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Holy Rewatch Batman! "Catwoman's Dressed to Kill" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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Holy Rewatch Batman! "Catwoman's Dressed to Kill"
The good news is that it's Eartha Kitt's debut as Catwoman. The bad news is that it's still a third-season episode, and therefore pretty dire. The Bat-rewatch sees that "Catwoman's Dressed to Kill."

An excerpt:
Let’s get this out of the way—Julie Newmar is, has, and always will be perfection in the role of Catwoman. There is no denying her place atop the pantheon of women who have played the role over the years. She was, in fact, the first to do so, and remains in many ways the Platonic ideal.

But that doesn’t mean that others can’t also put their stamp on the part, and what I like about Eartha Kitt’s portrayal is that she totally makes it her own. Lee Meriwether was pretty much doing Newmar’s shtick only less slinky (she was actually much more interesting as “Miss Kitka” than she was as Catwoman), but Kitt does her own thing. Where Newmar is a sleek tabby who pretends to be affectionate right before she claws you, Kitt is a feral cat who claws at you right away.

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