All that smoking indoors on "I Love Lucy" would have closed Ricky Ricardo's nightclub.
On the other hand, Samantha on "Bewitched" would be fully out of the broom closet these days. Wiccan is in.
"Batman" was a great joy to watch when I was a kid. I loved the campiness of the 1960s show. It was great escapism.
Cesar Romero's Joker never inspired anyone to shoot up a crowded theater.
Today, Batman makes no sense.
Between GPS and Google, anyone today could locate the Bat Cave, and his secret identity would be no secret thanks to Wikileaks.
Besides that, Batman's arrests pose a problem.
Sure, the police deputized him, but the various costumed criminals do have the right to face their accuser in court.
This explains why the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the rest came back so often.
Without Batman's testimony, prosecutors would be forced to plea bargain the time in jail.
Finally, there is the coyote and the roadrunner.
Physicists for years have scoffed at the absurdity of the various sight gags. Apparently, gravity works even if you do not look down first.
Recently, I learned the top speed of a roadrunner is 20 mph. Coyotes can go 43 mph.
Try munch, munch.
Maybe I expect too much from television.
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