The BATMAN television series ran from January 1966 thru spring 1968. However, I was not old enough to watch it in its first-run prime time version. I first saw it on re-runs after school on KDNL TV-30 when I was about ten or so. And of course, Batgirl the character did not appear until the third (last) season, in the fall of 1967. So when I would watch the re-runs I would have about a 1/3 chance of finding an episode with Batgirl in it. Of course, they were usually broadcast in order, so if I hit a run with Batgirl I was sure of getting a huge Batgirl fix, atleast for a few episodes.
And even though Yvonne Craig was only on the series for one season, she played a very important part in countless many young boys' appreciation for the female form. I mean, come on....! Look at her!!! If I was a bad guy henchmen working for Mr. Freeze I would freeze in my tracks if SHE were coming after me! :-)
Unfortunately for the very talented Yvonne Craig, "Batgirl" type-casted her and she could not find any good acting jobs after BATMAN ended. Which is a shame, because she had so much to offer. She had made a couple films with Elvis as well as other TV guest spots before BATMAN, so she had quite a few experiences. For example, she had guest-starred on THE MAN FROM UNCLE. I came late to the UNCLE craze; I still haven't seen all of the episodes, so I did not know that she had been involved with it. I had the good fortune to meet Miss Craig at the 2002 Mid-Ohio Convention. I wrote about that experience here. Suffice it to say that she was a friendly, open lady and I enjoyed meeting her and listening to her Hollywood stories. Sure, it was a little bit awkward to meet your "crush" and she looks a bit like your mother....but we still hve the photos and hopefully one day we'll have the DVDs.
In the meantime, here are two "songs" featuring Batgirl: the 3rd season opening theme with her edited in after Batman and Robin, and "The Batgirl Song," featured twice during the 3rd season. Enjoy!