The ABC series Batman has earned its status as a timeless classic, celebrated for seamlessly blending action-packed sequences with lighthearted humor, creating a resonating experience across diverse age groups. The show's success is undeniably indebted to the dynamic duo — Adam West, who masterfully brought the iconic titular character to life, and Burt Ward, whose portrayal of the spirited Robin added a distinctive charm to the series. In a recent interview, Burt Ward revealed an intriguing aspect that unfolded behind the scenes. Despite the captivating storyline and the meticulous casting of the series, a segment of the audience expressed concern, particularly regarding Ward's portrayal of Robin. Their qualm centered around the perceived tight-fittedness of the character's attire. This critique led to a somewhat amusing turn of events, as the producers, in response to the audience's feedback, made a decision that added a humorous element to the show. Burt Ward was given pills to "shrink up" after "large bulge" complaint BATMAN, from left, Adam West, Burt Ward, 1966-68 While speaking with Page Six, the 78-year-old actor shared his experience during the production of the iconic series. He revealed that his snug-fitting costumes became a subject of criticism from the Catholic League of Decency, which lodged a formal complaint with the network, explicitly pointing out that Robin's costume featured a perceived "very large bulge for television." RELATED: Burt Ward Reminisces On The Death Of ‘Batman’ Co-Star, Adam West Ward highlighted that the critique was directed solely at his character and not Batman. He also mentioned that the producers avoided similar criticisms of Batman's costume by finding a timely solution. “With Adam, they put Turkish towels in his undershorts," the actor admitted to the news outlet. BATMAN, Burt Ward, 1966-68. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, Courtesy: Everett Collection 'Batman' producers didn't hesitate to fix the issue Ward emphasized the gravity of the complaint, underscoring that the studio treated it seriously. They brought in a doctor who prescribed medication aimed at reducing his size. The actor expressed skepticism about the potential long-term consequences of the pills and decided to discontinue their use almost immediately. BATMAN, (from left): Burt Ward, Adam West, 'The Purr-Fect Crime/Better Luck Next Time', (Season 1, ep. 119/120, aired March 16 & 17, 1966), 1966-68. © 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, TM & Copyright / Courtesy: Everett Collection “I took them for three days, and then I decided that they can probably keep me from having children," Ward confessed. “I stopped doing that, and I just used my cape to cover it."