Batman

1966 • ABC
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Season 1 episodes (34)

1 Hi Diddle Riddle
1/12/66
While the Riddler maneuvers Batman into being sued, the Dynamic Duo investigate the supervillain's concurrent scheme.
2 Smack in the Middle
1/13/66
The Riddler fashions a mold of the face of the unconscious Robin. He contacts Batman with two more riddles. The Riddler tells Batman if he can solve the riddles, he'll know where Robin is. At the same time, Molly dons a Robin costume and a mask. Her task is to trick Batman into taking her to the Batcave. She succeeds but Batman had seen her disguise (but not for the reason most male viewers would guess). Trying to flee Batman, she panics and falls into the Batcave's atomic reactor. Batman rescues the real Robin but the Riddler escapes once more. Batman must solve additional riddles to find the villain's target -- the Moldavian pavilion at the world's fair where an ancient mammoth -- with jewels on the outside and priceless postage stamps inside -- is on display.
3 Fine Feathered Finks
1/19/66
The Penguin plots to manipulate Batman into inadvertently devising capers for him.
4 The Penquin's a Jinx
1/20/66
Bruce Wayne escapes the Penguin's deathtrap and returns to the Batcave. What he doesn't know is that one of the Penguin's clues, an umbrella, has a listening device. As a result, the Penguin listens in as the Dynamic Duo debate what the clues mean and what caper the Penguin may attempt to pull. As a result, the Penguin kidnaps movie star Dawn Robbins.
5 The Joker is Wild
1/26/66
The Joker decides to fight fire with fire against Batman with a utility belt of his own.
6 is Riled
1/27/66
Batman avoids a public unmasking but is unable to bring in the Joker, thanks to the villain's utility belt. Eventually, Batman and Robin are captured by the Joker's gang. But the Joker doesn't know a showdown with the Dynamic Duo awaits.
7 Instant Freeze
2/2/66
Dr. Shivel aka Mr. Freeze has returned and is seeking revenge on Batman, who accidentally spilled a freeze solution on him, being forced to live in a -50 climate. He is committing crimes involving diamonds, or "ice," in different forms. He freezes the duo, who look like goners.
8 Rats Like Cheese
2/3/66
Vince, a temperamental physician at a Gotham City hospital (apparently a takeoff on Ben Casey), saves Batman and Robin. The Dynamic Duo resume their pursuit of Mr. Freeze. Eventually, Batman substitutes himself for Paul Diamonte, a baseball player, Mr. Freeze has kidnapped. Robin, disobeying Batman's orders to stay away, is also captured by the villain. Now, in his headquarters, Mr. Freeze is using his climate controls so that only Batman or Robin will have access to life-giving warmth.
9 Zelda the Great
2/9/66
The Dynamic Duo arranges a trap for an elusive annual bank robber, but the female magician they are hunting is on to them with a new scheme of her own.
10 A Death Worse Than Fate
2/10/66
Told that her loot is genuine money after all, Zelda is forced to lure Batman and Robin into a possibly unsolvable deathtrap, with hitmen waiting outside to shoot them if they escape.
11 A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away
2/16/66
King Boris, who hails from a European country, comes to Gotham City for a visit. Upon his arrival, there is a disturbance, which includes a clue from the Riddler. Batman and Robin investigate and get on the Riddler's trail. They are trapped by the criminal, who ties them to large wheels that will spin with ever-increasing speed until they are dead.
12 When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play
2/17/66
Batman manages to escape the Riddler's death trap. He and Robin decide to lay low until they can figure out the Riddler's caper. Meanwhile, the Riddler frees King Boris, who brings a gift to a major monument in Gotham City. It turns out the Riddler has substituted a bomb for King Boris's gift and he is demanding a ransom. The Riddler, though, overplays his hand, enabling Batman and Robin to capture the Riddler and his gang.
13 The Thirteenth Hat
2/23/66
Jervis Tetsch, aka the Mad Hatter, is abducting all the jurors who convicted him of a previous crime wave. He is also taking their hats. His final target is none other than Batman, who provided the key testimony in the Mad Hatter's trial. Batman and Robin have the Mad Hatter and his gang cornered but the criminal mastermind manages to encase the Caped Crusader in plaster of Paris.
14 Stands Pat
2/24/66
Batman, thanks to superior breath control, is able to escape the plaster of Paris in which he was encased. Despite this, the Mad Hatter is still at large. Eventually, Batman and Robin again face off against the Mad Hatter at his criminal lair. Things look bad, but the Dyamic Duo manage to triumph.
15 The Joker Goes to School
3/2/66
At Woodrow Roosevelt High School, a vending machine gives out money. Dick Grayson is there to witness it. Batman learns the vending machines are operated by a company bought by the Joker after being released from prison. The Joker and his gang are aided by Susie, a cheerleader at the school. In the course of their investigation, Batman and Robin are captured and placed in electric chairs. If a "one armed bandit" comes up the wrong way, they'll be electrocuted.
16 He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul
3/3/66
A power failure prevents Batman and Robin from being electrocuted. Meanwhile, a recording Batman made confirms that cheerleader Susie is one of the Joker's confederates. Robin, in his Dick Grayson identity, attempts to infiltrate the gang. Meanwhile, the Joker's main plot is finally revealed. Members of the high school basketball team receive answers to final exams from the rigged vending machines. The Joker appears, claiming to be a concerned citizen. The team's starters will be suspended as the Joker bets big money on the team's next opponent. Batman, however, has other ideas.
17 True or False Face
3/9/66
False Face traps Batman and Robin, and binding them to a subway track just minutes before a train is scheduled to come by.
18 Holy Rat Race
3/10/66
Alfred contacts Batman by radio from the Batcave. Batman instructs the butler to short circuit a communications device the hero has on his wrist. This enable Batman to get free of his bonds. He and Robin get free just before they would be run over by a subway train. The Dynamic Duo resume their pursuit of False Face, which ends up at an old movie studio.
19 The Purr-fect Crime
3/16/66
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.
20 Better Luck Next Time
3/17/66
Batman evades the attacking tiger thanks to his utility belt. First, he scales the wall. Then, he uses a sonic device "to split the tiger's skull," as narrator William Dozier informs us. The hero still has to free Robin, who is facing a separate death trap. Once that task is completed, the Dynamic Duo are back on Catwoman's trail. It turns out the feline villain is after the lost treasure of Captain Manx, which is in a remote spot outside of Gotham City.
21 The Penguin Goes Straight
3/23/66
After his recent release from jail, The Penguin has started his own protective agency and is thwarting small time hoodlums everywhere he goes. Batman & Robin decide to send in an undercover Alfred to spy on the newly reformed Penguin and his recently acquainted high society friends. However, the Penguin has anticipated Batman and Robin's every move and manages to give them a makeover into wanted men instead of him.
22 Not Yet, He Ain't
3/24/66
Allready wanted for a robbery they didn't commit, Batman and Robin fake their own deaths with a little help from Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara. They even allow the Penguin to take hold of the Batmobile, now renamed 'Birdmobile' in order to keep track on them via a hidden camera.
23 The Ring of Wax
3/30/66
The Riddler's latest scheme involves stealing a wax figure to melt down for its wax that is powerfully corrosive when exposed to direct flame.
24 Give 'em the Axe
3/31/66
Taking advantage of the Riddler's mistaken belief that they were killed escaping his deathtrap, the Dynamic Duo must stop the villain from stealing a treasure of Incan jewels that would mean destroying an archaeological treasure as well.
25 The Joker Trumps an Ace
4/6/66
A wave of senseless robberies by the Joker prove to be part of a plot against a visiting maharajah.
26 Sets the Pace
4/7/66
After an ingenious escape, Batman and Robin again pick up the trail of the Joker. The villain's ultimate crime is designed not only to make him rich but to ruin Batman's reputation.
27 The Curse of Tut
4/13/66
A former academic who thinks he is really King Tut has returned. Batman and Robin seek his capture. A twist occurs, however, when King Tut's gang kidnaps Bruce Wayne. They are taking the millionaire in an ambulance. As Bruce tries to get free, the rear doors of the ambulance open and Bruce rides a cart toward a cliff.
28 The Pharaoh's in a Rut
4/14/66
Bruce frees himself just before the cart he is riding goes over a cliff. As Batman, he works to bring King Tut to justice. But the hero is captured by King Tut instead. Batman is then tortured as King Tut drops a pebble on his head at a time. Robin works to track Batman in time.
29 The Bookworm Turns
4/20/66
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.
30 While Gotham City Burns
4/21/66
Batman saves Robin from the Wayne Memorial Clock Tower at the last possible Big Benjamin second. While they are busy in the Batcave, The Bookworm steals a priceless cookbook from stately Wayne Manor. He then lures the Dynamic Duo into an oversized cookbook on display in the middle of Gotham city and steals the Batmobile. Can Batman and Robin escape before their goose is cooked?
31 Death in Slow Motion
4/26/66
Charlie Chaplin and the Keystone Kops raid the till at the newly opened Gotham movie theater. The culprits turn out to be 'The Riddler' and his gang in disguise. They lead the Dynamic Duo on a crime spree chase from Mother Gatham's Bakery, past the Gotham Library, and into a Temperance Party. At each of these events, the villains are accompanied by German film maker Van Bloheim who captures everything on celluloid.
32 The Riddler's False Notion
4/27/66
Robin has been captured by 'The Riddler', leaving Batman fearing his own reaction. Therefore he asks Commissioner Gordon to accompany him to the Bat-cave to witness his interrogation of Pauline, The Riddler's moll. All clues eventually lead back to the priceless silent film collection of Mr. Van Jones, to which The Riddler is about to add his own silent masterpiece.
33 Fine Finny Fiends
5/3/66
Alfred is kidnapped by the Penguin and his finny fiends, while buying caviar for the Multimillionaires Annual Award Dinner. Although the loyal butler does not know the secret location where the dinner is to be held, Penguin brainwashes the man-servant as part of his diabolical scheme. Batman and Robin track down the Penguin's hideout on a fishing pier owned by 'Knott A. Fish', only to walk into a trap.
34 Makes the Scenes
5/4/66
The Penguin learns the location of the Multi-millionaires Annual Award Dinner from Alfred: on board Bruce Wayne's S.S. Gotham Neptune. His female fink Finella replaces the beauty queen for the chosen charity Miss Natural Resources, pops out of a giant cake at the diner and proceeds to gas all the multimillionaires present, as well as Bruce Wayne and Master Grayson's replacements: Batman and Robin.

About this show

Long-awaited 1960s TV series featuring Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as The Boy Wonder Robin) has arrived in Digital HD with all 120 episodes! With perfectly pitched scripts and iconic high-camp cleverness of its "Pow!" "Thwack!" "Zap!" graphics, Batman leaped from comic books to our living rooms as one of TV's most beloved hits.
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Jacob Bains
December 16, 2018
Yes it's campy, ridicpus . But I grew up with this. This was my first introduction to the Batman pathos, and then cane the Animated Series vis-à-vis the 1992- tetralogy. Culture shock on how the famous detective is a an anyone to vigilante as it is in the original detective comics (DC).
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Brian Dillard
December 17, 2020
Google sells TV shows but doesn't actually let you watch them... I hate giving this classic one star, but unfortunately I made the mistake of buying this on Google and I can't watch that on Google TV or Google devices. Essentially Google chargers for things, and then you get errors when you actually try to watch them. I don't have this issue on movies that were purchased on Google, but I do have this issue with any TV shows.
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Moshe R Zobelman
November 12, 2014
It was by far my Favorite Show as a child and growing up I idolized Batman and Robin it made me feel so Good and gave me much pleasure . as it did for many Adults and children . It's with great pleasure I Welcome this wonderful TV show backs Thanks for all the Great Pleasure l and so many will derive from this show
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