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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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Apr 28, 2022

Chuck and Lynne Williams

A huge aspect of the Batman show is the colorful costumes, overseen by designer Jan Kemp. Sadly, Kemp is no longer with us, and his records, if they exist, are not easily available, so if you want to make a really accurate Batman ’66 replica costume, some detective work is required. Chuck and Lynne Williams have done just that, making patterns from original costumes owned by collectors, tracking down existing supplies of fabrics that are no longer made, and more. This time, we hear from this dynamic duo about their detective work and what they’ve learned about how the costumes were made, what happened when the prop department needed to get involved (for example, the Mad Hatter’s mesmerizer hat), why Batman’s cowl and cape tended to turn purple over time, and more.

Plus, the Alfred Music Marching Band version of the theme, and your mail about the Thirteenth Hat script and more.

Vicki Lawrence talks with Jan Kemp and the Bat-crew

Adam on the Howard Stern Show: An original cowl?

Batgirl Teaches Batman a Lesson about Equal Pay

Comparing the Batman screen tests

Discussion of the Hizzoner the Penguin script on the Bat Message Board