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Shoot a Crooked Arrow 

Archer and his gang have come to Gotham City, winning the public's favor with their Robin Hood style deeds of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Batman and Robin set out to ... See full summary »

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... Batman
... Robin
... Alfred
... Commissioner Gordon
... Chief O'Hara
... Mrs. Cooper
... The Archer
... Maid Marilyn
... Allan A. Dale
... Crier Tuck
... Big John
... Everett Bannister
... First Poor Person
Heidi Winston ... Second Poor Person (as Heidi Jensen)
... Third Poor Person
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Archer and his gang have come to Gotham City, winning the public's favor with their Robin Hood style deeds of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Batman and Robin set out to discover the location of their hideout and stop these villains, only to find themselves caught by a trap in the Archer's lair. Written by Twenty Penguins

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The Archer, and many other elements of the episode are drawn from Robin Hood. In some versions of the Batman Comic Books, Robin was said to have named himself after Robin Hood. See more »

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Batman and Robin are snared in a trap net which raises to the ceiling. Batman tells Robin not to worry, he'll get a knife and cut them out. Archer and his gang mere minutes later enter to retrieve them, but they are unconscious. No scenes or dialogue are given as to why. See more »

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The Archer: I came to warn thee - all of thee. I don't want anybody interfering with my robbing or giving, understand?
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The second season opens with a whimper
8 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Shoot a Crooked Arrow" was chosen to open the second season, and its unimpressive villain and plot must have played a huge part in the show's dip in the ratings. Art Carney was an odd choice for The Archer, looking decidedly uncomfortable as a modern day Robin Hood, vowing to rob from the rich (Bruce Wayne) and give to the poor, to the extent that his $50,000 bail is paid in coins by the poor citizens of Gotham City. It's nice to see Doodles Weaver (brother of Pat, uncle of Sigourney) as accomplice Crier Tuck, with Dick Clark doing the Batclimb cameo, and former boxing champ Archie Moore as coin collecting Everett Bannister. Robert Cornthwaite turns in a typically slimy performance as Allan A. Dale, who confounds the Dynamic Duo by turning the wayward Archer into a hero in the eyes of the destitute. The finale finds Batman and Robin trussed up on the field of honor, as Archer and his men ride to the kill with lances in hand.


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