TO THE BATPOLES podcast #54: That Darn Lesley Gore

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TO THE BATPOLES podcast #54: That Darn Lesley Gore

Post by bat-rss » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:19 am

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On the latest TO THE BATPOLES podcast, we discuss THAT DARN CATWOMAN!

We talk about how Julie Newmar's portrayal (and Stanley Ralph Ross's writing) of Catwoman has changed since her season one appearance, Burt Ward’s punishment for complaining about his workload, more Gotham City Police incompetence, the show’s mucking with the formula (this podcast’s name is never spoken in this arc!) and more.

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Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #54: That Darn Lesley Gore

Post by Progress Pigment » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:48 pm

The 'Purrfect Crime' was co-written by Lee Orgel. Judging by the quality of Stanley Ralph Ross's episodes after 'Purrfect Crime', every episode he did should have been co-written by Lee Orgel! He worked on Mr. Macgoo, among other things.

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Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #54: That Darn Lesley Gore

Post by Jthree » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:36 pm

Listened to "That Darn Lesley Gore" podcast last night. If the commenters are still listening, there was an episode of Stargate Atlantis that had Rodney's character mentioning this episode "where Catwoman used a hypnotic drug on Batman." Rodney's response was classic, but I won't repeat it.

In the big out of print issue of Cinefantisque that came out twenty years ago. That Darn Catwoman got the highest (five stars) rating for an episode. But it never mentioned why. Hmm.

I didn't care for Lesley Gore's performance either. I wish they would have been able to go Judy Stranges for the role. She was a better actress, and I think she could have brought something more to the role than Gore did.
Besides' Ms Gore's outfit was pure ugly.

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Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #54: That Darn Lesley Gore

Post by robinboyblunderer » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:15 pm

bat-rss wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:19 am
Burt Ward’s punishment for complaining about his workload, more Gotham City Police incompetence, the show’s mucking with the formula (this podcast’s name is never spoken in this arc!) and more.
I liked Pussycat's outfit. Judy Strangis is a good suggestion for an alternate Pussycat, Jthree.

Thanks for another entertaining podcast and script pdf!

Nice observation on the camera angle in Gordon's office. Something about that scene always felt different, I thought because the audience knows Robin's been drugged by Catwoman and Pussycat and Batman doesn't yet but I think the unique camera angle is the main reason. An interesting break from the formula.

Good point about plot holes; I've seen the show so many times I just accept things like Robin knowing how to act like his true self even though he has no memory. I suppose if it really bothers anyone they can just assume Catwoman coached him.

I guess much of these episodes make little sense when scrutinized. Why doesn't Gordon remember Batman warning him? That would've been a good opportunity to show his trust in the Caped Crusader.

I'm not a big fan of the antidote pill; I prefer when Batman's willpower overrides a villain's drug but It's nice to see Catwoman being foolishly outwitted considering how often she'd trick them by "crying" or pretending to powder her nose. She fell for the old coming down with a headache trick. I suppose it could also be a role reversal of the stereotype when a woman has a headache. That could be a stretch but Ross liked innuendo...

Even though Robin disappears for much of these episodes are you sure they were Burt's "punishment"?

Perhaps Ross wanted to focus on Batman/Catwoman and given time restrictions Robin was relegated to being cured by Alfred off screen.

I always thought Darn/Scat were the ones Burt complained about and was therefore given little to do in Batman's Waterloo. I don't think he has a line of dialogue after being placed at Neila's feet on the floor of Tut's Royal Bark until Neila frees him and Lisa. That's a long stretch!

Not one of my favorite Catwoman episodes but Adam does some of his funniest acting, especially right after he takes the drug. Bad Batman was definitely a missed opportunity in the series.

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