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by Jim Akin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: KHJ Promotion
Replies: 18
Views: 13733

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: 13432

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: 4642

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: 21297

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 Jim Akin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #116: Victor Buono: Holy Ad-Libbed Comedy!
Replies: 7
Views: 12929

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

Excellent analysis! FYI, after consulting A. Pennyworth's YouTube compilation of batclimb window cameos , I found that four of the 14 encounters occurred during reverse batclimbs, when the duo was descending a wall: Dick Clark (Shoot a Crooked Arrow) Bill Dana (The Yegg Foes in Gotham) Don Ho (The B...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies
Replies: 10
Views: 10485

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies

John signed his work "Nireves" sometimes, too.
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies
Replies: 10
Views: 10485

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #115: Two Batman Parodies

BATWINGED HORNET wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:29 am
By the way, the piece is credited to "M & O.O. Severin," which I take it to mean Marie Severin, but the "O.O."--is referring to?
O.O. was a pseudonym used occasionally by John Severin, Marie's brother and frequent collaborator.
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: KHJ Promotion
Replies: 18
Views: 13733

Re: KHJ Promotion

Awesome! Never heard of this, but I found a longer video that gives all the clues in the contest (as narrated by Batman and Robin), and shows some promotional imagery as well.

And here's the solution to the puzzle.
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 165
Views: 85156

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

After umpteen viewings of "Fine Feathered Finks," I only just noticed the "Gotham Missile Corporation" sign in the background of the giant-umbrella scenes. That company's proximity to the K.G. Bird factory could explain why the building-rattling launch of the ballistic bumbershoot didn't spark a pan...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Burt Ward to appear in CW's "Crisis on Infinte Earths"
Replies: 23
Views: 20040

Re: Burt Ward to appear in CW's "Crisis on Infinte Earths"

I wonder if they have plans for some of the other actors who, like Lynda, are already a part of this universe, like John Wesley Shipp, Helen Slater and Dean Cain. Shipp, I believe, already has reprised his role as the Flash he played in the 1990 series. Yes. Shipp appeared in an Elseworlds episode ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Mattel Alfred with ‘66 Alfred head sculpt!
Replies: 6
Views: 10077

Re: Mattel Alfred with ‘66 Alfred head sculpt!

I'm not sure, but I think the first head on the left might be The Outsider, a villainous alternate-Earth version of Alfred. Can anyone who went to SDCC confirm? The character is an updated version of a villain dating back to comics published at the time the TV show debuted. Alfred had been killed sa...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #114: Putting "Clean Sweep" under the microscope
Replies: 9
Views: 6435

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

Another fun installment. I'm going to miss this podcast when you reach the end of the series! I rewatched the episode a couple of days after listening to the podcast, so I may inadvertently be covering points you guys already mentioned, but a couple of things jumped out at me: Batgirl is relegated t...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: "My Living Doll" is on Amazon Prime
Replies: 3
Views: 4344

"My Living Doll" is on Amazon Prime

I'm not sure how new this news is, but I hadn't noticed before: Amazon Prime video has 10 of the 26 episodes of the 1964-65 sitcom available to stream. The show starred Julie Newmar as the title character, "Rhoda," a highly advanced robot who's superintelligent but clueless about human nature (Star ...
by Jim Akin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #113: Tying Ourselves in Knots: Nora Clavicle Reconsidered (with “Twof”!)
Replies: 6
Views: 3497

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

Great episode! The Singaia, the band that supplied the Batman theme for this installment, are billed as "Hungarian Surf Music" on last.fm . The Batman theme is taken from their album "Arkham Asylum." I think I may be the source of the Nora -> Gloria/Steinem -> Sternum -> Clavicle theory on IMDB. Whe...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Who Said “Gleeps it’s Batman!”?
Replies: 2
Views: 1533

Re: Who Said “Gleeps it’s Batman!”?

According to IMDB (which is far from infallible), the actress's name is Catherine Ferrar.