During early 1966 filming of the third-season episode "Ill Wind", the crew played a prank on David Janssen
during rehearsal with John McIntire
and Jeanette Nolan
. Janssen, a fan of the Adam West
series _"Batman" (1966/II)_ that had premiered in January 1966, was rehearsing with McIntire and Nolan in front of a canvas backing, when the crew lit a miniature light with a Bat stencil placed on. Director Joseph Sargent
asked, "What the hell is that for?" To this, an understanding Janssen cracked, "Somebody's trying to tell me I'm a 'Bat' actor." See more
The setting of the story is some location twenty miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. When the workers are shown out in the fields there are several shots of mountains in the background, which are not found anywhere near the Gulf coast. See more
[Throughout the episode Jonesie gradually sings this song one stanza at a time
From the hills at night the outlaw came, / Just running for to live, / And the pretty little girl never knew his name, / Still all her love she give.
It's a sad, sad song that I'm singing, / It's a sad, sad tale that I tell, / About a love that a poor girl is bringing, / To a man who is destined for Hell.
At the outlaw's heals the sheriff rode, / With a gun strapped to his side, / And the ever running man lived the ...