Batman (1966–1968)

TV Series  -   -  Action | Adventure | Comedy
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 10,447 users  
Reviews: 72 user | 17 critic

The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON TV

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 19 Feb 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 22 images
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Batman" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Batman (1966–1968)

Batman (1966–1968) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Batman.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1968   1967   1966  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether
The Batman (2004–2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Evan Sabara
The Batman/Superman Hour (1968–1969)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Dynamic Duo battles crime in Gotham City.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Ted Knight, Olan Soule
Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Batman / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
...
 Dick Grayson / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
...
 Alfred / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
...
 Commissioner Gordon (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
...
 Chief O'Hara (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Madge Blake ...
 Aunt Harriet Cooper / ... (96 episodes, 1966-1967)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman - Lepakkomies  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The role of Mayor Linseed, played by actor Byron Keith in 10 episodes of the series, was a play on the name of John V. Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City (i.e., the real Gotham City) during the time this show was on the air. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Commissioner Gordon: You know I'm violently opposed to police brutality.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Batman Theme
by Neal Hefti
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Holy Bat ratings! We're in IMDB!
9 August 1999 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this tv show as a child, and every Halloween from the age of 5 to 8, I wanted to dress in a costume just like Batman's. Of course, my parents didn't have the resources to hire an entire corps of costumers and props masters, so I had to make do with a jumpsuit from Sears that had the Batman symbol printed on it. Such is Life. Still, I always thought Batman was the best of the legion of super-heroes to come around (except for perhaps Spiderman, whom I discovered later on).

Watching the tv show now as an adult, I realize just how campy and ridiculous it was, but where as a child I interpreted the action sequences as dynamic and exciting, now I see these same scenes as well-staged comedy, which is how the original producers intended it to be seen. Who can forget the big cartoon graphics such as "BAM!" and "POW!" and "Crrr-Rash!" which flashed up just before Batman slugged a villain or knocked over a prop? I beat up the sofa cushions with just as much enthusiasm. And don't even get me started on the car (Batmobile), the boat (Batboat), and helicopter (Batcopter) which I absolutely had to have in Corgi miniatures (still have mine in a box in the garage, along with James Bond's Aston Martin and the Monkeemobile). And all the kids knew the Batman song. NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa Batman!

Looking back at it now, I see that even though Adam West and Burt Ward, two relative unknowns at the time, never really recovered from being typecast, just about all of the supporting actors were accomplished in either films, tv, or the stage, such as Cesar Romero and Victor Buono (check him out in "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane"), and they managed to continue their careers. A few, such as Eartha Kitt, used the "Batman" series as a springboard to other things (I saw Kitt's performance as the Wicked Witch in "Wizard of Oz" on stage and she was fantastic). But whatever their future careers became, they turned in quality performances on the show.

I always had a thing for both Cat Woman (all 3 of them) and Batgirl. The costume designers really knew how to show off a woman's curves in those tight-fitting catsuits with big metallic utility belts and high-heeled shoes, but I suppose that was the fashion back in the late-60's. They probably fit right in with the mini-dresses and go-go boots the other girls were wearing.

Your kids will love the show and will watch it again and again. You'll enjoy it the first two times you see it, but then it'll get stale and boring. But just remember, no matter how grim things get when the Riddler and Joker have Batman and the Boy Wonder hanging over a vat of acid or encased in a gas chamber, the Dynamic Duo always manage to pull out a can of Bat Rope Dissolver or Bat Gas Begone and show up to defeat the villains each week at the same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.

To the Batcave!


36 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Season 3 on both MeTV and the Heroes & Icons network dj_keith_alexander
suggestive scenes lunkerstool
When did the series Jump The Shark? kelkyl
Would a reboot work? andrea-duchnovic
Batman DVD infomercial tvGUY1979
Why the different Mr. Freezes? Dr Wily
Discuss Batman (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page