Burt Ward who played Batman’s young sidekick, Robin, on the 1960s Batman TV series, claims that the ABC television network insisted he take pills to shrink his genitals so they wouldn’t be so noticeable in his green underwear.
Which is…. a thing they used to do?
via Page Six:
The Caped Crusaders costumes were bright and tight-fitting to say the least, so snug that Ward incurred the wrath of the Catholic League of Decency…
The problem grew so tumescent that the studio had Ward see a doctor who prescribed medication “to shrink me up.”
Thankfully Ward quit taking the pills almost immediately.
“I took them for three days and then I decided that they can probably keep me from having children,” he said. “I stopped doing that and I just used my cape to cover it.”
His co-star, Adam West, however was told he needed to bulk UP his bulge, so “they put Turkish towels in his undershorts.”
Hardly seems fair.
Ward, btw, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week.
(Photo: Screen grab from the Youtube)