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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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Mar 7, 2019

Funny Feline Felonies - Catwoman and Joker shoot at Gordon's window

In the Funny Feline Felonies, Joker fakes getting kidnapped by Catwoman, only to then let her lead him around by the nose. He seems more childish than evil. What's wrong with season three Joker? That's one issue on our minds as we go through this two-parter. We also explore the provenance of the "Kitty Car," the ways in which this arc displays both male chauvinism and feminism, and the numerous extra characters and cameos that Stanley Ralph Ross included in this script — and an important cameo that all the other bat-commentators have missed!

Also, a close look at Warden Crichton's office, the Los Straitjackets version of the Batman theme, and your mail!

The Washington Post on Eartha Kitt's ill-fated 1968 visit to the White House

Warden Crichton's evolving office: A comparison

Crichton's window in Ma Parker

Crichton's window in Catwoman Goes to College

Crichton's window in Funny Feline Felonies

Crichton's door in Funny Feline Felonies

Crichton's seating area in Ma Parker

Crichton's seating area in Catwoman Goes to College