SCRIPT: THE FUNNY FELINE FELONIES

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Post by bat-rss » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 pm

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Post by bat-rss » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:27 pm

High C wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:28 am
Great catch. I have to admit, maybe I'm still too naive at age 54, but I missed it. Of course, he later mentioned LSD in the treatment, so I should've figured it out.
I totally missed "Hero-in" there too.
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In a similar vein, he has a line in the treatment in which Catwoman says, 'the only way I'll ever kill Batman is with love and kindness.' It's as if he also was trying to rebel against the new edict of 'ixnay on the romance angle between Batman and CW.'
Is that the seed for what grew into the "Batman and Catwoman have a wedding ceremony on a ferry" scene (mentioned by High C) that Ross crowed about supposedly getting past the censors in the TV Academy interview?? Seemed like he really believed such a scene had existed.

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Post by High C » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 am

bat-rss wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:27 pm
High C wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:28 am
In a similar vein, he has a line in the treatment in which Catwoman says, 'the only way I'll ever kill Batman is with love and kindness.' It's as if he also was trying to rebel against the new edict of 'ixnay on the romance angle between Batman and CW.'
Is that the seed for what grew into the "Batman and Catwoman have a wedding ceremony on a ferry" scene (mentioned by High C) that Ross crowed about supposedly getting past the censors in the TV Academy interview?? Seemed like he really believed such a scene had existed.
Excellent question. Maybe it existed only in his head.
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Post by bat-rss » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:12 am

High C wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:05 am
Excellent question. Maybe it existed only in his head.
It certainly didn't exist on the screen!

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Post by Jthree » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:35 am

I would have liked to have seen how it existed on script. Or even in SRR's head. Wouldn't that have been interesting?

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Post by robinboyblunderer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:38 pm

I think it definitely falls into the category of things we'd all like to read if it exists. 'Course it could be disappointing to actually read.

My initial guess is the Olga storyline was repurposed from Catwoman since there was a marriage plot, so it was like that to a degree. Except on a ship. No borscht, etc.

Maybe Catwoman and her gang have Robin hostage, he's forced to be "best man" and the marriage is about to occur when Batgirl shows up.

Something like that maybe. Unless there's some mind control at work Batman wouldn't say "I do". Mind control or sidekick hostage. Who knows, maybe SRR found a different approach.

There was always more chance of Catwoman reforming than Batman turning evil. Let's face it, he'd never turn evil no matter how much he loved Catwoman. And I think she'd have been disappointed had she gotten her wish. Maybe not at first, but eventually. But I could see her turning good.

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It's why I liked the reformed Catwoman in that final Adam West movie; no tricks or ploys, she legitimately turns good and was a happy ending for the '66 show. She even warmed up to Robin!

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Post by gothosmansion » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:48 am

Bill Finger wrote a few stories where Batman allowed Catwoman to escape "accidentally on purpose" in the early days of the comics. Although I would have hated it as a kid, older me wishes the Batman TV show would have done that on an episode just once....to show the Batman/Catwoman attraction wasn't one-sided and that Batman definitely liked her too.

I enjoyed the Batman/Catwoman relationship in the Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs Two-Face as well.

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Post by JWeathers » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:05 pm

bat-rss wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:31 am
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Our next script(s) for TO THE BATPOLES podcast discussion will be a treatment, first draft, and final of the Catwoman/Joker two-parter, "The Funny Feline Felonies" and "The Joke's on Catwoman"!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ua21l8ooingkuod/Funny Feline Felonies- treatment.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5nnc927dc52y8ru/Funny Feline Felonies First Draft.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7k1gwdu3yewz84d/Funny Feline Felonies Final.pdf?dl=0
Hey there - it seems that page 37 of the first draft is missing. Do you have that, or was it missing in your original script?

Thanks.

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Post by bat-rss » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:21 pm

Yeah, there are several pages missing from the first draft. Wasn't able to get in touch with Laramie in time to see if those pages were accidentally unscanned or simply missing from the archive.

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Post by bat-rss » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Oscar tells us now that those pages are missing from the archive.

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