Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and his ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) 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 (Neil Hamilton) 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 archvillains, including The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and the Catwoman (Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt).Written by
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Carolyn Jones played the villain Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, five times on this show. The character's signature line was "Relax, and worship me". Jones was so fond of this phrase she would use it on her friends as a gag. See more »
Commissioner Gordon, in similar situations, addresses Bruce Wayne as "Bruce" in some episodes and as "Mr. Wayne" in others. See more »
By the way, Batman, have you seen millionaire Bruce Wayne? He doesn't answer the phone at his stately manor.
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The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »
In the late 1980s, original cast members reunited to film special introductions to be added to the start of each episode. See more »
A Wonderful 120 Episode Series With 120 Related Products
The elements that made this series so good:
The casting of Batman/Bruce, the casting of Robin/Dick, the casting of The Joker, the casting of The Riddler, the casting of King Tut, the casting of The Penguin, composer Nelson Riddle, composer Billy May, the Irwin Allen sound effects, the flashy Batcave set, the Batmobile, the colourful narrator, and one element is too private to mention here.
This 120 episode series has so many related productions you must see as well: the 1949 Batman and Robin movie serial, the 1966 Batman movie, The Green Hornet TV series of 1966, the Shazam! TV series of 1974, the Superfriends cartoon, the YouTube satire videos, 2003's Back To The Batcave, 2016's Batman cartoon with West/Ward doing the voices, the 1966 Batman Facebook groups with rare behind-the-scene photos of the series, etc. It never ends. 1966 Batman will live forever!
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