A quote from Burt Ward in an interview with Comic Book Men:
Q: Since you had so much creative control, what sort of acting choices did you make that made Robin such a distinct character?
A: The mannerisms that you saw, for example, jumping over the door to get in and out of the Batmobile or standing up on the Batmobile and walking along the things on the back — which, I didn’t know at the time, but George Barris, who created the car, and his crew were having a heart attack behind the camera [Laughs] – hitting my fist into my palm — all of the things and characteristics that I did, there was nobody that directed me. It was all mine. Part of the reason it was that way was because this show had a very big crew and a huge issue with special effects and explosions and all the rigging to do and heinous things that villains were trying to do to Batman and Robin, so basically, they left Adam West and me alone. Other than saying, “Well you’re supposed to be in the Batmobile now” or “you’re supposed to be in front of the Batcomputer,” we did what we wanted.
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