(1967 TV Pilot Pitch; about 8 minutes long)- This
was made for network execs to see if
Batgirl could carry her own show. It never aired on
It is the exact same thing as the Batman show in every respect, only
this show introduces a new character called Batgirl. Since it was
so similar to "Batman", I think they just thought it best to make her a
regular character on the already existing show. If the show had
taken off and been made into a series, it would have been on twice a
week like the "Batman" show and their adventures would have
regularly crossed over.
The Batgirl of TV was introduced at the same time as
the Batgirl of the comics. Whereas Batgirl lasted on TV only one
season, the comic Batgirl still lives on today and has gone through
many different incarnations.
you like the "Batman" show, you'll love this pilot.
The highlight, of course, is the
sexy Yvonne Craig as the plucky Batgirl. I always loved her
character because she had wit and charm. Another reason her
portrayal of Batgirl flies is because she's always dancing around while
fighting the bad guys. Ms. Craig was a trained dancer, so that is
where this characteristic comes into place.
premise of the show: Batman, Robin, and Batgirl fight Killer
Moth and his thugs at the Gotham City Library.
Batgirl played a bit part in her own pilot, which focused mainly on
Batman and Robin. She doesn't even do much fighting, but she does
crash through a window which is a cool effect...and she prances around.