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
Did You Know?
Actor Tristram Coffin
appears in this episode as the Ambassador. Coffin was featured in many of the classic cliffhanger serials that inspired this television series, including the original Batman
(1943) serial itself (which a revival of in the '60s caused the TV series to be born), wherein he was featured as one of the villain's main henchmen. He was also the first actor to don the famous "flying suit" as the eponymous serial crime fighter King of the Rocket Men
(1949), which would later serve as an inspiration for The Rocketeer
(1991). See more
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
Now my good rats, now is the time to the Royal Mushroom Club. If plan 13-Z goes well, and I'm sure it will, the finest achievement in crime shall be culminated tonight.
[moves to hole in the wall
The end of Batman and Robin!