TV's Robin had to take pills to shrink his genitals while Batman stuffed his underwear

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Holy shrunken pants worm batman!

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A drag queen could have taught him how to tuck.

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This was mentioned in:

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That’s funny.

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Unsurprising where they were looking though.

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maybe that’s why they called him the boy wonder

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Does anyone know what was in the pills?

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The problem grew so tumescent that the studio had Ward see a doctor who prescribed medication “to shrink me up.”

So, like, what pills? I think my dad told me some rumor about salt peter shrinking you dick that he heard in the Navy so some nonsense, but never heard of a medicine that would do it. Cold will get you to contract.

Personally I would think anyone wearing tight costumes would benefit from like a an athletic cup, so you might have some bulge but no definition.

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And Burt Wad as “Dick” Grayson!

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I would imagine some sort of amphetamine. - they were still legal in the USA at that point, weren’t they?

EDIT: Just re-read the article and Burt’s fear of not being able to have children now makes me think that the pills were an estherising agent for testosterone; something that would turn testosterone into oestrogen.

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There’s sort of a sad tradition of making individuals bear the specific brunt of vague and loosely defined societal unease.

Thinking back to Alan Turing.

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Jesus christ people, DANCE BELTS.

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Is that like an athletic supporter?

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Yeah, sort of. Meant to give you a smooth, sexless Ken-doll look under dancewear.

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Looks like the codpiece that Alex and his Droogs wear.

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I doubt it was amphetamines. Maybe an anti-androgen like this:

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So… these pills. Do they offer the opposite of this? Asking for a friend.

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Or really I’d wager most women at some point in their career have been told to dress differently because of their bodies as well.

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