’60s Batman Series: Where Are They Now?


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We know, this summer has been Batastic, thanks to IFC’s daily marathons of the ’60s series. But come out of the Batcave for a moment and see what some of the cast has been up to since the show ended.

6. Adam West

Adam West was the first actor to successfully bring The Bat to life (even though he was the third actor to do so), and the only one to portray the character in both TV and film.

After Batman, West popped up on shows like Hart to Hart, Laverne & Shirley, and The Love Boat. Since then, he’s voiced characters in Goosebumps, Animaniacs, Johnny Bravo, and multiple other Batman cartoons. But his most famous role undoubtedly since his turn as The Caped Crusader is as Mayor of Quahog in Family Guy where Adam Plays a crackpot, delusional version of himself.

5. Burt Ward

Burt was Batman’s earnest, do-gooder side kick, Robin/Dick Grayson. Undoubtedly his greatest contribution to the show and pop culture is the endless stream of Robin exclamations where he excitably shouts, “Holy… Batman, what do we do now?”

After losing the lead in The Graduate to Dustin Hoffman, Burt has mostly had roles in a number of budget films like the classic Beach Babes From Beyond and Assault of The Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective (no, that is shockingly not a porn title).

4. Burgess Meredith

Meredith was already an esteemed stage and movie actor by the time he appeared as the Penguin. He also made a brief cameo as the character in the 1968 episode of The Monkees entitled “The Monkees Blow Their Minds.”

After Batman, Burgess went on to receive multiple awards and nominations, including an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor. But it was his Oscar-nominated role as Mickey Goldmill in Rocky that he’s most remembered for. The acting legend died in 1997.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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