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by Dr. Shimel
Wed May 27, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Thoughts/Ideas particularly about the third season and what could have been.
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Thoughts/Ideas particularly about the third season and what could have been.

I've mentioned before that Dough-zier started ramping up his apathy once the 1966 Christmas season passed, knowing that was the last gravy train before syndication had left the station. From there, his only goal was to get to the magic 100 episodes to make that happen, which required taking a meat c...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri May 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Thoughts/Ideas particularly about the third season and what could have been.
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Thoughts/Ideas particularly about the third season and what could have been.

Stanley Ralph Ross decided to turn the show into one big joke.
by Dr. Shimel
Sat May 16, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #133: Scott Sebring is here! Holy Bat-cyclopedia!

in The Joker Goes to School, Joker notes how the botched electrocution of the Duo is similar to the East Coast blackout that had taken place roughly a month earlier. Penguin's seduction technique was also in evidence in the final episode of the Zodiac teamup with Joker. He fools Venus (not a difficu...
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman Ratings
Replies: 33
Views: 3151

Re: Batman Ratings

The conclusion of the Riddler wax museum caper (Give 'Em the Axe) was up against--with Frank Gorshin as guest star. :lol:
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Inger Stevens signed to appear on show?
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: Inger Stevens signed to appear on show?

The S2 episode of Egghead had something of a farm-based plot--in the second half anyway, so perhaps that began as a vehicle for Stevens and was then re-worked for Vincent Price. Of course, that ep included the egg shampoo Burt Ward got--reportedly for being a jerk.
by Dr. Shimel
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Board Appreciation
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Board Appreciation

Hopefully, this all-too-real current situation has somewhere remotely the same sort of conclusion as the Duo's battle against the Lygerian fruit fly. :D
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Frank Gorshin on Buzzr
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: Frank Gorshin on Buzzr

chrisbcritter wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:33 am
Four of Frank's episodes are on YouTube; his opponent was Angie Dickinson. Dates were November 21, 22, 23, and 25, 1966.
The gap of no show on the 24th was due to Thanksgiving, when CBS was showing the Lions getting pounded by the 49ers, 41-14.
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla
Replies: 9
Views: 1470

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla

In regard to the mailbag segment, the mention of Zsa Zsa's ubiquitous presence on seemingly every talk show reminded me that she had been unofficially banned from Mike Douglas' show for a few years following this notorious on-air incident from May 1966 (from a March 1967 article): Screenshot 2020-01...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 4047

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

I should note that reserve MLB outfielder Al Ferrara played Adonis. He also portrayed one of the all-time favorite henchmen of the podcast, Trap Door on Black Widow. Much like another Dodger, Jim Lefebvre, was one of the henchmen of John Astin's Riddler. That brings to mind the Temper Tonic argumen...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 4047

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

High C wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:51 pm
I'll concede I was getting too greedy thinking '66 movie. He did not have time for that. But a 6-day TV shoot? Make it work, Dough-zier.
"Special Guest Villain...Rod Steiger as Clock King"
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 4047

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

Some more points: Oddly enough, despite an age difference of 16 years, Zsa Zsa was a friend, or at least an acquaintance of Joan Collins and set her up with the son of a Latin American dictator circa 1958. You guys made an interesting observation about Horwitz saying part of his philosophy was to n...
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 4047

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

Few 60s series suffering from a similar, rapid downslide ever recovered to reclaim early glory; one can see a similar, drastic decline with Lost in Space, The Untouchables, Bewitched and Combat , to name a few. Once a lack of creative interest and/or investment abandoned ship, there was no way to t...
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #123: Dr. Cassandra makes the show disappear
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

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

Lupino's British roots stem from the fact that her father, Stanley, was an actor from there. Interestingly, her father threw a party for actress Thelma Todd, who was good friends with Ida, in December 1935 at the Trocadero in Los Angeles. The following morning, Todd was mysteriously found dead, whic...
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 4047

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!

Also, Jones actually was the third choice for MQOD. I do not have it on me, but I have seen Dozier correspondence offering the part to Arlene Dahl. It's not hard to guess why. In 1953, Dahl played the titular character in the movie The Diamond Queen . Hoo, boy. During at least the first two seasons...