Jan 24, 2019
In what we promise will be our last Egghead and Olga episode (maybe), we dig into the script for the original three-part version of their third-season story featuring Vincent Price and Anne Baxter. Because of an apparent aversion to running a three-part story (besides Londinium, that is), Batman's producers chopped part one, The Ogg Couple, and ran it six weeks AFTER broadcasting the second and third parts. As this decision was made AFTER shooting was completed, the decision necessitated not only script changes, but re-shooting of some scenes, and a lot of mucking with the ending tag scenes of a couple of other episodes. It also scuttled some much-needed part-one exposition and what was supposed to be a running gag through the three parts. We uncover some surprising details!
Plus, the Bruce Lindquist guitar-tutorial version of the Batman theme, and your voluminous mail!
Turns out, the original cast recording of It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman is available here!
From Steve Knowles' e-mail:
Vudu's odd subtitling:
Alfred's poncho also appeared in Louie, the Lilac:
The many belts of Batman:
Notice any elements that these shots have in common? (from tag scenes of Louie, the Lilac and Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin)