Batman: Season 1, Episode 16

He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul (3 Mar. 1966)

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A power failure prevents Batman and Robin from being electrocuted. Meanwhile, a recording Batman made confirms that cheerleader Susie is one of the Joker's confederates. Robin, in his Dick ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Alfred (credit only)
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Cooper (credit only)
Kip King ...
Greg Benedict ...
Two Bits
Jim Henaghan ...
Joe (as Dick Bellis)
Cherie Foster ...
Cheerleader I
Cheerleader II
Breland Rice ...
Policeman (as Breeland Rice)


A power failure prevents Batman and Robin from being electrocuted. Meanwhile, a recording Batman made confirms that cheerleader Susie is one of the Joker's confederates. Robin, in his Dick Grayson identity, attempts to infiltrate the gang. Meanwhile, the Joker's main plot is finally revealed. Members of the high school basketball team receive answers to final exams from the rigged vending machines. The Joker appears, claiming to be a concerned citizen. The team's starters will be suspended as the Joker bets big money on the team's next opponent. Batman, however, has other ideas. Written by Bill Koenig

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3 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Just where is Gotham City located? Due to the many puns on New York City landmarks which appear in this series ( the New Guernsey Turnpike, Spay Stadium, Short Island Sound, the Washington Tunnel. etc.), it's commonly believed that Gotham City IS New York City. Apparently not, as we discover in this episode: when the Joker's electric chairs fail to electrocute the Dynamic Duo, and the city below simultaneously goes dark, the Joker exclaims, "Gotham City must be having a power failure, just like New York!" See more »


First Batman says that it's a school holiday, which refers to a weekday the school is let out. Then later in the same day he says it's Saturday. See more »


Robin: She'll be in the gym, practicing cheers.
Batman: Of course. Tonight there's a big game: Woodrow Roosevelt against Disco Tech.
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Attempted Electrocution and Turned Off Juice
16 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

REMEMBERING THAT THE origin of the Joker (in the pages of Batman Comics # 1, 1940) was that of a cold blooded, contract killer' a murder or two would mean nothing.* So, in the previous installment, it should have been no surprise that the 'Clown Prince of Crime' has them poised to be electrocuted.

BUT, ALAS FATE intervenes in the form of a city wide power failure, stopping the killing contraption from the completion of its evil task.

INTENSE INVESTIGATION BEING conducted by both the Dynamic Duo and the Gotham City P.D. uncovers that the Joker Gang's influence has corrupted even a trusted member of the High School's Student Council. A shocked Dick Grayson discovers the truth by way of a voice-o-graphic comparison of tape recordings of the culprits sound impressions.

THE CAPED CRUSADERS close in on Joker & Company, bringing the anti-juvenile crime wave. All's well in town, until the next week! ONE MOST AMUSING gag was used in this show ever was present in this installment. Being quite topical, we are privy to a long distance telephone conversation with a Las Vegas odds maker named "Pete the Swede!"

AL OF US old timer "Boomers" know that the reference was to the very famous Jimmy the Greek.

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