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Perhaps the world's most cheesy TV show.
This amazingly camp show was fantastic due to one reason, it never took itself seriously. To be honest I'd rather this then any of the animated Batman series. The cast was A+ stuff. (Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, Adam West as Batman, Cesar Romero as The Joker...) Due to it's cheesy sense of humour it is a massive cult classic alongside such TV shows as Get Smart and The Twilight Zone. Despite the fact that the movie based upon it, which is also classic and is my favourite Batman film after Tim Burton's first one, had a DVD release, the TV series itself hasn't. To my mind this probably makes it one of the most wanted TV series for DVD treatment that has yet to get it. Someday we will hopefully see some DVDs being made...moreless
This Series Needs To Come Back In Some Form Or Another
If DC Comics can produce a Batman 1966 comic book that is loyal and faithful to the vintage TV series starring Burt Ward and Adam West, there should be a modern TV adaptation as well, although Adam West and Burt Ward are now obviously long in the teeth to wear the leotards of the Caped Crusaders. How's this for a switch--Have two women in the roles, with the female Batman wearing a voice transducer? Besides, I always did think women look better in tights than men, who look flat out ridiculous.moreless
The Batman 1960's was one of the shows I really lived for. I remember when I was a kid; I used to watch this after school. This show is somewhat has sentimental value for me because compared to the darker comic version, it turned out that to be lighthearted one with full of fun and action. It's really a great show. I'm definitely a fan of this show until now and I searched for websites that sells this TV series. Well, luckily, I got a decent copy at . I received a very nice quality DVDs. I'm gonna let my grandson watch this for surely, he'll love it too! A musical, bubbly, funny and action packed in one show!moreless
This show could be flawless but,
The only issues with this show is. 1 The repetitiveness when Robin and Batman go to the Police headquarters. I can understand that it would be pointless and tiresome to create entrances to the headquarters.2 Also the season 3 are not that interesting. And 3 why does each man villain has a Girlfriend? But everything else is awesome. 95/100 Awesome.
A Villain Summary
The number of episodes or episode sets that a Guest Star appeared as a villain. Anne Bancroft appeared as multiple villains. Catwoman, Riddler and Mr. Freeze were played by multiple actors. Shared episodes or episode sets were counted as a full appearance.
10 Burgess Meredith (The Penguin)
10 Cesar Romero (The Joker)
6 Julie Newmar (The Catwoman)
5 Frank Gorshin (The Riddler)
5 Victor Buono (King Tut)
3 Vincent Price (Egghead)
2 Anne Baxter (Olga)
2 Carolyn Jones (Marsha, Queen of Diamonds)
2 Cliff Robertson (Shame)
2 David Wayne (The Mad Hatter)
2 Eartha Kitt (Catwoman)
2 Milton Berle (Louie the Lilac)
1 Anne Baxter (Zelda)
1 Art Carney (The Archer)
1 Barbara Rush (Nora Clavicle)
1 Eli Wallach (Mr. Freeze)
1 George Sanders (Mr. Freeze)
1 Ida Lupino (Dr. Cassandra)
1 Joan Collins (The Siren)
1 John Astin (The Riddler)
1 Liberace (Chandell)
1 Malachi Throne (False-Face)
1 Maurice Evans (The Puzzler)
1 Otto Preminger (Mr. Freeze)
1 Roddy McDowall (The Bookworm)
1 Rudy Vallee (Lord Marmaduke Fogg)
1 Shelley Winters (Ma Parker)
1 Tallulah Bankhead (Black Widow)
1 Van Johnson (The Minstrel)
1 Van Williams (Green Hornet)
1 Walter Slezak (The Clock King)
1 Zsa Zsa Gabor (Minerva)moreless
The dinamic duo hits the TV screen fighting criminals from their headquartes aka. the batcave
Bang! Pow! Kapaw!
I love you Batman! no not really! I do love the Batgirl though. That's the kind of emotional reaction this show produces on me and I suppose on many other fans. This show had it all, super heroes with super weapons and super vehicles, villains that were funny and evil at the same time, strange camera angles and deep dialogues!
All the episodes are amazing, delivering action 100% all the time, with punches flying here and there, bombs going off and the bat-mobile showing off all of its cool tricks.
Watch it and you wont be dissapointed, just don't pay attention to all the pastel colors.moreless
As cool as YOU make it
If you approach it from the standpoint that the main so
Of the producers was to be crazy and corny, this show is one of the best there can be. Don't take the action too seriously and you'll love it. Third season they overestimated what they could do with the camp - that's why it failed. I've tried to explain more here: http://www.amazon.com/do/B005YNPHCO
To The Batcave!
We all know how campy this show is. This version of Batman is nothing like today's Batman. It's fun to watch this old Batman show. Adam West, Burt Ward, Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, and every actor involved with the show put on brilliant performances. Most of the episodes are just outright bizarre or unrealistic, but this makes for great humor and entertainment. I have to admit I did not like the third season of the show because of many reasons. Here are a few things that made me not like the third season: I hate Batgirl, the villains were not much of a threat, the writing was mainly terrible, and there was way too much emphasis on comedy and cheesiness for my taste. Overall though I love the show. The first two seasons were amazing. If you have not seen this show then check it out. It's good fun.moreless