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by Jim Akin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shame's origins
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Shame's origins

I've always thought that Shame was purely a take-off on the Alan Ladd western Shane , which features a memorable end scene of a boy pleading "Come back, Shane!" as the heroic gunslinger rides into the sunset. I just discovered, while perusing this compilation of intros to all the ABC shows that prem...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Surf's Up Joker
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Surf's Up Joker

Interesting. I'm not a collector, so I haven't followed this closely. I'd seen the Mattel "Surf's Up" figure, but not his surfboard. After making the effort to do a reasonably accurate sculpt of Cesar for the figure, it was an odd choice to use a comicbook illustration on the board, when that's so o...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 24408

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

Just caught "Hot Off The Griddle." Aunt Harriet does the Catusi to a record by Benedict Arnold and the Traitors, a spoof of (future bat guest-stars) Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 163
Views: 76467

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

I've noticed the utility belt pouches, too. And the batmobile batphone looks remarkably shabby in "The Joker Goes to School." On the other hand, the gadgets in the batcave look even cooler than I remember, and all the Egyptian bric-a-brac and costume details in "The Curse of Tut" are gorgeous. I que...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 24408

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem's last name sounds like a New Yorker's pronunciation (think Archie Bunker) of "sternum." Bat-scriptwriter Stanford Sherman used a different human bone as the surname of his woman's-libber villain, Nora Clavicle.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Purr-fect Crime Lady or Tiger?
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: The Purr-fect Crime Lady or Tiger?

Welcome, Bill! I got the series for Christmas, too, and watched The Purr-fect Crime last night. Given that there were two tigers beneath Robin on that lethal see-saw, my guess is that Catwoman cheated and placed a cat behind each of the doors. Of course, that assumes tiger Tinker Bell recovered from...
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batmobile License Plates. How Chosen?
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: Batmobile License Plates. How Chosen?

In an effort to turn up clues to the mystery, I thought to google the plate numbers. I didn't get anything useful, but I uncovered a coincidence that's kind of cool: As I typed the most common plate number, 2F-3567, it occurred to me that the characters work as a hexadecimal color code, like you mig...
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman on Ice???
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Batman on Ice???

Nothing definitive, but perhaps another piece in the puzzle: I found a gallery of programs for Shipstad & Johnson's Ice Follies from the 1940s-70s , with cover thumbnails and summaries of the respective shows. The collection reflects all the years Batman was on the air. The absence of Batman on a pr...
by Jim Akin
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Episode titles that don't quite make sense?
Replies: 16
Views: 2415

Re: Episode titles that don't quite make sense?

"He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul" continues the thought of "The Joker Goes to School," so "He" is the Joker. That pair of titles actually makes more sense to me than many others, including the Cat's Meow/Bat's Kowtow one mentioned above and The Thirteenth Hat/Batman Stands Pat. In both of those...
by Jim Akin
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: For all you OZ fans...
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: For all you OZ fans...

Fantastic!
by Jim Akin
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Molls: Who was the most effective?
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: Molls: Who was the most effective?

Lisa, in the first Mad Hatter outing. She handled several undercover assignments with aplomb, and clearly enjoyed Tetch's companionship. She even gets extremely excited over the idea of processing our heroes in the Hatter's hat factory.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Correct Bumpers?
Replies: 36
Views: 5115

Re: Correct Bumpers?

Concerning the opening narration over the World's Fair stock footage at the opening of "Hi Diddle Riddle," my recollection is that it was not part of the original broadcast. Greenway added it for test screenings, to try to boost the audience response, but it didn't make any difference, so they bagge...
by Jim Akin
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Lost Neil Hamilton film being restored.
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Lost Neil Hamilton film being restored.

Was Colleen Moore a Louise Brooks knock-off, or did all the Hollywood leading ladies of the day look like that?

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Cowls I Have Cowls-- and a GIVEAWAY
Replies: 82
Views: 11698

Re: Cowls I Have Cowls-- and a GIVEAWAY

I'm in!

Thanks!

QQ
by Jim Akin
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Mr. Freeze
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Mr. Freeze

Maybe some of the folks here who have combed the paperwork can chime in, but I'd be willing to bet the Sanders Mr. Freeze episodes had the highest FX budget of any installments. In addition to the basic fight-scene optical effects, there were the "frosty fog" and "temperate zones" in Freeze's hideou...