frank-gorshin

Recently came across this photo in the archives from Sports Illustrated and the Associated Press. The caption reads: 

“Boston Celtics coach Arnold “Red” Auerbach poses with “Batman” villians the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Cat Woman (Lee Meriwether), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and the Joker (Cesar Romero) prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles on April 26, 1966. The Lakers would win the game but lose the series two days later in Boston, giving Auerbach his 9th NBA Championship and making him a bigger villian in Los Angeles than any “Batman” character. (AP)” 

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I’m not saying I don’t love more modern, serious interpretations of the Riddler.

I’m just saying I wouldn’t cry if he still had a theme song and backup dancers.

screenshot redraw S1E12 “When the Rat’s Away, The Mice Will Play” OR, as I like to call it, “tfw nobody can solve the riddle and it’s not even that hard”