"My Crime is Your Crime" & "A Bird Out of Hand"
Aired September 14, 1968
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We take a look at the 1969 Filmation series that shows the influences of the 66 series on its film cells. In the first episode of the series, we discuss "My Crime is Your Crime" in which the Joker and Penguin team up to confound Batman by switching their M.O. in order to commit their crimes. Next is "A Bird Out of Hand" as the Penguin goes straight, but it's clearly a ruse.
Joining John to discuss this episode, the voice actors, and memories of watching the Filmation series on New York television is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
In celebration of these reviews, Dan also offers his 13 quick thoughts on the "Kitschy Kick of Filmation Batman" over at 13th Dimension. Click on the image to the left to take you there for more fun on the subject.