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Happy 45th Anniversary, Batman!

Holy Time Machine!

Today  marks the 45th anniversary of "Batman," a series that became an overnight sensation and brought the concept of camp -- something that was so bad it was good -- into the mainstream.

All these years later there's still so much to love about the show (which btw is rerun weeknights at 11:30 on The Hub, the former Discovery Kids channel; who knew?): Adam West's wooden, earnest delivery, stately Wayne Manor,  the guest stars who popped up when the Dynamic Duo  were climbing up buildings... I could go on forever but let the show speak  for itself. Here's a clip from that very first episode, which featured Frank Gorshin as The Riddler:

 

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