Thursday, January 12, 2006

"Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"

It's hard to believe, but the 1966 version of "Batman" is 40 years old today. It's even more sad to know that we are both six months apart. But, it was grwoing up watching the program over the years and enjoying it's craziness on every level, from kid to adult. I'm sorry, but when you're eight years old, you get worried about a giant spider coming after you! Plus, you have to wait until tomorrow to find out how to get away from it! It's fun though to relive your childhood watching "Uncle Batman" (as Adam West" would call him) getting caught up in danger and reminding Robin that being an American was so important, all while beating the bejeebus out of a bad guy. So to celebrate the anniversary, Dial "B" for Blog has a series of stories beginning today on how it all got started, including the wonderful photo below created by them, and Mike Sterling has links to almost everything else you wanted to know about the 60's Dark Knight, from the villans to the infamous Siamese Human Knot.

You know, somewhere out there, Adam West is having a big laugh. If it wasn't for "Batman, he'd be nowhere near Hollywood right now. It may not have made him super rich, but it made him beloved and hero to all of us kids from the sixites and seventies who grew up watching him. Happy Bat-Day, Adam!

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