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Thread #122222   Message #2889528
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
19-Apr-10 - 12:05 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Subject: RE: Origins: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
I am sure I heard in primary school, I am sure. That would place it in the early 60s or even from about 1955.

Now Wiki claims the first animated series first aired in the USA in 1966, and that would place me near the end of high school - we did get the show fairly quickly here in Aus after first US airing.

However, in Australia, Batman comics were well known in the 50s - whether the taste for them came from the US armed forces while they were here, I can only guess. I can well remember it as very common while I was in primary school for towels around shoulders, as we played Superman & Batman.