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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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Jun 4, 2015

Batman on micThis time Tim and Paul take a break from the episode-by-episode analysis to touch on some stray points that have come up.

  • Why did the show drop us into the middle of Batman's career, skipping an origin story except for a couple of expository comments?
  • What's Batman’s motivation as a character in the show, and how has that changed over time in the comics?
  • Are we all misremembering a famous line from episode 2?
  • Is Batman a bumbler?
  • Finally, some Bat-trivia — what’s spinning before the opening sequence? And, the original “Super Friends” narrator — revealed!