Batman is a comic book super-hero who has also expanded into film, television and other forms of media.
The 1966 Batman television show starring Adam West was a cultural phenomenon and has had a lasting affect on pop culture. It also featured Cesar Romero and Burgess Meredith as recurring villains the Joker and the Penguin, respectively. It ran for 3 seasons and spawned a feature film as well.
Following the success of the 1989 Batman film starring Michael Keaton, Batman: The Animated Series made its debut. Mark Hamill was featured as the voice of the Joker. The show made its own cultural impact that still resonates today.
- Publicity clips from the 1997 film Batman & Robin were riffed in the 1st Annual Summer Blockbuster Review
- The production of the movie The Wild Wild World of Batwoman was apparently inspired by the success of the Batman TV show.
"Batman" actors on MST3K
Many actors who appeared in various Batman productions also appeared in films used by MST3K. These include:
- Mark Hamill (The Joker) - P.T. Mindslap in experiment #1112 - Carnival Magic
- Roddy McDowall (The Bookworm) - Laserblast
- Burgess Meredith (The Penguin) - SST- Death Flight, The Last Chase
- Alan Napier (Alfred) - The Mole People
- Cesar Romero (The Joker) - Lost Continent
- Adam West (Batman) - Zombie Nightmare; also hosted Turkey Day '94.
RiffTrax has riffed several "Batman"-related productions:
- The 1949 serial Batman and Robin
- Episode 3, "Robin's Wild Ride" was also riffed live during the Night of the Shorts: SF Sketchfest 2016 show.
- The complete 1997 film Batman & Robin
- The 2008 film The Dark Knight
- The 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Additionally, the 1995 film Batman Forever was riffed as a "RiffTrax Presents" from Doug Walker, Rob Walker and Brian Heinz as "THEGUYWITHTHEGLASSES.com"