Batman (1966–1968)

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The ludicrously straightlaced Caped Crusader battles evil in this parody of the comics.

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 Batman / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Alfred / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Commissioner Gordon (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Chief O'Hara (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Aunt Harriet Cooper / ... (96 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually the crime fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon often calls the Bat-duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of the trusty Bat-utility-belt) thwart the efforts of a variety of master criminals, including The Riddler, The Joker, Catwoman, and The Penguin. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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(120 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Stanley Ralph Ross named many characters (and settings) after friends and family members. In addition, Ross would use foreign words and phrases, some of them subtly dirty, in many scripts. See more »

Goofs

In episode 7, Alfred refers to Robin as Mr. Ward, and not Mr. Grayson. See more »

Quotes

Joker: [laughing] Have a SNEEZE on me, Batman!
[Joker administers sneezing powder upon Batman, which has no effect]
Batman: No use, Joker! I knew you'd employ your sneezing powder, so I took an Anti-Allergy Pill! Instead of a SNEEZE, I've caught YOU, COLD!
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Crazy Credits

The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Batman Returns Villains: Catwoman (2005) See more »

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Batgirl Theme
Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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Holy Guadalajara, Batman! It's still a hoot after all these years!
2 August 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

From the moment that you hear "Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na Batman!", you always know that you're in for something good. This "Batman" was in a way more interesting than the later movies, mainly because of the graphics that appear whenever someone gets hit. Of course, the premise needs no explanation, but Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) are truly a cross between old-style superheroes and the 1960s. Like many other '60s TV shows (think "Bewitched", "Gilligan's Island" and "I Dream of Jeannie"), "Batman" was as zany as possible and a laugh riot every step of the way. And the villains? The perfidious Penguin (Burgess Meredith), conniving Catwoman (Julie Newmar, later Eartha Kitt), the jackknife Joker (Cesar Romero) and the ruckus-causing Riddler (Frank Gorshin) are exactly what anyone could ask for. And Vincent Price had a great line that one time when he appeared.

So, I will pose this final question: Can this really be happening? Is "Batman" still a great show? Will the villains continue to engage in their evil, egregious and extraneous acts? Will the Dynamic Duo clobber, confound and confuse the villains? Find out next week, same Bat time, same Bat channel!


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