Even though we're currently in an era of doom-and-gloom Batmen, the Adam West–led 1966 Batman television series will always have a place in fans' hearts. That show was a mix of deep-fried camp and cheese, and made stars out of West, Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar, Yvonne Craig, and Burt Ward. Its POW-BOOM-KAPOW fight scenes will always be burned into my brain, as will Robin's declaration of, "Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods!"
But there's one aspect of the show that doesn't get enough credit: its labels. Perhaps you've never noticed them, but this show loves labels, which it uses to identify such important items as the Bat Research Shelf and the Activator Button.
The Twitter account Batman 66 Labels is cataloging and highlighting the best ones, a collection that includes the Batfile:
BATFILE pic.twitter.com/GfFJlB8HEC— Batman 66 Labels (@BatLabels) December 8, 2015
And Bat Glue:
BAT GLUE pic.twitter.com/JrtGJTq3sk— Batman 66 Labels (@BatLabels) December 6, 2015
And Catwoman's theatrical makeup:
THEATRICAL MAKE-UP PROPERTY OF CATWOMAN pic.twitter.com/2RoF7wlrR2— Batman 66 Labels (@BatLabels) December 9, 2015
And Bat Ear Plugs:
BAT EAR PLUGS pic.twitter.com/syUg9bKW4C— Batman 66 Labels (@BatLabels) December 4, 2015
The labels were a way to bolster the story and hint that Batman and Alfred might be a little bit too organized. They were also a sly way for the show's creators to have even more fun. It's impossible not to crack a smile at the sight of the Hall of Fabulous Jewels:
TO THE HALL OF FABULOUS JEWELS pic.twitter.com/rjlAnRi4MI— Batman 66 Labels (@BatLabels) December 3, 2015
Check out the Batman 66 Labels Twitter account for more.