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Batman 

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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Adam West ...  Batman / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Burt Ward ...  Robin / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Alan Napier ...  Alfred / ... 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Neil Hamilton ...  Commissioner Gordon 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Stafford Repp ...  Chief O'Hara 120 episodes, 1966-1968
Madge Blake ...  Mrs. Cooper / ... 96 episodes, 1966-1967
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Storyline

Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne (Adam West) and his ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) lead a double life: they are actually the crime-fighting duo Batman and Robin. A secret Batpole in the Wayne mansion leads to the Batcave, where Police Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) summons the Dynamic Duo on the Batphone with the latest emergency threatening Gotham City. Racing to the scene of the crime in the jet-powered Batmobile, Batman and Robin must (with the help of their trusty utility-belts) thwart the efforts of a rogues gallery of flamboyant archvillains, including The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and the Catwoman (Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt). Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Batman comes to life tonight! Watch master criminals like The Riddler try to outwit those legendary crime fighters Batman and Robin in TWO spine-tingling episodes each week! (season 1)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1966 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(120 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

After ABC cancelled the series, the producers waited to see if anyone else would pick it up, then bulldozed the Batcave set when it appeared nobody would. Two weeks later, NBC offered to pick it up, unaware that the set had already been dismantled; unwilling to invest in the high cost of rebuilding the entire set, NBC ultimately declined to acquire the series. See more »

Goofs

It's been described that much of the show was played for comedy. Absolutely no villain or ally notices (nor makes the connection) that Batman and Bruce Wayne have the same distinct voice. See more »

Quotes

Catwoman: I'm not just pussyfooting around this time, Batman!
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Crazy Credits

The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »

Alternate Versions

In the late 1980s, original cast members reunited to film special introductions to be added to the start of each episode. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Tomcat (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Batman Theme
Music by Neal Hefti
Sung by The Ron Hicklin Singers
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Holy Hell Batman we'll live on forever!
24 May 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Troy Whigham's first up review here really nails it! I'll just add a few of my own observations.

Part of the show's brilliance was its (arguably intentional) ability to appeal to young and old. Plenty of action for the ankle-biters and black black humor for the thinking adult. So corny, it was brilliant and from a nostalgic viewpoint now, not so far behind Maxwell Smart. No one has delivered such throw-away deadpan lines as Adam West who turned "Batman" into an srt-form by the second series. Credit too must also go to Burt Ward whose acting career never recovered from his oneness with the Boy Wonder!

Outstanding supporting criminal nemesis' provided by the likes of Cesar Romero, Eartha Kitt, Victor Buono and of course Burgess Meredith as The Penguin and Frank Gorshin as Riddler!

Never to be seen again!


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