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by Jim Akin
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Penguin's uncredited henchmen
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Penguin's uncredited henchmen

Any idea why the nicknamed henchmen in "Penguin's Clean Sweep," Dustbag (Charles Dierkop) and Pushbroom (Newell Oestreich), aren't in the closing credits, while blink-and-you'll-miss-them "Goon 1" and "Goon 2" are included? Might a title card have been forgotten in postproduction? Or was there possi...
by Jim Akin
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Scary Villians
Replies: 17
Views: 4696

Re: Scary Villians

As a kid, FF and Mad Hatter (and the Super Instant Mesmeriser) definitely scared me. Sanders' Mr. Freeze, too. And I was totally freaked out when the mummy opened its eyes in The Curse of Tut.
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Olga: An Appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: Olga: An Appreciation

The "Natasha" comparison is most apt. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a direct inspiration there. The Bat-producers costumed and wigged Olga as an over-the-top cartoon character, and Baxter played her that way to the hilt. I'm in no way qualified to judge the accuracy of her accent, an...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?
Replies: 50
Views: 10638

Re: Anyone here old enough to remember the original run?

I turned 4 in March of '66, and watching the first season of Batman is one of my earliest memories. I couldn't figure out why my folks were laughing at the dire events onscreen. :) I was Robin to an older, more worldly kid down the street (he was in kindergarten) who used to play Batman. The girl wh...
by Jim Akin
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Olga: An Appreciation
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Olga: An Appreciation

There's much to loathe about the Olga/Egghead episodes, perhaps chiefly the way they turned Egghead from diabolical genius to henpecked ninny. And their plots make no sense, with that special incoherence only season three episodes seemed to manage. But... Anne Baxter is really fun to watch doing her...
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 30732

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

In The Sport of Penguins, abducted jockey Wally Bootmaker is a send-up of Willie Shoemaker, arguably the most famous jockey ever.
by Jim Akin
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: PEnguin umbrella
Replies: 8
Views: 2356

Re: PEnguin umbrella

In The Sport of Penguins, it sprays sparks (like a Fourth of July sparkler, which is probably what was used) that dazzled our heroes long enough for him to escape the Gotham City Library.
by Jim Akin
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: What I wish would have happened...
Replies: 29
Views: 6763

Re: What I wish would have happened...

1. Give Robin a steady girlfriend with her OWN secret identity! And make her the daughter of one of his deadliest enemies; the Riddler! Both of them about the same age, but she's sneakier, cannier, and has more than a bit of a grudge against both Batman and Robin, as well as her father... I'd once ...
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batshelf of props
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Re: Batshelf of props

It looks like Joker's miniature "Let Gayfellow Take You to the Cleaners" van sticking up behind the Joker nameplate.

The open attaché-looking thing on the bottom shelf could be the miniature bat-lab Batman used to neutralize the Joker Jelly in the Zodiac Crimes three-parter.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Batman 3rd season - Dr Cassandra - released villians
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Batman 3rd season - Dr Cassandra - released villians

It's also interesting that they chose to use a Catwoman that resembled Julie Newmar, as opposed to having a double for Eartha Kitt. Anyone know the reasoning behind that decision? Did they simply feel Newmar was more closely associated with the role? Purely a guess -- and given differences in statu...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Stately Wayne Manor - opinions welcome (location)
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Stately Wayne Manor - opinions welcome (location)

I nominate Scarsdale. There are some pretty manorial tudor-style estates there. It's about 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, but within 14 miles of the city line.
by Jim Akin
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: James Bond caught in batfight -- with his pants down
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: James Bond caught in batfight -- with his pants down

One of the legit albums in the shop was the soundtrack album for the Fox movie "The Bible". Yes. Multiple copies of that soundtrack are scattered around the shop. I'm pretty sure it's the only album that appears more than once. Issued in 1966, it's also by far the most contemporary item in the stor...
by Jim Akin
Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: James Bond caught in batfight -- with his pants down
Replies: 3
Views: 700

James Bond caught in batfight -- with his pants down

I love record stores (the few that are left) and flipping through boxes of LPs at flea markets and yard sales. So I was excited when my Blu-Ray review reached "The Joker's Hard Times" and the batfight at Platter-Porium, the record shop where Joker stashed opera singer Leo Crustache. I was doubly psy...
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 Animated Intro Question!
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Re: 1966 Animated Intro Question!

One of the regulars on the board some years ago, a guy called GDog, knew all about the musicians and vocalists who performed the opening theme (I think he had studio call sheets), and he or another old-timer also had some background on the animation. I'm not sure there was any specific artist ident...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Beetle Bailey, 3/27/66-"Fatman And Slobber"
Replies: 12
Views: 8116

Re: Beetle Bailey, 3/27/66-"Fatman And Slobber"

When you hover over the image, your pointer should turn into a magnifying glass. If you click, the image expands nicely. I don't know if it's 2200 x 1655, but its details are quite discernible. So much so that it became apparent that Walker, despite the obvious inspiration of the TV show, based his ...