The old Batman show has a reunion of sorts Sunday with a storyline of sorts as Adam West and Burt Ward try to recover the stolen Batmobile. Also with Julie Newmar and Frank Gorshin.
Sounds cheezy just like the show and the 70's specials.
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la Batman! I remember being "bats" about Batman as a child and running around singing that. Of course today it's rather comical but at the time there were some scenes I found quite disturbing as a youngster. Something like someone's legs being chopped off? I think there was also a scene from one of the James Bond's movies I saw as a youngster that disturbed ne--I think it might have been Dr. No or Goldfinger (it had to be one of the earlier ones). Where the antagonist was thrown into a vat or something?
Any other Batman fans out there?
I enjoyed the Batman special last night. Thirty seven years is a long time and the Dynamic Duo is now the Dilapidated Duo but the show retained the same kind of humor as the series and Adam West seemed to enjoy being part of the Batman mythos again. The actors playing younger versions of Batman and Robin did a good job. All in all an interesting twist IMHO.
It was a kick seeing Lyle Waggoner's test footage as Batman and seeing the Batman uniform with the pre-New Look Bat symbol. Too bad the footage was not really seen as clearly as it should have been but I guess you can't have everything.
I really enjoyed "The Reunion" last night. You are right, Tony, it is now the Dilapidated Duo but it brought back a ton of memories. The young guys playing West and Ward were very entertaining. I was amused with The Catholic Decency League being upset with Ward's Robin costume. I had not known Ward had no movie experience before this. And I was interested that Dustin Hoffman had beat him out for the role in THE GRADUATE. Adam West looked a little older and still had the bad hair but I'm not kidding when I say I would not have recognized Burt Ward. He has gained a little weight in the last 35 years. All in all it was fun to revisit the Batcave and see and hear all the "Biffs" and "Bops" again. It was hysterical (to me) to see the arrows on the street as cluesdiduseeimfly (3/10/03 10:35 am)
I agree with Kan. It was fun watching the cartoon Pows and Bams again. I loved the fact that the actors were able to have a little fun with alter egos. It was a little cheesy at times. But we all have o have a little cheese sometimes. KAPOW!!!The Frog (3/10/03 4:12 pm)
Looks like Burt Ward and Anna Nicole Smith have been hanging out, and I do mean hanging out, at the same fast food restaurants. Holy Obese!!!!Crimson Collector (3/10/03 4:42 pm)
As much as I hate to admit it, the 60's Batman TV show is a genuine guilty pleasure for me. At the time it was on the air, my two sons were glued to the television set enjoying it on one level while I was enjoying it on another. It's just a lot of fun viewing it on TVLand at wierd hours of the night.Tony Bolton (3/11/03 4:38 am)
If anyone missed the show here are photos.
www.comicscontinuum.com/s.../index.htm (Ed. note: the pictures aren't there anymore)
Sad to say overnight ratings were just fair at best. The show was 3rd out of the 5 networks for it's time slot.
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