Having accidentally watched the 1966 ‘Batman’ movie recently, I’ve been ruminating about how good the Bat-Villain selection was on that show.  Aside from Frank Gorshin’s kinetic, shouty Riddler or Cesar Romero’s inexplicably mustachioed Joker, you had the brilliance of Burgess Meredith’s Penguin, three different Catwomen, outlaw Shane and even Joan Collins as The Siren.  Even guys like King Tut, who seem to have been completely forgotten, were great fun to watch in action, leading to today’s onomatopoeic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is torn between Gorshin and Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman from season 3, asking: Who is the best Bat-Villain from the 1966 ‘Batman’ TV show?


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  1. Cesar Romero’s Joker is objectively the correct answer but I’m going to vote King Tut since he’s the only one to get a proper origin story in the show

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