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Batman 

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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Adam West ...  Batman / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Burt Ward ...  Robin / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Alan Napier ...  Alfred / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Neil Hamilton ...  Commissioner Gordon 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Stafford Repp ...  Chief O'Hara 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Madge Blake ...  Mrs. Cooper 96 episodes, 1966-1967
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Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson lead a double life: they are actually the crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon summons the Dynamic Duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the jet-powered Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty utility-belts) thwart the efforts of a rogues gallery of flamboyant arch-villains, including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Batman comes to life tonight! Watch master criminals like The Riddler try to outwit those legendary crime fighters Batman and Robin in TWO spine-tingling episodes each week! (season 1)


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The interior shots of the Wayne Manor were all done on a very detailed set at the studio. See more »

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The road sign just outside the Bat Cave notes 14 miles to Gotham City. Wayne Manor, which of course sits above the Bat Cave, is always said or depicted to be within Gotham City limits. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Batman: To the Batcave!
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Crazy Credits

The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the late 1980s, original cast members reunited to film special introductions to be added to the start of each episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #29.136 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Batgirl Theme
Music by Billy May
Lyrics by Willy Mack
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Great TV show, but a travesty of the comics
29 April 2009 | by davidrulesyouSee all my reviews

Although I'm more into serious Batman, this TV show has a strange appeal for me. Maybe it's because I'm a Batman fan and love entertainment. I thought Adam West was good at portraying Batman (although I still think Michael Keaton is the best Batman). Burt Ward I thought was a good Robin, and he and Batman were a great team in that show together, the way they were fighting the bad guys, the way they were getting awards, etc. Every episode seems so fun. I also like the theme song for this TV show. It's so memorable, you'll remember it for years to come.

For serious Batman fans however, this TV show is nothing but a dumb-down mockery of the comics (mostly for what I said: entertainment). Even though it does seem like the comic is coming to life, it tones down the violence so that it would suitable for children to watch as well as adults and make it be laughed at. Also, it lacks any darkness Batman would usually associate with. If you want to watch serious Batman (which I prefer more), I recommended you stay away from this and watch either the two movies directed by Tim Burton or the latest two movies by Christopher Nolan. You'll just be offended with this.

Despite this, this is still a great TV show with memorable scenes and a phenomenon in popular culture. Because of what I said: I rate this TV show 7/10. I wonder how Bob Kane would have felt with this TV show, although he did one time say that Adam West was a buddy of his.


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