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Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame
Replies: 0
Views: 39

TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/greatescape.jpg "Come back, Shame!" In season three, come back he does, and seemingly stupider than ever! And yet, Shame's plotting for his caper seems oddly smart. Meanwhile, Stanley Ralph Ross goes all-in on gags that are gleefully at odds with the templat...
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #116: Victor Buono: Holy Ad-Libbed Comedy!
Replies: 5
Views: 878

TO THE BATPOLES #116: Victor Buono: Holy Ad-Libbed Comedy!

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/goodcleanfun.jpg One question on our minds almost since the beginning of To the Batpoles! has been: Just how much did Victor Buono, as King Tut, ad lib on the show? In this episode, we answer that question by comparing the final script to King Tut's Coup/Bat...
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies

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New TO THE BATPOLES podcast: What can we learn from contemporaneous parodies of Batman '66? We take a look! Also, did Adam and Burt earn a lot in residuals from the show?

http://tothebatpoles.libsyn.com/115-two-batman-parodies
by bat-rss
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope

I think we did comment on the Wayne Living Room appearance in passing. Yes, I believe that set had become the GC Library. It looks like they merely grabbed the (or ANY) fireplace, and put it in front of some wallpaper that didn't look familiar to me. Viola! Wayne Living Room! They could have used th...
by bat-rss
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope

We did mention that crazy newsstand in the podcast, by the way! Another fun installment. I'm going to miss this podcast when you reach the end of the series! End of Batman series doesn't equate with end of podcast series! Just ask John S. Drew! We still have a bunch of additional things to talk abou...
by bat-rss
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 9
Views: 1744

TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/microscope.jpg "The Penguin's Clean Sweep" has more logical inconsistencies and oversights than you might realize at first glance. Our childhood friend Kyle joins us once again to put this episode under the microscope! Also, from the archives, another Batman...
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 6
Views: 905

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

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/siamesehumanknot.jpg Without a doubt, one of the most maligned Batman episodes is Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club. The episode's sexist portrayal of women obviously wouldn't fly today, but do the men in this episode fare any better? It seems to have...
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: KING TUT'S COUP, a.k.a. TUT TUT TUT
Replies: 7
Views: 1032

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

The next script that we will discuss on TO THE BATPOLES podcast will be KING TUT'S COUP, Stanley Ralph Ross' rewrite of Pauline and Leo Townsend's TUT TUT TUT. Tut Tut Tut - treatment https://www.dropbox.com/s/8dn1kfafnce1w4o/King%20Tut%20Story%2014pgs.pdf?dl=0 Tut Tut Tut - draft https://www.dropbo...
by bat-rss
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"

But wait! Just wait a second old chum, in the first Joker episode he threatens to unmask them. Why was this allowed? Holy Inconsistency! Maybe because it was a spontaneous act by the Joker instead of an elaborate death-trap or captive situation. Or maybe it was early in the show's creation that thi...
by bat-rss
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

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

Oh, and I was surprised Tim forgot about Batman endorsing the check in the Joker arc ( bad check nananananananana, bad check nananananananana ). ;) As I believe we said in a recent episode, it's been so long since we watched a lot of the early episodes (four years ago already, except ones that we'v...
by bat-rss
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Any Bowling State lectures available?
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Any Bowling State lectures available?

Hi, I attended the conference (as I described in the podcast High C linked to). Right, John S. Drew bailed because of problems with his voice. High C's description of the disappointing McVetta presentation is accurate. But judge for yourself: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-jp3lvu2-_iUr4KkGLpdOrR...
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

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

clavierankh wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 am
Ironically today is the 53rd anniversary of the Miranda decision.
We always seem to manage to unwittingly hit these anniversaries!
by bat-rss
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #112: Court BAT-tles: The Law on the '66 Show
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

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

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/batlaw.jpg Batman and Robin are "duly deputized agents of the law." Law comes up on the '66 show on a number of occasions, including two courtroom scenes. The very first episode features the Riddler filing a lawsuit against Batman. But, you might ask, how ac...
by bat-rss
Fri May 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #110: "The Impossible Crimes": Semple holds Stadd’s Feet to the Fire

There were mentions on the podcast of Alfred donning the batsuit in the Archer episode, but what really gets me in light of Semple's notes on Stadd is the *second* time Alfred put on cape and cowl (and performed a batclimb!) to rescue Bruce and Robin in "The Joker's Epitaph." That was in the last b...
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Thu May 30, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

TO THE BATPOLES #111: "The Wrong Earth" and "The Batman Radio Show"

http://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/WrongEarth-BRS.jpg What's this? An episode of To the Batpoles that isn't about Batman? Well…on the surface, no, it isn't. But in Ahoy Comics' series "The Wrong Earth," Dragonflyman and Stinger act an awful lot like the '66 versions of Batman and Robin, and t...