Batman: Season 2, Episode 53

King Tut's Coup (8 Mar. 1967)

TV Episode  |  TV-G  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy
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After a blow to the head, Yale's Egyptology professor once again believes he is King Tut. He mistakes Bruce Wayne's friend Lisa for Queen Cleopatra, and kidnaps her so he can bring her to ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Madge Blake ...
Tim O'Kelly ...
Royal Jester
James O'Hara ...
Richard Bakalyan ...
Fouad Sphinx
Tol Avery ...
Deputy Mayor Zorty


After a blow to the head, Yale's Egyptology professor once again believes he is King Tut. He mistakes Bruce Wayne's friend Lisa for Queen Cleopatra, and kidnaps her so he can bring her to Egypt as his bride. Batman and Robin soon locate Tut's hideout, thanks to a hidden tracking device. But soon after entering, they are captured by Tut's cronies, and Batman is submerged in a sarcophagus under five feet of water. Written by Twenty Penguins

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8 March 1967 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a rare bit of topicality for the series, King Tut notes that Mayor Linseed is visiting the Asian Front. Obstensibly, this is a reference to America's involvement in Vietnam at the time. See more »


In the batclimb scene, as Suzy Knickerbocker leans out of the window, her earrings hang to the side rather than downwards, revealing the camera trickery. This may well be deliberate, however, given the show's tendency to poke fun at itself. See more »


King Tut: Bubble, bubble, little Bat, at the bottom of the vat. Your wings will dry and soon you'll fly to the great big belfry in the sky.
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Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy
21 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

This two-parter is loaded with an incredible number of amazing comedy scenes making it some of the most amusing screen entertainment (small screen or big screen) of all time:

One: At the start of act one Batman's too sophisticated dialogue has the cop at the station confused.

Two: As B&R are climbing a building, a funny woman sticks her head out of a window.

Three: Batman encounters a partly-hanged man and forgets to un-hang him.

Four: King Tut calls Robin "Spunky".

Five: King Tut has an amusing phone conversation with a rich man.

Six: Batman has an amusing conversation with the same rich man.

Seven: Tut makes fun of Robin when Robin gets angry. Tut calls Batman "the cowled cornball".

Eight: Bruce Wayne has a funny closing scene with sexy Lee Meriwether.

On top of the comedy, we have King Tut's two thugs (a black guy, a white guy) who seem to attract more attention than most thugs in this series as these two guys just seem to react to what is going on very well.

We have Lee Meriwether proving she has a lighter side not seen in Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel.

We have Gordon mentioning his daughter...who is yet to appear in the series.

Granted, the rooftop set looks cheap, but that is the only negative in this simply outstanding two-part episode!

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