Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV show.
The hit program first aired on January 12th 1966 and starred Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and his teen partner Robin the Boy Wonder.
Loved by children and adults round the world, the “ZAP! BANG! POW!” of the dynamic duo’s fights became embedded in pop culture.
Despite only airing for two years, the show was a huge hit when first released and still has a loyal following today.
In March 1968, ABC canceled the show. NBC was reportedly ready to pick it up, but the sets — which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build — had been destroyed.