Commissioner Gordon appears to have been assassinated during the opening of a new bridge. A copy of Hemmingway's 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' nearly blows up the Batmobile. Both incidents are clues to the Bookworm's latest scheme. Batman and Robin interrogate The Bookworm's henchwoman Miss Limpet but deduce she is leading them into a trap. And while Batman intends to walk right into it, it is Robin who falls first.
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
This featured the first of the many "head-out-the-window" cameo appearances that would become a hallmark on Batman
(1966) during its first two seasons. A well-known celebrity would stick their head out the window as Batman and Robin were climbing up the side of a building and exchange a few lines of dialogue with them. In this first case, the cameo was Jerry Lewis
. Other celebrities would include Art Linkletter
, Sammy Davis Jr.
, syndicated newspaper columnist "Suzie Knickerbocker" (Aileen Mehle
), Van Williams
and Bruce Lee
(as the Green Hornet and Kato), and, on Christmas week of 1966, Santa Claus (in the person of Andy Devine
). See more
The opening shot is of the dedication of a new bridge, but the pavement everyone is walking on is faded and shows several patched lines of darker asphalt. If the bridge was new, the whole area would have been new, dark asphalt. See more
[close to tears
I just hope *they* were watching the television.
Batman and Robin. Who else can save us now?
Don't worry, Aunt Harriet. I guess there's not much those two miss.