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Bat Phone


Adam West on the bat phone. Batman, 20th Century Fox Television / Greenway Productions, 1966-1968.

My daughter has declared my cell phone to be the bat phone. It is her direct link to me. On the television series, Batman (Adam West) would answer the bat phone. After Commissioner Gordon asked for his and Robin's (Burt Ward) help, he would dart around the stand on which the bat phone stood, calling to Robin, "To the Bat Cave!" Access was via a fire pole that cut through the rocks of the cave.


I don't know whether the bat phone ever made an appearance in the Batman movies. They were too dark for me, so I never saw them. I do like Pat Hingle, who portrayed Commissioner Gordon in the movies.


Pat Hingle made three appearances on Hawaii Five-0. He portrayed the same character, the egoistical Dr. Grant Ormsbee, nuclear physicist, in all three episodes, "The Defector" (Season 8), "Man on Fire" (Season 9), and "To Kill a Mind" (Season 9). Needless to say, Ormsbee and McGarrett did NOT get along. They were like two billy goats, butting heads at every turn.



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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
24. Mai 2022

I should have added this: If Ormsbee and McGarrett seemed like a pair of squabbling brothers, that may be due to the fact that Jack and Pat portrayed Brick and Gooper Pollitt in the 1955 Broadway production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

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honu59
honu59
24. Mai 2022

I also like rotary dial phones, Steve's Girl. The only reason I no longer own one is all the menus asking you to "press 1 for such and such, etc." My only phone is a Western Electric trimline. It has a nice loud ring.


Every time I do something new, I warn people up front that I don't have a cell phone and ask, "Can I still do this?" I have my doubts that I would be able to fly these days.

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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
24. Mai 2022
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Luck you.

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Steve's Girl
Steve's Girl
24. Mai 2022

Nice screen cap indeed, I'm still a fan of the rotary dial phones . Never seen a Batman movie as well.

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H50 1.0 FOREVER
H50 1.0 FOREVER
23. Mai 2022

Not even if the cell phone were red, Honu. 😂

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honu59
honu59
23. Mai 2022

Nice screen cap! I loved Batman when I was a kid. I have a friend who has a bright red rotary dial phone that she calls her bat phone. She also has a picture of Batman (Adam West) displayed on the wall above the phone. Commissioner Gordon calling Batman on a cell phone? It just wouldn't be the same, LOL!

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