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Batman Cast 
Adam West as Bruce Wayne Batman 
Burt Ward as Dick Grayson Robin 
Alan Napier as Alfred Pennyworth 
Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper 
Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon 
Stafford Repp as Chief O'Hara 
Yvonne Craig as Barbara Gordon/ Batgirl (1967-1968) 
Series Run 
First Telecast: January 12, 1966 
Last Telecast: March 14, 1968 
Batman was a hotspot of it's day for guest star appearances. One of the famous gimmicks was the window scenes where Batman and Robin run into a guest star while climbing up the side of a building.  Batman Window Guests Video

Just some of the very notable guest appearances include Colonel Klink (Werner Klemperer)  from Hogan's Heroes, Green Hornet (Van Williams) and Kato (Bruce Lee), Lurch (Ted Cassidy) from the Addams Family, and even Santa Claus played by Andy Devine.

Batman:Return to the Bat Cave DVD

Batman Movie DVD with Adam West and Burt Ward

Broadcast History 

January 1966- August 1967, ABC, Wednesday/ Thursday 7:30-8:00pm 
September 1967- March 1968, ABC, Thursday 7:30-8:00pm 
Theme Song 
"Batman" by Neal Hefti 


Batman Trivia Facts:

Batman featured such famous guest stars as Cesar Romero, Eartha Kitt, Burgess Meredith, John Astin, Julie Newman, Frank Gorshin, Joan Collins, Vincent Price, Milton Berle, Bruce Lee and Cliff Robertson. Batman Villain Appearances

The Green Hornet (Van Williams) was accompanied by Bruce Lee as Kato on the episodes 
Episode #21
"The Spell of Tut" 9/28/66 "The Case is Shut" 9/29/66

 Episode #42
"A Piece of the Action" 3/1/67
"Batman's Satisfaction" 3/2/67

The character of Aunt Harriet was added by producer, she never appeared in the comic books.

The Batcave cost $800,000. 

The only member of the cast ever to receive an Emmy nomination was Frank Gorshin, for his performance of the Riddler.

The Batmobile was a modified Lincoln Futura. 

Batman was once interrupted by a special report about an emergency landing of Gemni 8. The network received thousands of calls from angry fans demanding to know the outcome of the episode.

Adam West appeared in the Three Stooges final movie. It was a western. He also played a gunslinger on an episode of Maverick.

Former American football linebacker and actor Mike Henry was originally set to star as Batman in a more dramatic interpretation of the character. Henry reportedly posed for publicity photographs in costume but didn't land the role.

Originally intended as a one-hour show, ABC only had two early-evening time slots available, so the show was split into two parts, to air twice a week in half-hour installments with a cliffhanger, originally to last only through a station break, connecting the two episodes, echoing the old movie serials.

Near the end of the third season, ratings had dropped significantly, and ABC cancelled the show. A few weeks later, NBC offered to pick the show up for a fourth season and even restore it to its original twice-a-week format, if the sets were still available for use. However, 20th-Century Fox had already demolished the sets a week before. NBC had no interest in paying the $800,000 for the rebuild, so the offer was withdrawn.

But since the series had been broadcast twice a week for most of its run, 120 episodes were produced in a little more than two years which were more than enough episodes for 20th Century Fox to distribute as reruns to local stations. Reruns of the series have been seen on a regular basis in the United States and much of the world since 1968.

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The Batman - Season 1, Vol. 1 - Training for Power DVD
Adam West does some voice work in this new Batman series not as the Batman, but as Mayor Grange. Adam West also did voice work in the 1990's Batman cartoon as another super hero, and did the voice of Batman in the 1980's Super Powers Team, and the 1977 Batman cartoon in which he worked with Burt Ward.

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Scooby Doo Meets Batman DVD
The crime fighter meets the ghost chaser Scooby Doo