Frank Gorshin, who gave me the creeps as a kid when playing The Riddler on the 1960’s TV version of Batman, passed away on Tuesday.

What I primarily remember about that show wasn’t the exaggerated wooden acting of Adam West…it was the sheer enthusiasm of the people playing the villains. They really made the show, and and I loved episodes with Gorshin playing the Riddler and Cesar Romero playing The Joker. (Hey, let’s play on a child’s natural fear of crazy, malicious people…and clowns!)

Thanks, Mr. Gorshin. 🙂