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Hizzonner the Penguin 

When Penguin runs for Mayor of Gotham city, Batman is persuaded to run against him.

Director:

Oscar Rudolph

Writers:

Stanford Sherman, Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin
Paul Revere & The Raiders Paul Revere & The Raiders ... Themselves (as Paul Revere and the Raiders)
George Furth ... Gallus
Woodrow Parfrey ... Rooper
Murray Roman ... Trendek
Joe E. Tata ... Goon (as Joey Tata)
Byron Keith ... Mayor Linseed
Cindy Malone Cindy Malone ... Lulu
Judy Parker Judy Parker ... Penguin Girl #2
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Storyline

The Penguin appears to have gone straight. (Evidently the citizens of Gotham City have short memories; he tried the same trick in season one.) Not only that, he has emerged as the leading contender for mayor of Gotham City, thanks to a little-known provision of the city charter that permits felons to run for elective office. Mayor Linseed, facing almost certain defeat, convinces Batman to run for mayor. This displeases the Penguin, who doesn't want to leave anything to chance. He lures Batman and Robin into a trap and, by episode's end, things don't look good for the Dynamic Duo. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A similar story was used in Tim Burton's Batman Returns (1992) having Oswald Cobblepot (The Penguin) run for mayor of Gotham City. See more »

Quotes

The Penguin: Politics is wonderful! I can use all my lowest, slurpiest tricks, but now they're legal! I should have been a politician years ago!
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Referenced in Batman Returns (1992) See more »

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Guess who's running for Mayor
21 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Hizzoner the Penguin" was Burgess Meredith's first appearance this second season, and easily his best. A series of carefully conceived 'good deeds' have the effect the cagey bird requires, since he has decided to run for mayor and depose Mayor Linseed (Byron Keith, making the fourth of his ten appearances). Crack pollsters Gallus (George Furth), Rooper (Woodrow Parfrey), and Trendek (Murray Roman) predict easy victory for The Penguin, so Batman gets the call as Gotham City's last hope of victory. While Penguin entertains his followers with champagne and music (supplied by Paul Revere and the Raiders, who don't sing), Batman's sincere oratory seemingly puts his crowd to sleep! A request from the Grand Order of Occidental Nighthawks leads to a short Batfight, the Dynamic Duo suspended above a vat of sulfuric acid, getting lower as the ice continues to melt. Citizen Penguin arrives to put a stop to the horror, but unable to scrounge up a dime to phone the police decides to walk over to headquarters, only a matter of hours! Unbilled cameos include Western veteran sidekick Fuzzy Knight as the blind news dealer, and The Three Stooges' Joe Besser as a Penguin supporter.


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