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Surf's Up! Joker's Under! 

The Joker plans to become the king of surfing, hoping the fame will give him control over the hearts and minds of Gotham City. He captures top surfer Skip Parker, then uses his "Surfing ... See full summary »

Director:

Oscar Rudolph

Writers:

Charles Hoffman, Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Yvonne Craig ... Batgirl
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Cesar Romero ... The Joker
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Johnny Green (as Johnny Green and The Green Men)
Ronnie Knox Ronnie Knox ... Skip Parker
Sivi Aberg Sivi Aberg ... Undine
John Mitchum ... Hot Dog Harrigan
Skip Ward ... Riptide
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The Joker plans to become the king of surfing, hoping the fame will give him control over the hearts and minds of Gotham City. He captures top surfer Skip Parker, then uses his "Surfing Experience & Ability Transferometer" to transfer the needed skills and stamina from Skip to himself. When all the other contestants drop out of the upcoming surfing match, Batman steps up to challenge the Joker's supremacy. Written by Twenty Penguins

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In his book "Back to the Batcave," Adam West calls this perhaps his least favorite episode, referring to Batman and the Joker surfing as a low point in the show's history. See more »

Goofs

There are no substantial waves when Batman & Joker enter or exit the ocean, but they are surfing on waves in between. See more »

Quotes

Chief O'Hara: [Gordon and O'Hara are disguised as beachcombers] Aw, these disguises are a good idea, Commissioner. But this surfboard's getting heavy.
Commissioner Gordon: All in the line of duty, Duke.
Chief O'Hara: Duke?
Commissioner Gordon: Well, most true surfers are known as 'Duke', 'Skip', 'Rabbit' or 'Buzzy'.
Chief O'Hara: Heh! All right, Buzzy.
[the Commissioner gives him a disproving glance]
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Connections

Referenced in Harley Quinn: The Final Joke (2020) See more »

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15 August 2017 | by samwa-27311See all my reviews

This episode, is definitely the best of Season 3, and as good as most of the second half of season 2.

I've seen every episode, some 12 times each.

Surf's Up, has a well-written script; excellent location filming; an accurate account of the surfing culture, and lingo of Southern CA surfing; an excellent musical score; Ceasar Romero ( always great), and much more.

A believable plot, and conclusion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Redondo Beach, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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