20 Batman Facts That Even The Biggest ’60s TV Buffs Don’t Know

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18. Adam West was spotted in a Nestlé commercial

Fans of the show might not be aware that Adam West was actually cast as Batman after producers saw him in a Nestlé Quik commercial. Yes, the suave actor impressed with a James Bond-esque performance, immediately catching the eyes of the show’s creators. And with that, a star was born overnight.

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17. There’s a unique connection between The Dark Knight and Knight Rider

Getting the Batmobile right is essential to anything Batman related, and the one built for the show sits up there with the best recreations of the gadget-overloaded machine. Interestingly, moreover, the mastermind behind the vehicle was George Barris, who also built the legendary KITT car for Knight Rider.

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16. The Bat Pack almost became the Rat Pack

Thought the previous fact was classy? Well, check out this one. Legendary crooner Frank Sinatra is said to have been irritated when he didn’t get the part of The Joker. Yes, Burt Ward, who played Robin, confirmed this when he recalled, “From what I understand, Frank Sinatra was very upset because he couldn’t play The Joker.” And actually, having Ol’ Blue Eyes as the maniacal villain certainly would’ve been a major coup.

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