Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Lame Criminals of the 1960s--The Polka Dot Man

The only explanation I can think of for this goofy criminal is that some writer noticed the popularity of polka dots at the time (remember this was the era of the song "Itsy-Bitsy Teenie-Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini") and decided to make a criminal with that theme. PD Man is another one of those crooks where you can't help thinking he could make a fortune just selling his inventions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IIRC, Polka Dot Man appeared briefly in the first Bat Mite episode of Batman: The Brave & the Bold on Cartoon Network. That show's climax was a parody of the Daffy Duck "Great Piggy Bank Robbery" cartoon, which, in turn, was a spoof of Dick Tracy.