Batman (1966-1968)

USA, 12 January -14 March 1968
3 seasons, 120 episodes, average 25m
35mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English

An American comedy science fiction television series created by William Dozier.

Premise

Millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson are also the caped crime-fighters and Robin. With their array of and souped-up Batmobile, they protect Gotham City from an outrageous assortment of villains, including The Riddler, The Joker, and The Penguin.

Credits

Regular Crew
A Greenway production in association with 20th Century-Fox Television
Executive Producer: William Dozier
Produced by: William Dozier
Based upon the characters created by Bob Kane appearing in Batman and Detective Comics Magazines, published by National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Batman Theme by: Neal Hefti

Regular Cast
Adam West (Batman[/Bruce Wayne])
Burt Ward (Robin[/Dick Grayson])
Alan Napier (Alfred)
Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon)
Stafford Repp (Chief O'Hara)
Madge Blake (Mrs Cooper)

Episodes

Season One
Hi Diddle Riddle (12 January 1966)
Smack in the Middle (13 January 1966)
Fine Feathered Finks (19 January 1966)
The Penguin's a Jinx (20 January 1966)
The Joker is Wild (26 January 1966)
Batman is Riled (27 January 1966)
Instant Freeze (2 February 1966)
Rats Like Cheese (3 February 1966)
Zelda the Great (9 February 1966)
A Death Worse Than Fate (10 February 1966)
A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (16 February 1966)
When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play (17 February 1966)
The Thirteenth Hat (23 February 1966)
Batman Stands Pat (24 February 1966)
The Joker Goes to School (2 March 1966)
He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul (3 March 1966)
True or False-Face (9 March 1966)
Holy Rat Race (10 March 1966)
The Purr-Fect Crime (16 March 1966)
Better Luck Next Time (17 March 1966)
The Penguin Goes Straight (23 March 1966)
Not Yet, He Ain't (24 March 1966)
The Ring of Wax (30 March 1966)
Give 'em the Axe (31 March 1966)
The Joker Trumps an Ace (6 April 1966)
Batman Sets the Pace (7 April 1966)
The Curse of Tut (13 April 1966)
The Pharoah's in a Rut (14 April 1966)
The Bookworm Turns (20 April 1966)
While Gotham City Burns (21 April 1966)
Death in Slow Motion (27 April 1966)
The Riddler's False Notion (28 April 1966)
Fine Finny Fiends (4 May 1966)
Batman Makes the Scenes (5 May 1966)

Season Two
Shoot a Crooked Arrow (7 September 1966)
Walk the Straight and Narrow (8 September 1966)
Hot Off the Griddle (14 September 1966)
The Cat and the Fiddle (15 September 1966)
The Minstrel's Shakedown (21 September 1966)
Barbecued Batman? (22 September 1966)
The Spell of Tut (28 September 1966)
Tut's Case is Shut (29 September 1966)
The Greatest Mother of Them All (5 October 1966)
Ma Parker (6 October 1966)
The Clock King's Crazy Crimes (12 October 1966)
The Clock King Gets Crowned (13 October 1966)
An Egg Grows in Gotham (19 October 1966)
The Yegg Foes in Gotham (20 October 1966)
The Devil's Fingers (26 October 1966)
The Dead Ringers (27 October 1966)
Hizzonner The Penguin (2 November 1966)
Dizzonner The Penguin (3 November 1966)
Green Ice (9 November 1966)
Deep Freeze (10 November 1966)
The Impractical Joker (16 November 1966)
The Joker's Provokers (17 November 1966)
Marsha, Queen of Diamonds (23 November 1966)
Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds (24 November 1966)
Come Back, Shame (30 November 1966)
It's the Way You Play the Game (1 December 1966)
The Penguin's Nest (7 December 1966)
The Bird's Last Jest (8 December 1966)
The Cat's Meow (14 December 1966)
The Bat's Kow Tow (15 December 1966)
The Puzzles Are Coming (21 December 1966)
The Duo is Slumming (22 December 1966)
The Sandman Cometh (28 December 1966)
The Catwoman Goeth (29 December 1966)
The Contaminated Cowl (4 January 1967)
The Mad Hatter Runs a Foul (5 January 1967)
The Zodiac Crimes (11 January 1967)
The Joker's Hard Times (12 January 1967)
The Penguin Declines (18 January 1967)
That Darn Catwoman (19 January 1967)
Scat, Darn Catwoman (25 January 1967)
Penguin Is a Girl's Best Friend (26 January 1967)
Penguin Sets a Trend (1 February 1967)
Penguin's Disastrous End (2 February 1967)
Batman's Anniversary (8 February 1967)
A Riddling Controversy (9 February 1967)
The Joker's Last Laugh (15 February 1967)
The Joker's Epitaph (16 February 1967)
Catwoman Goes to College (22 February 1967)
Batman Displays His Knowledge (23 February 1967)
A Piece of the Action (1 March 1967)
Batman's Satisfaction (2 March 1967)
King Tut's Coup (8 March 1967)
Batman's Waterloo (9 March 1967)
Black Widow Strikes Again (15 March 1967)
Caught in the Spider's Den (16 March 1967)
Pop Goes the Joker (22 March 1967)
Flop Goes the Joker (23 March 1967)
Ice Spy (29 March 1967)
The Duo Defy (30 March 1967)

Season Three
Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin (14 September 1967)
Ring Around the Riddler (21 September 1967)
The Wail of the Siren (28 September 1967)
The Sport of Penguins (5 October 1967)
A Horse of Another Color (12 October 1967)
The Unkindest Tut of All (19 October 1967)
Louie the Lilac (26 October 1967)
The Ogg and I (2 November 1967)
How to Hatch a Dinosaur (9 November 1967)
Surf's Up! Joker Under! (16 November 1967)
The Londinium Larcenies (23 November 1967)
The Foggiest Notion (30 November 1967)
The Bloody Tower (7 December 1967)
Catwoman's Dressed to Kill (14 December 1967)
The Ogg Couple (21 December 1967)
The Funny Feline Felonies (28 December 1967)
The Joke's on Catwoman (4 January 1968)
Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (11 January 1968)
Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club (18 January 1968)
Penguin's Clean Sweep (25 January 1968)
The Great Escape (1 February 1968)
The Great Train Robbery (8 February 1968)
I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (22 February 1968)
The Joker's Flying Saucer (29 February 1968)
The Entrancing Dr Cassandra (7 March 1968)
Minerva, Mayhem and (14 March 1968)

Alternative Titles

Läderlappen – Swedish title

Extracts included in
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003)
Blankman (1994)
Forty Years of Science-Fiction Television (1990)
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000)
Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003)

See also
Batgirl (1967)
Batman (1966)
The Batman/Superman Hour (1968)
Legends of the (1979)
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978)

References

Periodicals

  • Bild and Bubbla no.147 (December 1999) pp.36-42 – article (Batman på film by David Haglund)
  • Entertainment Weekly no.476 (12 March 1999) p.80 – article (Hero Worship by Troy Patterson)
  • Starlog no.299 (June 2002) pp.82-88 – interview with William Self (Self Appraisal by Tom Weaver)

Books

  • Back to the Batcave by Adam West
  • The Official Batman Batbook by Joel Eisner