The Batcave Podcast 56: "Surf's Up! Joker's Under!"
"Surf''s Up, Joker's Under"
Aired November 16, 1967
The Joker plans to become king of the surf by winning the championships at Gotham Point. Didn't know he could surf, did you? Well he can, thanks to the reverseramator, he's been able to steal the surfing ability of champion surfer Skip Parker. It's all part of Joker's scheme to control the minds of the surfing community and in time, the world. We've seen a similar theme this season with the Riddler, the Penguin, and even Louie the Lilac and this one is the most outlandish - but it works.
Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website. In fact, Dan will argue that this may be one of the best episodes, not only of the third season, but of the entire series itself. Take a listen and let us know what you think.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.