2018-03-30 03:34:25 UTC
Apparently it wasnt only the bad guys who got biffed and powd on the 1966
Speaking to Syfy Wire in a lengthy interview, Burt Ward looked back fondly at
his time as Robin on the beloved Batman TV show, but with a surprising
acknowledgement: his time filming the show didnt start off great. Not because
of onset drama or anything like, that, but because the shows stuntwork and love
of pyrotechnics landed him in the hospital with some pretty gnarly injuries:
"It was a very dangerous show to make. I was in the emergency hospital the first
four of the six days of filming. [I had] second-degree burns, my nose [got]
broken by a two-by-four landing on it from explosions. Let me tell you
something, it was a lot of fun, its really very simple. It was a fantastic show
to do, everything was as great doing as you see it on television. The only two
horrible things: It was very dangerous and [I had] a costume that was not a lot
of fun to wear.
"Man was not built for tights.
Holy health and safety, Batman! Although theres a certain charm to Ward putting
getting blown up by explosions and I had to wear tights on an equal level of
discomfort, thankfully his injuries didnt end up being too severe. After all,
hed spend a few more seasons getting attacked by Gothams finest rogues on the
show. You can check out the rest of the interview at the link below.