Batman (1966–1968)
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The Joker Trumps an Ace 

A wave of senseless robberies by the Joker prove to be part of a plot against a visiting maharajah.

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(as Francis Cockrell), (as Marian Cockrell) | 1 more credit »
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The Maharajah (as Dan Seymore)
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Henchman #1 (as Norm Alden)
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Jill
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Mrs. Belmont
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Prescott Belmont
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The Joker launches a new crime wave with robberies that appear to make no sense, such as stealing hairpins from rich women and a hole from a golf course. But the Joker knows exactly what he's doing. Batman and Robin are in pursuit and eventually invade the villain's headquarters. The heroes are placed in a chamber and are told if they can float for an hour, they'll go free. The Joker then begins to flood the chamber with poison gas. The Joker says the Dynamic Duo may not be able to swim in the gas "but you can drown in it!" Written by Bill Koenig

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6 April 1966 (USA)  »

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Based on a 1949 comic book story published in Batman issue number 53. See more »

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The Joker: [laughs hysterically] There. My funny-ray has neutralized the gadgets in your utility belts for at least an hour!
[more cackling]
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A Special Director: Richard C. Sarafian
19 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Season one of Batman had a special energy and film-like quality that was not always present in the later seasons and the Nelson Riddle scores seemed to have more punch in this first year.

This two-parter was the only adventure directed by Sarafian so maybe he has a lot to do with this Joker show being so good. The footage of the Batmobile driving on the golf course is pleasing, but then, the Batmobile always looked good. Later footage of Batman and Robin in The Joker's headquarters, with The Joker singing away at them, is just as well done.

And then B&R are placed in the chamber with narrator William Dozier warning of danger to come. This is 25 minutes of outstanding film-like television that you will never forget. And for those who were a bit turned off by the last Joker show - The Joker Goes To School - don't worry, this is 100 times better than that!


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