Batman: Season 2, Episode 40

That Darn Catwoman (19 Jan. 1967)

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The Catwoman manages to drug Robin. The junior member of the Dynamic Duo is now the Catwoman's mindless slave. Batman is on the trail of the sultry villain, but he's hampered by the fact he... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Madge Blake ...
Jock Gaynor ...
Tony Epper ...
George Sawaya ...
David Renard ...
Prince Kereb
Pat Pending


The Catwoman manages to drug Robin. The junior member of the Dynamic Duo is now the Catwoman's mindless slave. Batman is on the trail of the sultry villain, but he's hampered by the fact he can't harm his partner. Eventually, Batman is trapped by the Catwoman. He's in a giant trap and Robin is cutting the rope that will cause a giant mouse trap to snap on Batman. The Catwoman offers Batman a choice -- die by Robin's hand or agree to be subjected to the same drug. Written by Bill Koenig

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19 January 1967 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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Puns in this episode:
  • "World's richest and cheapest inventor" Pat Pending is a common abbreviation for "Patent Pending".

  • Rudy, the Valet is a reference to actor/singer Rudy Vallée.

  • New Guernsey is the Batman version of New Jersey. Jersey and Guernsey are both breeds of dairy cattle.

  • Mayor Linseed is a pun on John Lindsay, mayor of New York City from 1966 until 1973.

  • Governor Stonefellow is a pun on Nelson Rockefeller, governor of New York state from 1959 until 1973.

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Aunt Harriet: Alfred?
Alfred: Yes, madam?
Aunt Harriet: I know I shouldn't ask you this, but... why am I not allowed in Bruce's study?
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References That Darn Cat! (1965) See more »


California Nights
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Liebling
Performed by Lesley Gore
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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IMO, the best episode of Season 2
3 April 2012 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not a huge fan of Stanley Ralph Ross; he tended to camp things up a bit. That said, however, he did the first Catwoman episode back in March 1966, and he has written what has to be the best episode of Season 2.

Basically, Catwoman has a sidekick, Pussycat, who manages to drug Robin and have him join her gang. The episode is about Batman's efforts to rescue Robin.

What makes this episode work so well is the overall pace of the story, and it plays more like a Season 1 episode. The cast also helps, especially pop star Lesley Gore as Pussycat. Eerily, Catwoman tells Pussycat that she was a washed-up 20-year-old singer; her "California Nights" that she sings in this episode was her last major Top 40 hit, released around the time of this episode. Ms. Gore, incidentally, was a nice of producer Howie Horowitz, which likely explains her casting.

Julie Newmar is in fine form here as Catwoman, and so is the rest of the cast. Overall, one of the best episodes of the series, and likely the very best of Season 2!

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