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2020-06-19 11:19:51 AM  
Has anyone ever did the viewer statistics on how Dads who sneered at this stupid kids show suddenly sat down and checked it out during the Julie Newmar Catwoman episodes?
 
2020-06-19 12:03:31 PM  
THE WATER DISPENSER IS CLEARLY LABELED.
 
2020-06-19 12:06:59 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Has anyone ever did the viewer statistics on how Dads who sneered at this stupid kids show suddenly sat down and checked it out during the Julie Newmar Catwoman episodes?


Most, I would assume

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2020-06-19 12:27:11 PM  
Loved watching these reruns as a kid and it wasn't until it came up in a conversation in college that I found out it was a campy comedy for adults. I had always taken it seriously as an action show for kids.

Looking back on it, I can't believe I ever thought it was supposed to be serious.
 
2020-06-19 12:35:13 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Has anyone ever did the viewer statistics on how Dads who sneered at this stupid kids show suddenly sat down and checked it out during the Julie Newmar Catwoman episodes?


Not as many as tuned in for season 3 when Batgirl was introduced
 
2020-06-19 12:38:14 PM  

Klivian: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Has anyone ever did the viewer statistics on how Dads who sneered at this stupid kids show suddenly sat down and checked it out during the Julie Newmar Catwoman episodes?

Not as many as tuned in for season 3 when Batgirl was introduced


Yes, indeed!

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2020-06-19 12:39:13 PM  
The Bookworm doesn't work as a villain on paper; nerdy villains rarely do (Mandark from Dexter's Laboratory?)

Ahem....

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2020-06-19 12:55:25 PM  
I ate a bunch of mushrooms once and watched the original batman movie, that shiat had me laughing like a hyena.
 
2020-06-19 1:01:09 PM  

Obscure Login: Loved watching these reruns as a kid and it wasn't until it came up in a conversation in college that I found out it was a campy comedy for adults. I had always taken it seriously as an action show for kids.

Looking back on it, I can't believe I ever thought it was supposed to be serious.


I was sort of indifferent.  It was better than reruns of Brady Bunch or even worse, Family Affair.  Still, as a child of the 1980's I didn't understand and still don't get the 1960's and early 70's taste for campy humor.
Was still many years from puberty, so Julie Newmar's exceptional body were of no effect.
 
2020-06-19 1:17:53 PM  
My wife and I have been re-watching a ton of classic movies lately, and I had forgotten that Aunt Harriet had small roles in both An American in Paris and Singin' in the Rain.
 
2020-06-19 1:24:28 PM  
Watched a episode recently where they introduced the Penguin who had recently been released from prison. Wondering what the Penguin was up to they bring in the Prison Warden where the Penguin had just been released from.

The Warden talked about all the reforms he had implemented including placing inmates due to be released into a special cell that had hidden cameras so they could see if the inmates were truly reformed.  As they review the video, Batman wonders why the Penguin as the other inmate were in their street cloths. The Warden states this was one of his reforms to acclimate the inmates to wearing normal cloths to prepare them for their release. It should be noted, that the other inmate the Penguin was talking with was also wearing his street clothes to include the bandit mask.

As the video continues, the Penguin outlines some of his nefarious plans once he is released until they discovered the hidden camera and smash it.

No the point of this post, is the Warden having realized that the Penguin was planning to return to a life of crime along, sat with his hands holding his head in despair, saying "How Could All My Progressive Reforms Fail so Completely?"

The writers who penned that line probably never realized just how true their words were.
 
2020-06-19 1:26:23 PM  
Me and my best friend used to watch reruns of this show in the summer during the 80s. We'd try to guess if they'd saw Pow! Zap! or Zowie! beforehand.


Laughing Gas
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Batman carries downers
 
2020-06-19 1:31:57 PM  

JFK Shot First: Watched a episode recently where they introduced the Penguin who had recently been released from prison. Wondering what the Penguin was up to they bring in the Prison Warden where the Penguin had just been released from.

The Warden talked about all the reforms he had implemented including placing inmates due to be released into a special cell that had hidden cameras so they could see if the inmates were truly reformed.  As they review the video, Batman wonders why the Penguin as the other inmate were in their street cloths. The Warden states this was one of his reforms to acclimate the inmates to wearing normal cloths to prepare them for their release. It should be noted, that the other inmate the Penguin was talking with was also wearing his street clothes to include the bandit mask.

As the video continues, the Penguin outlines some of his nefarious plans once he is released until they discovered the hidden camera and smash it.

No the point of this post, is the Warden having realized that the Penguin was planning to return to a life of crime along, sat with his hands holding his head in despair, saying "How Could All My Progressive Reforms Fail so Completely?"

The writers who penned that line probably never realized just how true their words were.


This was a long ride to nowhere
 
2020-06-19 1:34:52 PM  

Obscure Login: Loved watching these reruns as a kid and it wasn't until it came up in a conversation in college that I found out it was a campy comedy for adults. I had always taken it seriously as an action show for kids.

Looking back on it, I can't believe I ever thought it was supposed to be serious.


It was my all time favorite show when it came out; I was 5.

SirEattonHogg: I didn't understand and still don't get the 1960's and early 70's taste for campy humor.


A decade of cop shows and westerns will do that to ya.

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I fell off of my trike and broke my jaw when I was 5. I don't remember much about the whole thing but I do remember being super worried I was going to miss Batman.
That night I sat there with an ice pack on my jaw, got to watch the show. The next day they stuck me in the hospital where I got a cast on my head and my jaw wired shut for 6 weeks. Did I mention it was the start of summer? I can still kind of ventriloquist but not as well as I could when I was 6.
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2020-06-19 2:09:30 PM  
I just watched the entire series. I borrowed the DVD set from the library before it was shut down. I also got a great coffee table book about the series. Has 2 pages of all of Robin's "Holy______".
/Julie Newmar was hot
//I got bored one night and started looking up the bit part actresses on-line, quite a few topless.
///"What a way to go-go"
 
2020-06-19 3:32:42 PM  

johnny_vegas: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Has anyone ever did the viewer statistics on how Dads who sneered at this stupid kids show suddenly sat down and checked it out during the Julie Newmar Catwoman episodes?

Most, I would assume

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2020-06-19 4:56:13 PM  

Obscure Login: Loved watching these reruns as a kid and it wasn't until it came up in a conversation in college that I found out it was a campy comedy for adults. I had always taken it seriously as an action show for kids.

Looking back on it, I can't believe I ever thought it was supposed to be serious.


It changes everything
 
2020-06-20 8:27:43 AM  
I watched it as a kid on syndication and thought it was goofy fun.
 
2020-06-20 11:18:05 AM  

Obscure Login: Loved watching these reruns as a kid and it wasn't until it came up in a conversation in college that I found out it was a campy comedy for adults. I had always taken it seriously as an action show for kids.

Looking back on it, I can't believe I ever thought it was supposed to be serious.


I watched it as a little kid, too, and although I knew it was camp, I didn't care.  It was part of our Saturday morning double-feature along with Wild Wild West, which in its own way was just as campy.
 
2020-06-20 1:26:35 PM  
Julie Newmar's ass was one of the finest performers of the era, stage or screen.

I'm surprised that her ass didn't win more awards. A travesty really.

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2020-06-20 8:27:09 PM  

Rock Krenn: Julie Newmar's ass was one of the finest performers of the era, stage or screen.

I'm surprised that her ass didn't win more awards. A travesty really.

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It certainly won many awards at Fano's Dreamtime Theatre in the groundbreaking An Ass For All Seasons
 
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