Batman: Season 2, Episode 17

Hizzonner the Penguin (2 Nov. 1966)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy
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When Penguin runs for Mayor of Gotham city, Batman is persuaded to run against him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Madge Blake ...
Murray Roman ...
Byron Keith ...
Goon (as Joey Tata)
Cindy Malone ...
Judy Parker ...
Penguin Girl #2
Linda Meyers ...
Penguin Girl #3
Little Egypt ...


The Penguin appears to have gone straight. (Evidently the citizens of Gotham City have short memories; he tried the same trick in season one.) Not only that, he has emerged as the leading contender for mayor of Gotham City, thanks to a little-known provision of the city charter that permits felons to run for elective office. Mayor Linseed, facing almost certain defeat, convinces Batman to run for mayor. This displeases the Penguin, who doesn't want to leave anything to chance. He lures Batman and Robin into a trap and, by episode's end, things don't look good for the Dynamic Duo. Written by Bill Koenig

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2 November 1966 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the title the term "hizzoner" is slang for "his honor" usually applied to the city mayor in the United States. See more »


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The Penguin Runs for Mayor
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode, the Penguin runs for mayor. In an effort to prevent him from beating Mayor Linseed in the election, Batman decides to run against him.

Of course, Batman seeks to have a rational, logical dialog that sticks to the issues while the Penguin is all about flash and sizzle. Only a handful of people attend Batman's campaign rally, while the Penguin's rally features a belly dancer (Little Egypt) performing to the band Paul Revere and the Raiders.

The episode ends with Batman and Robin tied up in a basket which is slowly being lowered into a vat of acid. Things are looking bad for both the Dynamic Duo and Mayor Linseed.

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