50 years to the day

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Happy 50th anniversary to a show that despite being cancelled decades before I was born became so important to me not only as a child, a teen but subsequently as an adult, too. This show and it's fandom has changed my life and yielded so many wonderful experiences and opportunities over the last eleven years, not to mention people I now regard as family and couldn't imagine not having in my life. I'll be forever grateful for the vibrant color that this show brought not only to my TV screen, but also into my life.

I'll raise a tall, fresh orange juice to the one and only incarnation of Batman that I guarantee I will still care about in another fifty years.

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Happy 50th to a show that changed TV as we know it. The one thing I still appreciate after half a century is that, despite what may now seem goofy, in its own way the show held up heroes as figures of nobility and principles - something completely lost in today's world, and especially the comic world (I'm looking straight at you DC!).

I'm also very appreciative of it starting over 50 years of cool Bat merchandise and putting me on the road very early on as a Batman collector. I wanted and got a Batman bicycle licence plate at Expo '67 in Montreal.

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Happy 50th...
Ben Bentley wrote:This show and it's fandom has changed my life and yielded so many wonderful experiences and opportunities over the last eleven years, not to mention people I now regard as family and couldn't imagine not having in my life. I'll be forever grateful for the vibrant color that this show brought not only to my TV screen, but also into my life.

I'll raise a tall, fresh orange juice to the one and only incarnation of Batman that I guarantee I will still care about in another fifty years.
And what he said. :)
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Just saying "50 years" seems like more than a lifetime ago. Its still a vibrant series that has not aged as much as other shows from that or even later years.

Just think, along with Batman (and The Green Hornet come this September), all of those little bits of 1966 merchandising also hit the half-century mark, such as "The Purr-fect Crime" View Master, soundtrack album, the two tie-in novels, etc. Its a wonder--but a happy wonder--that its all still around.

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AMEN!! Good post there.
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Appropriately, it's a Riddler episode, albeit with John Astin.
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All time favorite show ever! Thanks Batman!
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Happy 50! Was most likely watching that night. Too long ago to remember in 2nd grade.http://youtu.be/Ew-HkqWGcw8
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Just hanging out in the Batcave watching TV tonight! :)
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In an interesting parallel, just like in 2016, LBJ would give the State of the Union address on Jan. 12, 1966. I guess this explains why there were no episodes of The Big Valley on ABC, Green Acres or Dick Van Dyke on CBS, or Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater on NBC aired on the night of our beloved Batman premier.

I hope everyone is enjoying Hi Diddle Riddle right now... I know I am!!
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60s TV Fan wrote:I hope everyone is enjoying Hi Diddle Riddle right now... I know I am!!
Spoiler alert: Batman is drugged by Riddler's henchman. :lol: :lol:

Interestingly (although it's actually just coincidental), COZI TV will again be showing Frank Gorshin's appearance on The Munsters, Wednesday at 5 p.m.--an episode which ironically went up against, "Give 'Em the Axe," the conclusion of the Riddler/wax museum episode.
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Today is also my father's birthday.
I was born almost exactly 9 months later.
Coincidence. ?
Maybe.
Happy Anniversary Chum!.

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A glass is raised to my lifelong hero and alter-ego.

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