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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 18, 2015

Joker PagliacciDelicious! The Joker's TV debut! His inclusion in the Comedians' Hall of Fame! Tim and Paul discuss the various absurdities of this arc, its commentary on the power of the media, the series' portrayal of "deluded" women swayed into a life of crime, and more -- including a few gags that could get us voted into the Hall,...

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...