Framed by the Penguin, Batman and Robin prepare a trap to lure the supervillain into executing his true scheme's masterstroke.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Madge Blake ...
Kathleen Crowley ...
Sophia Starr
Al Checco ...
Bill Welsh ...
Newsman George (as Bill Welch)
Jim Drum ...
The Policeman


Allready wanted for a robbery they didn't commit, Batman and Robin fake their own deaths with a little help from Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara. They even allow the Penguin to take hold of the Batmobile, now renamed 'Birdmobile' in order to keep track on them via a hidden camera. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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24 March 1966 (USA)  »

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Penguin quotes a line from Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky." See more »


Batman and Robin claim to be spying on the Penguin using a TV camera hidden behind the fuel gauge in the Batmobile. However, the angle of the shot indicates that the camera is outside the passenger door. See more »


Commissioner Gordon: [the police have gunned down Batman and Robin] Don't feel too badly about it, men, you did what you had to do. It's always tragic to see a crime fighter turn bad.
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"There's nothing so tragic as a good crime fighter turned bad"
20 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Not Yet, He Ain't" begins with Batman and Robin reviving in time to avert being shot through the heart by using the bullet proof soles of their shoes to absorb the bullets fired by Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara. Not finding two corpses where they ought to be, The Penguin (Burgess Meredith) barges into Gordon's office and demands to know why Batman has yet to be arrested, if the red Batphone makes it simple enough to contact him. Batman receives Penguin's challenge over the phone, and promises to be there in 25 minutes. Demanding police protection for the threat on his life, the tricky bird seems to hold all the cards, and when the Dynamic Duo arrive, driven insane by persecution, the two must flee at the sound of police sirens. Gunned down by machine gun in an alley, the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder are promised a decent burial by the saddened Commissioner, while Penguin now rides around town in the reconfigured Batmobile, now his personal Birdmobile. At this juncture he proposes marriage to Sophia Starr (Kathleen Crowley), with the volume of expensive gifts his ultimate prize all along: "a fortune in wedding gifts and still a bachelor!" Our first look at the Batcycle (a new one seen in the feature film, and four further episodes), and a surprise for the arch villain concludes with a priceless line about one item still to do for Batman: "the Batmobile, we'll have to have it fumigated!" Even after trying to make off with wedding gifts before the ceremony, a still smitten Sophia Starr is convinced that she can help reform the hardened criminal, who wants nothing to do with her: "married, and kept in a bathtub? Great heavenly ice floes, take me to prison!" This match of writer Lorenzo Semple Jr. and director Leslie H. Martinson would be retained for the feature film that began shooting once the first season ended.

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