This scene from the 1960s Batman may be the perfect TV moment
In the 1960s television series, Batman was a far less dark character and a lot more camp, with the much-missed Adam West in the title role, assisted by Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick, Robin – both of them in costumes made of fabric, not rubber muscles. It was very much a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, with wonderfully hammy performances, hilariously terrible puns and iconic music.
Twitter user, YUXLOA, shared a clip from the series in which Bruce Wayne has to do some quick thinking, and Adam West has to do some sharp acting – which he did. Enjoy.
Modern television will never get a scene as absolutely perfect as this scene. pic.twitter.com/uhF6FCvCSG
— YUXLOA (@YUXLOA) January 28, 2019
The internet has gone wild for this blast from the past.
When we are all long dead, the record will show that the best Batman was always Adam West… https://t.co/eO7xnpP0o7
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 31, 2019
No actor should ever be cast as Batman unless they ace this scene in a screen test which then gets leaked online. Indeed, all former Batmen ought to record their own versions. https://t.co/KdBhEMcJkM
— Kim Newman (@AnnoDracula) January 31, 2019
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen. https://t.co/4Z7WG3Fi2P
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) January 31, 2019
You can stack all the Batman movies on top of each other and they don't own as hard as this. https://t.co/9QfG2ZrWtX
— Forklift Operator Klaus (@hockeenight) January 31, 2019
Everyone in that scene deserves an Emmy, including the seal
— Matthew Fetchko (@MattFetchko) January 30, 2019
Someone had one criticism.
If only the seal clapped at the end.
— Herbert Russell (@HerbRuss) January 31, 2019
That would have *looks to camera* sealed the deal.
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