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Nightmare Fuel / Batman (1966)

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  • The episode "Batman is Riled," there is actually a moment when Cesar Romero's Joker is genuinely scary for a few seconds. It is during a fight at a warehouse where the Joker jumps on Batman's back and holds on for a few seconds cackling like the homicidal maniac that the character would be known again in the The Bronze Age of Comic Books. With the camera shaking frantically in the fracas, the Joker seems less a colorful arch-criminal, and more like a demonic menace like Pennywise in It would be later until Batman throws him off.

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