With his special truck finished, Shame goes to work on his final caper - the theft of four prize cattle worth over one million dollars. Batman and Robin deduce his plan, but realize they are too late to stop him and too slow to catch him. With little left to go on, the Dynamic Duo employ their "bat-logic" to try to figure out his next move. Written by
Did You Know?
This show was famous for its use of stunt casting and inside jokes, some of which are probably lost on people now. One of them is found in this episode, a parody of Shane. At the time this was originally broadcast, ABC also had a TV version of the movie, with Christopher Shea
playing the role of Joey Starett. In this Batman, there is a little boy who rather closely mimics Joey Starett in the movie. As it turns out Eric Shea
, who plays the little boy, is the younger brother of Christopher Shea
, who played Joey in the TV version, which was on the air at the same time, although its last episode was broadcast a couple of weeks after this Batman episode. See more
True to the "sanitization" of television violence in this era, although Robin is shot by Shame, and Batman subsequently cuts the embedded bullet out of Robin's heel with his Batknife, there's not a trace of blood to be seen anywhere. See more
Let's go, Robin. We've set another youth on the road to a brighter tomorrow.