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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Batman / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
...  Robin / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
...  Alfred / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
...  Commissioner Gordon 120 episodes, 1966-1968
...  Chief O'Hara 120 episodes, 1966-1968
...  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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12 January 1966 (USA)  »

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(120 episodes)

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Trivia

Interestingly, Alfred had been killed off saving Batman in the comic books but when it was announced that he would become a regular in the television series he was brought back to life in the comics as well with the explanation that he was brought back to life by a scientist. However, he woke up with pasty skin and circular marks on his body as well as superhuman strength and telekinetic powers and became a villain known as the Outsider. Interestingly, that villainous side of Alfred never appeared on the show. See more »

Goofs

In episode 7, Alfred refers to Robin as Mr. Ward, and not Mr. Grayson. See more »

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Alfred Pennyworth: [whispering to Bruce Wayne at the beginning of most every episode] It's the Bat-Phone.
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The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »

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Referenced in 13 Going on 30 (2004) See more »

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Batman Theme
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Holy Hell Batman we'll live on forever!
24 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Troy Whigham's first up review here really nails it! I'll just add a few of my own observations.

Part of the show's brilliance was its (arguably intentional) ability to appeal to young and old. Plenty of action for the ankle-biters and black black humor for the thinking adult. So corny, it was brilliant and from a nostalgic viewpoint now, not so far behind Maxwell Smart. No one has delivered such throw-away deadpan lines as Adam West who turned "Batman" into an srt-form by the second series. Credit too must also go to Burt Ward whose acting career never recovered from his oneness with the Boy Wonder!

Outstanding supporting criminal nemesis' provided by the likes of Cesar Romero, Eartha Kitt, Victor Buono and of course Burgess Meredith as The Penguin and Frank Gorshin as Riddler!

Never to be seen again!


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