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RIP, my green friend [May. 18th, 2005|02:53 pm]
Zoethe
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The Riddler is dead.

But you know, in spite of my great fondness of the old Batman TV series, I remember Frank Gorshin more for his scenery-chewing guest appearance on the original Star Trek episode "Let This Be Your Last Battlefield." The alien with a black and white face, who hated the alien with the white and black face. Between his overacting and William Shatner's, it's a wonder a set was left standing.
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[User Picture]From: paranoidgrl
2005-05-18 06:59 pm (UTC)
This surprisingly saddens me, even though, if you'd asked me yesterday, I'd probably have said I thought he was already dead.

Man, I love those old Batman episodes.
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[User Picture]From: geekjul
2005-05-18 07:08 pm (UTC)
I remember that Star Trek episode. Wasn't Gorshin nominated for an Emmy for that?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-05-18 07:13 pm (UTC)
I think so. But this was the '60s....
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[User Picture]From: quizzicalsphinx
2005-05-18 07:11 pm (UTC)
Someone once observed that the baby-boomers lived to see their cinema darlings live to ripe old ages, while Gen-Xers must now endure their darlings dropping down all around them. It doesn't seem quite fair.


When I was a little girl I wanted to be a Batman villain when I grew up.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-05-18 07:14 pm (UTC)
I wanted to be Catwoman SO bad.
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2005-05-18 07:53 pm (UTC)
The Julie Newmar version? :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-05-18 08:28 pm (UTC)
Yup. I admit it - I was totally in love with her. I wasn't nearly cool enough (at 5 years old) to appreciate the qualities of Ertha Kitt.
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[User Picture]From: old_hedwig
2005-05-18 08:35 pm (UTC)
Me too. Now when I occasionally watch a rerun on cable, I'm struck by how immensely cool Ertha Kitt was.

I loved that show the first time around. Was not old enough to realize how tongue in cheek it was. Everyone wanted to watch it, and the "good" Moms didn't let their kids because it was a bad influence, like the Simpsons or South Park today. My mother always ended up letting us see it, but she got great leverage as far as making us behave/clean our rooms/not fight by threatening to withold our weekly fix.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-05-18 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ot was on Wednesday and Thursday. I remember that strange format....
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-05-18 07:19 pm (UTC)
"Putting Frank Gorshin and William Shatner on the same set was like locking two rabid weasels in a paint can." - James Lileks, paraphrased
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-05-18 08:37 pm (UTC)
Love it even now.
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2005-05-18 07:53 pm (UTC)
We must've been sisters in a past life... that's exactly what I thought of!!

:)

no! don't you see? he's black on the left side, while I am black on the right...
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[User Picture]From: servermonkey
2005-05-18 07:59 pm (UTC)
How sad! There was another show on my TiVo recently with Gorshin on, and I deleted it. I shouldn't have and should have watched it.
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