Penguin has opened a fancy restaurant called The Penguin's Nest. There every order has to be written down by the customers on a piece of paper. He then plans to get himself arrested and ... See full summary »

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Penguin has opened a fancy restaurant called The Penguin's Nest. There every order has to be written down by the customers on a piece of paper. He then plans to get himself arrested and hand over the handwritten notes to a forger doing time by the name of Ballpoint Baxter. Suspecting a scheme, Batman urges the police not to send The Penguin back to his permanent cell. Unable to reach Ballpoint, The Penguin and his culinary cohorts escape from jail, taking Chief O'Hara along as a hostage. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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This episode is based on a story that was published in issue #38 of the Batman comic book. See more »

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When Batman and Robin visit Penguin in his holding cell, he believes that he is being charged with "simulated murder". Batman corrects him, telling him that he is being held for violating the sanitary code. Since Penguin would have to be told the charge against him before being taken to his cell, this means that Batman and the police have changed the charge without telling him--a violation of Penguin's Miranda rights that Batman would never countenance. See more »

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Matey Dee: Wow! This high voltage battery pie sure worked the way The Penguin said it would!
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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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How can a Penguin lose his cool?
21 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Penguin's Nest" begins like most of those with Burgess Meredith, the wily bird seemingly gone straight, this time opening a high class restaurant catering to the rich and famous, who are required to write out their orders and sign them. When Penguin makes the mistake of trying to filch a bracelet from Aunt Harriet right in front of Chief O'Hara, Commissioner Gordon is ready to slap the cuffs on the mangy bird. Bruce Wayne's suggestion to consult Batman meets with disapproval from Penguin, who insists on being taken to prison, which sets off red flags galore. It doesn't take long for Batman to figure out The Penguin's scheme, considering all the signatures he has garnered from Gotham City's wealthiest patrons, with his reserved cell at the penitentiary right next to that of expert forger Ballpoint Baxter. When the Dynamic Duo finally accede and arrest the felonious fowl, he's dismayed to find himself incarcerated at a petty crooks facility, reduced to a 'bush league bird.' Kidnapping and threatening the life of Chief O'Hara is enough to get Batman racing to the scene, unaware of the bullet riddled reception that awaits. Grace Gaynor shows off her killer legs in a one piece hat check girl outfit, while the henchmen are in the capable hands of serial and Western veteran Lane Bradford, and marvelous ethnic comic Vito Scotti. David Lewis makes the fourth of his eight appearances as Warden Crichton, while the Batclimb cameo comes from Ted Cassidy, in his familiar guise as Lurch, butler of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, apparently playing the series theme on his harpsichord!


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