Mar 17, 2022
The Thirteenth Hat/Batman Stands Pat is Charles Hoffman’s first produced Batman script. But what did earlier versions of the story look like? It turns out that the original plot had the Mad Hatter simply stealing the jurors’ hats! The stakes - and potential profits from Hatter’s crime wave - had to be raised. At the same time, certain too-expensive-to-film gags and distracting subplots were abandoned. Join us as we discuss the five-page “springboard”, 22-page treatment, and full first draft script for this classic episode.
PLUS: Adam West on the many cameos by big stars (and future big stars) on the show, the Joel McNeely/Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Chorus version of the theme, and we read your mail on our look at Stanford Sherman’s Marsha script, and reaching back to our Batman and Robin episode!
The Thirteenth Hat documents: