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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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Jun 15, 2017

 King Tut's Coup

 Adam WestThis episode, we first must tip our hats to our favorite caped crusader, Adam West, who passed away June 9 at 88. What was that magic touch he had as an actor? Would the show even have been the show without him?

Then it’s onward with King Tut’s Coup and Batman’s Waterloo. Do these two episodes make up the best King Tut arc so far? If so, in what ways? Was Robin’s part in this arc intentionally minimized? Is the cheapening of the production starting to show through that much more?

PLUS: The Flaming Lips’ version of the theme, and your mail!

 GIVING PROPS TO RECYCLED PROPS

The cage as it appeared in Fine Finny Fiends...

...and in Batman's Waterloo (sans umbrella)

 The "Mardi Gras faces" in The Joker is Wild...

... and in the Royal Oil Boiling Room (in particular, the one at the top of the shot)

 The costume change lever in its natural habitat (left) and at the Pyramid Club (below)