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Batman (1966–1968)

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

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



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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)


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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Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman - Lepakkomies  »

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Technical Specs


(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In two episodes, Catwoman appeared to fall to her death, only to appear in future segments as if nothing ever happened. In the comics, it came to be a longstanding routine for The Joker to be presumed dead at the end of a story, and reappearing later as though nothing happened. See more »


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


Robin: Holy atomic pile, Batman!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Fangs (2015) See more »


Batgirl Theme
Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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User Reviews

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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