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by Dr. Shimel
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 163
Views: 37138

Re: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs

Batman and Robin go straight to the crime scene instead of to Gordon's office; they seek Clock King's old accomplice for clues to his whereabouts, and of course they deduce the location of his hideout after CK drops his watch. It's this last bit that I've only just understood as a fairly deep joke:...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: John Mitchum Centennial
Replies: 0
Views: 135

John Mitchum Centennial

John Mitchum, brother of fellow actor Robert Mitchum, was born 100 years ago today. He made two different Batman appearances: as a Shame henchman in S2 and as Hot Dog Harrigan in S3:
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by Dr. Shimel
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame

I believe the episodes were filmed just after Robertson had finished shooting for Charly, which ended in mid-November 1967. Cliff Robertson had been married less than a year to Dina Merrill (real name Nedenia Marjorie Hutton), which explains his eagerness to have her work with him. His first wife ha...
by Dr. Shimel
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 163
Views: 37138

Re: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs

I noticed this for the first time approximately 10 minutes ago: In "Penguin's Clean Sweep," we see Penguin's henchmen Dustbag and Pushbroom throughout the episode, but when he arrives at Gotham City National Bank right before the batfight, he suddenly has three more. At first, I thought they were w...
by Dr. Shimel
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A Revisit To The Bookworm
Replies: 22
Views: 6992

Re: A Revisit To The Bookworm

When I think about it now, did any villain ever physically threaten a moll? Besides Joker's plan to poison Susie with Mexican perfume, he also tried to feed Venus to the giant clam. Tut subjected Nefertiti to his pebble torture and planned to boil Neila in oil after she freed Robin and Lisa Carson....
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Third Season Queries and What Ifs
Replies: 15
Views: 5039

Re: Third Season Queries and What Ifs

There are definitely some fun moments in Season Three but I'm in the Season One and done camp. There are more knowledgeable members who I'm sure will chime in here but I'll get the ball rolling; Similar situation with The Adventures of Superman in that the first season had more of a gritty noir vib...
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Third Season Queries and What Ifs
Replies: 15
Views: 5039

Re: Third Season Queries and What Ifs

I do wonder if the writers knew that Kitt would be taking over the role when they wrote the third season scripts, because there is a scene in "Catwoman's Dressed to Kill" that I find quite startling. It's when Catwoman invades the luncheon and says to the women in attendance, "You women with your f...
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Third Season Queries and What Ifs
Replies: 15
Views: 5039

Re: Third Season Queries and What Ifs

As far as Eli Wallach, his first film with wife Anne Jackson, "The Tiger Makes Out" was released in August 1967 and was followed almost immediately by Jackson filming the movie, "The Secret Life of an American Wife" in Hollywood, while Eli watched their kids in New York. In the first few months that...
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Third Season Queries and What Ifs
Replies: 15
Views: 5039

Re: Third Season Queries and What Ifs

Interestingly, this was an item in an October 27, 1967 newspaper-which obviously never came to pass:
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Leslie Gore Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 2556

Re: Leslie Gore Interview

This show was broadcast on January 24, 1967 (with West Coast markets showing it a week later), the day before the conclusion of that Catwoman episode:
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Burt Ward!
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Happy Birthday, Burt Ward!

A quote from Robin in part two (Deep Freeze) of the Otto Preminger eps:

"I'm not gonna be young all my life, Batman, and besides beauty contests are practically an American institution."
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: KING TUT'S COUP, a.k.a. TUT TUT TUT
Replies: 7
Views: 1656

Re: SCRIPT: KING TUT'S COUP, a.k.a. TUT TUT TUT

A few minor observations on the Lord Chancellor and Jester characters (Lloyd Haynes and Tim O'Kelly): I never could quite figure out if they were suffering the same malady as King Tut throughout the episode, or if they came to their senses and tried to take advantage of the situation (they were cer...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)

Gordon mentioned his "wife" in the second part (halfway through) of the Marsha appearance in November 1966. It came in a conversation in his office with O'Hara (who had been freed from Marsha's cages) and Alfred. "Well, being a wife, I'm sure she wonders about my temporary absence, both from the off...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A nice piece of real estate
Replies: 3
Views: 749

A nice piece of real estate

Not that any of us can afford this place, but it's described as having "Batcave-like security." No indication if any Nilanium lies underneath. ;) Interestingly, the home was once owned by producer Richard Zanuck. In 1966, his girlfriend (and later wife) Linda Harrison, played one of the cheerleaders...
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show

Its odd that a series that set out to have Batman be so "up" on just about every law known to mankind would eventually be portrayed as being legally inept in certain episodes. I'm nut sure If that was done for humor (not that average audience member would be able to identify holes in Batman's appli...