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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 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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Trivia

Originally conceived by ABC as a serious dramatic show, at one point Mike Henry (best known as one of many actors to play Tarzan) did publicity photographs in the role. According to Adam West, a nervous ABC required the producers to hold test screenings of the show, one with a laugh track added, the other with additional narration. Neither alteration was successful. See more »

Goofs

Quite often when the batmobile is being rotated the black platform on which it lays can be seen; however when the batmobile leaves the batcave the platform is not there. See more »

Quotes

Alfred Pennyworth: [whispering to Bruce Wayne at the beginning of most every episode] It's the Bat-Phone.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Batman Theme
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Crazy, but I still like it
28 July 2002 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This show is completely nuts! It is SO goofy, and I can realize that now that I'm older. I watched this from when I was 7-12, and always loved it. I still like to watch it whenever they air the re-runs, but now laugh AT it, not WITH it! I've heard of crime fighting, but this is ridiculous! STILL, I like to watch it because I'm a fan of Adam West and Burt "HOLY" Ward! I'd recommend it to all kids who like super-heros, but any body else had better prepare themselves for the "cheesiest" ride of their lives! "HOLY TELEVISION! IT'S ON EVERY DAY NOW!" So folks, tune in tomorrow (and every day): same bat time, same bat channel!


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