The Caped Crusader and his young ward battlle evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s colorized and updated versions of the 1940's black and white tv show based of the comic book hero's exploits.
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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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Two-Face was not a recurring villain in the show, because it was felt he would be too frightening for younger viewers and was dropped. The character of Two-Face had never been played on-screen, Batman Forever (1995), where Tommy Lee Jones took the role of Two-Face/Harvey Dent and was succeeded in the role by Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight (2008). Billy Dee Williams had played Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), prior to the District Attorney becoming the criminal. See more »

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Gotham City is supposed to be its own fictional city. But often in rear-projected Batmobile footage, Jack Dempsey's Restaurant, a popular New York landmark of the day, can be seen. See more »

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Commissioner Gordon: By the way, Batman, have you seen millionaire Bruce Wayne? He doesn't answer the phone at his stately manor.
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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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Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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RIDICULOUS BUT ENJOYABLE
6 March 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

What can I say about this series? It was crazy and ridiculous but it was all good fun.

If anybody's seen my review of the 1966 Batman movie then you'll pretty much know what my view is on this show. It was ridiculous but in a good way.

For starters, Robin couldn't possibly hope to fool anyone with that disguise? How about I put on a mask and go and visit my parents? Would a mask like Robin's fool anyone?

The thing I loved about this series was the cliffhanger episodes. Batman and Robin would be put in a seemingly inescapable trap and then in the next episode Batman would manage to reach into his utility belt and pull out a convenient device. In one episode Batman was about to be dropped in acid when he suddenly remembered that Alfred the Butler had acid proofed his costume. How funny is that?

The crazy thing was how Batman and Robin always had the right equipment. They had things such as Anti-Penguin Gas Pills and other crazy devices. I honestly wouldn't have thought there would be enough room in their belts for half their equipment.

The best thing about this show was the fights at the end. The bumbling villains would outnumber Batman and Robin who would then bash them into next week just before the police arrived.

This was a good show for it's first couple of seasons. The beautiful Yvonne Craig joined the third season as Batgirl and she was good. However the cliffhanger episodes were gradually phased out and each half hour episode had a beginning, middle and end.

This isn't the type of show to take seriously. It's great fun and anybody who watches it will laugh their socks off at times. If it shows up on your local TV channel then watch it!


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