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by Dr. Shimel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Not to be morbid but if you want to see what somebody was "best known for" at the time of their death, just check out their obituary at the time of their passing. History can be a bit revisionist due to changing pop culture trends and relative to ones personal exposure. Was Adam West mainly known f...
by Dr. Shimel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters
Replies: 15
Views: 3937

Re: It is interesting to note how many actors are best known for their Batman characters

Any fan of The Twilight Zone already knew Burgess very well, considering he was a key part of some classic episodes.
by Dr. Shimel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Bob Furmanek wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 am
I'd say Gorshin was already a name in 1965...he had signed for his 11th Ed Sullivan appearance.
One of his Ed Sullivan appearances delivered a huge audience. Of course, that Feb. 9, 1964 appearance also had some up-and-coming group from Liverpool on it... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

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

mwilbury wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:58 pm
On the topic of Rear Window action figures, we're almost there...

Barbie as Grace Kelly in Rear Window

Hitchcock has had several plastic avatars, so we just need Jimmy Stewart.
No Raymond Burr? :lol:
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin
Replies: 25
Views: 4521

Re: I think Dozier rolled the dice with Gorshin

Gorshin appeared on an episode of The Defenders in which he played a killer who displays his insanity by channeling different famous people--allowing him to essentially do his nightclub act.
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #102: Egghead & Olga: A Strange Way to Run a Three-Parter
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

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

The Superman musical was broadcast on ABC on Feb. 21, 1975. ******************************************* Regarding Baxter's knack for Russian dialogue, this was from an interview in August 1967 during the filming: "Years ago, I learned a Russian accent from the great actress Maria Ouspenskaya. And I'...
by Dr. Shimel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #101: Egghead and Olga are back… Or did they just get here?

gothosmansion wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am
I hate for Batgirl to be the damsel in distress, but the saber dance was fun, too.
A way to show offer Yvonne's ample dancing skills.
by Dr. Shimel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman returns to H&I channel in February
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: Batman returns to H&I channel in February

The problem is they're showing two eps at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin
Replies: 18
Views: 3766

Re: Jackie Gleason as The Penguin

Gleason was the original Chester Riley on The Life of Riley, but the show was cancelled after one season-supposedly over season length/sponsorship issues. A few years later, William Bendix reprised the role and it lasted five years, becoming the person associated with the role. One potential product...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN New Year's Marathon on IFC
Replies: 11
Views: 2713

Re: BATMAN New Year's Marathon on IFC

The entire first season is being shown:

https://www.ifc.com/schedule
by Dr. Shimel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws

Wow! Will have to put that film on our to-do list, right under "Skidoo"! Thanks A few years ago, I had the opportunity to see Skidoo and was very disappointed. Obviously, I had the idea that this was a "so bad it's good" film, but this was just dreck of the highest order. It has a strong Batman inf...
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 4842

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

FWIW, this was the same time period that Muhammad Ali was fighting his re-classification.
by Dr. Shimel
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Mr Freeze helmet up for auction
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Mr Freeze helmet up for auction

I'm waiting to buy the fire extinguisher he wore. :lol: :lol:
by Dr. Shimel
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #099: The Kitt-y Cat Shows her Claws

Eartha had back problems in September 1967, which supposedly delayed filming one of her episodes--noted in the Dozier letters. Given that Dozier was so concerned about getting the show into syndication with the third season (not to mention being born in 1908), I'm guessing he didn't want to rock the...