BATWINGED HORNET wrote: ↑Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:29 am
I don't think so; Robin--or Dick Grayson--was more than aware of the opposite sex, even to the point where Wayne chastised him in the Chandell arc for having his own girl-happy/romantic feelings on the brain when wondering about Harriet & Chandell. One could say Grayson was not innocent in the sense of being naïve or indifferent to women.
Good point. He was a normal healthy high schooler. What Robin wasn't prepared for nor experienced enough to deal with were Catwoman or the various molls he encountered; either playing the demure "helpless victim" or being assertive, mocking, teasing and knowing in their outfits and attitude, it was all too much for him and why he often ended up captured by them.
Changing GIRL to PAULINE was good, as was replacing the compact with the shepherd's crook but the rest of the scene would've worked just as well with her leading Robin away from the Batmobile and pulling off her bonnet. Again, the sheer beauty and attitude of Pauline as played by Sherry Jackson would naturally be overwhelming for Robin.
Didn't Batman even reassure the boy wonder during the Marsha episodes about lack of experience making him more susceptible to her drug?
Also, there'd be more of Pauline in the story all together. I never understood why she hangs around the lumberyard and is effectively taken off the board as it were as the second part continued. Also it would've been nice to have more scenes with Robin as well.
I enjoy this two parter as filmed but this is definitely a case where with some minor tweaks, I would've enjoyed it more. But I'm glad we can read this version at least.
Though I cut it off you make a very good point about Gorshin and mimicry. He works as a villain in top hat and moustache more than the Joker's outre appearance would've.