The original Batman is turning 85 today! Batman, the classic crime show spoof, ran from 1966-1968 in prime time but became more popular in syndication. DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA—BATMAN! (Click here to see the classic intro)
here’s a little known TV fact: Batman was the 1st TV comedy ever not to have a laugh track. That added a tremendous amount of campiness and gave us young watchers the idea that they were serious crime fighters. next time you catch an episode, this fact will jump out at you
Refa: We didn’t know that. And as youngsters, we thought it was serious but watching it as adults – it’s anything but. It’s the “Airplane” of crime shows; it’s hilarious and ingenious.
indubitably so staff, i love how creative that show is, and now i enjoy it much more as an over 40 guy