It’s time to turn to that same Bat-channel, Bat-fans! Why? Because we’ve got ourselves a brand new episode of The Batcave Podcast!
Host John S. Drew is marching merrily along with his review of the classic 1960s Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, and for the second season’s eighth story (and 15th and 16th episodes), he’s joined by John Champion of the long-running DVD Geeks TV show and podcast and current producer and co-host of Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast. Together, they take a look back at the episodes that give us the one and only Liberace as the Great Chandell, yet another offbeat Bat-villain, in “The Devil’s Fingers” and “The Dead Ringers.”
From John’s write-up:
“When is a Batman episode not really a Batman episode? No, this isn’t a Riddler episode. Bruce & Dick and Batman & Robin are barely seen in the first part of this two-parter featuring Liberace as the Great Chandell. What brought that about? How well did Liberace fair with the Dynamic Duo? And was there really a plot in all this, anyway?
Chandell, with the aid of the Doe, Rae, and MiMi, attempts to get hold of the Wayne fortune by seducing Aunt Harriet and plotting the deaths of Bruce & Dick. Can he accomplish this and rid himself of his twin brother’s blackmail attempt? (Yeah, sounds like a plot to us.)”
Tune in to see what John and John thought of these episodes: “The Devil’s Fingers/The Dead Ringers”