July 31, 2020

A Quick Look at Batman:The Movie (1966)

Before we dive into Season 2 we need to discuss another little item. In between Season one and two was a something very special- a full length theatrical movie. Yep, it went into cinema’s two months after the final episode of season 1. The big draw, besides being a big budget movie, was that it would be the first time all four main villains would team up!

Almost ten years ago (yikes) one of my earliest articles was a plot rundown of the movie. It was an experiment and one I obviously didn’t stick with. Still, I already discussed the plot at length so wasn’t sure if I should mention the movie. But I decided it was time to watch it again and briefly discuss it so that this little project is complete. So here is a brief over view.


Batman The Movie



 Plot:Penguin enlists the aid of the Joker, Riddler, and Catwoman in a wild scheme to steal a dehydrator and use it to kidnap the security council in the United World Building (The UN, obviously)

July 30, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 33&34

Episodes 33 & 34
Fine Finny Fiends/Batman Makes the Scenes

Plot:Penguin brainwashes Alfred into being a pawn for his plan against a wealthy social event

Guest Stars:Burgess Meredith of course


July 29, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 31&32

Episodes 31 & 32
Death in Slow Motion/The Riddler’s False Motion

Plot:Riddler uses a silent movie as a cover for his latest crime

Guest Stars:Frank Gorshen in his final Season One appearance

July 28, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 29&30

Episodes 29 & 30

Th e Bookworm Turns/While Gotham Burns


Plot:The Bookworm wants to steal the Batmobile so he can use the Bat Laser

July 27, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 27&28

Episodes 27 & 28
The Curse of Tut/The Pharaoh’s in a Rut


Plot:King Tut is back with a plan kidnap Bruce Wayne!

Guest Stars:Victor Buono as King Tut. It’s typical for the celebrities to have fun bringing their characters to life. Buono seems to be loving ever second of it. And his undeniable charm makes it no surprise everyone remember this guy,


July 26, 2020

My Tribute-Regis (re-post)

Today’s Batman review is being postponed a day so I can post this tribute. I said at the start of the month this has been a hard year for losing cherished celebrities. We lost another yesterday and this one is real tough. I wrote this nine years ago but am resharing, with some tweaks.

My first exposure to Regis Philbin was when he was on Hollywood Squares back in the 80’s. At the time, I had no idea who he was. The show had some fun with him, he had a reputation as the “king” of Los Angeles, and he had a throne on the show. Point is, I thought he was a huge jerk. Of course, I didn’t realize the show was just teasing him. Truth is Philbin was already an institution after starting his carrer on The Joey Bishop Show.


July 25, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 25& 26

Episodes 25 & 26
The Joker Trumps an Ace/Batman Sets The Pace

Plot:Joker’s senseless robberies are part of a plot against a visiting maharajah

Guest Stars:Cesar Romero as The Joker

July 24, 2020

Batman(1966) Episodes 23 & 24

Episodes 23 & 24
The Ring of Wax/Give ‘Em The Axe



Plot:Riddler is back and after the lost treasure of the Incas

July 23, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 21&22

Episodes 21 & 22
The Penguin Goes Straight/Not Yet, He Aint


Plot:Penguin gives up his life of crime to open a protection agency and has a warrant issued for Batman and Robin

Guest Stars:Burgess Meredith as The Penguin.

July 22, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 19&20

Episodes 19 & 20
The Purr-fect Crime/Better Luck Next Time

Plot:Catwoman steal twin Gold Cat Statuettes from the museum and plays cat and mouse with Batman

Guest Stars:Julie Newmar as Catwoman. Man did I like her……

July 21, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 17 & 18

Episodes 17 & 18
True or False Face/Holy Rat Race



Plot:False Face is out to steal the Mergenberg Crown

Guest Stars:Malachi Throne as False Face.

July 20, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 15&16

Episodes 15 $ 16
The Joker Goes to School/He Meets his Match, The Grisly Ghoul


Plot:The Joker is using a vending school in a high school to get kids to drop out and go into crime

Guest Stars:Cesar Romero is back as The Joker. By the way one of the henchman is SNL alum Chris Kattan’s father and man can you see the resemblance!

July 19, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 13&14

Episodes 13 & 14
The Thirteenth Hat/Batman Stands Pat

Plot::Mad Hatter is after the Batman’s cowl and the jury that convicted him.

Guest Stars:David Wayne as The Mad Hatter

July 18, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 11&12

Episodes 11 & 12
A Riddle A Day Keeps the Riddler Away/When the Rats Away the Mice will Play

Plot:-Riddler kidnaps a visiting King Boris and its up to our heroes to find out why

July 17, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 9&10

Episodes 9 & 10
Zelda The Great/A Death Worse Than Fate

Plot:Zelda the Great’s annual April Fools heist leads to Aunt Harriett’s kidnapping