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Fridge / Batman (1966)

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Fridge Brilliance

  • The show's Insistent Terminology always refers to Robin's real identity as Bruce's "youthful ward, Dick Grayson". It's an odd choice of words in a stiff formal phrase that seems out of place in the lunacy of the show, until it hits you that Robin's actor is Burt Ward. It's not just a phrase over-dramatized for comedy. It's an intentional pun on the actor's name...which has taken us over 50 years to get.

Fridge Horror

  • In "The Joker Goes to School/He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul" Joker hooks up the Dynamic Duo to a pair of Electric Chairs, and if not for a handy power failure, we would've seen them fried.
    • By the same token, a lot of the villains' death traps, though whimsical and silly in concept, would have left a pretty horrific mess of our heroes' corpses if they had actually been successful.
  • Even though this is a light-hearted Batman he is still Batman and watched his parents get killed.

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