Holy libation*! This week on Alcohollywood, we set atomic batteries to power and turbines to speed with the 1966 film companion to the camp TV classic, Batman: The Movie! Join the Caped Crusader (Adam West) and his trusty sidekick Robin (Burt Ward) as they foil a dastardly plot to kidnap the world’s leaders, perpetrated by their combined Rogue’s Gallery of villains! Mark of Blastropodcast joins us as we take a closer look at this bit of 60s silliness, discussing such trenchant topics as the logistics of Batman’s equipment, the selective prosopagnosia of superheroes and supervillains, and the importance of clear labeling when creating world-saving (or ending) gadgets. Along the way, you can cure your dehydration with our Bat-cocktail and Bat-rules!
(You can currently check out Batman: the Movie on Netflix Streaming!)
*I was originally going to go with “Holy spirits!” but I realized that would probably get confusing.
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THIS EPISODE’S BAT-DRINK: Old Chum
1 part banana puree
3 parts coconut water
1 part amaretto
1 part blueberry liqueur
Combine and shake wet ingredients, pour into glass. Make shot of dehydrated milk, add if desired.
BAT-RULES FOR BATMAN THE MOVIE:
- Every time you see a labeled object
- Any time you see someone’s batch in their tights (e.g. Riddler, Robin)
- Whenever Robin says, “Holy (noun)!”
FINISH YOUR BAT-DRINK WHEN:
Batman (Adam West) exclaims, “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb!”
Join us next week as we surrender to the hype and celebrate Shark Week with the recent Asylum creature feature Sharknado!
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