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January 12, 1966: The Batman on TV

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Jeffrey Powers

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January 12, 1966: The Batman on TV

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The Batman TV Show

1966 – Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson entered our lives via ABC on Wednesdays. The television series “Batman” debuted with the episode Hi Diddle Riddle. Each half hour episode contained either part 1 or part 2 of the dynamic duo’s fight against the criminal of the week.

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Of course, the show offered some high-tech video work, including angled cameras and inserted “BAM”, “SMACK” and “POW!!” graphics. Each episode did more than conquer a bad guy – it was also a chance to learn about the importance of doing your homework, using seatbelts and drinking your milk.

The show lasted three seasons before getting cancelled in 1968. There was one movie that also was produced in 1966.

Of course, we cannot ever forget “the Batman” dance move…

Batman Dance Move

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