On Wednesday, I plan on watching "Smack in the Middle," along with the season 2 Munsters episode "Just Another Pretty Face," which aired directly opposite the Thursday night Batman episodes, followed by a season 2 Gilligan's Island episode entitled "You've Been Disconnected," which aired on CBS at 7 pm CT. Running against Batman on NBC was the season 2 Daniel Boone episode "Seminole Territory," which guest starred a pre- Spock Leonard Nimoy. Rounding out the night will be the season 2 episode of Bewitched, entitled "And Then There Were Three," which featured the birth of Tabitha.
Incidentally, last night I watched "The Return of Barney Fife," from season 6 of The Andy Griffith Show, featuring Don Knotts' return to his signature role 50 years to the day from its original broadcast on Jan. 10, 1966.
The '60s were certainly a great time for television!!
Had to substitute Hungry-Man classic fried chicken dinners, Hi-C fruit punch juice boxes (no cans anymore) and I know I have bought Jiffy-Pop in the last couple of years but I cant find it right now?
At the end of 2016, I too will turn a half a century old, specifically Dec. 19th at precisely 7:22am EST. In February the 50th Super Bowl will be played.
I'd like to take time here to remember many of our dearly departed friends who made appearances on our beloved "Batman" series, or who contributed in some way, shape or form to the show. I know I will be omitting many people, so my apologies for that. I have a really bad throat infection, possibly bronchitis and I've hardly slept for the past 4 days.
In loving memory of Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Yvonne Craig, George Barris (maker of the Batmobile), Michael Rennie (with lack of quality sleep for 4 days I had to list Sandman as the first villain!), Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Eartha Kitt, Frank Gorshin, Otto Preminger, Eli Wallach, George Sanders, Vincent Price, Anne Baxter, Victor Buono, Roddy McDowell, Walter Slezak, Miss Tallulah Bankhead, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Cliff Robertson, Shelly Winters, Liberace, Malachi Throne, Maurice Evans, David Wayne, Art Carney, Van Johnson, Carolyn Jones, Roger C. Carmel, Bruce Lee, Ethel Merman, Milton Berle, Rudy Valley and of course William Dozier and Bob Kane. Countless others whose names I have not mentioned.
Here's to the next 50 years. Congratulations to Adam, Burt, Julie, John Astin, Zsa Zsa (who appeared on the last episode)!