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Seasons:
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Release Date:
12 January 1966 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(291 articles)
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User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 310)

Adam West ... Batman / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)

Burt Ward ... Dick Grayson / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)

Alan Napier ... Alfred / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)

Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon (120 episodes, 1966-1968)

Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
William Dozier ... Narrator / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Madge Blake ... Aunt Harriet Cooper / ... (96 episodes, 1966-1967)
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Series Directed by
Oscar Rudolph (37 episodes, 1966-1968)
James B. Clark (15 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Waggner (10 episodes, 1966-1967)
Sam Strangis (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Butler (6 episodes, 1966)
Murray Golden (6 episodes, 1966)
Larry Peerce (6 episodes, 1966)
Norman Foster (4 episodes, 1966)
Tom Gries (4 episodes, 1966)
Charles R. Rondeau (4 episodes, 1966)
Don Weis (4 episodes, 1966)
William A. Graham (2 episodes, 1966)
Jeffrey Hayden (2 episodes, 1966)
Sherman Marks (2 episodes, 1966)
Leslie H. Martinson (2 episodes, 1966)
James Neilson (2 episodes, 1966)
Richard C. Sarafian (2 episodes, 1966)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1966)
Robert Sparr (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
William Dozier (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bill Finger (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bob Kane (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jerry Robinson (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lorenzo Semple Jr. (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Edmond Hamilton (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sheldon Moldoff (83 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stanley Ralph Ross (27 episodes, 1966-1968)
Charles Hoffman (22 episodes, 1966-1968)
Stanford Sherman (18 episodes, 1966-1968)
Dick Sprang (12 episodes, 1966-1968)
David Wood (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Stephen Kandel (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Earl Barret (4 episodes, 1966)
Francis M. Cockrell (4 episodes, 1966)
Marian B. Cockrell (4 episodes, 1966)
Fred De Gorter (4 episodes, 1966)
Robert C. Dennis (4 episodes, 1966)
Max Hodge (4 episodes, 1966)
Elkan Allan (3 episodes, 1967)
John Cardwell (2 episodes, 1966)
Richard Carr (2 episodes, 1966)
Robert Dozier (2 episodes, 1966)
Lee Elias (2 episodes, 1966)
France Herron (2 episodes, 1966)
Lee Orgel (2 episodes, 1966)
Jack Paritz (2 episodes, 1966)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1966)
Edwin Self (2 episodes, 1966)
Jerry Siegel (2 episodes, 1966)
John Sikela (2 episodes, 1966)
Charles Sinclair (2 episodes, 1966)
Henry Slesar (2 episodes, 1966)
Ellis St. Joseph (2 episodes, 1966)
Sheldon Stark (2 episodes, 1966)
Jay Thompson (2 episodes, 1966)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1966)
William P. D'Angelo (2 episodes, 1967)
Robert Mintz (2 episodes, 1967)
Peter Rabe (2 episodes, 1967)
Leo Townsend (2 episodes, 1967)
Pauline Townsend (2 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
William Dozier .... executive producer (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
William P. D'Angelo .... associate producer (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
Howie Horwitz .... producer (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Original Music by
Nelson Riddle (93 episodes, 1966-1967)
Billy May (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Warren Barker (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz (58 episodes, 1966-1967)
Meredith M. Nicholson (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
Charles Straumer (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ralph Woolsey (10 episodes, 1966)
Jack A. Marta (7 episodes, 1966)
Sam Leavitt (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Hugh Chaloupka (33 episodes, 1966-1968)
Homer Powell (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
J. Frank O'Neill (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Blakeley (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ronald J. Fagan (10 episodes, 1966)
Bill Murphy (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Byron Chudnow (5 episodes, 1966)
Newell P. Kimlin (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Harry Coswick (3 episodes, 1966)
Leon Selditz (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Serge Krizman (84 episodes, 1966-1967)
Frank T. Smith (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Russell C. Menzer (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack T. Collis (10 episodes, 1966)
Franz Bachelin (2 episodes, 1966)
Ed Graves (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Chester Bayhi (80 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bert Allen (15 episodes, 1967)
Warren Welch (14 episodes, 1966)
Robert De Vestel (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Joseph Reith (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist supervisor (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ben Nye .... makeup supervisor (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dana Nye .... assistant makeup artist (68 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Production Management
William Self .... in charge of production: Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc. (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sam Strangis .... unit production manager (110 episodes, 1966-1968)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gaston Glass .... production manager (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Derwin .... assistant director (42 episodes, 1966-1967)
David Whorf .... assistant director (28 episodes, 1966-1968)
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1966)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1966-1968)
Steven Bernhardt .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1967)
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1966)
Norman August .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1966)
Sam Strangis .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (6 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Sound Department
Ralph Hickey .... supervising sound effects editor (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
Harold E. Wooley .... sound effects editor (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dan Finnerty .... sound effects editor (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Dick Le Grand .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Special Effects by
Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects (52 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Stunts
Victor Paul .... stunt coordinator (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double / stunt double: Walter Burke (28 episodes, 1966-1967)
Charlie Picerni .... stunt double: Cliff Robertson (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Charles Bail .... stunt double: Ken Scott / stunt double: Victor Lundin (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Weathers .... electrician (94 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Pallack .... wardrobe: men (83 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Mintz .... post-production coordinator (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
 
Series Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Neal Hefti .... composer: theme music / composer: Batman Theme (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sam Horta .... music editor (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (118 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (117 episodes, 1966-1968)
Willy Mack .... lyricist: Batgirl theme / composer: Batgirl theme (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Billy May .... composer: Batgirl theme (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Frank Khoury .... driver (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Other crew
Lorenzo Semple Jr. .... script consultant / executive script consultant / ... (120 episodes, 1966-1968)
Charles B. Fitzsimons .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producer (88 episodes, 1966-1968)
Charles Hoffman .... script editor (86 episodes, 1966-1968)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (120 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was one of the "in" shows to appear on if you were a big name in Hollywood during the 1960s, and many top names guested on the show, including many who didn't do much TV otherwise. Those performers who weren't cast as guest villains could frequently be seen popping their heads out of windows to exchange a few words with Batman and Robin when the latter would be climbing up a building wall. Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, and Cary Grant were all fans of the show, and wanted to be on it, but the producers were never able to come up with the right roles for any of them. During the run of the series, this show crossed over with "The Green Hornet" (1966). The Green Hornet (Van Williams) and Kato (Bruce Lee) teamed up with the Dynamic Duo in one episode, and did a window cameo in another.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In episode 7, Alfred refers to Robin as Mr. Ward, and not Mr. Grayson.See more »
Quotes:
Commissioner Gordon:By the way, Batman, have you seen millionaire Bruce Wayne? He doesn't answer the phone at his stately manor.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Haunted Mansion (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Batgirl ThemeSee more »

FAQ

When will the next Batman episode be shown?
How do Bruce and Dick change into Batman and Robin?
Did anybody else make cameo appearances while Batman and Robin walked up walls?
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34 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Holy Bat ratings! We're in IMDB!, 9 August 1999
Author: Troy Whigham (troyair@aol.com) from Florida, USA

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!

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