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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 23, 2015

Batman does the BatusiThis week, discussion of the Riddler pilot arc concludes with discussion of the series tropes already on display at this early stage (and a few that aren't); the impracticality of cliffhangers; Burt Ward's versitility; is the Batmobile alive, or just really cool? We've even got some music! Shall we dance the Batusi?

Also, a few other series influenced by, or ripoffs of (what's the distinction?), Batman; and, did the Batman TV show save the character from obscurity?