Batman: Season 2, Episode 5

The Minstrel's Shakedown (21 Sep. 1966)

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The Minstrel, a villain with both musical talent and electronic ingenuity, is wrecking havoc with the Gotham City Exchange in an attempt to blackmail the exchange members. When he soon ... See full summary »

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Madge Blake ...
Leslie Perkins ...
Amanda
Remo Pisani ...
Bass
Norman Grabowski ...
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The Minstrel, a villain with both musical talent and electronic ingenuity, is wrecking havoc with the Gotham City Exchange in an attempt to blackmail the exchange members. When he soon realizes Batman and Robin are equally skilled with electronics, he deems them a threat to his plan and sets a trap for their demise. Written by Twenty Penguins

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When The Minstrel gives the account number for his protection, it is #007 in the Broccoli Bank, references to James Bond. See more »

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The Minstrel's henchwoman is referred to on screen as "Octavia" but the end credits list her as "Amanda". See more »

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[singing to the tune of "Good Night Ladies"]
The Minstrel: Good night Batman, good night Robin / Good night Batman, I'm going to leave you now.
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The Minstrel's henchwoman is referred to on screen as 'Octavia' but the end credits list her as 'Amanda'. See more »

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The Wandering Minstrel
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Performed by Van Johnson
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Van Johnson, Sexy Octavia, Music: Best Y2 Bat-Episode!
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Since my 1970s childhood this two-parter has been a favourite! You just hang on The Minstrel's every word because he looks like he is having such a good time. His sexy co-worker - Octavia - is one of the best female characters to appear in the whole Batman series. And on top of all this we have Nelson Riddle's brainwashing music playing over it all!

Attention Irwin Allen fans: Yes, that is the Lost In Space/Time Tunnel motor sound effect used in this two-parter.

Granted, I am a little bothered by the final act of part two when The Minstrel makes it a bit too easy for Batman to find Minstrel, but I can forgive that. I am fully aware that Van Johnson had a large body of work behind him here but, to me, he will always be The Minstrel, one of Batman's coolest bad guys ever!


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