Batman (1966–1968)
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The Purr-fect Crime 

Catwoman initiates a series of thefts that cause Commissioner Gordon to summon Batman and Robin. But the importance of the crimes go beyond the taking of the objects involved. The Dynamic ... See full summary »


James Sheldon

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Episode complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Julie Newmar ... The Catwoman
Jock Mahoney ... Leo
Harry Holcombe ... Mr. Andrews (as Harry Holcomb)
Ralph Manza ... Felix
Pat Zurica ... Guard


Catwoman initiates a series of thefts that cause Commissioner Gordon to summon Batman and Robin. But the importance of the crimes go beyond the taking of the objects involved. The Dynamic Duo eventually find Catwoman's lair. But Robin is whisked away while Batman is given a choice between two doors. If he picks the right door, he'll find Catwoman. If he picks the wrong one, he'll face certain doom. The hero makes the wrong selection and is about to be attacked by a tiger. Written by Bill Koenig

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Release Date:

16 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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Did You Know?


When the Batmobile first exits from Wayne Manor in this episode, we see it from the perspective of the passengers. See more »


Batman: [seeing Catwoman for the first time] You feline devil! What have you done with Robin?
Catwoman: Aw, is that any way to greet an old friend, Batman? Not even a "hello, how are you"? Teach him some manners, fellas!
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Referenced in Batman XXX: A Porn Parody (2010) See more »

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This Episode & NASA History
19 June 2016 | by WillisRohrbackSee all my reviews

March 16, 1966 was launch day for Gemini 8, an important mission in the development of NASA's progress towards a moon landing. Featuring future moon walkers & Apollo commanders Neil Armstrong (Apollo 11) and Dave Scott (Apollos 9 & 15), it was an ambitious mission highlighted by the first docking between two spacecraft, and a planned, elaborate EVA (or spacewalk) by Scott, which never came off, because about 6 hours into the mission, the astronauts faced a life threatening emergency when the Gemini 8 capsule spun and tumbled out of control because of a malfunctioning thruster rocket, the astronauts nearly lost consciousness and the mission had to be aborted and brought back to earth almost immediately, landing in the wrong ocean, hundreds of miles away from the nearest rescue ship.

What does this have to do with Batman? Well, the emergency occurred during the broadcast of this episode of Batman, and ABC, like all the networks, cut away from its regularly scheduled programming to cover the Gemini 8 emergency, and ABC was buried under an avalanche of complaints from Batman fans for putting the lives of Armstrong & Scott ahead of those of Batman & Robin.

I was probably watching this when it happened, since I watched Batman from the beginning of its broadcast history, but I can't say for sure because I was only 4 years old at the time. I do remember this episode, having seen it probably a dozen times in reruns, but don't specifically remember it being interrupted that first time. As for the quality of the episode itself, it was a good one, like all the Julie Newmar Catwomans. We all love Julie Newmar for the obvious reasons, but she also had a great sense of humor and could really play comedy. But at the time, being only 4 years old, I didn't know this was supposed to be comedy. I took it serious.

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