Relive 1960s Batman in deliciously cheesy, bite-sized Vine clips

BatLabels post out-of-context moments from the 1960s Batman TV series, and every one is a masterpiece.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Mar 21, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 1:45 am CDT

Batman v Superman comes out this week, and that means it’s high time to immerse yourself in DC Comics canon. Or, alternatively, you could just start following a few fantastic social media accounts celebrating the idiotic charm of the 1960s live-action Batman series. 

These out-of-context Batman vines will never stop being entertaining.

BatLabels (which includes a Vine account, as well as Twitter and Tumblr for still screencaps) collects all the silly, self-explanatory labels from 1966 Batman. And oh boy, there are a lot of them.

Aside from the quiet genius of the labels themselves, many of which would make excellent band names (“BAT GIRL GEIGER COUNTER”), @BatLabels unintentionally highlights the aesthetic genius of 1960s Batman. Every screencap is a colorful, surreal masterpiece in its own right.

Mark your calendars. March 2016 is when we all realized that the 1960s Batman show was both a miracle of production design, and absolutely perfect for Vine.

Photo via BatLabels/Twitter

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2016, 9:19 am CDT