Batman (1966–1968)
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While the Riddler maneuvers Batman into being sued, the Dynamic Duo investigate the supervillain's concurrent scheme.


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Lorenzo Semple Jr., Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)




Episode cast overview:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Jill St. John ... Molly
Allen Jaffe ... Harry
Michael Fox ... Inspector Basch
Damian O'Flynn ... Gideon Peale
Ben Astar ... The Moldavian Prime Minister
Jack Barry ... The Newscaster


The Riddler leaves a clue at a Moldavian reception at the Gotham City World's Fair. Batman and Robin are summoned and are on the villain's trail. But he tricks them; the heroes think he's committing a robbery with a handgun. In reality, the gun is a cigarette lighter (the answer to one of the Riddler's riddles). Now, the villain is suing Batman, where he will be forced to reveal his true identity in court. The heroes, still convinced the Riddler is planning a major crime, travel to a discotheque. There, Batman is drugged by Molly, one of the Riddler's confederates, while Robin is kidnapped. Robin appears to be in great danger as the episode ends. Written by Bill Koenig

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Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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Did You Know?


Television debut of Burt Ward. See more »


The Riddler tries to steal the Batmobile by using the keyless ignition. However, when Batman is trying to drive off later, the GCPD officers demand Batman hand over his keys, which are standard metal keys. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: You think Gotham City is a peaceful city? Ho ho ho, put your gum under your seats, hold your breath, and get ready to cheer Batman and hiss his diabolical enemies. Hissable enemy number one is now about to strike.
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The Riddler At His Best
8 March 2018 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

Got to love Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, his laugh, his facial expression and the way he leaps and jumps around makes him one of the best Riddler's in the Batman universe. The first episode of this classic series is a good introduction and the "bat dance" will always be remembered as one the episode highlights, "you sure move a mean cape Batman". I did wonder how the Riddler got the phone number of the Batphone in the Batmobile, and Batman answered it, "Batman speaking", not the old "yes Commissioner", which is how he would normally answer the phone.

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