Oct 6, 2016
In December 1966, the “Penguin’s Nest” arc was
finally broadcast. But it was the first season two arc to be shot;
why the delay? We also discuss the 1946 comic book
version of this story; Lorenzo Semple’s
gift for making humor from situations, rather than the goofy jokes
added by some other Bat-writers; the majesty of Burgess
Meredith as the Penguin; and a swaggering
Batman who gets taken down a peg. This arc marks
the show’s being bestowed a high honor in sixties TV: The
Vito Scotti seal of approval!
Also, the Who’s version of the Batman theme, and updates on our collection of Bat-theme covers and… hey, look, it’s Jay Thompson’s first-draft script that eventually became “The Impractical Joker”!