Burt Ward said that Adam West introduced him to ''the wildest debauchery that you can imagine'' during their time on Batman

"We were the ones being chased," said the man who played Robin.

Holy depravity, Batman! 

As Robin, Burt Ward was the forthright sidekick who was always focused on the crime at hand. Even as his secret identity, Dick Grayson, Robin was never more than a "Ka-Pow" away from truth, justice, and the American way. The Boy Wonder was upright and clean-cut in everything he did, but according to the actor who played him, things weren't exactly puritanical when the cameras were off in Gotham.

In a 1995 interview with the Montreal radio station CJAD 800 AM, Ward promoted his new book and spilled the beans about what a bad influence Batman really was.

"When I entered Batman as a naive 20-year-old who had only dated a couple of girls, I met Adam West, who immediately introduced me to the wildest debauchery that you can imagine. Within a few months, we were like two hungry sharks in a world of unlimited halibut."

Not even their trusty Bat Shark Repellant could keep these two at bay.

"Maybe I'm a little too harsh on Adam. Actually, to be more descriptive, he was more like a killer whale with a world of plankton. Together we had this wild time. Of course, remember, this was the '60s. You know, it's a different world now."

Despite the kaleidoscope of impropriety that his newfound fame exposed him to, Ward went on to say that he had no guilt or uneasiness that stemmed from being on Batman.

"Oh gosh no," said Ward, responding to a question about whether he regretted being part of the craziness. "How can you? I mean, we're talking about some of the wildest things you can imagine. Things that were absolutely kept from the public. In my book, Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights, everything I have in there is only the material and the things that people would most likely never have found out about. Everything that was regular and average I left out because people already know about it."

The wild times didn't last forever, though, and thankfully Ward straightened his act out in later adulthood.

"Only in the last five years did I find what I call holy maturity, finding that balance, finding the right person in my life so that I could live a normal life."

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327053 1 month ago
Holy bikini tops Batman! πŸ˜‚
Dario 327053 1 month ago
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JoshWittenberg 1 month ago
Most of the cast who worked on the show have refuted essentially everything Ward alleges in his book. Including Yvonne Craig who wrote the preface. Even Adam West admits there were behind the cape shenanigans, but not to the degree Burt implicates. Listening to him on the late Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, it's pretty apparent the dude has a bone to pick with West and a very imagination.
harlow1313 1 month ago
Perhaps promiscuous behavior is embarrassingly animalistic. Are Wilt and Gene Simmons to be admired, for taking carnal advantage of their celebrity?

I wonder about such things.
Bapa1 1 month ago
Hope they carried 'protection' in their utility belts. Also, Killer Whales don't eat plankton.
JHP Bapa1 1 month ago
My morning chuckle for sure:)!!

Well at least Adam did have Bat Gloves:)
Dario Bapa1 1 month ago
I was hoping your statement wouldn't....."come" to that! 😜πŸ€ͺπŸ˜πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†
Dario JHP 1 month ago
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JHP 1 month ago
Just hope Julie Newmar or Sherry Jackson caught either of them:)
CaptainDunsel 1 month ago
Those are really "forgotten days", when privacy was actually possible, even for "movie stars". In today's cell phone driven selfies and snapshots culture, where almost everyone has a still camera, movie camera, voice recorder, notepad and teletype in their shirt pocket at almost all times, the idea of a "secret life" is rapidly fading into the past.

I'm glad I was raised in an era when it was possible for a kid to be stupid AND have it be unnoticed or just plain forgotten.
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BenSobeleone JHP 1 month ago
Fantastic! Hilarious! ...and what about poor MySpace, nobody goes there anymore! I've had enough Taylor and Travis at the Super Bowl. I wanted the Packers to go to the SB. Oh well, maybe next year.
JHP BenSobeleone 1 month ago
I read and agree ; I sort of remember myspace ( that was something from microsoft in the late 90's ?). Now for a long time My Space has a shower and sink and a toidee:)
BenSobeleone JHP 1 month ago
excellent!
JHP BenSobeleone 1 month ago
and to really stretch this topic out
how many dumm@ss tv commercials were cancelled because the actors couldn't show the viewer their stupid CP screen; for whatever reason and product?
McGillahooala 1 month ago
Wow. Never heard this story before. I suppose there were Batman groupies.
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