August 31, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 96


Episodes 96

Ring Around the Riddler

Plot:Riddler has a plan to take over Gotham’s boxing industry

August 30, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 95



Because the ratings were tanking creators brought in Yvonne Craig as Batgirl. More on her to come. Also, the show was on once a week instead of twice so the episodes dropped the cliffhanger ending in favor of teasing the next week’s villain. It was stupid. Much like Star Trek's 3rd season Batman’s had its share of issues like a slashed budget and awful tine slot, and manages a lot of, not so great episodes. I never got why Batman tanked so hard, unlike Star Trek which was a massive hit (the network screwed it over). Usually show’s got a few good years in but this one barely lasted two. Why? But the sped up format and new character sure threw the formula off. I was dreading going over these episodes, and that dread was justified.

Before I start I need to mention that Batgirl was formally introduced in a pilot of sorts. The story never aired but it involved Batgirl saving the day against the villain Killer Moth. It’s a cute little pilot and actually does follow the original first appearance of her from the comics. It is online it’s worth checking out. The first official episode for Batgirl and Season 3 is…..

Episodes 95

Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin

Plot:Penguin kidnaps Barbara Gordon with plans to marry her

August 29, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 93&94


Episodes 93 & 94

Ice Spy/The Duo Defy

Plot:Mr Freeze wants to build a weapon that will freeze the entire world

August 28, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 91&92


Episodes 91 & 92

Pop Goes the Joker/Flop Goes the Joker

Plot:Joker tries to extort the Gotham Museum of Art

August 27, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 89&90


Episodes 89 & 90

Black Widow Strikes Again/Caught in the Spider’s Den

Plot:Using a neuro paralyzer device Black Widow is able to rob banks

August 26, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 87&88


Episodes 87 & 88

King Tut’s Coup/Batman’s Waterloo

Plot:A restored Tut kidnaps Bruce Wayne’s friend because he thinks she is Cleopatra

August 25, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 85&86


In 1967 when the Batman series was riding high, ABC decided to turn the classic radio show Green Hornet into a companion superhero show to air along with Batman. William Dozier produced and narrated the series, which was more straight than the campy Batman show. Vaan Williams was Brit Reid who was owner of The Daily Sentinel. And of course his sidekick Kato was a very young Bruce Lee. Another difference from Batman was that to the public at large, Green Hornet and Kato were criminals. Though they did have an awesome car. And Hornet had a Hornet Sting weapon. There were nods between the two series during the Hornet’s one and only season, and even full on crossover. I know that seems common today with the MCU and DC Arrowverse, but in 1967 it was unheard of!

Episodes 85 & 86

A Piece of the Action/Batman’s Satisfaction

Plot:Green Hornet and Kato end up in Gotham chasing a stamp counterfeiter..and into direct confrontation with Batman and Robin

August 24, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 83&84


Episodes 83 & 84

Catwoman Goes to College/Batman Displays his knowledge

Plot:Catwoman enrolls in college and organizes a massive sit in (was this episodes in the 60’s per chance?) as part of a robbery scheme

August 23, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 81&82


Episodes 81 & 82

The Joker’s Last Laugh/The Joker’s Epitaph

Plot:Joker using robots in a counterfeit scheme

August 22, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 79&80

Episodes 79 & 80

Batman’s Anniversary/A Riddling Controversy

Plot:On Batman’s anniversary of working with the police Riddler crashes the party and plans to steal a de-moleculizer

August 21, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 76&77&78

Episodes 76 & 77 & 78

Penguin is a Girls Best Friend/Penguin Sets a Trend/Penguin’s Disastrous End

Plot:Penguin’s new front is a movie production company along with Marsha, Queen of Diamonds

August 20, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 74&75

Episodes 74 & 75

That Darn Catwoman/Scat! Darn Catwoman

Plot:Catwoman and her aid Pussycat drugs Robin which turns him evil and against Batman

August 19, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 71&72&73

Episodes 71 & 72 & 73

The Zodiac Crimes/The Joker’s Hard Times/The Penguin Declines

Plot:Joke and Penguin team up for a wave of crimes based on the zodiac

August 18, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 69&70

Episodes 69 & 70

The Contaminated Cowl/The Mad Hatter Run Afoul

Plot:Mad Hatter is back to steal Batman’s cowl

Guest Stars:David Wayne as The Mad Hatter

August 17, 2020

Batman (1966) Episodes 67&68

Episodes 67 & 68
The Sandman Cometh/The Catwoman Goeth

Plot:Sandman and Catwoman conspire to steal the fortune of J Pauline Spaghetti, who hasn’t slept in seven years

Guest Stars:Michael Rennie as Sandman and Julie Newmar as Catwoman


August 16, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 65&66

Episodes 65 & 66
The Puzzles are Coming/The Duo is Slumming


Plot:The Puzzler plans a jewel heist at the christening of a jet

August 15, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 63&64

Episodes 63 & 64
The Cat’s Meow/The Bat’s Kow Tow

Plot:Catwoman plans to steal the voices of rave English rockers

Guest Stars:Julie Newmar as Catwoman


August 14, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 61&62

Episodes 61 & 62
The Penguins Nest/The Bird’s Last Jest

Plot:Penguin opens a high end eatery as a front for a forgery scheme where he steals signatures and beings them to an accomplice in the state pen

August 13, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 59&60


Episodes 59 & 60
Come Back, Shame/It’s How You Play The Game


Plot:Shame is stealing car parts to make a truck faster than the Batmobile in a cattle scheme

August 12, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 57&58

Marsha. Queen of Diamonds/Marsha’s Scheme of Diamonds

Plot:Marsha is after the giant diamond that powers the Bat Computer and tries to marry Batman to get it

August 11, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 55&56

Episodes 55 & 56
The Impractical Joker/The Joker’s Provokers

Plot:Joker has a box that can move time backward and forward, and has plans to pollute the water supply

Guest Stars:Ceasar Romero as Joker

August 10, 2020

Batman (1966) Episode 53&54

Episodes 53 & 54

Green Ice/Deep Freeze

Plot:Mr.Freeze frames Batman and Robin by making people think they took a bribe

Guest Stars:Otto Preminger as Mr.Freeze