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Batman (1966 TV Series)
This page contains a list of all episodes in the television series.
If you have found an episode that is not seen on this page, please add it to this list, and the appropriate Season's list.

See also Batman for a complete list of references to distinguish between these closely named or closely related articles.
(This template will categorize articles that include it into Category:Television Series.)

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Runtime
30 min

Country of origin
United States of America

Network
ABC

First Aired
Last Aired

January 12th, 1966
March 14th, 1968

Batman was a thirty-minute prime time, live action television series broadcast by the ABC Network between 1966 and 1968. Premiering on January 12th, the series featured actor Adam West as the perennial character of Batman, while Burt Ward donned nylon stockings and fairy boots for his portrayal of the erstwhile sidekick, Robin.

The series took the tradition of Batman into uncharted territory, oftentimes mocking the character's heritage with trite dialogue and overly campy plot devices. The show was noteworthy for its memorable use of onomatopoeia during climactic fight scenes. Despite the clumsy nature of the series however, the show proved popular to many fans, and transformed Adam and Burt into modern pop culture icons.

When not fighting crime as Batman and Robin, the Dynamic Duo were often found at Wayne manor in their respective identities as Bruce Wayne and his "youthful ward", Dick Grayson. Living alongside them in the vast mansion, was doddering old Aunt Harriet (a character exclusive to the television series), and their mild-mannered butler, Alfred. Alfred possessed the good fortune of being the only other person to know Batman and Robin's secret identities.

Unlike the earlier movie serials of the 1940s, this was the first Batman project to feature Batman's rouges gallery of villains. Cesar Romero made numerous appearances as the Joker, while Burgess Meredith reinvented the image of the Penguin, with his crooked smile and trademark "Squawk". Julie Newmar provided Catwoman's rolling "R"s, only to be replaced later by Lee Meriwether, and again by Eartha Kitt. Two men provided their talents to the role of the Riddler - Frank Gorshin and John Astin.

By season three, declining ratings prompted the introduction of a third partner to the Bat Family, Barbara Gordon – aka Batgirl (played by Yvonne Craig). Although Batgirl was an immensely popular character, her presence could not save the series, and it was cancelled in 1968.

Contents

Principal Cast

Actor Character
Adam West Batman
Burt Ward Robin
Neil Hamilton Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake Harriet Cooper

Episodes

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Season One

  • Batman TV Episode: Hi Diddle Riddle
  • Batman TV Episode: Smack In The Middle
  • Batman TV Episode: Fine Feathered Finks
  • Batman TV Episode: The Penguin's A Jinx
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker Is Wild
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman Is Riled
  • Batman TV Episode: Instant Freeze
  • Batman TV Episode: Rats Like Cheese
  • Batman TV Episode: Zelda The Great
  • Batman TV Episode: A Death Worse Than Fate
  • Batman TV Episode: A Riddle A Day Keeps The Riddler Away
  • Batman TV Episode: When The Rat's Away, The Mice Will Play
  • Batman TV Episode: The Thirteenth Hat
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman Stands Pat
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker Goes To School
  • Batman TV Episode: He Meets His Match, The Grisley Ghoul
  • Batman TV Episode: True Or False Face
  • Batman TV Episode: Holy Rat Race
  • Batman TV Episode: The Purr-Fect Crime
  • Batman TV Episode: Better Luck Next Time
  • Batman TV Episode: The Penguin Goes Straight
  • Batman TV Episode: Not Yet, He Ain't
  • Batman TV Episode: The Ring Of Wax
  • Batman TV Episode: Give 'Em The Axe
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker Trumps An Ace
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman Sets The Pace
  • Batman TV Episode: The Curse Of Tut
  • Batman TV Episode: The Pharaoh's In A Rut
  • Batman TV Episode: The Bookworm Turns
  • Batman TV Episode: While Gotham City Burns
  • Batman TV Episode: Death In Slow Motion
  • Batman TV Episode: The Riddler's False Notion
  • Batman TV Episode: Fine Finny Fiends
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman Makes The Scenes

Season Two

  • Batman TV Episode: Shoot A Crooked Arrow
  • Batman TV Episode: Walk The Straight And Narrow
  • Batman TV Episode: Hot Off The Griddle
  • Batman TV Episode: The Cat And The Fiddle
  • Batman TV Episode: The Minstrel's Shakedown
  • Batman TV Episode: Barbecued Batman?
  • Batman TV Episode: The Spell Of Tut
  • Batman TV Episode: Tut's Case Is Shut
  • Batman TV Episode: The Greatest Mother Of Them All
  • Batman TV Episode: Ma Parker
  • Batman TV Episode: The Clock King's Crazy Crimes
  • Batman TV Episode: The Clock King Gets Crowned
  • Batman TV Episode: An Egg Grows In Gotham
  • Batman TV Episode: The Yegg Foes In Gotham
  • Batman TV Episode: The Devil's Fingers
  • Batman TV Episode: The Dead Ringers
  • Batman TV Episode: Hizzoner The Penguin
  • Batman TV Episode: Dizzoner The Penguin
  • Batman TV Episode: Green Ice
  • Batman TV Episode: Deep Freeze
  • Batman TV Episode: The Impractical Joker
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker's Provokers
  • Batman TV Episode: Marsha, Queen Of Diamonds
  • Batman TV Episode: Marsha's Scheme Of Diamonds
  • Batman TV Episode: Come Back, Shame
  • Batman TV Episode: It's The Way You Play The Game
  • Batman TV Episode: The Penguin's Nest
  • Batman TV Episode: The Bird's Last Jest
  • Batman TV Episode: The Cat's Meow
  • Batman TV Episode: The Bat's Kow Tow
  • Batman TV Episode: The Puzzles Are Coming
  • Batman TV Episode: The Duo Is Slumming
  • Batman TV Episode: The Sandman Cometh
  • Batman TV Episode: The Catwoman Goeth (A Stitch In Time)
  • Batman TV Episode: The Contaminated Cowl
  • Batman TV Episode: The Mad Hatter Runs A Foul
  • Batman TV Episode: The Zodiac Crimes
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker's Hard Crimes
  • Batman TV Episode: The Penguin Declines
  • Batman TV Episode: That Darn Catwoman
  • Batman TV Episode: Scat, Darn Catwoman
  • Batman TV Episode: Penguin Is A Girl's Best Friend
  • Batman TV Episode: Penguin Sets A Trend
  • Batman TV Episode: Penguin's Disasterous End
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman's Anniversary
  • Batman TV Episode: A Riddling Controversey
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker's Last Laugh
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker's Epitaph
  • Batman TV Episode: Catwoman Goes To College
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman Displays His Knowledge
  • Batman TV Episode: A Piece Of The Action
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman's Satisfaction
  • Batman TV Episode: King Tut's Coup
  • Batman TV Episode: Batman's Waterloo
  • Batman TV Episode: Black Widow Strikes Again
  • Batman TV Episode: Caught In The Spider's Den
  • Batman TV Episode: Pop Goes The Joker
  • Batman TV Episode: Flop Goes The Joker
  • Batman TV Episode: Ice Spy
  • Batman TV Episode: The Duo Defy

Season Three

  • Batman TV Episode: Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin
  • Batman TV Episode: Ring Around The Riddler
  • Batman TV Episode: The Wail Of The Siren
  • Batman TV Episode: The Sport Of Penguins
  • Batman TV Episode: A Horse Of Another Color
  • Batman TV Episode: The Unkindest Tut Of All
  • Batman TV Episode: Louise The Lilac
  • Batman TV Episode: The Ogg And I
  • Batman TV Episode: How To Hatch A Dinosaur
  • Batman TV Episode: Surf's Up, Joker's Under
  • Batman TV Episode: The Londinium Larcenies
  • Batman TV Episode: The Foggiest Notion
  • Batman TV Episode: The Bloody Tower
  • Batman TV Episode: Catwoman's Dressed To Kill
  • Batman TV Episode: The Ogg Couple
  • Batman TV Episode: The Funny Feline Felonies
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joke's On Catwoman
  • Batman TV Episode: Louis's Lethal Lilac Time
  • Batman TV Episode: Nora Clavicle And The Ladies' Crime Club
  • Batman TV Episode: Penguin's Clean Sweep
  • Batman TV Episode: The Great Escape
  • Batman TV Episode: The Great Train Robbery
  • Batman TV Episode: I'll Be A Mummy's Uncle
  • Batman TV Episode: The Joker's Flying Saucer
  • Batman TV Episode: The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra
  • Batman TV Episode: Minerva, Mayhem And Millionaires

Notes

  • The theme song for the series was created by composer Neal Hefti, and remains one of the most memorable pieces of musical scoring to this day.

Trivia

  • For the first two seasons, Batman episodes were aired as two-part storylines, with the title of the second episode often rhyming with the title of the first episode.
  • The Batman series was famous for showcasing various celebrity talents including: Edward G. Robinson, Jerry Lewis, Art Linkletter, Roddy McDowell, Milton Berle, Dick Clark, Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., and many others.
  • The Batman and Batgirl costumes from this series are featured in the Kingdom Come future era Planet Krypton restaurant in Kingdom Come #1 and the "One Year Later" epilogue following Kingdom Come #4 in the collected editions. The Batman costume is seen hanging in a display case, while a T-shirt salesgirl reading a Young Love comicbook wears the Batgirl costume.

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Characters Batman/Bruce Wayne | Robin | Nightwing | Batgirl | James Gordon | Alfred Pennyworth | Lucius Fox | Ace the Bat-Hound | Batman Family
Notable enemies The Joker | Penguin | Catwoman | Two-Face | Riddler | Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Ra's al Ghul | Scarecrow
Miscellaneous Batman Publication History | Gotham City | Batcave | Arkham Asylum | Wayne Manor | Batmobile | Batsuit | Batarang | Wayne Enterprises
Current comic book series Detective Comics | Batman | Batman Confidential | All Star Batman and Robin | Superman/Batman | Batman and the Outsiders
Comic storylines Year One / The Long Halloween | Killing Joke | A Death in the Family | Knightfall | Cataclysm / No Man's Land | Hush | DKR | Batman R.I.P.
Notable creators Bob Kane | Bill Finger | Neal Adams | Julius Schwartz | Dennis O'Neil | Frank Miller | Jim Lee | Greg Rucka | Paul Dini
1940s Serials The Batman (Lewis Wilson - 1943) | Batman and Robin (Robert Lowery - 1949)
Adam West Batman (TV series) | Batman (1966 film)
Modern Movies Burton/Schumacher: Batman (1989) | Batman Returns | Batman Forever | Batman & Robin
Christopher Nolan: Batman Begins | The Dark Knight
Animated The Batman/Superman Hour | The New Adventures of Batman | Batman: The Animated Series | The New Batman Adventures | Batman Beyond | Justice League | Justice League Unlimited | The Batman | Mask of the Phantasm | SubZero | Mystery of the Batwoman | Return of the Joker | The Batman vs. Dracula | Batman: Gotham Knight
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