A young Bruce Wayne is in his third year of trying to establish himself as Batman, protector of Gotham City. Living in Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, beneath elevated... See full summary »
This episode marks the first appearance of the Scarecrow in this series. See more »
Spiders have eight legs yet are shown as only having four See more »
My revenge is complete, the university is in the grip of fear, and Batman has been annihilated!
Annihilated! Destroyed! Dead!
[points out the window]
Then who's that?
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In the original series Henry Polic 2 plays the voice of Professor Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow. In the cast credits his name is spelled differently sometimes. It goes from Henry Polic II(Nothing to Fear) to Henry Polick(Fear of Victory) See more »
'The Scarecrow' Makes People Face Their Worst Fears
Here's another cool villain, "The Scarecrow," who is an ex-professor of psychology. (No wonder he's nuts.) Anyway, things didn't go well for him at the local university, so he's paying them back with terrorist attacks. His gimmick is a smoke-bomb in which people who inhale it suddenly face their worst fears. So, if it's rats or spiders or parental rejection - whatever your greatest fear - it will consume you, while 'The Scarecrow" does whatever he wants to do.
With Batman, his fear is more psychological: fear of his father's rejection.
This was another entertaining show with nice Deco art and a cool-looking villain. Alfred the butler also had some humorous remarks. It kind of freaks me out knowing Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is voicing that character, as I still associate that actor from his glory days as a television star way back in the 1950s and 1960s.
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