an observation for the Batman 1966 tv show about villains

Since the recent passing of Adam West it feels right to compose, share and/or steal various observations on the television show that both made his fortune and his fame.

Michael Bailey writes about the 1966 Batman series:

One of the things that I like about this series as an adult is that when villains are introduced it is rarely for the first time for the characters. We just started the False Face episode and he’s already an established villain. It gives the universe a lived in feeling.

I also like that they don’t reveal who is playing False Face in the opening credits.

Batman 66 s01e17 guest villain cardThe episode in question is season 1 episode 17 “True or False Face”.

False Face was played by the late Malachi Throne.

 

Malachi Throne was credited at the end of the second episode of the story

.Batman 66 s01e18 guest villain end title card

Purportedly this was Throne’s idea.

False Face originated in the comics, first appearing in Batman #113, published in 1958.Batman 113 False Face splash page

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