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by High C
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #124: Penguinalysis: How would '60s comics fans have seen Meredith?
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #124: Penguinalysis: How would '60s comics fans have seen Meredith?

Terrific show. I learned a lot I did not know about Penguin and the Bat-comics in general. Great idea by Kyle. One other thing worth mentioning: Supposedly the character of The Penguin was inspired by the advertising mascot for Kool cigarettes: I have to admit, being totally serious, as a childhood ...
by High C
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Molly" in 70s Batman Comic Book!
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: "Molly" in 70s Batman Comic Book!

Terrific find, sir. Well-done!
by High C
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 21
Views: 3464

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

These are fascinating, Andy. Thanks for sharing. Hooded Hangman seems like a third-season villain in terms of goals. 'Who needs to be a successful anchorman?? Once I control Gotham City's wrestling fans, I'll rule the world!! MUHAHAHAHAAA!!' I mean, I like his villainous unhingedness, but he needed ...
by High C
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Protagonist of ‘She’s Leaving Home’ and Robin
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Protagonist of ‘She’s Leaving Home’ and Robin

Fun information. Thanks for sharing!
by High C
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear

This isn't quite 'Bat Deja vu,' but it is, I think, an interesting and arcane Bat-connection. In 1983, famed Hollywood photographer George Hurrell did the shoot for Joan Collins' iconic Playboy spread. What does that have to with this episode? Well, my research into Dozier's budget paperwork and on-...
by High C
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear

I must admit, I can't find that much to like about the actual episode, although Paul's praise for Ida Lupino is well-deserved. It's too bad they didn't give her a better character. She understood the genre, having done a Wild, Wild West the previous TV season as a Dr. Frankenstein-esque villain. Lup...
by High C
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies

Interesting stuff, sirs. I liked the concept of the Jerry Lewis parody, although I thought the execution left a lot to be desired. I could picture even Stanley Ralph Ross rolling his eyes at some of the alleged jokes. That said, the line about Newmar was very amusing. Too bad Catwoman was not in it....
by High C
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)

Here are some more cast things I wanted to comment on, including Ken's observation about how there didn't seem to be as much emphasis on the choices for moll actresses in season 3. And I'm not disparaging the quality of any of the performances. But other than Betsy Boldface and Lady Prudence, most o...
by High C
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)

Dr. Shimel wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Even Wild Wild West (set in the 1870's) had a space ship/UFO episode.
bat-rss wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:36 pm
And don't forget the Green Hornet's "Invasion from Outer Space!"
And both of those episodes featured a Bat-moll in a very moll-like costume, Leslie Parrish in The Wild Wild West and Linda Scott in Green Hornet.
by High C
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)
Replies: 12
Views: 2185

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)

Tim, Paul, great show as always, this time with a terrifically amusing guest. Ken summed it up the best with his much better written plot. Even in a fantasy world, Hoffman struggled mightily to devise plots that had internal logic, even with the fantastic and far-out tenor of the show. This reminds ...
by High C
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2732

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?

Fun episode for No. 120, guys. I had never heard of this before. As Tim's title points out, I guess it was wrong to expect a great Batman story when it is Supes' candy store. Frankly, the plot as you described it bores me. Too much of, as you said, Robin being super-annoying, first of all. I could p...
by High C
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2732

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?

Congrats on your 120th episode! I hope syndication (but no new episodes) isn't the next step. ;)
by High C
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

Let's not forget "Rimfire" also guest-starred the legendary Mako, who famously fought Kato in TGH episode, "The Preying Mantis". Good point. Mako played a Chinese immigrant. He and his wife were looked down upon by the prejudiced locals, but Van's character made it clear that as residents of the to...
by High C
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What replaced BATMAN ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2042

Re: What replaced BATMAN ?

Complete and utter lawlessness in Gotham City.
by High C
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Green Hornet
Topic: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

Re: Van Williams had a backdoor pilot for a Western show

There are numerous references on the web to it being a backdoor pilot, but I noticed it right from the start. The opening scene didn't feature anyone from the main cast. That was quite unusual. Basically, anytime you see an old show that doesn't have an anthology type-format, and the focus is almost...