Day 18, No. 18. The Evil Egghead

Egghead and OlgaHAIRCUT 100: Day 18, No. 18. Vincent Price as the evil Egghead in Batman: ‘A super smart villain whose brain is too big for his head. He has a soft spot in his cold heart for anything that has the word egg in it.’ Husband of Olga, Queen of the Cossacks, Egghead was one of only two supervillains in the cult sixties TV show to deduce that Bruce Wayne must be Batman, and the only one to figure it out from first principles. His secretary, meanwhile, took comprehensive notes for Egghead’s book How to Become a Better Criminal. In the story ‘How to Hatch a Dinosaur,’ Egghead and Olga plan to hatch the egg of a ‘Neosaurus’ and, believing they’ve succeeded, they try to feed it Robin and Batgirl. The Neosaurus attacks them instead, but it turns out to be Batman dressed in the Gundemar suit from Lost in Space. On set, in a story that has entered Batman legend and is beautifully depicted in the docu-drama Back to the Batcave, Vincent Price started a food fight and pelted Adam West and Burt Ward with dozens of eggs. ‘Eggscellent! I might even go as far as to say: eggsquisite.’

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