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"The Funny Feline Felonies/
The Joke's on Catwoman"
Aired December 28, 1967 & January 4, 1968
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Catwoman is back in Gotham once again and this time she's teaming up with the Joker. She's hatching a plot to recover over 100 pounds of TNT. The thing is, this is a simple plot by either of their standards and the script refelcts it as it starts out interestingly enough and then quickly slides into complete farce as we get a courtroom scene at the end of part two.
Joining John to discuss this episode is podcaster Michael Falkner (The Weekly Podioplex). This time they discuss just how painful it is to watch this when you consider the first episode is actually not that bad. They admire how Eartha Kitt purrs French so elegantly. And they wonder just how does a recent grad student with a librarian's salery manage to come up with the gadgets she does in her crimefighting spree, items that includes a universal antidote pill. Is Alfred involved in this somehow?
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Michael Falkner is a writer, podcaster, and photographer living in the Atlanta area. A graduate of the University of Utah and the University of Arkansas, a Navy submarine veteran, and an incurable science fiction geek, he has been writing, give or take, since he could hold a pencil.
Since 2011, he has hosted The Weekly Podioplex, a movie and television news podcast on The Chronic Rift network. Before then, he was a writer and producer for The Scapecast, the Parsec Award-winning podcast about Farscape. He has also contributed to various other podcast productions, most notably The RevCast on RevolutionSF and The Chronic Rift's Roundtable. Michael is also a frequent panelist for the American Science Fiction Classics Track at Dragon Con, and is also one of the founding members of the Dragon Con Newbies group, which helps newcomers of the annual convention.
As a writer, Michael has been published several times, including genre essays on RevolutionSF and ForceCast.net. He is also the author of the Timestamps Project, a series of reviews of the long-running Doctor Who television series. His work can be found on his site, Creative Criticality.
Pierre Salinger, as John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary, speaks about the discovery of the development of missile launch sites in Cuba and the discussions between Kennedy and Khrushchev.
"There's a holdup in the Bronx, Brooklyn's broken out in fights..." Joe E. Ross, who appears in the first half of this story, starred in the 60s comedy, Car 54 Where are You?
The first time we see the universal Bat-Antidote Pill is in one of John's favorite episodes, the first season Joker story, "The Joker is Wild/Batman is Riled".
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