Before the highly acclaimed and very serious Batman films of late, something very different graced the television screens of homes around the world. The 1966 Batman TV series was tacky, awful, comical and absolutely amazing. If you haven’t seen this theatrical wonder, I suggest you celebrate Batman TV Day by heading over to youtube, where you can watch the entire pilot episode in one hit. If you’ve already seen it, enjoy this amazing collection of the best lines Adam West (who played Batman) ever delivered.
There is a total of 120 episodes of this incredible creation, which aired from the 12th January 1966 until the 14th of March 1968. It featured highly believable plot lines and realistic fight scenes, embellished with carefully placed POW!s, BAM!s and ZONK!s.
I’m also going to take this opportunity to say how amazing I think Robin is. He’s seriously under appreciated. He is amazing. The amount of times he said “Holy*insertliterallyanythinghere*Batman!” is uncountable…or so I thought. Some amazing human has piled together all of Robin’s bizarre sayings from the tv show and put them on a website for us mere mortals to enjoy. You press and button, and you get the audio of Robin saying something ridiculous! It’s awesome – check it out.
Happy Batman TV Day! I shall leave you with the noble words of Batman and Robin.
Robin: Gosh Batman, the nobility of the almost-human porpoise.
Batman: True, it was noble of that animal to hurl himself into the path of that final torpedo. He gave his life for ours.
The TV Tropes article on this is also worth the read: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/Batman