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(NBC News)   The 1960s Batmobile may bring in up to $5 million at auction this weekend despite losing a wheel, which allowed the Joker to get away   (nbcnews.com) divider line 52
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2013-01-19 07:51:11 AM
Were they able to get the Batstench out of the upholstery?
 
2013-01-19 08:00:31 AM

Krymson Tyde: Were they able to get the Batstench out of the upholstery?


That's not batstench, that's where Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and/or Eartha Kitt sat.
 
2013-01-19 09:04:22 AM
1960's Batman was the best Batman.  While looking around this morning, found this screen test for the series which shows Lyle Waggoner and Peter Deyell as the dynamic duo solving the riddle,"When is the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?"
 
2013-01-19 09:16:28 AM
But what about Robin's egg?
 
2013-01-19 09:20:38 AM
Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?
 
2013-01-19 09:33:37 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?


Was sung on the Simpsons, so hopefully it has come back to be part of childhood popular culture as we know it. I'm gonna teach my kids

/Circle-circle dot-dot
//Almost as important as your flu shot.
 
2013-01-19 09:35:02 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?


1983 here.  I heard that in some parts of the country it ends with "the Joker does ballet"
 
2013-01-19 09:36:50 AM

lake_huron: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

Was sung on the Simpsons, so hopefully it has come back to be part of childhood popular culture as we know it. I'm gonna teach my kids


It was also sung by The Joker himself in the Animated Series episode "Christmas With The Joker".
 
2013-01-19 09:38:58 AM
 
2013-01-19 09:47:06 AM

serial_crusher: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

1983 here.  I heard that in some parts of the country it ends with "the Joker does ballet"


While I heard it as "batmobile broke a wheel".

/also, Jimmy Fallon did a Bob Dylan version of the song sometime in the last couple years.
 
2013-01-19 09:53:18 AM

lake_huron: Was sung on the Simpsons, so hopefully it has come back to be part of childhood popular culture as we know it. I'm gonna teach my kids


Ah. Ok. Man I haven't thought of that song in eons!
 
2013-01-19 09:56:51 AM
hey!
 
2013-01-19 10:01:34 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?


1982 here. And in the version I remember, batman rented a Chevrolet.
 
2013-01-19 10:08:59 AM

notmtwain: 1960's Batman was the best Batman.  While looking around this morning, found this screen test for the series which shows Lyle Waggoner and Peter Deyell as the dynamic duo solving the riddle,"When is the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?"


So... when IS the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?
 
2013-01-19 10:09:41 AM

FirstNationalBastard: serial_crusher: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

1983 here.  I heard that in some parts of the country it ends with "the Joker does ballet"

While I heard it as "batmobile broke a wheel".

/also, Jimmy Fallon did a Bob Dylan version of the song sometime in the last couple years.


Didn't know that. Hilarious! Link

I like the Doors cover of the Reading Rainbow theme too.
 
2013-01-19 10:14:21 AM

Mister Peejay: notmtwain: 1960's Batman was the best Batman.  While looking around this morning, found this screen test for the series which shows Lyle Waggoner and Peter Deyell as the dynamic duo solving the riddle,"When is the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?"

So... when IS the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?


When it's two to two.

My favorite: What's yellow, lives in a tree, and is very dangerous?
 
2013-01-19 10:35:16 AM

notmtwain: 1960's Batman was the best Batman


But 50s Batman was trippin balls way before that.
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-19 10:46:30 AM
*sigh*
With $5 million I could buy a huge lot, build a nice animal shelter, hire staff and security including our own vet, buy food and supplies, and have enough left over to operate it for 20 years. And someone's going to waste that much on a stupid car.
 
2013-01-19 10:51:02 AM

vinniethepoo: *sigh*
With $5 million I could buy a huge lot, build a nice animal shelter, hire staff and security including our own vet, buy food and supplies, and have enough left over to operate it for 20 years. And someone's going to waste that much on a stupid car.


Well if you were inclined to build a Batcave in that shelter then you'd be short a car.
 
2013-01-19 11:28:59 AM
no, you are misinformed, sir. It allowed the Joker to take ballet.
 
2013-01-19 11:29:24 AM
I this the actual Lincoln Future Batmobile, of which there was only one, or one of the 6 replicas they built for the show?
 
2013-01-19 11:42:01 AM

Ghastly: I this the actual Lincoln Future Batmobile, of which there was only one, or one of the 6 replicas they built for the show?


TFA says this is the actual 1955 Lincoln Futura that George Barris customized and they built the replicas off of.
 
2013-01-19 11:55:37 AM

serial_crusher: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

1983 here.  I heard that in some parts of the country it ends with "the Joker does ballet"


Thankfully, the comic book version written by Patton Oswalt used the correct "Joker got away" version.

/why would the Joker do ballet? And why would anyone care if he did?
 
2013-01-19 12:01:47 PM

Bill Frist: no, you are misinformed, sir. It allowed the Joker to take ballet.


Why would he do that? Robin laying an egg makes more sense.
 
2013-01-19 12:06:27 PM
So what you're saying is...

There's a batmobile out there that Tallahassee's DeVoe Moore does not yet own?

I call shenanigans.
 
2013-01-19 12:11:48 PM
Not likely to even get close to 5 million.

Ron Pratt quit buying cars.
 
2013-01-19 12:29:24 PM

lake_huron: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

Was sung on the Simpsons, so hopefully it has come back to be part of childhood popular culture as we know it. I'm gonna teach my kids

/Circle-circle dot-dot
//Almost as important as your flu shot.


1985 and learned about the cootie shot and how Batman smells growing up.
 
2013-01-19 12:44:52 PM

vinniethepoo: With $5 million I could buy a huge lot, build a nice animal shelter, hire staff and security including our own vet, buy food and supplies, and have enough left over to operate it for 20 years. And someone's going to waste that much on a stupid car.


Maybe the seller is going to do that.
 
2013-01-19 12:57:03 PM
Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.
 
2013-01-19 01:16:09 PM

CoonAce: Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.


I love that scene. It lasts so long that it goes from funny to ridiculous to ridiculously funny.
 
2013-01-19 01:34:02 PM

notmtwain: 1960's Batman was the best Batman.  While looking around this morning, found this screen test for the series which shows Lyle Waggoner and Peter Deyell as the dynamic duo solving the riddle,"When is the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?"


Kind of interesting seeing Adam West play it slightly more serious than the camp that was the series.
 
2013-01-19 01:39:47 PM

picturescrazy: Bill Frist: no, you are misinformed, sir. It allowed the Joker to take ballet.

Why would he do that? Robin laying an egg makes more sense.


Right. It was, however, a brown egg.
 
2013-01-19 01:42:08 PM
I'm getting a kick because I drove by Barris Kustoms yesterday and saw one of the Batmobiles in the front window.

-John
 
2013-01-19 01:43:10 PM

lake_huron: Dancin_In_Anson: Out of curiosity, how many people born after 1980 know the headline reference?

Was sung on the Simpsons, so hopefully it has come back to be part of childhood popular culture as we know it. I'm gonna teach my kids

/Circle-circle dot-dot
//Almost as important as your flu shot.


My daughter (5 years old) knows the song.
 
2013-01-19 01:49:27 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Krymson Tyde: Were they able to get the Batstench out of the upholstery?

That's not batstench, that's where Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and/or Eartha Kitt sat.


www.acatos.es

Dat Ass?
 
2013-01-19 02:11:29 PM
They just started showing coverage of the auction on Speed, if anyone is interested. They just featured teh batmobile.

/why did Batman smell?
 
2013-01-19 03:30:20 PM
Obligatory.

guyism.com
 
2013-01-19 04:28:10 PM
Feh. You can buy a replica for under $200,000. That would be good enough for me.

If I had $5 million I'd buy a replica then spend the rest on something else.

/two chicks at once
 
2013-01-19 05:16:11 PM
God I'm old.
and thanks for the earworm, subby.
 
2013-01-19 05:37:05 PM

ColSanders: Feh. You can buy a replica for under $200,000. That would be good enough for me.

If I had $5 million I'd buy a replica then spend the rest on something else.

/two chicks at once


And some blow.
 
2013-01-19 05:52:23 PM
FirstNationalBastard:

TFA says this is the actual 1955 Lincoln Futura that George Barris customized and they built the replicas off of.

Wow, that is something! If it was an un-modified Lincoln Futura and I were rich enough I'd probably even pay $10million for it.
 
2013-01-19 06:31:06 PM
In 1990 or 1991 after the Tim Burton movie came out I got to see the 60's Batmobile and the 1989 one at a car show in Nashville. It was pretty dang cool. Strangely, what I remember the most about that day was a homeless man bumming a cigarette from my mother.
 
2013-01-19 07:15:28 PM

ParagonComplex: In 1990 or 1991 after the Tim Burton movie came out I got to see the 60's Batmobile and the 1989 one at a car show in Nashville. It was pretty dang cool. Strangely, what I remember the most about that day was a homeless man bumming a cigarette from my mother.


I saw the Tim Burton Batmobile at a car show in the 80s. When I was a kid in the 70s my dad took me to a car show where they had the 60s TV Batmobile, but you had to pay extra in order to see it. The carshow had an indoor midway with a ferris wheel so my dad took me on the ferris wheel which let you see over top of the barrier that was hiding to Batmobile. I remember gazing upon it in awe but wondering why all the bat logos were covered in black tape. Turns out for legal reasons DC had prohibited them from displaying the batmobile with the bat logos so they just taped them over, even the ones on the wheels. It was still like looking upon the face of god for this 12 year old boy.
 
2013-01-19 07:46:59 PM

Ghastly: ParagonComplex: In 1990 or 1991 after the Tim Burton movie came out I got to see the 60's Batmobile and the 1989 one at a car show in Nashville. It was pretty dang cool. Strangely, what I remember the most about that day was a homeless man bumming a cigarette from my mother.

I saw the Tim Burton Batmobile at a car show in the 80s. When I was a kid in the 70s my dad took me to a car show where they had the 60s TV Batmobile, but you had to pay extra in order to see it. The carshow had an indoor midway with a ferris wheel so my dad took me on the ferris wheel which let you see over top of the barrier that was hiding to Batmobile. I remember gazing upon it in awe but wondering why all the bat logos were covered in black tape. Turns out for legal reasons DC had prohibited them from displaying the batmobile with the bat logos so they just taped them over, even the ones on the wheels. It was still like looking upon the face of god for this 12 year old boy.


These Jackson shows always piss me off because while I'm not poor, I'm not Bill Gates rich and can't buy the Batmobile. Who the hell wouldn't want the freaking Batmobile.
 
2013-01-19 08:12:35 PM
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$5 million? Well, if it as in top shape and had all its wheels, maybe on a good day. Look, I have to get this thing professionally restored and then it's going to sit there for a while - not everyone comes in asking to buy the Batmobile. Tell you what, I'll give you $10k for it. Sure, you might get more at auction, but you have to pay a fee and you are throwing the dice. I'll give you cash money, right now.
 
2013-01-19 10:34:47 PM
I enjoyed that a lot more than I expected, that was fun to watch. 4.2 million.
 
2013-01-20 12:12:23 AM

Ghastly: ParagonComplex: In 1990 or 1991 after the Tim Burton movie came out I got to see the 60's Batmobile and the 1989 one at a car show in Nashville. It was pretty dang cool. Strangely, what I remember the most about that day was a homeless man bumming a cigarette from my mother.

I saw the Tim Burton Batmobile at a car show in the 80s. When I was a kid in the 70s my dad took me to a car show where they had the 60s TV Batmobile, but you had to pay extra in order to see it. The carshow had an indoor midway with a ferris wheel so my dad took me on the ferris wheel which let you see over top of the barrier that was hiding to Batmobile. I remember gazing upon it in awe but wondering why all the bat logos were covered in black tape. Turns out for legal reasons DC had prohibited them from displaying the batmobile with the bat logos so they just taped them over, even the ones on the wheels. It was still like looking upon the face of god for this 12 year old boy.


Those farking legal issues lasted until 2012. It was just last year that all the parties involved in the 60s show came to some kind of agreement to allow all sorts of official merchandise featuring the stuff from the 60s show to be produced and marketed.

It's been hoped that the settlement of those issues will pave the way for a DVD or Bluray set of the show at some point soon.
 
2013-01-20 12:44:27 AM

NeoCortex42: CoonAce: Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.

I love that scene. It lasts so long that it goes from funny to ridiculous to ridiculously funny.


Yep.
 
2013-01-20 01:50:15 AM

ParagonComplex: In 1990 or 1991 after the Tim Burton movie came out I got to see the 60's Batmobile and the 1989 one at a car show in Nashville. It was pretty dang cool. Strangely, what I remember the most about that day was a homeless man bumming a cigarette from my mother.


If that was at the old Car museum on Demonbreun I saw them pull it out of the trailer in the back lot. Sounded just like the movie car.
 
2013-01-20 03:27:15 AM
Sold for $4.2 Million.
 
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