Batman: Season 2, Episode 37

The Zodiac Crimes (11 Jan. 1967)

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The Joker and the Penguin team up on a crime wave based on signs of the zodiac. The pair, aided and abetted by a woman known as Venus, keep Batman and Robin on the run. The Dynamic Duo ... See full summary »

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Madge Blake ...
Joe Di Reda ...
Mars (as Joe DiReda)
Hal Baylor ...
Mercury
Vincent Barbi ...
Truck Driver
Louis Cordova ...
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The Joker and the Penguin team up on a crime wave based on signs of the zodiac. The pair, aided and abetted by a woman known as Venus, keep Batman and Robin on the run. The Dynamic Duo manage to capture the Penguin but the Joker remains on the loose. Batman and Robin figure the Joker's next caper will take place at a museum and lay a trap. But the heroes are captured instead. Now, Batman and Robin face almost certain death; the heroes are to be crushed beneath a giant asteroid on display at the museum. Written by Bill Koenig

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According to Adam West's "Back to the Batcave", the three-part episodes featuring The Joker and The Penguin, and The Penguin and Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, were each planned to be edited together as theatrical films for overseas releases. See more »

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Commissioner Gordon: What do you want here, Joker?
The Joker: Oh, just passing the time. Just I did all those long months in prison, after those caped cabbage-heads were lucky enough to defeat me!
Commissioner Gordon: Luck had nothing to do with it, Joker! Your warped criminal mind is no match for the wits of Batman and Robin! They'll outsmart you every time.
The Joker: A stroke of luck, I tell you!
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The Joker Looks To The Stars In This Outstanding Three-Parter
19 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is a great three-part adventure, mainly because, by the end of it, we see TWO well staged fights between The Joker and Batman/Robin. This might be year two when the series was being rushed into production but there is nothing rushed about the photography, lighting and direction of these two fight scenes.

One fight takes place in the Batcave and there is something thrilling about seeing bodies jump and fall all over that flashy Batcave hardware (hardware that was constantly used in Irwin Allen television as well) with Nelson Riddle music playing over it all.

Other highlights include the girl "Venus" and her relationship with the Batman, Robin and The Joker.

And yes, this is the semi-famous show with the giant clam attack! I was trying to guess if this clam did double time on Lost In Space or Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as well? If Batman ever comes to DVD, watch all three parts in one 75 minute screening and you will get a "movie" that leaves those dark modern Bat-movies for dead.

Outstanding!


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