Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

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Bob Furmanek
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Celebrities on Batman - February 9, 1966 - High Camp?

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From Variety:
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Fascinating stuff as always, Bob. Thanks for sharing.
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Very interesting find! It is ironic that Jack Benny had not seen the show, but appeared in the newspaper comic strip.
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Blake Edwards was someone to talk - he had Tony Curtis play The Great Leslie just like Adam West played Batman: perfectly straight.
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And "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" even cribs the "Batman" theme in the opening credits! (and Herbert Lom as Dreyfus in his scheme to take over the world with a weapon is more an outsized Batman villain in this one)
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And let's not forget that Clouseau's crime fighting car in Strikes Again is a Batmobile with wings etc that they use the original Batmobile sound effects for including the Atomic Batteries sounds, flame sounds and whirring jet engine sounds!

PS: I just thought of this...didn't Dozier say he wouldn't use comedians as villains as they have a tendency to play things over the top or something similar? What heck was Berle?
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Great article and pics. Thanks for sharing.
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