The Penguin plans to gain immunity from the law by becoming the police commissioner's son-in-law. He kidnaps Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara, and threatens her into agreeing to marry him. Unknown to him, Barbara Gordon has a secret crime fighting identity, Batgirl. Alfred learns of her secret when he is brought to Penguin's hideout instead of a preacher, and Batman and Robin realize just how valuable their new ally is when they find themselves hopelessly strung up in Penguin's lair. Written by
Did You Know?
This marked the first appearance of Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon, as portrayed by Yvonne Craig
. Originally she was scheduled to get her own show, which was to have served as a lead in to this show. However, it was decided to add the character to the cast as an ally to Batman. See more
When Barbara first changes into Batgirl, her cowl has a chinstrap, but no chinstrap is evident when she's in costume. See more