Our buddy Kenneth sent us this extremely rare Vintage BBC British Television video showing Neil Innes as Batman doing a Batman-themed comedy skit. Andy Roberts is playing the guitar, dressed as Robin. Now, the name of the show was “Rutland Weekend Television” & was written by Eric Idle. I know everybody would recognize him as one of the main actors in the Monty Python & The Flying Circus TV comedy team …just do a quick search on the Internet & you’ll know who he is! In the mean time, enjoy this super-wacky crazy song called “Boring”. WARNING: You will not be able to get this song out of your head for the rest of the day, ha ha!
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On the PBS program, Pioneers of Television, this week they featured an episode called “Superheroes”. It covers the early history of the appearance of comic book characters on television and also crosses many eras: “Superman” in the 1950s, “Batman” in the 1960s, “Wonder Woman” and “The Incredible Hulk” in the ’70s and “The Greatest American Hero” in the ’80s.
They all fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others.
Well, here’s the entire episode, enjoy!
Watch Superheroes on PBS. See more from Pioneers of Television.
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