Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fact of the Day: Poor Robin

When Burt Ward played Robin on the 1960's Batman TV series with Adam West, he was mistreated by the TV network. His salary was the lowest for a character of his importance, and they never bothered to hire a stunt-double in an effort to cut more corners on the budget. Which caused Burt Ward to visit the emergency room dozens of times when stunts went wrong. 

8 comments:

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

And his private life was a mess to...
We all know what he got up to when he was'nt
filming..especially in his trailer..with ALL
those naughty ladies..! :).

Never~the~less..these two were the best Batman
and Robin EVER...all the ones since have rubbish,
all of of them..never gave them the time of day...
AND..the villians were better to...HeHe! I rest my
case...! :0).

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, never knew that. Greedy arse studios.

Martha said...

That is awful! I never knew that.

Elisabeth said...

Poor guy, hopefully things have changed since then! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment :)

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E from Helsinki, Finland
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

They wouldn't get away with that today.

Birgit said...

I did not know that but am not surprised. I always read he was a black belt and could do his stunts notnthat he had no choice..typical studio tactics.

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's Hollywood for you. Greedy bunch, they are.

Kirk said...

Really? I was a fan of that show, wrote about it on my blog, so to say the least I'm disappointed