You do realize that your comment is heresy to some people. Many people loved that show. But I'm with you; I thought it was awful. Even the Nora Clavicle episode is better than any Happy Days episode in my opinion.Progress Pigment wrote:Some bad shows (Happy Days!) were quite popular.
Whatever flaws are found in the movie script, it was still heads and shoulders above 98% of season three. Imagine if the effort put into the movie carried over to season three. Perhaps a season four would have been the reward.Progress Pigment wrote:Agreed! It probably wouldn't have lasted even that long. In season one Dozier had lightning in a bottle, but he never understood it. Probably Semple didn't either, judging by the movie script he wrote.
That'a another great thing about season 3. Despite the budget cutbacks could you have imagioned if Dozier hadn't agreed to the budget cuts? There is a chance that the show would have never seen syndication and many of us would have never gotten to enjoy this most iconic of television series.Dr. Shimel wrote:It's clear that Dozier was just hoping to get the series into syndication. The fact that it began in white-hot fashion was just a bonus that made him lazy in making any effort to improve the show. ABC likely would have cancelled the show after S2 without the severe budget cutbacks, which Dozier willingly agreed with, since it would officially guarantee syndication.
Excellent point; I never thought of it that way.The Boss wrote:That'a another great thing about season 3. Despite the budget cutbacks could you have imagioned if Dozier hadn't agreed to the budget cuts? There is a chance that the show would have never seen syndication and many of us would have never gotten to enjoy this most iconic of television series.
The Monkees - 58 episodes
The Munsters - 70 episdodes
Land of the Giants - 51 episodes
Gidget - 32 episodes
Car 54, Where Are You? - 60 episodes
Star Trek - 79 episodes
The Addams Family - 64 episodes
The Outer Limits - 49 episodes
...and additional series--a boatload--with nowhere near the episodes of Batman by the end of season two.
So, not only did Batman have enough episodes, but its standing in TV history would likely be on a higher platform without the endless season 3 disasters.
Do I wish Season 3 didn't exist? No-- I wish SOME of Season's 2 AND 3 didn't exist, but I'm glad we got to see Batgirl.
EDIT: I originally wrote this on my break at work and had to do the short version which may have come across as a bit harsh. That was not my intent. I've since had another break to edit it slightly. If anyone was offended I apologize. It was a miscommunication caused by a lack of time on my part.
Norman Lear once said that no show should last more than five years. By that time, the plots start getting recycled, the quality (usually) diminishes and, oh yeah, the actors make MUCH more money.tonyville25 wrote:I can only speak for me as a kid I didn't like season 3 the main reason why I didn't like it was Batgirl I was not interested in seeing her/her kicking butt I wanted to see Batman and Robin do that so as I got older being 30 years old I will be 31 this friday I don't hate season 3 as much as I use to. I happen to like a few episodes from season 3 am one of those people that loves a show/character a lot no matter how many people feel like Batman had already run its course and the episodes wear bad plus cheap looking I would have loved for it to continue. I would have loved if NBC had done a season 4 the same can be said for Happy Days it ran for 11 years I would have loved if it ran for another 3 more years again am one of those people that loves a show/character no matter what another two reasons is I like my shows to have a lot of episodes Batman had 120 you know what I would have loved for it to have had 220 episodes I like the characters growing up and becoming more older whether its Batman/Happy Days/Diff'rent Strokes or any other show. Most fans of any tv show hates when an actor/character gets older I love it for example when they showed Robin getting his license in season 3 the character was getting older so now you can show him driving/show him getting a girlfriend/show him doing things on his own that he doesn't need Batman's help for most of the time things like that another is I hate when a show gets cancelled because its ratings are not as good as they wear before or the network feels it has run it course for example Incredible Hulk because we don't get a proper final episode so in a nutshell sorry I wrote so much I don't hate season 3 and would have loved for Batman to have continued.
Ironically, Reiner's son, Rob, was on Lear's All in the Family. He left the show after seven years, which was (surprise) about two years after the quality had begun to slip. AITF was one of many shows that dragged on WAY past their expired date.tonyville25 wrote:Norman Lear has a point Three's Company as well as other shows did recycle plots as they went more longer Carl Reiner felt the same that's why The Dick Van Dyke show left after the 5th season not only did he say he wanted it to end at 5 years but felt by doing so the show ends while its still top quality.
I don't know why they didn't go with the Winch trap as a cliffhanger from Part 2 to 3; it was perfectly set up, maybe add in a transition of Lady Ffogg and the girls taking Robin to the winch room. Did they really think people wouldn't tune in or something or forget a death trap a week later?Gernot wrote: In Part 2 of the Londonium serial, and in the episode where King Tut found the Batcave.