Batman has been portrayed by a number of different actors, but the hilarious, kitschy version brought to life by Adam West is the original. Whether you love or hate the gaudy, playful style of the show, you have to admit that it’s wildly popular. A lot of things about the show were predictable, but there was still stuff going on behind the scenes that viewers never found out about. Here are some of the weirdest secrets producers kept hidden from viewers!
Burt Ward was lucky to make it out of the show alive
As Batman’s sidekick Robin, Burt Ward got himself into a number of dangerous scrapes that sent him to the emergency room on more than one occasion. Batman always had a stunt double, but Burt was often forced to do his own stunts including being dangled above three wild Bengal tigers and being sent over a cliff in the Batcycle sidecar. In fact, things got so dangerous that the producers eventually took out a life insurance policy on the actor!