Wealthy entrepreneur Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson 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 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 arch-villains, including the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman.Written by
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Debuted as part of ABC's "Second Season" promotional campaign for four new series that replaced recently cancelled ones. However, it was the only one of the four to be renewed for another season. The other three series were The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (1966), Blue Light (1966), and The Baron (1966). All four series were presented in color. See more »
Quite often when the batmobile is being rotated the black platform on which it lays can be seen; however when the batmobile leaves the batcave the platform is not there. See more »
Come on, Robin, to the Bat Cave! There's not a moment to lose!
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The actor who played the villain would always be credited as the "Special Guest Villain" See more »
Several three-part episodes were produced with the intention of editing them together for distribution overseas as feature films. See more »
Who could ever forget those immortal words such as "Pow" and "Wham" flashing up on the TV screen as Batman and Robin landed into evil wrong-doers with clenched fists flying. Those long black evening gloves of the Caped Crusaders could really pack a punch!
All of us who were hard core "Batniks" had boxes full of the mandatory merchandising goodies. There was the die-cast Batmobile and Bat Boat, the costume complete with 'útility belt' and I seem to recall a board game buzzing around at some point. No doubt, there was also a View-Master reel and probably a flicker ring as well. Ah, those were the days. If only we'd kept all of that stuff, be worth THOUSANDS on ebay!
It's a shame that kids haven't got anything like the old Batman nowadays. It was colorful, fun and highly imaginative.
Pure escapism and great memories.
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