The Batman (1966) Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Batman World' started by The Joker, Aug 21, 2010.

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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. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I don't think anyone on that show made a big career for themselves based off the fame and recognition of being on that show. Adam and Burt ended up being typecast. Burt gave up acting altogether.

    It was the actors who had big careers going into the show, like Burgess Meredith, who still went on and continued their big careers afterward, but the show was a nice addition to their resume. No matter how successful his career was, I think Burgess is remember by most for either being Penguin or Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky movies.
     
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  2. ALP

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    I swear Cesar Romero was Salvador Dali's long lost brother.
     
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  3. Blitzkrieg Bop

    Blitzkrieg Bop Fight Owens Fight

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    It's "Time Enough at Last" for me.
     
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  4. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Ooooh I know this one. Is that from the Twylight Zone, where he played a man who loved to read books but was never given the chance to until a meteor or a comet or something hits the earth and kills everyone except him?
     
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  5. The Caped Knight

    The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    This tv series will always have a special place in my heart . After all it was my very first experience to The Caped Crusader as young child .
     
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  6. Blitzkrieg Bop

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    It was a bomb, but yeah. Merdith is great in it and the ending is classic. It was one the episodes that helped define the series. My personal favorite episode. He also starred in "Mr. Dingle the Strong," "The Obsolete Man," and "Printer's Devil." The former two are also great and I haven't seen the latter.
     
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  7. Hobgoblin

    Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    Burgess will always be the Penguin and Mickey but I will also remember him as the profane as hell, uber sexually charged old man from Grumpy Old Men. Nothing like hearing a string of sexual euphemisms from a 90 year old man. :woot:
     
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  8. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I've seen all three of them. Burgess seemed to be a bit of a favorite on that show. That's why they kept asking him back.

    He was hilarious in those movies.

    Jack Lemmon: "Someone moved into the old Glickner place. A woman"
    Burgess: "A woman? Did you mount her?"

    Incidentally I think Grumpier Old men was the last movie he did before he passed away.
     
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  9. Hobgoblin

    Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    I know he wasnt well for much of the filming of GOM 2. He couldnt remember his lines, so they had people holdings signs off screen for him to read. Still, he was a very old man at the time so I cant blame him.
     
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  10. ALP

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    I can't believe there has not been a Family Guy episode where Mayor West returns to crime fighting.
     
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  11. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    They have had Batman 1966 references in Family Guy though:


    [​IMG]
     
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  12. ALP

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    Haha! I remember that.

    I also recall a Simpsons episode that parodied Batman with Bart dressed as Batman and I think Homer was the Riddler.
     
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    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Wow, what episode was that in? I've never seen it. The Simpsons have a million 60's Batman references in them. Obviously the writers were huge fans. The series is peppered with them.

    "The last laugh will still be MINE!!!!"

    Love that mustache under the make up. It just fits so well with the tone of the show.
     
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  15. Mister Meddle

    Mister Meddle The Barber of Seville

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    :funny: yeah the mustache does fit well with the show.

    Joker made cowabunga cool before there was TMNT.

    Bruce: Yes I see what you mean, that's about the level of a three year old.

    Joker: I do the jokes around here Wayne!
     
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  16. Thebumwhowalks

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    Hopefully someone will upload it to youtube so non-Uk viewers can see it, but ITV4 are showing an amazing trailer of old Batman clips edited together with TDK s/track attached, which ends with an image of Cesar Romero used for the famous Why So Serious poster.
    They are repeating the show from ep1 starting this week btw.
     
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  17. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I've been checking YouTube since you posted this. Still no sign of it.
     
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  18. ALP

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    Whoa sorry Joker for such a late reply. I disappeared for a bit. I'm about to look for the one I'm think of and a quick search shows me "3 Men and a Comic Book" from season 2 as well as "Radioactive Man" from the 7th season which has them dressing as Batman inspired characters. However I don't think either episode is the one I am thinking of. I'll have to give 'em a look.

    And guys, I present to you a MUST READ. Adam West's article on Batman, Nolan, and the 60s.

    http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/07/20/adam-west-comic-con-bright-knight/

    If this doesn't get your respect, nothing will.
     
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    [​IMG] Here is a set of 1/6 scale TV Batman figures that I did for a collector about a year ago.
     
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  20. ALP

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    Lovely! We need something like that for mass production.

    Also I'm not sure if I mentioned it here before but any of you guys watch the show Hollywood Treasure? I'll dig up the episode but there is one episode where they go to the home of the man who has the biggest B'66 authentic costume collection in the world. Can't think of his name but he's one of the biggest film prop collectors there is.
     
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  21. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Ah that was BARTMAN lol: http://superheroes.wikia.com/wiki/Bartman

    I :hrt: Adam West. What a great guy. He always says nice things about Burgess, Julie, Frank etc when he's recounting his days on Batman.

    His comments on Nolan were very gracious, too.

    They are excellent, except for one thing, you're missing the final quarter of the fearsome foursome: Penguin.
     
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  22. imposserus

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    "Barbed wire is the medium of the future... but that is no way to make a banana"

    this is what the joker is like




    lets broaden our minds!
     
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  23. Thebumwhowalks

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    I caught that ad again today, they showed it in the ad break after the second ep of Batman, so if you get ITV4 in your part of Ireland, I'd set my video recorder for that time period.

    oh, and the image I was talking about at the end of the ad, with Romero in place of Ledger in the famous poster, well, it says 'Not So Serious', lol, I didn't catch that before, the ad passed by so quick and i was more checking out the image of Romero.
     
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  24. The Joker

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    http://www.bat-mania.co.uk/main/villains/penguin.php

    The power of The Penguin. Wak wak wak!
     
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  25. batdude

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    If that's true, a lot of fanboys will be shocked. The show did have a certain style though
     
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