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by Dr. Shimel
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #128: Roast Godzilla
Replies: 9
Views: 728

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 2953

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: 1882

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: 2953

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...
by Dr. Shimel
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 2953

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

Gordon mentions his wife and so does O'hara' when talking to Alfred in his office midway through the second part of the Marsha episode. So she was still "living" at that point.
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: So were any of the 66 villians destined to be awful?
Replies: 47
Views: 11612

Re: So were any of the 66 villians destined to be awful?

Greetings! I am resurrecting this zombie thread from 2015 because I am rewatching episodes and “The Puzzler” guy was basically unwatchable. What was he supposed to be? Wait, don’t tell me, I don’t want to know. I just wasn’t digging watching some old man with lipstick and eye shadow. The plane at t...
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 2953

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

The first article (from 1/24/66) notes how Hedda Hopper was supposedly approached to appear in Batman, but that she suggested Zsa Zsa instead. Given the timing of the article and the description of a millinery (i.e. women's hats) shop, this was likely the role of Magda in the first Mad Hatter episod...
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #125 Minerva: Holy self-parody!
Replies: 24
Views: 2953

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

The first article below (from early September 1966) mentions a likely reason for Zsa Zsa bowing out of playing Marsha, with the second noting her original casting presumably stemmed from that appearance in the Hanna Barbera-produced version of Alice in Wonderland earlier that year. The third item (f...
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

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

Even Wild Wild West (set in the 1870's) had a space ship/UFO episode.
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3734

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

Even though Batman ended its run with 120 episodes, it's good to see that this train will continue to roll on.
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What replaced BATMAN ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Re: What replaced BATMAN ?

The show that technically replaced it on ABC's schedule following the Minerva episode was "The Second Hundred Years," a one-season comedy starring Monte Markham. The Ugliest Girl premiered that September. That show had been airing on Wednesday nights, with that spot replaced by a game show, "Dream H...
by Dr. Shimel
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 3525

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?

Here's an article on Vetri's conviction in 2011, when she was known by her married name of Victoria Rathgeb: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-playmate-victoria-rathgeb-sentenced-to-9-years-for-shooting-her-husband/ She was in the September 1967 issue of Playboy, and her episode was likely filmed ...