I never saw it as "evil," like the way Newmar said it was. Just something more closer in tone to the original incarnation of the character. My thoughts as a kid was that just as long it was a guy in a batsuit fighting crime, it was Batman to me, so I was open to any incarnation of the character, including the animated series of the 90s and even the Filmation series. When I got older, I began to more properly distinguish between the different incarnations. Like, I really appreciate the first season of the show, because the subsequent seasons, along with the feature film, got a little too wacky and I think that's where a lot of the criticism of the series stems from. I do appreciate Meredith for saying that they'll save their personal judgments until after they've seen the film. True class act.
I'm struck by how good everyone looks in this clip, especially Cesar Romero, who really held on to his matinee idol looks for a looooong time.
The really scary part is I remember that "Scope" commercial like it was yesterday.