The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits.
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 Batman (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
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 Robin (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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 Mrs. 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 summons the Dynamic Duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the jet-powered Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty utility-belts) thwart the efforts of a rogues gallery of flamboyant arch-villains, including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Batman comes to life tonight! Watch master criminals like The Riddler try to outwit those legendary crime fighters Batman and Robin in TWO spine-tingling episodes each week! (season 1)


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12 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Cesar Romero's Joker laugh was created almost by accident. Shortly after being cast, Romero met with producers to discuss his role on his series. While waiting to meet with them, Romero happened to see conceptual art of Joker's costuming. Romero felt the pictures almost looked absurd, and as a result spontaneously broke out into a playfully loud and almost manic laughter. A producer overhearing it responded by telling Romero "That's it, that's your Joker's laugh!" See more »

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Commissioner Gordon, in similar situations, addresses Bruce Wayne as "Bruce" in some episodes and as "Mr. Wayne" in others. See more »

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Catwoman: I'm not just pussyfooting around this time, Batman!
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The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »

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Featured in The Green Hornet: Ace in the Hole (1967) See more »

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Batman Theme
by Neal Hefti
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Holy Hell Batman we'll live on forever!
24 May 2002 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Troy Whigham's first up review here really nails it! I'll just add a few of my own observations.

Part of the show's brilliance was its (arguably intentional) ability to appeal to young and old. Plenty of action for the ankle-biters and black black humor for the thinking adult. So corny, it was brilliant and from a nostalgic viewpoint now, not so far behind Maxwell Smart. No one has delivered such throw-away deadpan lines as Adam West who turned "Batman" into an srt-form by the second series. Credit too must also go to Burt Ward whose acting career never recovered from his oneness with the Boy Wonder!

Outstanding supporting criminal nemesis' provided by the likes of Cesar Romero, Eartha Kitt, Victor Buono and of course Burgess Meredith as The Penguin and Frank Gorshin as Riddler!

Never to be seen again!


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