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by Jim Akin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 34
Views: 3000

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Never Part With...

This is the only remnant I have of first-wave Batmania. It was in the bedroom I eventually shared with my two brothers (the younger one having been born during the series run). I took possession of it sometime during my college years. I love it, but it's no museum piece. It's rusty and a little ding...
by Jim Akin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BSO Plays Batman Theme Live
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: BSO Plays Batman Theme Live

This is great! As a New Englander, when I saw BSO I thought of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, so this ended up being a lot more rocking than I expected. Brian Setzer is cool, and this rendition is great. The masked horn players are a nice bonus! Thanks for sharing.
by Jim Akin
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #120: Can Superman solve "Batman's Great Mystery"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

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

Great episode, even if it took a "double listen" to both the radio program and the podcast itself. I liked the radio adventure, but I totally agree about the show's ambiguous handling of the Bruce/Batman and Dick/Robin dual identities. The bank has Batman's bank accounts? Henderson and Kent go to Ro...
by Jim Akin
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show
Replies: 14
Views: 2652

Re: Arlen Schumer Article On The Show

I'm tempted to quote Sprangfan's first post above in its entirety, because it's very well stated and I'm basically in total agreement. I've picked a couple of excerpts and reshuffled their order, to amplify on a couple of points. As Arlen himself points out, Detective Comics (if not Batman...but may...
by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

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

Pardon me, but I have to point out, Tim, that it was I who mentioned that when I appeared on the podcast. Willy Mack clearly was a pseudonym for Dozier, as fellow board member epaddon deduced a while back. Given that we were reviewing 'Wail,' perhaps you had heard Siren's stunning note so many time...
by Jim Akin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #119: Eureka! Is “Mummy’s Uncle” our favorite Season Three episode?
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

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

GREAT catch about the recycled Wayne Manor study/batpoles scene from the first Tut episode. Wow! I wonder if the cheat was a consequence of splitting a two-parter into single episodes. FWIW, Mt. Ararat's main claim to fame is that it's known as the spot where Noah's Ark came to ground as the great f...
by Jim Akin
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 163
Views: 76940

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

Plus, it was also a great place for Sammy Davis Jr. and his band to practice. :lol: :lol: :lol: Ha! Yes. I'm glad you mentioned that, because when the episode ran I momentarily wondered what tune Sammy was resuming as he turned away from the window and back to his rehearsal, then it slipped my mind...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 163
Views: 76940

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

This may be a little skewed from the intent of the thread, since it's not about a detail revealed in remastered video, but it concerns something I took a long time to notice (and it doesn't warrant a thread of its own). I've been running Season 2 shows in the background as I work; it helps me stay i...
by Jim Akin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: KHJ Promotion
Replies: 18
Views: 11946

Re: KHJ Promotion

I was thinking the Riddler reference could have been put in the contest-promo script without necessarily tracking against TV episodes, but then I noticed that the caption to the KHJ photo says the prize was awarded in January (1966). So the radio contest must have been closely tied to the launch of ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: When did you first see the show?
Replies: 18
Views: 2467

Re: When did you first see the show?

I was a few months shy of three years old when Hi Diddle Riddle first aired. Batman is literally one of my earliest non-family memories. We moved from the New York metro area to greater Boston in the fall of 1966, and one of the bonuses of our new house was a color TV set, so Batman got an upgrade. ...
by Jim Akin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #118: "Flash Gordon": Lorenzo Goes to Space Camp
Replies: 6
Views: 1368

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #118: "Flash Gordon": Lorenzo Goes to Space Camp

I haven't had a chance to listen and I've never seen "Flash Gordon" (though I've heard the soundtrack), but you guys deserve a pat on the back for that episode title. :)
by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: KHJ Promotion
Replies: 18
Views: 11946

Re: KHJ Promotion

KHJ celebrated its first anniversary in 1966, and published a commemorative "annual" that's reproduced here in PDF form . It includes a photo of Adam West handing Fred Jones a gift certificate for the TV he won, another photo of Batman with one of the KHJ disk jockeys, and lots of other cool pics of...
by Jim Akin
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #117: Ross' Final Shame
Replies: 8
Views: 12277

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

Chief Standing Pat...where to start, other than that by 1968, such offensive stereotypes were being scrubbed from American TV series, so his presence in the episode seemed like Ross and/or Greenway were determined--in the case of Native Americans--to not "bend" to the shift in perceptions of minori...
by Jim Akin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Lambeth Walk
Replies: 1
Views: 4370

The Lambeth Walk

In "The Cat and the Fiddle," when Aunt Harriet asks Alfred to do the Catusi with her, he begs off by saying his dance career "ended with the Lambeth Walk" and pleads "War injury" by way of explanation. I only just thought to look that up (I'd misheard it as "Lambert Walk"), and discovered this clip ...
by Jim Akin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: A Revisit To The Bookworm
Replies: 22
Views: 19941

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.