Some clips of this 70's NBC special are on YouTube. These, I believe, were an attempt by Hanna Barbara to make a live action Superfriends. It has Adam West, Burt Ward, and Frank Gorshin reprisining their roles from the 60's Batman show. They have 3 clips. ONe were they intro the heroes and villians. Two were they begin a roast of the heroes, bring out Ed Mcmahon, and has the Weather Wizard as the first of the roasters. The third is a roast of Hawkman by his mom. After just watching these clips im kinda glad this show wasnt produced beyond this point. IT doesnt even seem to have the same quality as the original Batman show. The costumes kinda sucked too. Batman looked like he needed to tuck in his cowl. IT completley felt like it was 5 years to late on trying to cash in on the Batmans campiness. The only really funny one is the Weather Wizards roast of the Flash. The roast of Hawkman is funny but its nothing but recycles mom and bird jokes. I really hate how they turned Hawkman into nothing but a squaking brute.
Post by catfanbogota on Jul 11, 2006 5:19:29 GMT -5
That show is worth having in one's library, if nothing else, than to at least refer to it. It has historical significance, in that it is the last time we see Adam West and Burt Ward together as Batman and Robin.
That said, the show was a terrible waste of great talent. Very sad. However, producers did not have the respect for the comic book genre in the 1970s as they seem to now. Just my observation. The show, despite its lameness, is still fascinating to watch because of the number of characters and because of the performers involved.
Post by jasontodd2 on Dec 24, 2006 15:27:48 GMT -5
As silly as this was it would be really cool to see this cleaned up and thrown out on a special DVD .
I think they put this out thinking that people still wanted to see Camp, when Comic Books were going in a different direction
The guy playing Hawkman was pretty jacked, and they talked Robin up with his gymnastics and showing him flip around and stuff, but I don't ever remember Robin doing any sort of gymnastics during the '66 tv series
The Riddler costume was pretty cool, and he and Solomon Grundy were the only real cool villians.
Last Edit: Dec 24, 2006 15:36:17 GMT -5 by jasontodd2
Bootlegs of these have been making their rounds on the comic convention circuit for years. That seems to be the only way to get these. I know that I always preach about acknowledging the past when it comes to Batman, but Id like to forget about these.lol.
Post by BruceBatman on Jul 1, 2007 15:23:12 GMT -5
I would love to see these clips! But I have only heard of them. I kinda like the campy style (although the Dark style is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better) it has a certain charm to it!!!!!! LOL, wouldn't it be cool if Adam West and Burt Ward got together and did one last Batman thing! Maybe if a live Batman Beyond comes out, Adam West can be Bruce Wayne!
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