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Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:55 am
by Progress Pigment
Did anyone see this commercial when it was reshown a few times when "Batman" aired on the FX channel in the 90's? I used to have it on VHS. :) There's a storyboard from it on this blog:

http://bigglee.blogspot.com/2015/07/zow ... en-tv.html

You might have to blow it up a bit. That is just as it aired. Except at the end Chief O'Hara said, "It fights dirty hands! Like you fight dirty crooks!" Then laughed almost insanely. :?

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:31 pm
by gothosmansion
I wasn't born when the TV show aired originally, so I haven't seen the commercial at all. I would really like to. I did watch Batman on FX back in the 1990s, but I don't remember seeing the commercial.

I really liked reading the articles, too. Thanks for sharing this.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:46 pm
by BatMite
I've been looking for this for 20 years. I'd gladly pay a decent chunk of change to get it on DVD.

I've heard FX aired it but if they did wouldn't it be on YouTube or eBay? To the best of my recollection, this hasn't been shown anywhere in 20+ years (assuming FX did indeed air it).

If someone on this board could please post it or make a copy available it'd be greatly appreciated.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:09 pm
by Progress Pigment
BatMite wrote:I've been looking for this for 20 years. I'd gladly pay a decent chunk of change to get it on DVD.

I've heard FX aired it but if they did wouldn't it be on YouTube or eBay? To the best of my recollection, this hasn't been shown anywhere in 20+ years (assuming FX did indeed air it).
Not necessarily. Someone who recorded it back in the 90's would have to have kept their old dubs of the FX airings, transfer it and upload it. I sort of assumed it'd be on the DVD sets, but no. And yes, it was aired on FX, twice. I wasn't around in the 60's either, That's the only place I've ever seen it. I remember Jeff Probst cut into the ending a bit to quickly, then commented about how weird Commissioner Gordon acted :) Funny. Being a pro, Neil Hamilton had gone into full-out TV pitchman mode. Doubtlessly on a board full of Batfans at least one or two other person set the old VHS to get FX Batman episodes over & over again (making multiple copies of all the same old episodes) like I did. And hopefully unlike mine, they didn't all eventually end up at the dump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMOYGysUdII

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRQm-acGEBM

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:19 pm
by BatMite
If anyone has a copy, I'd be happy to transfer the VHS free of charge to properly digitize the commercial and make it available to those on the Board that are interested.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:07 pm
by Inspector Bash
Hi all, new member here. I THINK I have this on VHS! Definitely had it at one point, and I know where it would be (in a relative's basement). Fingers crossed it wasn't destroyed by water damage. PM me if still interested.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:35 am
by Inspector Bash
It has been found on VHS! I just need to convert. Apparently as a new member I don't yet have access to private messaging yet, so I guess let me know on here if anyone is still interesting in seeing this

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:44 am
by Jimmy L. 66
Yes, I would love to see it.
And, welcome.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:41 am
by Ben Bentley
Inspector Bash wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:35 am
It has been found on VHS! I just need to convert. Apparently as a new member I don't yet have access to private messaging yet, so I guess let me know on here if anyone is still interesting in seeing this
Welcome to our board!

Very interested in seeing this!

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:36 pm
by BatMite
Yes! Definitely interested. Please keep us posted...and THANK YOU.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:30 pm
by BatMite
Inspector Bash wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:35 am
It has been found on VHS! I just need to convert. Apparently as a new member I don't yet have access to private messaging yet, so I guess let me know on here if anyone is still interesting in seeing this
I just replied to your PM back to me, Sir, but it appears to be stuck/delayed in my outbox. Hopefully you receive the message soon.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:12 pm
by Inspector Bash
I've noticed that my PM's have been staying stuck in the outbox for a while too. I replied back to you a little while ago and it's doing the same thing. Regardless, the video is going to be up in the next few minutes. Will be in touch :D

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:14 pm
by Inspector Bash
Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmaipGb_SAc&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 pm
by BatmiteReturns
nice, thanks for this. 30 views on youtube and no thank yous.

Re: Batman Lava Soap Commercial

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:38 pm
by Jimmy L. 66
Thanks for sharing this very cool video!