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Memorable, crazy movie
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
I watched this show when it first came on TV in the 60s. It was the highlight of my school week along with "I Dream of Jeanie", "Bewitched " and "Gilligan's Island", "Lost in Space" and all those other wonderful shows of the era. Even though the show was totally ridiculous with repetitive plot lines played out by different villains assisted by their Henchmen and seductive women, as a small child I was mesmerised by the costumes and the fights where no one ever really got hurt.
Flash forward to 2018.. and I watch it on cable tv. It makes me laugh so much..especially the way everything in the bat cave and bat mobile are labelled. I loved the episode when Alfred the butler had to pretend to be Batman complete with a moustache and Bruce Wayne changed into his "spare costume" behind some bushes in literally a few seconds.
Adam West is probably the most important adaptation of the character to date; it introduced The Dark Knight to a wider demographic and broader audience than his prior theatrical serials could muster. Basically, this TV show established Batman as a household name that would stay in pop-culture from then on, and would thus maturely evolve from this classic campy series.Batman is comic book fun done right: and even if it's not entirely accurate to its original source material in tone it doesn't need to be. Even the credentials for this show are interesting: Academy Award winner George Sanders played Mr Freeze, Bill Finger wrote the script for two of the show's episodes (the only Batman adaptation he was directly involved with) and the CLASSIC theme song that has become eponymous with Batman himself.This show is an adaptation with some serious balls in changing pretty much everything established about the character in the first place. But that's also part of the fun you have while watching this show.
If you read the reviews here on on the IMDb for Batman you will get a huge number of, apparently, critical words used to describe it. Daft, silly, absurd, idiotic, ridiculous & camp etc. All are true but that didn't stop just about everybody loving the show. ME TOO!. I loved it as a 15 year old boy when it first aired back in 1966 & I still love it today 50 years on. Adam West & Burt Ward who played Batman & Robin respectively always kept straight faces no matter how ridiculous the situations they were in, (& some of them were totally mad), but somehow or other it all just worked. Great too were Alan Napier playing the dynamic duo's butler Alfred, Stafford Repp playing Irish police chief O'Hara & Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon. What really made the show, however, were the villains & villainesses some of whom were an absolute hoot!. Frank Gorshin's Riddler, Burgess Meredith's Penguin, Vincent Price's Egghead, Cesar Romero's Joker, Victor Buono's King Tut (playing the ancient Egyptian Pharoah Tutenkhamun), Julie Newmar's Catwoman & Zsa Zsa Gabor's Minerva (who just played herself really, dahlink) were amongst the most memorable although I could go on, & on & ON. In fact practically everyone who had any kind of name in Hollywood at the time made at least one appearance on the show. As the show progressed into its third season the villainous characters just got more & more nuttier. One of my favourites was Barbara Rush playing Nora Clavicle who was flanked either side by two statuesque beauties Evalina & Angelina played by June Wilkinson & Inga Nielsen respectively. Another really dopey character was created for Liberace named Chandell. He was a kind of musical villain & was surrounded by a trio of gorgeous ladies who played the bag-pipes called Doe, Rae & Mimi. (See, I told you how nutty the show became!). Our bag-piping ladies were played by Marilyn Hanold, Edy Williams & Sivi Aberg respectively. Given the fact that Liberace was well-known as a raving homosexual as well as being a brilliant pianist I am sure there was some kind of in-joke going on by the shows producers who surrounded him with hot babes!. As I say the show was very often an utterly hilarious blast!. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!.
You know what? If I didn't know better, I'd honestly swear that this decidedly over-the-top, 1960s, live-action, superhero spoof had been directed by the likes of schlock film-maker, Ed Wood.What I mean by that is (put plain & simple) TV's "Batman" was so bad that (Surprise! Surprise!) it was actually pretty-damn good! Clearly aimed at a very adolescent viewing audience - I'm glad to say that this did not, in any way, destroy Batman's overall appeal and charm to a critical adult viewer, like myself.One of this vintage TV show's greatest assets was that it actually dared to poke plenty of goofy, off-the-wall fun at all the annoying dead-seriousness that surrounds the likes of comic book superheroes. And if you ask me - It was certainly about time that someone finally got around to throwing a pie in the face of Batman. (I just wish this would happen more often) Starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the fearless dynamic duo, Batman & Robin - Believe me, this TV series was a real hoot. Watching these 2 caped crusaders bravely protect Gotham City from such diabolical super-villains as Penguin, Riddler and Joker was truly priceless crime-fighting fun."POW!"... "BAM!"... "ZONK!"