When I was a kid we didn't have special effects.  We had to imagine our own.  Witness this vintage clip from the original Batman TV series.  It debuted this day in 1966.  

Do you remember how they would put the words "pow" and "wham" on the screen during the fight scenes?  The show only aired for two-and-a-half season.  But there were two episodes every week the first always ended with tune in tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.