Unaired Pilots For 1967 WONDER WOMAN And BATGIRL TV Shows

Did you know the makers of the classic Adam West Batman show also tried their hand at Wonder Woman and Batgirl? Have a look at the first few minutes of the never aired pilot episodes..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/19/2012
If you thought the '60s Batman show was off the wall, just wait until you see these beauties. Apparently the great success of that show led William Dozier to see if he could recreate it with some other DC superheros. He gave Yvonne Craig, who had played Batgirl in the Batman show already, her own five minute proof of concept pilot. That one pretty much has the same vibe as the Batman show, but the Wonder Woman show - which would have been called "Who's Afraid of Diana Prince?" - was plain batshit crazy, and actually pretty funny! Have a look at these and be sure to sound off in the usual place..





And just in case you didn't know, Yvonne Craig also played the original sexy green alien chick in Star Trek: TOS..











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SebHope - 4/19/2012, 1:16 PM
Lol i thought that wonder woman one was quite good, obviously playing on the ridiculous of it by making it a comedy. Seemed quite ahead of its time.
TheMarvelWay - 4/19/2012, 1:30 PM
This stuffs been sold BOOTLEG and has been available on You Tube for years. Why write about it now?
LordHuck - 4/19/2012, 1:34 PM
Two of the worst things I have ever seen
RorMachine - 4/19/2012, 1:37 PM
I got a few chuckles from the WW one. You guys do get that they are PLAYED for laughs ..right?

MakioGrant - 4/19/2012, 1:40 PM
She looks like some kind of She-Hulk in that pic.

Crazy shit in the videos.

eldorado - 4/19/2012, 1:54 PM
Yvonne Craig was the sex symbol of my dad. He did watch Batman with me when i was a kid, just for see Batgirl.
TheGreatone0207 - 4/19/2012, 1:57 PM
So glad the Wonder Woman didnt make it. This shit sucked.
DocDangerous - 4/19/2012, 1:58 PM
Why did they have Burt Ward dress up as Wonder Woman?
nerdman81 - 4/19/2012, 2:00 PM
About the only real laugh that they totally missed the mark on was if maybe WW had noticed that her reflection kept turning the entire opposite direction she turned while looking at herself lol I think the makers of this show were probsbly so messed up on drugs that they probably didn't even notice it!
razor - 4/19/2012, 2:08 PM
Don't forget they tried to make Superpup!

razor - 4/19/2012, 2:13 PM
...And Superboy!

SonOfStarKiller - 4/19/2012, 2:25 PM
I swear Adam West and William Shatner must have attended he same acting school!
edwardshiro - 4/19/2012, 2:29 PM
Stumblin - 4/19/2012, 2:37 PM
edwardshiro...no way, that was supposed to be the intro?! Good god that made my ear balls bleed!
GreyChaos13Zero - 4/19/2012, 2:37 PM
Wonder Woman one was meh. now that Batgirl one was great, loved it. great find?)
edwardshiro - 4/19/2012, 2:38 PM
SpideyQuad - 4/19/2012, 3:00 PM
“Cutting edge” for DC
darkendeath - 4/19/2012, 4:44 PM
HOLY CRAP! BATMAN! What were they thinking with Wonder Woman. I wonder????
CaptainAmerica1945 - 4/19/2012, 5:12 PM
How is this any different than today.

I can see the execs of the 60's saying "well Batman was campy and it worked for TV so lets do the same thing with Wonder Woman"

Today the same execs would say "Nolan's Batman was Dark and that worked, so lets do the same thing with Wonder Woman (or any superhero).
skullboy - 4/19/2012, 5:19 PM
Nakatsu OMG! Pictures, Images and Photos

Wow. Just...WOW!
SupeFan316 - 4/19/2012, 6:00 PM
Yvonne Craig was smoking hot as Batgirl! She was my first TV crush when I was a kid.
StevieGee - 4/19/2012, 6:02 PM
For what it's worth, the Batgirl pilot was made after the 2nd season of Batman to pitch to Execs because ratings were slipping and they thought BG would get male viewers back. The WW pilot was a side project of Dozier when the Batman success made him a god to the studios. Shows once again-just because you can doesn't mean you should!
Bartman87 - 4/19/2012, 6:26 PM
Well Wonder Woman did fly
niknik - 4/19/2012, 8:06 PM
old news. These same youtoob vids get posted here about once a year.
CPBuff22 - 4/19/2012, 8:18 PM
I LOVED Batgirl on the 60s Batman.
AUSSYACE - 4/19/2012, 9:05 PM
That Batgirl pilot was better than the Clooney movie...
Equivocal - 4/20/2012, 12:11 AM
WTF with the wonder woman ??????

I can't UNseen the horror !!!!!!!!!!!!
batman001 - 4/20/2012, 1:11 AM
Already seen them both loads of times nothing new
dantbadger - 4/20/2012, 4:55 AM
I think I threw up in my mouth a little.. That could have killed Wonder Woman forever. Thank goodness for Linda Carter, lol
marknjoanna - 4/20/2012, 5:13 AM
i dont know about you guys but i liked it more than gl or superman returns.other than tdk (thanks to heath) its about as good as any dc movie the last 25 years.wow marvel just owns them. 13 DAYS TILL THE MOST ANTICIPATED COMIC BOOK MOVIE OF ALL TIME.AVENGERS ASSEMBLE
ScRipt69 - 4/20/2012, 6:02 AM
they make Jennifer Gardner's Elektra look good, and thats a feat!
mctrinket - 4/20/2012, 6:55 AM
Ha! Wonder Woman pilot was awesome.
Buddha29 - 4/20/2012, 9:02 AM
Holy Craptapulous Unaired Pilots Batman. I want 12 minutes of my life back.
elessarundomiel2382 - 4/24/2012, 8:19 AM
Wonder Woman looks like she's on drugs
Phlegmbot - 4/27/2012, 12:22 PM
The WW pilot is better than the Green Lantern movie.
Phlegmbot - 4/27/2012, 12:34 PM
I take it back, they're BOTH better than Green Lantern.


And just to explain: Both of these pilots accomplished exactly what they wanted. The WW pilot was a terrible take on the concept, but those kinds of jokes were exactly like some of the sketches on Laugh-In at the time -- which is the tone they were aiming for. And Batgirl was exactly like the 1960s Batman, right down to Killer Moth's men sitting there in plain site wearing antennae and acting as if they were hiding.

GL certainly did NOT accomplish what it set out to do.

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