Trivia: Originally, Batman villain Two-Face was going to appear in this show and was going to be portrayed by Clint Eastwood. Two-Face's backstory wouldn't have him as an attorney who had acid thrown in his face but instead have him as a news anchor who would have a stage light exploding resulting in his injuries and his transformation into a criminal.

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Trivia: The 1966 T.V. Batmobile was created from a decade-old "concept show car" designed and built in 1955 by Ford's Lincoln Division. It was called the Lincoln Futura, and was originally a pearlescent pale green. After several years on the car show rounds (and an appearance in one movie, repainted red), it was sold for $1 to George Barris who stored it outdoors for 6 years. When FOX called looking for Barris to build a car for the show, they gave him 3 weeks, so he grabbed this already-weird looking car he had out back, sketched a few changes and passed the physical work to Bill Cushenberry. It was finished on time and the rest is history.


Trivia: In an interview, Adam West told about a surprise. When sliding down the Batpoles, they dropped fifteen feet onto some mattresses. One time, there was someone sleeping off the previous night, and Adam fell on top of him.

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The Penguin's Nest (1) - S2-E27

Trivia: The guest cameo in this episode is by Ted "Lurch" Cassidy, who appears at the window as Batman and Robin climb up the side of the building. Batman advises him to go back to playing his harpsichord - which has been regaling us with the theme from The Addams Family since the scene began.

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Trivia: Originally, Batgirl's mask came to points below the eyeholes. It was reshaped when the producers realized that the points left noticeable dents in Yvonne Craig's cheeks that took awhile to go away.

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The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra - S3-E25

Trivia: Cassandra springs all the arch criminals from prison. We see Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Egghead, Catwoman and King Tut and hear them laughing (dubs of the original actors' voices). But a close look reveals them all to be doubles. Apparently the budget didn't cover paying Cesar Romero & co. to appear in such a short scene. (00:15:30)

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Trivia: Celebrity cameos became a running gag on Batman, with the star usually sticking his or her head out the window as Batman and Robin climbed the building via Bat Rope. Among the many famous faces were Jerry Lewis, Phyllis Diller, the Green Hornet & Kato, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Werner "Col. Klink" Klemperer, Ted "Lurch" Cassidy, Steve Allen, Don Ho, Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers, Art Linkletter, Alan "The Skipper" Hale, Edward G. Robinson and George Raft.

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Batman's Anniversary (1) - S2-E45

Trivia: This is the only two-episode story arc in which John Astin replaced Frank Gorshin as the Riddler. After settling a contract and salary dispute with the studio, Gorshin returned to play the Riddler one last time, in the show's last season.

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Hi Diddle Riddle (1) - S1-E1

Trivia: In the Batman opening theme music, the horns are out of sync with the animation: the horns play two notes over the "Starring Adam West"/Batman head shot instead of during the following animated shots of "POW" "BIF" and "BAM" "SOCK" "BLAP." This also occurs in Season 1, Episode 2 "Smack in the Middle" This is corrected by the third episode "Fine Feathered Finks" and is corrected to three notes.

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Answer: It's wasn't unusual for multiple actors to play one character on this show. The villains on the TV Batman were played by guest stars, not regular cast members. George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach played the part at various times. They may simply have only wanted to play the part once or twice, or they were later tied up with other projects, making it necessary to cast someone else. Other characters, like Catwoman, were also played by more than one actress.

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