Batman: Season 1, Episode 11

A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (16 Feb. 1966)

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King Boris, who hails from a European country, comes to Gotham City for a visit. Upon his arrival, there is a disturbance, which includes a clue from the Riddler. Batman and Robin ... See full summary »

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Madge Blake ...
Susan Silo ...
Mousey
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King Boris
Marc Cavell ...
Fangs
Tim Herbert ...
Whiskers
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Whitey
Tristram Coffin ...
Ambassador (as Tris Coffin)
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King Boris, who hails from a European country, comes to Gotham City for a visit. Upon his arrival, there is a disturbance, which includes a clue from the Riddler. Batman and Robin investigate and get on the Riddler's trail. They are trapped by the criminal, who ties them to large wheels that will spin with ever-increasing speed until they are dead. Written by Bill Koenig

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Reginald Denny's final TV role. See more »

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The last sentence of The Riddler's typed riddle reads, "And of every race." When Robin reads it back to Batman in the Batcave, he reads it as "and at the end of every race". The typed message omits the words "at the end". See more »

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The Riddler: To quote an old axiom: the finer the bait, the shorter the wait.
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Best Set Design On Any Batman Two-Parter
20 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

My god they spent big on the sets in season one: this two-parter just jumps from one pleasing set to another! A great looking two-parter that resembles a motion picture.

But it takes more than sets to make a show. It is nice to see The Riddler again (last seen in the pilot) but this two-parter is damaged by too much talking from a boring King and too much of Batman jumping back to the batcave every few minutes. Adding to this, we have a couple of "comedy" moments that fail to hit the mark.

But I guess the whole thing is worthwhile just to see The Riddler kiss that girl in the early stages of part one?

Part two contains another memorable moment when a fake Batman climbs into Gordon's office and encounters Bruce Wayne. This moment was made fun of on YouTube when some net comics dubbed over the scene with crazy X-Rated gay dialogue.

Despite some bumpy elements, it is hard to dis-like this two-parter.


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