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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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Jan 10, 2019

Egghead and Olga

Back again for the first time, Egghead and Olga, in The Ogg Couple, originally meant to be the first of three parts. Did the producers do a good job of changing direction in midstream, or are the seams showing?

In addition to containing a raunchy joke the censors seemingly overlooked, this Batman episode inspires several musical ruminations, related to the source of the name of the Silver Scimitar of Taras Bul Bul, Batgirl's sabre dance, and after a session in the Bat Research Lab, Eureka! Egghead's theme is identified!

Also, the Lemon version of the Batman theme, and your mail!

Lemon version of theme


MGM cartoon Abdul the Bulbul Ameer (1941)

Abdul Abulbul Amir, sung by Frank Crumit (1927)

Sabre Dance, by Aram Khachaturian, performed by Classic FM Orchestra, conductor: Maxim Eshkenazy

Warner Brothers cartoon Swooner Crooner (1944)

Chicken Reel by Joseph Daly (piano roll)

Turkey in the Straw, as performed by The Original Schnickelfritz Band with Freddie Fisher (1942)