Tag Archives: Adam West

1960s Batman Hits DVD/BluRay – Am I Too Old to Want This?

I grew up watching reruns of the 1960’s Batman television series starring Adam West, Burt Ward and a host of celebrity villains. The show appealed to me on a superficial level because it had…superheroes! Fights scenes! Evil villains! It was a must-watch every day and it killed me — killed me! — when they ended it on a cliffhanger, like they usually did. How dare they make me tune it to the show tomorrow at the same bat-time on the same bat-channel. Those bastards.
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Tuesday Tune Bonus! Batman and Robin Sing “Orange Colored Sky”

I can only imagine that money must have been tight in Gotham City back in the 1960s for Batman to take a singing gig on a variety show. Or perhaps he was working undercover to bust a ring of rogue off-key villains? Or maybe he lost a bet with the Joker?
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Tuesday Tune: Batmania! Featuring Adam West, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin and…Jan & Dean

Inspired by Poe TV‘s wonderful find of Burgess Meredith singing his way into cheesedom in character as the Penguin from the 1960 Batman television series…I learned that it was but a single track from the album Batmania: Songs Inspired By The Batman TV Series, which features other entries by the Riddler and Batman himself, Adam West.

Not being one to shy away from the painful (see previous posts on The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins and Paul Williams on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show singling in His Planet of the Apes costume) I ventured forth to seek out the other songs on this album…which is now the first thing on my wish list.

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SF Tidbits for 8/6/09

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SF Tidbits for 7/23/09

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