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 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Batman - Lepakkomies  »

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(120 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Aired from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968 on ABC for 120 episodes. It was one of few TV series to be seen on 2 different nights a week: 7:30 Wednesdays AND Thursdays. It remained there for a season and a half (Jan. 1966-Aug. 1967) until it was moved back once a week (Thursdays 7:30) for its final season. The episodes were generally two-parters: Wednesday's episode was a cliffhanger, resolved in Thursday's episode. The 1966-1967 season had 2 3-parter episodes ("The Zodiac Crimes/The Joker's Hard Times/The Penguin Declines"[ep. #2.37-9, 1/11-12 & 18/1967] and "Penguin is a Girl's Best Friend/Penguin Sets a Trend/Penguin's Disastrous End"[ep. #2.42-4, 1/26/, 2/1 & 2/1967]) which left cliffhangers that would be solved the following week. When the series was reduced to (mostly) one part episodes during season three, the cliffhanger death traps and threats were still used, but greatly scaled back and occurring at the middle commercial break. See more »

Goofs

The Batsignal shown in the sky did not match the silhouette on the glass - the silhouette had a visible neck, while the projected image did not. Also, the tail was longer in relation to the rest of the image on the silhouette than it was in the projected image. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gunsmith Cats (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Batgirl Theme
Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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WANTED: VIDEO OF BATMAN SERIES
19 February 2003 | by (Bakersfield, California USA) – See all my reviews

It comes on everyday at 4 AM on TV Land. But they cut out too much footage just to make time for commercials. It isn't as fun watching it with parts cut out as it would be to watch Batman in it's full entirety. So I ask all my fellow Bat-Fans, why don't we make a unanimous quest for all 120 episodes of Batman to be released on video?!!!


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