Batman (1966–1968)
3 user

He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul 

To find out the Joker's goal of his grand scheme, Robin goes undercover into the teenage delinquent underground..



, (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video




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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

3 March 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

See  »

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!" However, there is a school of thought that Gotham City is actually Brooklyn (with Manhattan as the analog for Metropolis), in which case the puns would make sense. See more »


Batman's shadow on the wall behind the Joker and his men shows him holding up his cape in his trademark pose to frighten of villains. However, Batman stopped striking that pose as he began to speak. See more »


Batman: [standing over an unconscious Joker] That's what easy living gets you, kids. Stick to your books!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Only a grisly ghoul would poison an innocent teenage girl
21 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul" continues the dark twisted Joker from season one, his attempted electrocution of Batman and Robin foiled by a timely blackout ("just like New York!"). A voice analyzer reveals that Dick Grayson's crush, sweet Susie (Donna Loren), is secretly in league with The Joker (Cesar Romero), the one planting silver dollars or test results in machines all over the high school. When 'Dickie boy' Grayson shows up at the Easy Living Candy Store to make an impression on Susie, he only succeeds in making the wrong one, strictly amateur night in cigarette smoking, but it's enough for the evil Joker to cover his tracks by offering her a special perfume laced with poison, which almost succeeds. From here it's not difficult to foil his latest ghastly joke, corrupting Woodrow Roosevelt High's athletic honor students using examination papers with the answers provided, forcing them to throw the big game for big money. One might think this endeavor to be a comedown from Romero's debut, but considering what would transpire the third season it's a virtual classic, still reasonably serious per Lorenzo Semple Jr. (attempted murder is no joke!).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: