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Episode 16 - Batman the Movie (1966)

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What's so wrong with Batman being funny?

In celebration of Adam West's life and the amazing legacy he's left behind, the Missing Frames crew watched the 1966 classic Batman the Movie. In the wake of Frank Miller, Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, Batman has developed a reputation for being dark and brooding, and rightfully so. But an unfortunate side effect of this Dark Knight appreciation was fans throwing the Adam West/Burt Ward TV series under the bus for being too goofy. No one seems to appreciate the intentional comic genius of the series, or how far ahead of its time it was.

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the vastly underrated brilliance of the Adam West/Burt Ward series and answer the most important question: Can a deadly serious Batman and a lighthearted, fun iteration of the character co-exist in harmony?

This episode is dedicated to our Bright Knight Adam West.

Shawn Eastridge
Chelsea Graziano
Chenzy Graziano