Batman (1966–1968)
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Give 'Em the Axe 

Taking advantage of the Riddler's mistaken belief that they were killed escaping his deathtrap, the Dynamic Duo must stop the villain from stealing a treasure of Incan jewels that would mean destroying an archaeological treasure as well.

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James B. Clark
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred (credit only)
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Linda Gaye Scott ... Moth (as Linda Scott)
Joe E. Tata ... Tallow (as Joey Tata)
Michael Greene ... Matches
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Taking advantage of the Riddler's mistaken belief that they were killed escaping his deathtrap, the Dynamic Duo must stop the villain from stealing a treasure of Incan jewels that would mean destroying an archaeological treasure as well.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

All the instruments of torture used by the Riddler and/or his gang in this episode - the rack, the wheel, the pillory, the gibbet, and the scalding tub - were used extensively to extract "confessions" during the Spanish Inquisition. See more »

Goofs

In the museum, the Riddler incorrectly describes a pillory as the stocks. See more »

Quotes

Moth: [as Batman turns Moth over to the police] Oh, Batman, honey, Moth's learned her lesson. Really she has! Crime doesn't pay!
Batman: Unfortunately you learned your lesson too late, Moth. A Moth that plays around candles is bound to be burned.
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References Kismet (1955) See more »

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Will Batman wax serious?
19 May 2016 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

"Give 'Em the Axe" sees Batman using the shiny buckle on his utility belt to deflect a shaft of sunlight toward an unstable compound that explodes when heated, leaving the Dynamic Duo unconscious on the floor, though The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) again assumes that they are dead. At the museum to search for the sarcophagus of Incan Emperor Hualpo Cuisi, inside which should be found the fabled lost treasure, he's only momentarily interrupted by Robin, who confirms that Batman is dead. Imagine the villain's surprise when the shadow of the Bat appears to haunt him once again, this single handed Batfight ending with each crook encased in a different torture device. Another welcome hint at Riddler's egomaniacal genius, insisting on phoning Commissioner Gordon to report that Batman and Robin are dead, and to taunt with another puzzle: "crime is no fun without riddles!" Gorshin's high pitched giggle would be heard a fourth time this first season, before joining the rogues gallery of arch criminals in the feature film.


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