Oct 8, 2009

Batman Window Cameos

One of the most famous images from the 1960s Batman show is of the Dark, Groovy Knight and his Boy Wonder slowly climbing up the outside of a building, trading cheesy lines as they prepare to surprise the villain of the week. On several episodes, a celebrity would pop out of a mid-building window for a quick chat. The cameos were about an even mix of television and movie stars. Here are a few of the appearances made by
stars who also made their mark in the movies:

Jerry Lewis made the first cameo in season one:

Sammy Davis Jr. popped up in season two:

Andy Devine, the character actor with the unmistakable voice, made an appearance as Santa Claus:

This is my favorite cameo. Edward G. Robinson, an art collector in real life, discusses artists with Batman and Robin and takes a jab at Andy Warhol and pop art:

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