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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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May 4, 2017

Batman and Catwoman in soda shop

Catwoman goes to college, but says she can’t go straight without “the love of a good man.” And yet, she keeps trying to kill that good man! Even so, the sexual tension between bat and cat gives us a surprisingly long, natural-seeming conversation between the two to close out Julie Newmar’s final bat-appearance.

In this episode, we also discuss the broadcast order of the Catwoman episodes, vs how they might actually fit together; the seemingly endless reduplication of Batman (and Bruce Wayne, and even Alfred) in various ways, and self-referential humor about “people in strange costumes”; more Borscht Belt humor from Stanley Ralph Ross; sloppy forensic science in Gotham City; Batman’s attempts to encourage Robin; and much more.

Plus, the Link Wray version of the Batman theme, and your mail on The Impurrrfect Script!