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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.

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Oct 1, 2015

Catwoman and gold cat

At last, it's time to talk Catwoman! Lovely Julie Newmar's first appearance on the show finally gives us a strong female character -- but what exactly do we mean by "strong female"?

Also, how lines that strike adults as "what a square Batman is" jokes also worked to impart serious messages to kids, Nelson Riddle's beautiful musical narration, another raunchy joke that got past the censors, and more.

About that cat in Zelda's workshop: Way too big to be one of the statues Catwoman stole!

over seven years ago

Catwoman and Molly are making me hard boiled!