People like to make jokes about the '60s Batman TV show with Adam West because it was campy, goofy, the acting was cheesy, action bubbles would pop up on the screen when people fought and sometimes Batman and Robin would break into dance. To a 2016 audience, it's easy to forget
that all '60s TV was campy and goofy.
What people don't like to mention is that Batman was one the first major comic book superheroes to get his own live-action series, and it was Batman's first appearance outside of a comic book. This show is how Batman was introduced to mainstream popularity and it set the stage for all future adaptations like Batman: The Animated Series and the Dark Knight trilogy. Without Adam West's Batman, you might have never heard of the character at all.