Catwoman and the Sandman have teamed up, and they're after the fortunes of J. Pauline Spaghetti, a rich insomniac. Catwoman pulls a publicity stunt, getting the Sandman (under the guise of "Dr. Somnambula") an invitation to Spaghetti's penthouse - and her financial records. Batman and Robin investigate the situation, but soon find themselves trapped by the criminals. Written by
Did You Know?
According to co-writer Ellis St. Joseph
, this and the episode which followed ("The Catwoman Goeth"), as originally planned, were to have Sandman as their only villain, and Robert Morley
had agreed to play the part. Then, the producers decided to incorporate Catwoman into the story, and co-writer Charles Hoffman
was brought in to make the necessary changes. St. Joseph was very much dissatisfied with the new direction the script was taking (although evidently not enough to have his name removed from the credits), as was Morley, who backed out of doing the part. David Tomlinson
was then offered the part, and declined for the same reason. Michael Rennie
, who was doing a lot of TV at the time, ultimately played the role. See more
This machine will button you up forever, Batman. Wonder Boy, or whatever they call you, start the machine.
[Robin, under Sandman's sleeping spell, does as he is ordered