History Series / Batman

10th Sep '17 10:23:06 AM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeutralFemale

to:

* NeutralFemaleNeutralFemale:


Added DiffLines:

* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
** Mayor Linseed was a takeoff on the name of the mayor of New York City at that time, John Lindsey.
** Queenie (Nancy Kovack), the Joker's moll during his first appearance in the third episode, is a pretty obvious imitation of Creator/MarilynMonroe; her voice, makeup, facial tics and even some of the costumes she wears are direct or nearly direct references to MM.
3rd Sep '17 4:51:18 PM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Compared to other takes on the Bat-mythos, it's actually kind of subverted, or at least one-sided. Newmar's Catwoman is colder and crueler than just about any other incarnation of the character (a holdover from UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, where the ComicsCode forbade villains to look too sympathetic), and regularly arranges violent deathtraps for the man she supposedly loves. When she does show attraction to Batman, it's more the StalkerWithACrush kind (in one episode her deathtrap-du-jour is designed to more or less ''lobotomize'' Batman, with the [[FridgeHorror implication]] that she plans to keep him as a sex slave afterwards).

to:

** Compared to other takes on the Bat-mythos, it's actually kind of subverted, or at least one-sided. Newmar's Catwoman is colder and crueler than just about any other incarnation of the character (a holdover from UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, where the ComicsCode UsefulNotes/ComicsCode forbade villains to look too sympathetic), and regularly arranges violent deathtraps for the man she supposedly loves. When she does show attraction to Batman, it's more the StalkerWithACrush kind (in one episode her deathtrap-du-jour is designed to more or less ''lobotomize'' Batman, with the [[FridgeHorror implication]] that she plans to keep him as a sex slave afterwards).
3rd Sep '17 1:43:09 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[AmericanBandstand Dick Clark.]]

to:

** [[AmericanBandstand [[Series/AmericanBandstand Dick Clark.]]
20th Aug '17 2:40:45 PM CallingAlameda
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MurderByCremation: Episode "Fine Feathered Finks". The cliffhanger ending has Bruce Wayne captured in a net, rendered unconscious by Penguin gas and put on a conveyor belt to be run into a 10,000 degree furnace. In the next episode "The Penguin's a Jinx", he wakes up and escapes by rolling off the conveyor belt.

to:

* MurderByCremation: Episode "Fine Feathered Finks". The cliffhanger ending has Bruce Wayne captured in a net, rendered unconscious by Penguin gas and put on a conveyor belt to be run into a 10,000 degree furnace. In the next episode "The Penguin's a Jinx", he wakes up and escapes by rolling flinging a cigarette lighter into the furnace, creating an explosion which knocks him off the conveyor belt.



** "Fine Feathered Finks". When the Penguin sees a camera observing him in a prison cell, he says "Goodnight, Big Brother" and pokes it out with his umbrella. This is a reference to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which (among other things) had devices in people's homes that were used to spy on them. The symbol of the government was Big Brother, the Party leader in charge of the country.

to:

** "Fine Feathered Finks". When the Penguin sees a camera observing him in a prison cell, he says "Goodnight, Big Brother" and pokes it out with his umbrella. This is a reference to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', which (among other things) had devices in people's homes that were used to spy on them. The symbol of the government was Big Brother, the Party leader in charge of the country.
20th Aug '17 12:36:39 AM Arivne
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MurderByCremation: One of the cliffhangers had Bruce Wayne captured in a net and put on a conveyor belt to be run into a 10,000 degree furnace.

to:

* MurderByCremation: One of the cliffhangers had Episode "Fine Feathered Finks". The cliffhanger ending has Bruce Wayne captured in a net net, rendered unconscious by Penguin gas and put on a conveyor belt to be run into a 10,000 degree furnace.furnace. In the next episode "The Penguin's a Jinx", he wakes up and escapes by rolling off the conveyor belt.
20th Aug '17 12:25:25 AM Arivne
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** "Fine Feathered Finks". When the Penguin sees a camera observing him in a prison cell, he says "Goodnight, Big Brother" and pokes it out with his umbrella. This is a reference to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which (among other things) had devices in people's homes that were used to spy on them. The symbol of the government was Big Brother, the Party leader in charge of the country.
19th Aug '17 4:31:58 AM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


In 2013, [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/03/dc-to-launch-digital-first-batman-comic-based-on-classic-tv-show/ DC announced]] ''Batman '66'', a digital-first comic based on the series, with license to the rights for all the actors on the show, and written by Jeff Parker of ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' and Marvel's ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas''; it ended in 2015 with print issue #30. The popularity and critical success of this series led to a number of crossover miniseries, including Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's ''Batman '66 Meets Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', Ian Edginton's ''Batman '66 Meets [[Series/TheAvengers Steed and Mrs Peel]]'', Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko's ''Batman '66 Meets Series/WonderWoman '77'', and Parker's own ''Batman '66 Meets Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. Parker also introduced versions of some characters who post-date the series. ''The Lost Episode'', adapted by Len Wein from a rejected Creator/HarlanEllison treatment, also features the first appearance of Comicbook/TwoFace in this continuity.

to:

In 2013, [[http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2013/03/dc-to-launch-digital-first-batman-comic-based-on-classic-tv-show/ DC announced]] ''Batman '66'', ''ComicBook/Batman66'', a digital-first comic based on the series, with license to the rights for all the actors on the show, and written by Jeff Parker of ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'' and Marvel's ''ComicBook/AgentsOfAtlas''; it ended in 2015 with print issue #30. The popularity and critical success of this series led to a number of crossover miniseries, including Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's ''Batman '66 Meets Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', Ian Edginton's ''Batman '66 Meets [[Series/TheAvengers Steed and Mrs Peel]]'', Jeff Parker and Marc Andreyko's ''Batman '66 Meets Series/WonderWoman '77'', and Parker's own ''Batman '66 Meets Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. Parker also introduced versions of some characters who post-date the series. ''The Lost Episode'', adapted by Len Wein from a rejected Creator/HarlanEllison treatment, also features the first appearance of Comicbook/TwoFace in this continuity.



* ComicBookAdaptation: In 2013 Creator/DCComics launched an actual comic book version of the TV series, titled ''Batman '66'', as well as releasing a trade paperback of the original issues that episodes were based on.

to:

* ComicBookAdaptation: In 2013 Creator/DCComics launched an actual comic book version of the TV series, titled ''Batman '66'', ''ComicBook/Batman66'', as well as releasing a trade paperback of the original issues that episodes were based on.
5th Aug '17 3:22:31 PM Rubber_Lotus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** The Riddler's ''other'' iconic accessory, his question-mark cane, was also invented on this show - in John Astin's fill-in appearance, to boot![[note]]That said, the cane wasn't really ''codified'' as a must for the character until the one-two punch of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Film/BatmanForever''.[[/note]]
31st Jul '17 10:48:03 AM Rubber_Lotus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BankRobbery: Not unknown on the show, though the various Special Guest Villains generally prefer more elaborate extortion schemes. "Penguin's Clean Sweep" has one especially memorable instance, where ''seconds'' after a successful job, a gang of bank robbers reverse and return the money upon learning the Penguin infected the local mint with [[ThePlague sleeping sickness]] germs.
31st Jul '17 10:43:22 AM Rubber_Lotus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%* BondVillainStupidity

to:

%%* BondVillainStupidity* BondVillainStupidity: All over the damn place; rare is the villain who stays to watch their OnceAnEpisode deathtrap actually ''connect'' on the Dynamic Duo, and even rarer is the villain who actually has a good reason to leave the room 5 seconds after setting it up.
This list shows the last 10 events of 818. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.Batman