In the past two posts I have talked about the evolution of Batman's designs in Comics and in Cartoons. This final set of Batman posts will be about the evolution of his designs in both live-action Cinema and TV.
When I was a kid, my brothers and I would stay up really late, until 7PM, to watch Batman. Two episodes played back-to-back, and the episodes were always two-part sagas. The now-classic statement "Tune in next time for the exciting conclusion! Same Bat-time; Same Bat-channel!" always made me wonder: What if the next episode wouldn't show until NEXT week at 7!? But it never did. It was always immediately following (to my great relief every single week.)
On a real person, it looks absolutely ridiculous. Fortunately, the show was a comedy, and so the ridiculous design actually complimented the overall effect. If it was to be anything else other than a comedy, the suit would need to be seriously re-designed, but for its target genre, it works well.