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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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Storyline

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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Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Batman creator Bob Kane noted that this series saved the Batman comic series from cancellation when the show revived the character's popularity. Despite this, most comic fans despised this series for stereotyping superheroes and comics as campy nonsense. Furthermore, soon after the show was cancelled, the character's comic series took on a dark and deadly serious tone that was reminiscent of the original comics in the late 1930s as a reaction to this show's light touch. See more »

Goofs

Quite often when the batmobile is being rotated the black platform on which it lays can be seen; however when the batmobile leaves the batcave the platform is not there. See more »

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Batman: Come on, Robin, to the Bat Cave! There's not a moment to lose!
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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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In the late 1980s, original cast members reunited to film special introductions to be added to the start of each episode. See more »

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Batman Theme
Music by Neal Hefti
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Pure escapism and great memories
24 August 2003 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

Who could ever forget those immortal words such as "Pow" and "Wham" flashing up on the TV screen as Batman and Robin landed into evil wrong-doers with clenched fists flying. Those long black evening gloves of the Caped Crusaders could really pack a punch!

All of us who were hard core "Batniks" had boxes full of the mandatory merchandising goodies. There was the die-cast Batmobile and Bat Boat, the costume complete with 'útility belt' and I seem to recall a board game buzzing around at some point. No doubt, there was also a View-Master reel and probably a flicker ring as well. Ah, those were the days. If only we'd kept all of that stuff, be worth THOUSANDS on ebay!

It's a shame that kids haven't got anything like the old Batman nowadays. It was colorful, fun and highly imaginative.

Pure escapism and great memories.


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