And it’s back to more Batman, folks. Earlier this week, I wrote up a feature for IFC that listed some of the weirdest moments from Batman’s big-screen adventures that will live on in our minds despite the modern franchise’s “grim and gritty” reinvention.
It was a nice trip down memory lane with the ol’ Dark Knight, and it was one of those assignments that I enjoy immensely because it gives me the chance to watch some great videos — like Adam West doing “The Batusi,” for example.
Here’s an excerpt:
No other moment encapsulates the camp and silly fun of the 1960s “Batman” television series like the sight of Adam West putting a Batman twist on the hottest go-go dance of the time, the Watusi. First glimpsed during the series’ premiere in 1966, the “Batusi” went on to become a go-go fad of its own, and has become a cultural touchstone of sorts for those familiar with Batman’s light-hearted television years. It’s a scene that will live forever in the hearts of the series’ fans, and live in infamy among those who prefer their Dark Knight a little, well… darker.
Will there ever be a Batman moment more memorable than that? I think not.
You can read the rest of the article at IFC.com. I highly recommend it, if only for the chance to revisit that scene from the 1989 film featuring Jack Nicholson as Joker, gleefully dancing around a museum to a Prince tune.