10 Things You Didn't Know About Batman
#8 Frank Sinatra Wanted To Play The Joker
In the 1960's hit TV show, Singer Frank Sinatra reportedly wanted to be Batman’s arch nemesis but the role was already given to Cesar Romero, a rumor that was confirmed by Burt Ward (the actor who played Robin) years later in an interview. “From what I understand,” Ward said, “Frank Sinatra was very upset because he couldn’t play The Joker.”
#7 Conan O'Brien The Thief
Burt Ward was invited to speak at Harvard in the 1980s, and as a surprise he brought his old Robin costume from the TV show. Conan O'Brian and other students at Harvard dressed up as security guards pretending to guard the outfit. They turned off the lights and a large man dressed as the Penguin posed this riddle to Ward: “When is a security guard not a security guard?” The fake security guards then grabbed the costume and ran for the exit. The students prank-called Ward for hours afterwards pretending to be Batman villains, but Ward was a good sport and answered in Robin-speak, saying, “return it or you will feel my wrath!” Eventually, the costume was returned to him safe and sound.