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The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 pm
by Progress Pigment
I did not know where else to put this! It looks like the cowl outside cape as seen in "Legends of the Superheroes", so I'd guess this is 1979 or later. I was actually searching for old talk show appearances by Adam West in the 70's/80's, and came across this! I suppose they will all surface one day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJS2PAPVkbk

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:58 pm
by Progress Pigment
Here's a quick one at about 8:55.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v7M2bwuykU

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:55 am
by Phil B
Nice find. Floppy's handler could use a lesson in microphone technique though.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:44 am
by svl
Poor Adam. Makes me love him even more.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:39 pm
by Sidekick
Does anyone remember "Romper Room?" I could've swore that Adam and Burt appeared on that show as well.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:48 am
by Phil B
I thought they were pushing the boundaries here...but Romper Room.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:35 am
by BATWINGED HORNET
svl wrote:
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:44 am
Poor Adam.
Indeed. Perfect example of what actors fear will happen to them after landing a once-famous role.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:22 pm
by Progress Pigment
Then Adam defied all logic by becoming cool again. Sociologist will study this phenomenon for decades to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZGMrmixQo8

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:08 am
by The Boss
Progress Pigment wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Then Adam defied all logic by becoming cool again. Sociologist will study this phenomenon for decades to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZGMrmixQo8
He was cool even then. Hollywood was (and to a degree still is) just too stupid to know how cool he is.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:32 am
by bat-rss
Progress Pigment wrote:
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:52 pm
I did not know where else to put this! It looks like the cowl outside cape as seen in "Legends of the Superheroes", so I'd guess this is 1979 or later. I was actually searching for old talk show appearances by Adam West in the 70's/80's, and came across this! I suppose they will all surface one day.
Holy stuff! Paul and I were regular "Floppy Show" viewers back in the early '70s! We had moved on by the time of this broadcast, though. This show was on WHO from Des Moines.

Too bad the YouTube poster gives us no additional info on it, though. You're probably right about the time frame, although my first thought was that it could have happened when Adam was in town with the same auto show we saw him at in November 1977. But if you're right about the cowl, then it must have been another time.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:33 am
by bat-rss
Interesting, did not know that this site censors out even mild profanity... "stuff" was not the word I used. lol

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:47 am
by bat-rss
After watching the clip, I'm really thinking this was November '77. Unless AutoRama came again a few years later. But the line about the Batmobile having its "winter coat" (which we were told at AutoRama) sets it to that time of year.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:46 am
by The Boss
I was intrigued by the comment that Robin (presumably Burt Ward) had been on the show the previous year. I would very much be interested in seeing if this was in fact Burt and how he appeared.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:33 am
by John Mack
bat-rss wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:47 am
After watching the clip, I'm really thinking this was November '77. Unless AutoRama came again a few years later. But the line about the Batmobile having its "winter coat" (which we were told at AutoRama) sets it to that time of year.
Unfortunately, Adam used that line no matter what season it was, as it was his way of explaining away the Batfuzz that covered the Batmobile(s) at the time. I saw Adam and Burt at the 1976 World of Wheels show in Chicago and he used that line and it was June. He said it was the windy city, so it would need to stay warm from the breezes off lake Michigan lol.

This is the trouble with being a "Batgroupie" most my life. You realize that both he and Burt basically had a script and followed it everywhere they appeared.

Re: The 'Floppy Show' with Adam West

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:57 pm
by Progress Pigment
bat-rss wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:33 am
Interesting, did not know that this site censors out even mild profanity... "stuff" was not the word I used. lol
'Stuff' was pretty cool in the post though. Interesting. We need to test the boundaries. Try 'grits'! Like, "Kiss mah grits!" If 'grits' gets turned into 'stuff', then it's not just blocking mild profanity, it's blocking coarse meal mush-related food products. If 'grits' gets thru, try 'Johnson' and see what happens. :?