Burt Ward, who played Robin on the 1960s Batman TV series, claims that the ABC television network insisted he take pills to shrink his genitals so they wouldn't be so noticeable in his green underwear. However with Adam "Batman" West, he says, "they put Turkish towels in his undershorts." From a Page Six interview with Ward who last week scored a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
The Caped Crusaders costumes were bright and tight-fitting to say the least, so snug that Ward incurred the wrath of the Catholic League of Decency…
The problem grew so tumescent that the studio had Ward see a doctor who prescribed medication "to shrink me up."
Thankfully Ward quit taking the pills almost immediately.
"I took them for three days and then I decided that they can probably keep me from having children," he said. "I stopped doing that and I just used my cape to cover it."