|Week One: the World's Greatest Superheroes vs the World's Most Dastardly Villains|
Airing over two weeks in the Winter of 1976, Adam West, Burt Ward and Frank Gorshin starred in the Challenge of the Superheroes, a big goofy, badly, written, badly acted, badly designed, costumed herofest, that despite being simply terrible in almost every single way is still somehow just as terribly hard not to love.
|Week Two: The Heroes and Villains hold a Roast of Batman hosted by Ed Mahon|
The first episode with the heroes and villains actually going at it was lots of fun, but the second part with the heroes roasting Batman, is going to stretch even the most forgiving of fans to their limit.
Still, for the record there are a couple of bits of truly great casting here in the villians, especially the great Howard Morris as Captain Marvel villain, Dr. Sivana, and Charlie Callas as a totally non-threatening, Sinestro.
It's really bad, but still, for a superhero starved kid in the 1970's it was almost, sort of, not quite, better then nothing.
By the way, here's another 1970's appearance by the Batfamily, in a PSA over equal pay for eqaul work, featuring the lovely Yvonne Craig.