50 Years of Batman ’66

50 Years of Batman ’66

The showstopping Batman TV series premiered this month 50 years ago. Batman ’66 is still timeless kiddie crack and adult adrenaline. Adam West was born to wear that cowl and Burt Ward ruled the Robin role. What show today could draw such mega star power with special guest villains such as Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Julie Newmar, Eartha Kitt, Otto Preminger, Vincent Price, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Cliff Robertson, Carolyn Jones, Tallulah Bankhead, Joan Collins, Milton Berle, Ida Lupino, Ethel Merman, Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor to name a few. To celebrate dance the Batusi, label everything you own, tell your favorite aunt you’re going fishing, slide down a pole and if you find yourself in a fight, scream words like SOCK! POW! ZOK! BIF! BAM! BLAP! WHAP!