HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL - Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the picture of a chess knight "Have Gun, Will Travel ... Wire Paladin, San Francisco."
MISTER ED - CBS comedy about architect Wilbur Post who discovers that his palomino stallion, Mr. Ed, can talk to humans. Unfortunately, Wilbur is the only human with whom Mr. Ed will speak. Alan Young starred in the series, which ran for six seasons, as Wilbur Post with Connie Hines co-starring as his luscious wife, Carol, who never discovered the linguistic skills of her husband's equestrian pal.
BATMAN - The first episode aired on Wednesday, January 12, 1966. The title of it was "Hey Diddle Riddle" starring Frank Gorshin as The Riddler was to decide the fate of the show itself. It was an instant hit, the kids loved the BAM! POW! and the bright colors, while adults liked the special guest appearances. Bat-mania swept the country in the weeks following, anything that could be made with "Batman" somehow promoting it was.