One detail from the campy 1966 TV version of Batman you may not have noticed is the set designers’ penchant for slapping over-sized, literal, professionally-made labels on everything, whether it’s the “Bat-Sleep” spray seen above or the large labels on everything in the Batcave (even the water cooler) or the huge labels on “secret” passageways alerting you to the presence of a secret passageway (helpful).
Single serving Twitter and Tumblr “Bat Labels” — curated by Aaron Reynolds — is the place to find some of the best examples of Batman ’66 labels. We’ve collected some of our favorites below. (Hat tip to io9.)
Some of these labels raise pertinent questions like, “Can these carrier pigeons read?”
And how, exactly, did the Joker go about filing for a patent on this?
And why, oh why, does everyone keep labeling their secrets?
Other labels are quite useful. Who wouldn’t want to keep their confetti sorted and their rooftop umbrellas thoroughly launched?
And some of these other labels seem quite specific. Clearly these were special ordered. You’d think the printers would start questioning all the Bruce Wayne receipts for “Bat-” labels.