Holy Prime Time! The Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder were a big hit in the 60s with the BATMAN TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Give us your 3-word review …
Batman – The TV Series (1966-68)
The 1960s saw the return of many comic book characters to the airwaves – but these aren’t the gritty, grounded superhero stories we see on TV today. BATMAN – and other series like it (GREEN HORNET and later WONDER WOMAN and SHAZAM) – were camp-fests. Silly, pulpy stories meant to give a sly wink and nudge to a 1960s society irritated with a foreign war and uncomfortable with social strife at home.
Here’s a quick summary:
Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and his ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) lead a double life: they are actually the crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. Racing to the scene of the crime in the jet-powered Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty utility-belts) thwart the efforts of a rogues gallery of flamboyant archvillains, including The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and the Catwoman (Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt).
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Thanks, old chum.
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