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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: 744

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 ...
by Jim Akin
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 Animated Intro Question!
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

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: 8704

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 ...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: 1966 Animated Intro Question!
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

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 identi...
by Jim Akin
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 31562

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

Messy James and Oakie Annie have already been mentioned, along with Shame himself, but at the beginning of "Come Back, Shame," the Conniving Cowboy of Crime boosts a racing car, mid-race, from ace driver Grimaldi Smith, whose name spoofs real-life racing legend Parnelli Jones.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 31562

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

"U. Magnum," the fancy store Chief O'Hara pilfers under Marsha's spell in "Marsha Queen of Diamonds," is a spoof of I. Magnin, a high-end department store based in Oakland CA, and eventually absorbed into the Macy's chain.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Things you didn't notice or remember until seeing the DVDs
Replies: 178
Views: 161211

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

Had I just forgotten them, or did syndicators commonly cut Gordon's instructions to the machine gunners planted in the concert hall for Chandell's performance? They cracked me up when I rewatched "The Devil's Fingers" last night.

Cheers,

QQ
by Jim Akin
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 31562

Re: Parodied Names in the '66 series

Just watched "Hizzonner the Penguin/Dizzoner the Penguin". Besides the previously mentioned spoof names for newscasters Chumley, Dooley and Klondike, at least two of the pollsters' names are plays on actual survey companies (and the men who founded them): "Gallus" plays off Gallu...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Shame's origins
Replies: 3
Views: 761

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...
by Jim Akin
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Surf's Up Joker
Replies: 4
Views: 1337

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 t...
by Jim Akin
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 31562

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: 178
Views: 161211

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"...
by Jim Akin
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Parodied Names in the '66 series
Replies: 52
Views: 31562

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: 1766

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...