The Batman (1966) Appreciation Thread

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Who is your favorite villain?

  1. Cesar Romero as The Joker

  2. Burgess Meredith as The Penguin

  3. Julie Newmar as Catwoman

  4. Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

  5. Lee Meriwether as Catwoman

  6. Frank Gorshin as The Riddler

  7. John Astin as The Riddler

  8. George Sanders as Mr Freeze

  9. Otto Preminger as Mr Freeze

  10. Eli Wallach as Mr Freeze

  11. Cliff Robertson as Shame

  12. Vincent Price as Egghead

  13. Walter Slezak as The Clock King

  14. Malachi Throne as False Face

  15. David Wayne as The Mad Hatter

  16. Anne Baxter as Zelda

  17. Victor Buono as King Tut

  18. Shelley Winters as Ma Parker

  19. Liberace as Chandell/Harry

  20. Van Johnson as The Minstrel

  21. Art Carney as The Archer

  22. Carolyn Jones as Marsha Queen of Diamonds

  23. Tallulah Bankhead as The Black Widow

  24. Michael Rennie as The Sandman

  25. Maurice Evans as The Puzzler

  26. Milton Berle as Louie the Lilac

  27. Joan Collins as The Siren

  28. Ethel Merman as Lola Lasagne

  29. Rudy Valee as Lord Fog

  30. Glynis Johns as Lady Penelope Peasoup

  31. Ida Lupino as Dr Cassandra

  32. Zsa Zsa Gabor as Minerva

  33. Barbara Rush as Nora Clavicle

  34. Ann Baxter as Olga

  35. Roddy McDowell as The Bookworm

  36. Cesar Romero as The Joker

  37. Burgess Meredith as The Penguin

  38. Julie Newmar as Catwoman

  39. Eartha Kitt as Catwoman

  40. Lee Meriwether as Catwoman

  41. Frank Gorshin as The Riddler

  42. John Astin as The Riddler

  43. George Sanders as Mr Freeze

  44. Otto Preminger as Mr Freeze

  45. Eli Wallach as Mr Freeze

  46. Cliff Robertson as Shame

  47. Vincent Price as Egghead

  48. Walter Slezak as The Clock King

  49. Malachi Throne as False Face

  50. David Wayne as The Mad Hatter

  51. Anne Baxter as Zelda

  52. Victor Buono as King Tut

  53. Shelley Winters as Ma Parker

  54. Liberace as Chandell/Harry

  55. Van Johnson as The Minstrel

  56. Art Carney as The Archer

  57. Carolyn Jones as Marsha Queen of Diamonds

  58. Tallulah Bankhead as The Black Widow

  59. Michael Rennie as The Sandman

  60. Maurice Evans as The Puzzler

  61. Milton Berle as Louie the Lilac

  62. Joan Collins as The Siren

  63. Ethel Merman as Lola Lasagne

  64. Rudy Valee as Lord Fog

  65. Glynis Johns as Lady Penelope Peasoup

  66. Ida Lupino as Dr Cassandra

  67. Zsa Zsa Gabor as Minerva

  68. Barbara Rush as Nora Clavicle

  69. Ann Baxter as Olga

  70. Roddy McDowell as The Bookworm

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  1. HolyPurpleSocks

    HolyPurpleSocks Tusi Live

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    Just to inform those of you who may not be 'in the know'. There's a cable channel called 'the HUB' that plays the old 60's Batman TV series each and every night at the same timeslot(same Bat Time, same Bat Channel). Over here, it's at 11:30 PM ET. Not sure if you guys get it in your area, on your provider...just thought I'd give anyone who didn't know yet the heads up, and to look out for it.


    I watch it every night.
     
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  2. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I got the 1966 movie on blu-ray for Xmas. It really looks terrific in HD. All those comic booky colors and costumes really look superb. Plus there's some wonder special features on it that are not on the DVD one.
     
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  3. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    Has anyone here read Back to the Batcave, Adam West's autobiography?

    He comes across alot better than Burt Ward did in his book, thats for sure (I wasn't really that interested in the boy wonder's sexual escapades, certainly not in as much detail). West came across as humble, funny, full of wit and warmth... and it seems like a wise man who has come to terms with the role and his level of fame.

    Until he starts discussing Tim Burton's Batman... He expressed his feelings eloquently and i respected them until:

    ''I was angry and profoundly disappointed when I was not asked to reprise the role... our batfans expected me to come back, and i had what i thought were some exciting ideas for a new one''

    It all started sounding a little deluded for me at that point... I love the man to bits, but i never actually believed he was so convinced he should play the role in the 1989 version. :wow:

    Wouldn't he have been 60 at the time of shooting???
     
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  4. El Payaso

    El Payaso Well-Known Member

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    Adam was a little nuts by 1989 that's for sure.
     
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  5. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Yeah, I've got his autobiography, and that part was hilarious. I think he honestly thought the 60's campy Batman was still in high demand back then.
     
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  6. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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  7. Hobgoblin

    Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    A little appreciation for the Catwomen.
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  8. Two-Face

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    I loved Julie Newmar as Catwoman, she was the best from the other Catwomen.

    Is it true Clint Eastwood considered to play Two-Face? I heard Eastwood casting was dropped due to Two-Face been too gruesome.
     
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  9. El Payaso

    El Payaso Well-Known Member

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    TCM is running this show where I live and I must say I never had enjoyed it so much. For a long time I resented this series since there wasn't any "serious"-toned adaptation of Batman.
     
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  10. ALP

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    I've seen parts of it here and there lately and it's great.

    HUB channel also plays the show every night at 11:30. I catch it from time to time.
     
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  11. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I've got Adam West autobiography. If anyone would like to read his comments about working with any of his fellow actors, I'll be happy to scan them.

    He's very complimentary of most of the actors, particularly the ones who played Alfred, Aunt Harriet, and the four main villains on the show.
     
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  12. The Batman

    The Batman The Dark Knight

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    I'd be interested....in particular, his comments about the Big 4 villains, burt, and batgirl
     
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  13. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    No problem, Batsy. I'll get them all up over the next day or so. But for starters, here's what he had to say about Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith:


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  14. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    Powerful post Joker :up::ybat:
     
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  15. El Payaso

    El Payaso Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic, Joker! I wish I knew where to find this book. :up:
     
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  16. The Batman

    The Batman The Dark Knight

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    great job, joker. thanks a lot, man....
     
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  17. GothamAlleys

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    I remember back in 89 what an enormous hatred and beating West and the TV show took. Just like back in 08 it was "cool" to bash every non-Nolan Batman thing, it was similar back then with the TV show. Im proud to say I was never into belittling other takes just to make my favorite seem bigger. I always respected the show even tho it wasnt my thing realy, it wasnt MY Batman since I grew up with Grant/Breyfogle Bat. Fortunately, nowadays people look back with respect. At least a vast majority
     
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  18. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Sorry for the delay in posting more excerpts from West's book. Here's what he says about working with Burt Ward:


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    Here's some controversy from the Batcave. Adam talks about working with the second Mr Freeze, Otto Preminger, who was a nightmare to work with. He also mentions Joan Collins getting poor treatment by the director of her episode, in the third season:


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  19. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    I really enjoyed reading his auto-biography and I guess his frankness didn't really surprise me.

    It does seem like him and Burt had a love/hate relationship... I often find it hard to judge what they are like nowadays.
     
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  20. Chuck Williams

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    Happy to find this thread here!

    Great fan of the show.

    All the best,
    Chuck...
     
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  21. Thebumwhowalks

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    Just noticed that ITV4 in the Uk have started showing double eps of Batman every day.
    They show the eps at 3pm, and repeat them at 8.20 am the next day.
    So tomorrow morning's early morning repeat is the Penguin ep, 'Fine Feathered Finks' at 8.20am, followed by 'The Joker is Wild' at 3pm(a pretty good one, based on an old Dick Sprang book of the 50s called the Joker's utility belt).
    the rest of the eps this week are:
    Thursday: Mr Freeze 'Instant Freeze'
    Friday: Zelda, the escape artist(another good one)
     
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  22. Pfeiffer-Pfan

    Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    Thanks for the heads up. :woot:
     
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  23. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Anyone have a favorite hench wench from the series? Mine would have to be Chickadee:


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    She was the only moll to pull a gun on sweet old Aunt Harriet.
     
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  24. El Payaso

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    Joker, I enjoyed those things about Otto Preminger. :joker:
     
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  25. Indy Flash

    Indy Flash Archeological Speedster

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    Joker Penguin Lee M's Catwoman Franks Riddler And King Tut.
     
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