TV’s Batman, Adam West, this time *as* a scenery-chewing villain rather than fighting one, in the Night Gallery vignette “With Apologies to Mr. Hyde,” reviewed here.

“With Apologies to Mr. Hyde” *

Written by Jack Laird
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Adam West as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
Jack Laird as the Laboratory Assistant

Tuxedo-clad Dr. Jekyll (Adam West) is handed a beaker by his lab assistant (played by series Producer and writer of this script, Jack Laird), filled with a beverage which he drinks.

He begins to transform into the more monstrous-looking Mr. Hyde. When he finally sees his new visage in a mirror, he berates his assistant, “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a hundred times: go easy on the vermouth.”

As an aficionado of dry martinis, I can appreciate that demand, which is why this short gets a full star rather than a half. It’s a mildly funny joke, but this is another of those brief time-wasters.