During a party for Batman's crime-fighting anniversary, the Riddler appears and nabs a golden calf filled with money for charity. His next target is the Gotham City Bank, which he floods for an underwater robbery. Although Batman and Robin try to stop him, the villain makes a clean getaway, leaving only a final riddle that stumps the Caped Crusaders. They discover all too late that his next move is an attempt to destroy them, this time with deadly quicksand disguised as strawberry icing atop a giant cake. Written by
Did You Know?
Because of a contract dispute, Frank Gorshin
did not appear as the Riddler and was temporarily replaced by John Astin
, in this two part series. Both address links with John Astin
acting as Riddler, are: www.imdb.com/title/tt0519457/combined. Title: "Batman's Anniversary" & www.imdb.com/title/tt0519449/combined. Title: "A Riddling Contraversy". See more
After stealing the golden calf, the Riddler leaps out of the ballroom window. The actor can be clearly heard landing on the floor outside that window, about three feet below. The next angle shows the Riddler falling from a three-story building with no ledge. See more
I did think it would all end differently, somehow less ignominiously. To drown in my own anniversary cake.