The Joker decides to fight fire with fire against Batman with a utility belt of his own.

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The Joker escapes from prison and begins another crime wave on Gotham City. After being foiled by Batman and Robin, thanks to Batman's utility belt, the Joker decides to make his own utility belt. The Joker eventually traps Batman and Robin and, on live television, he intends to unmask them. Written by Bill Koenig

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26 January 1966 (USA)  »

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This episode and its followup were based on the comic book story "The Joker's Utility Belt", originally published in Batman #73 (October-November 1952). The writers of the show probably became aware of the story when it was reprinted in Batman #176 (December 1965). See more »

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Aunt Harriet Cooper: I'm afraid you're going to have to practice more diligently, Dick. You're just not making any progress with Chopin.
Dick Grayson: Gee whiz, Aunt Harriet, what's so important about Chopin?
Bruce Wayne: All music is important, Dick. It's the universal language. One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.
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Referenced in The Poseidon Adventure (1972) See more »

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I Am Wild About This Two-Parter
28 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I have reviewed many Batman episodes on the IMDb and this two-parter is probably the second best two-parter (after the pilot) in the whole Batman series. I tell it like it is, and with that in mind, let me say that there is nothing I can point out as being wrong with this two-parter: it just goes from one great scene to the next!

Amazing film-like television with amazing characters and amazing images. Even narrator William Dozier sounds more thrilling than usual. In this first season, Batman was an adventure series first and a comedy second. The Joker Is Wild features some Joker moments in act one that are not too unlike some of The Joker moments in the Warner Brothers Batman motion picture of 1989.

So here it is, some totally wild film-like television that you will never forget!


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