which he based on the classic film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” He had written a Catwoman-free script, and Michael Rennie wasn’t in it, either! Tim and Paul are joined by cartoonist and podcaster Joe Dator to discuss the crumbling of St. Joseph’s vision; how Batman’s inability to envision switching costumes anywhere other than along the Batpoles creates logistical nightmares — and is also perfect for this iteration of the character; J. Pauline Spaghetti, Getty Images, and a certain Bat-related video in their library; and some Bat-gossip!

ALSO: The Kinks’ version of the Batman theme, and your mail!

Howie Horwitz

Howie Horwitz

Howie Horwitz

Howie Horwitz in the final Batman episode

Howie Horwitz

Howie Horwitz? You decide!

 Carl Christie

Carl Christie

Carl Christie - not

Carl Christie? You decide! (compare the noses!)