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by Mr. Glee
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Wow, that's a looooooong 14 miles!
Replies: 12
Views: 4600

Re: Wow, that's a looooooong 14 miles!

Bat Cave, NC (from "Billion Dollar Batman" by Bruce Scivally): "In February 1966, Compton Advertising Inc. handled a promotion for Procter & Gamble that on the surface seemed innocuous enough. The plan called for an announcement during the Batman program telling kids that they could get an autograp...
by Mr. Glee
Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Batman Encounters King Kong" (June 1966)
Replies: 4
Views: 558

"Batman Encounters King Kong" (June 1966)

I know this Martin Grams article ( http://martingrams.blogspot.com/2011/05/batman-tv-series.html ) about the show has been discussed here before, but I was just re-reading it and got curious about the reference to Dozier's brief flirtation with the idea of making a movie called "Batman Encounters Ki...
by Mr. Glee
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs
Replies: 28
Views: 3280

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #109: Louie the Lilac baffles, Bat-conference informs

This episode gets my vote for "worst episode of the series," but I'm looking forward to hearing the podcast anyway.
by Mr. Glee
Thu May 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions
Replies: 28
Views: 1952

Re: Courtroom scenes and other bat-law questions

The scenes featuring Harry's "criminal attorney" Mr. Sly, in the Chandell episodes, might be fertile ground for legal analysis.
by Mr. Glee
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy
Replies: 23
Views: 1715

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #108: The William Dozier Fanboy

Another good show, and the documents were fascinating to read. On the question of whether Semple owned a piece of the show, I don't think he did; there's an interview with him in which he states "I had a remarkably bad deal" on BATMAN, and goes on to say he could be bitter - but isn't - about how li...
by Mr. Glee
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter

An enjoyable and informative show, as always. One little detail about Part 2 that I don't think was mentioned in the podcast - if you watch carefully during the post-kidnapping scenes in Gordon's office, the egg sandwich comes and goes from Gordon's desk (sandwich present = original footage; sandwic...
by Mr. Glee
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Unusual Batgirl Picture.
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

Two more clippings that mention Yvonne's September '67 trip to London to promote the series...
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by Mr. Glee
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Unusual Batgirl Picture.
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

Re: Unusual Batgirl Picture.

"Like A Bat Out Of Hell: American ballet dancer and actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl from the US TV series 'Batman', UK, 23rd September 1967. (Photo by Len Trievnor/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)". http://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/567907355 So the Getty caption indicat...
by Mr. Glee
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Mae West as Minerva?
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Mae West as Minerva?

Joel Eisner mentions, in his Batman book, that the role of Minerva in the series' final episode was originally intended for Mae West. It's not clear from the text whether he saw studio paperwork to that effect, or if it was something William Dozier told him in an interview. Because there was a Mae W...
by Mr. Glee
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Sonny and Cher
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Re: Sonny and Cher

Several newspapers published on December 22, 1966 did mention that Sonny and Cher would be making an appearance on BATMAN that evening (these listings were presumably based on publicity material released weeks earlier.) The "Rose Bowl" controversy could well have been what prompted Dozier to replace...
by Mr. Glee
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Script: THE OGG COUPLE 3-parter
Replies: 12
Views: 5362

Re: Script: THE OGG COUPLE 3-parter

Thanks so much for making this available. This is the 3rd-season script that I've always been most curious about . About Alan Hale as "Gilligan" - I've seen studio paperwork indicating that the character's name was originally "Mike." Studying the script, it looks to me like they changed the name to ...
by Mr. Glee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #90: Surf's Up, Joker's Under, and Al's On
Replies: 19
Views: 2756

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #90: Surf's Up, Joker's Under, and Al's On

I enjoyed the podcast, as always, and will declare unashamedly that "Surf's Up" is my favorite Season 3 episode. It just seems to have more energy than all the others, and it's one where the silliness actually makes me chuckle instead of groan. (Has anybody else noticed that, in the scenes inside th...
by Mr. Glee
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #87: An Eggsasperating Eggsercise
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #87: An Eggsasperating Eggsercise

I think I'm in a minority of one regarding this story; I actually prefer it to the prior Egghead story from Season 2. The catch is, you really need to watch all three parts in the originally-intended order, and have a copy of that very informative article posted at the Batgirl/Bat-Trap site handy so...
by Mr. Glee
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!
Replies: 22
Views: 2980

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!

I always figured that they opted to emphasize the new Season 2 villains up front at least partly so they could get a sense of which new characters were popular enough to bring back for return appearances - presumably they would have needed to lock down commitments from those actors and start develop...
by Mr. Glee
Sat May 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Good acting by secondary characters in the show
Replies: 10
Views: 1808

Re: Good acting by secondary characters in the show

I'll second James Millhollin and Marie Windsor; I wish both Slye and Majors could have been recurring characters. Another personal favorite: Christopher Cary as Angus Ferguson...every time I watch "The Impractical Joker" I'm disappointed that he doesn't make a return appearance in Part 2. A scene in...