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This user over on YouTube has put together a couple of Batgirl Supercuts that are very entertaining!

Here is an example.

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Here is the playlist for those Supercuts.

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These were cut from the remastered DVDs. They look better than they ever did on a TV.

As a side note getting people to take a Bat-antidote pill for fear gas would be almost impossible based un founded fears....
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sneakly wrote: 1 month ago As a side note getting people to take a Bat-antidote pill for fear gas would be almost impossible based un founded fears....
If they used the Alfred version in Harley Quinn: The Animated Series, I wouldn't trust him either. Robin was right not to trust him.
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sneakly wrote: 1 month ago These were cut from the remastered DVDs. They look better than they ever did on a TV.

As a side note getting people to take a Bat-antidote pill for fear gas would be almost impossible based un founded fears....
And the show looks even better on Blu-ray ;-)
Bought that some years ago on amazon in Italy as it was really cheap.
For some reasons I am only interested in season 3 of the collection :hmmm: ;)
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It is remarkable that Yvonne Craig's costume was so cheap looking by any reasonable modern broadcast standard, but it just looked beyond-belief sexy. I doubt the costume department had a big budget, but they must have been very, very skilled... and of course they had an absurdly attractive human being to work with.
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I read somewhere it was made of Lurex, a metallic fabric, also used for the Catwoman costumes (according to Wikipedia).

I cannot swear this is correct, but I found this photo online purporting to the Yvonne Craig's costume.
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I disagree with Damselbinder's comment of the costume being cheap. I'll bet it was state of the art as of late 1960's. It looks terrible without Yvonne in it, but with her in it... <I bite the butt of hand> It fit her perfectly---every contour---and yet, she was able to move freely in it. I think what made the costume, besides Yvonne, was the craftsmanship that went into making it.
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tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago I read somewhere it was made of Lurex, a metallic fabric, also used for the Catwoman costumes (according to Wikipedia).

I cannot swear this is correct, but I found this photo online purporting to the Yvonne Craig's costume.

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I disagree with Damselbinder's comment of the costume being cheap. I'll bet it was state of the art as of late 1960's. It looks terrible without Yvonne in it, but with her in it... <I bite the butt of hand> It fit her perfectly---every contour---and yet, she was able to move freely in it. I think what made the costume, besides Yvonne, was the craftsmanship that went into making it.
But that was exactly what I said, that the craftsmanship must have been amazing because it DOES look good. It looks cheap by a MODERN standard, but still good. See what I'm saying?
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Damselbinder wrote: 1 month ago It is remarkable that Yvonne Craig's costume was so cheap looking by any reasonable modern broadcast standard, but it just looked beyond-belief sexy. I doubt the costume department had a big budget, but they must have been very, very skilled... and of course they had an absurdly attractive human being to work with.
Costume is still iconic.

Good reason that Christina Carter, Kendra James and others still model their Batgirl on it.
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Damselbinder wrote: 1 month ago
tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago I read somewhere it was made of Lurex, a metallic fabric, also used for the Catwoman costumes (according to Wikipedia).

I cannot swear this is correct, but I found this photo online purporting to the Yvonne Craig's costume.

costume.jpg

I disagree with Damselbinder's comment of the costume being cheap. I'll bet it was state of the art as of late 1960's. It looks terrible without Yvonne in it, but with her in it... <I bite the butt of hand> It fit her perfectly---every contour---and yet, she was able to move freely in it. I think what made the costume, besides Yvonne, was the craftsmanship that went into making it.
But that was exactly what I said, that the craftsmanship must have been amazing because it DOES look good. It looks cheap by a MODERN standard, but still good. See what I'm saying?
I never thought it looked cheap. In a way it her outfit is pretty amazing. If you look at a lot of costumes from then and even into today, they are pretty formless.
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Leotards are basically a tube into which you slide a female. Tummies stick out an boobs are squished in.
Materials of the late 60s were not particularly stretchy and giving it that sparkle so you male viewers could appreciate her curves weren’t making the problem easier. Her costume was tailored to fit and accentuate her feminine wiles...
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Most of the commercially available Batgirl 69 costumes either become formless tubes or hang on the girls because the don’t fit. Angela Sommers costume was constructed constructed much more like the show than most of the cheap versions.
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Damselbinder: No problem. Thanks for clarifying. I agree their methods were primitive by today's standards. I really doubt anything looked better at that time. I think Yvonne's first first costume pressed her chest so much that a producer said something like, "This costume hides the one--no, make that two--reasons we cast her!"

With regards to EW & DG, I read their costumes were made of satin, a better material than Lurex. I've seen spandex, a still more superior fabric, look great on some women & lousy on others. While I think EW & DG's costumes used more advanced materials & looked great, I still contend Yvonne's was better made.
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I HAVE to get that costume that Angela Summers wears...mmmmmm Purrrfect!
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tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago Damselbinder: No problem. Thanks for clarifying. I agree their methods were primitive by today's standards. I really doubt anything looked better at that time. I think Yvonne's first first costume pressed her chest so much that a producer said something like, "This costume hides the one--no, make that two--reasons we cast her!"

With regards to EW & DG, I read their costumes were made of satin, a better material than Lurex. I've seen spandex, a still more superior fabric, look great on some women & lousy on others. While I think EW & DG's costumes used more advanced materials & looked great, I still contend Yvonne's was better made.

They're my top three superheroine costumes, though in order, to me, they're !. Dyna Girl. 2). Electra Woman and 3). Batgirl.

My only regret is that because EW & DG was a kid's show, they couldn't do anything as kinky as the traps Batgirl found herself in. Except for a brief amount of time when you saw Electra Woman in a net that the Spider Lady dropped on her and when Dyna Girl was straining against Glitter Rocks' walls, you never really got to see them struggle.

I would have given anything to see them in something like the pattern cutter, cat's whiskers, Siamese Human Knot or saber dance and caviar dunk or better yet, the human surfboards or magnifying glass traps Batman and Robin were in.

On the other hand, as much as I liked Batgirl's costume and how Yvonne looked in it, I kind of wish it could have been a leotard and tights like Electra Woman and Dyna Girl's.
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IMSancho wrote: 1 month ago
tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago Damselbinder: No problem. Thanks for clarifying. I agree their methods were primitive by today's standards. I really doubt anything looked better at that time. I think Yvonne's first first costume pressed her chest so much that a producer said something like, "This costume hides the one--no, make that two--reasons we cast her!"

With regards to EW & DG, I read their costumes were made of satin, a better material than Lurex. I've seen spandex, a still more superior fabric, look great on some women & lousy on others. While I think EW & DG's costumes used more advanced materials & looked great, I still contend Yvonne's was better made.

They're my top three superheroine costumes, though in order, to me, they're !. Dyna Girl. 2). Electra Woman and 3). Batgirl.

My only regret is that because EW & DG was a kid's show, they couldn't do anything as kinky as the traps Batgirl found herself in. Except for a brief amount of time when you saw Electra Woman in a net that the Spider Lady dropped on her and when Dyna Girl was straining against Glitter Rocks' walls, you never really got to see them struggle.

I would have given anything to see them in something like the pattern cutter, cat's whiskers, Siamese Human Knot or saber dance and caviar dunk or better yet, the human surfboards or magnifying glass traps Batman and Robin were in.

On the other hand, as much as I liked Batgirl's costume and how Yvonne looked in it, I kind of wish it could have been a leotard and tights like Electra Woman and Dyna Girl's.
Or really have Evil Dyna Girl torment Electra Woman.
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IMSancho wrote: 1 month ago
tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago Damselbinder: No problem. Thanks for clarifying. I agree their methods were primitive by today's standards. I really doubt anything looked better at that time. I think Yvonne's first first costume pressed her chest so much that a producer said something like, "This costume hides the one--no, make that two--reasons we cast her!"

With regards to EW & DG, I read their costumes were made of satin, a better material than Lurex. I've seen spandex, a still more superior fabric, look great on some women & lousy on others. While I think EW & DG's costumes used more advanced materials & looked great, I still contend Yvonne's was better made.

They're my top three superheroine costumes, though in order, to me, they're !. Dyna Girl. 2). Electra Woman and 3). Batgirl.

My only regret is that because EW & DG was a kid's show, they couldn't do anything as kinky as the traps Batgirl found herself in. Except for a brief amount of time when you saw Electra Woman in a net that the Spider Lady dropped on her and when Dyna Girl was straining against Glitter Rocks' walls, you never really got to see them struggle.

I would have given anything to see them in something like the pattern cutter, cat's whiskers, Siamese Human Knot or saber dance and caviar dunk or better yet, the human surfboards or magnifying glass traps Batman and Robin were in.

On the other hand, as much as I liked Batgirl's costume and how Yvonne looked in it, I kind of wish it could have been a leotard and tights like Electra Woman and Dyna Girl's.
The main reason you didn’t see EW & DG in anything like the traps Batgirl faced was because they weren’t willing to spend money on the production costs. The less they spent the better. It also explains the really cheesy effects and stunts. Children’s programming was there only to sell ad space.

If you look at the skirt length on Isis, Joy on the Bugaloos, Daphne Blake, or the intense BDSM themes in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, producers had no problem selling sexy to minors. They did have an aversion to spending money...

Batgirl never never got the elaborate death traps because by the third season, they were cutting production costs. Giant clams, spinning turbines and giant frosty-freezes cost money and the producers weren’t willing to pay for them. A fourth season had been a possibility, but they had already scrapped the batcave set.

It would have been cool if they had sent Robin to college and had Batman and Batgirl running parallel investigation giving her more screen time and better perils.
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The main reason you didn’t see EW & DG in anything like the traps Batgirl faced was because they weren’t willing to spend money on the production costs.
That was very true for EW & DG. That was shot on a very tight schedule. Judy Strangis said they shot an episode a day. (She wasn't clear if that she meant one of the eight two-part episodes or one the sixteen half-episodes.) Whichever, she said it emphatically, as if that was a very compressed shooting schedule.

Deidre Hall said the set was very warm. Since Sid & Marty Krofft also produced the Donny & Marie Osmond show, she & Jane Elliott (Cleopatra) used to hang out on the Donny & Marie set & sit on the ice used by the skaters in the opening number. Marie Osmond is rumored to have sung the EW & DG theme song. Then there's this comedic (?) sketch from Donny & Marie. Anything look familiar?

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sneakly wrote: 1 month ago
IMSancho wrote: 1 month ago
tamonicus wrote: 1 month ago Damselbinder: No problem. Thanks for clarifying. I agree their methods were primitive by today's standards. I really doubt anything looked better at that time. I think Yvonne's first first costume pressed her chest so much that a producer said something like, "This costume hides the one--no, make that two--reasons we cast her!"

With regards to EW & DG, I read their costumes were made of satin, a better material than Lurex. I've seen spandex, a still more superior fabric, look great on some women & lousy on others. While I think EW & DG's costumes used more advanced materials & looked great, I still contend Yvonne's was better made.

They're my top three superheroine costumes, though in order, to me, they're !. Dyna Girl. 2). Electra Woman and 3). Batgirl.

My only regret is that because EW & DG was a kid's show, they couldn't do anything as kinky as the traps Batgirl found herself in. Except for a brief amount of time when you saw Electra Woman in a net that the Spider Lady dropped on her and when Dyna Girl was straining against Glitter Rocks' walls, you never really got to see them struggle.

I would have given anything to see them in something like the pattern cutter, cat's whiskers, Siamese Human Knot or saber dance and caviar dunk or better yet, the human surfboards or magnifying glass traps Batman and Robin were in.

On the other hand, as much as I liked Batgirl's costume and how Yvonne looked in it, I kind of wish it could have been a leotard and tights like Electra Woman and Dyna Girl's.
The main reason you didn’t see EW & DG in anything like the traps Batgirl faced was because they weren’t willing to spend money on the production costs. The less they spent the better. It also explains the really cheesy effects and stunts. Children’s programming was there only to sell ad space.

If you look at the skirt length on Isis, Joy on the Bugaloos, Daphne Blake, or the intense BDSM themes in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, producers had no problem selling sexy to minors. They did have an aversion to spending money...

Batgirl never never got the elaborate death traps because by the third season, they were cutting production costs. Giant clams, spinning turbines and giant frosty-freezes cost money and the producers weren’t willing to pay for them. A fourth season had been a possibility, but they had already scrapped the batcave set.

It would have been cool if they had sent Robin to college and had Batman and Batgirl running parallel investigation giving her more screen time and better perils.

Perhaps you're right. You think if Electra Woman and Dyna Girl had gotten another season that we would have seen them tied up, struggling and writhing like Yvonne in the Cat's Whiskers?
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The only episodes where Electra Woman and Dyna Girl had to struggle were the aforementioned net versus the Spider Lady and the nets over boiling oil with Ali Baba. Everything else was save money with simple traps and spend it on a few animals.
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Can anyone shed any light on why the Kroffts pulled the plug on ElectraWoman & DynaGirl after one season? It was one of three serialized shows, along with Wonderbug & Dr. Shrinker, plus some unwatchable "comedic" routines & obviously fake musical routines. I doubt Nielsen ratings were sophisticated enough to tell which segments of the Krofft Supershow had the best viewership.

Hey, it's not like decades later anyone's talking about Wonderbug, Dr. Shrinker, or Captain Kool & the Kongs. I think the Kroffts were way too hasty, especially with the advent of Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman.
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