The show was campy, captivating and colorful, and it was my first super hero experience, this past weekend we lost the man behind the classic 1960’s TV show Batman, Adam West.

We didn’t have cable TV when I was a young boy, so we didn’t see the Adventures of Superman which ran on cable at that time, but Batman was on network TV and when we saw this show we lost our minds for the Caped Crusader.

I loved the Batman costume with its cape and mask complete with little bat ears.

My grandma Mosher had a color television and we stayed with her when I was little, I remember how colorful the show was and the villains that would crop up each week, The Joker, The Riddler, Penguin, Catwomen and King Tut among my favorites.

I remember the fight scenes with the colorful captions that would flash on the TV screen, Zonk! Bonk! Zap! And many others that would coincide with the punches and objects when Batman and Robin would hit the villains.

The Batcave with all its cool gear and gadgets, and the Batmobile which was the coolest car on the planet to an 8 year old boy.

I loved the cliff hanger episodes when the announcer would end with ‘Tune in Tomorrow, Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel’

My brother Mike and I had the Batman and Robin Costumes complete with capes and masks, I had to be Batman because I was the oldest.

We would get some of the kids in the neighbor to play the villains and tie us up, and then we would get free and look out!

Dah-da Dah-da Dah-da Dah-da Dah-Da Dah-da Dah!  Batman!

We'll miss you Caped Crusader.

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