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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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Jul 5, 2018

Gulp! Dick Grayson, undercover?

Burt Ward's 1995 memoir Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, while it does give us some insight into what it was like to go from nothing to superfame to typecast purgatory, is indisuputabily full of inaccuracies and hyperbole -- not to mention much more (in terms of both quantity and cringe-inducing detail) about his sexual conquests and misadventures than there is material of use to Batman '66 scholars. Why? Is this what the majority of fans want? Is this simply to be expected from a Hollywood memoir? And, what are Ward's true feelings about Adam West?

While this episode's topic is a naughty, naughty book, Tim and Paul try to keep it, er, relatively clean. Don't miss Paul's examination of how this fits into the pattern of books written by stars, and Tim's suggested alternate titles for the book!

PLUS: The Theee Bat version of the theme, and your mail!