Batman (1966–1968)
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Batman's Waterloo 

Though Batman escapes his watery trap, Robin is left in the hands of King Tut. The deluded villain still believes that Lisa Carson is really Queen Cleopatra, and calls Lisa's father to ... See full summary »

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Stanley Ralph Ross (teleplay by), Leo Townsend (story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper (credit only)
Victor Buono ... King Tut
Lee Meriwether ... Lisa Carson
Tommy Noonan ... Jolly Jackson
Grace Lee Whitney ... Neila
Lloyd Haynes ... Lord Chancellor
Tim O'Kelly ... Royal Jester
Nelson Olmsted ... John E. Carson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Reed ... Officer (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Though Batman escapes his watery trap, Robin is left in the hands of King Tut. The deluded villain still believes that Lisa Carson is really Queen Cleopatra, and calls Lisa's father to demand a ransom of $8,300,487.12, the mortgage on the Pyramids. Using the Jolly Jackson radio show to communicate, Tut negotiates the terms of payment with Batman. However, the villain most likely intends to keep both the money and Lisa, and has further plans to fry the Caped Crusaders in his royal boiling oil. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1967 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both Grace Lee Whitney and Lee Meriwether appeared on Star Trek although not in the same episode. See more »

Quotes

King Tut: Before this night is out, I shall revel in the sight of a big, crisp, polyunsaturated bat! And that goes for his sickening sidekick, too.
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Spoofs My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Victor Buono enjoyed overacting as King Tut
7 July 2019 | by ebertipSee all my reviews

The real King Tut died at about age 19 and never met Cleopatra, but this is tv's Batman, and Buono is really into the spirit of the show. Oddly, there really is an Egyptology program at Yale, afflicted by scandal involving a senior professor in 2013-2014. The show has sexual tension between Batman/Wayne and the daughter of Gotham's second richest man, John E. Carson. Carson agrees to pay a ransom to Tut to reclaim his daughter, with information relayed through the radio talk show of obnoxious Jolly Jackson. Batman does the talking but Jackson requires Batman to answer a trivia question (ANSWER is David Balfour. The quote has some relevance to later Batman). Curiously, Mayor Linseed (play on John Lindsay) was missing, said to be off at the Asian front (Vietnam?). The show aired in March 1967 when the real Lindsay was up to his eyeballs in city problems. Buono would play the Captain in Who's Minding the Mint later in 1967. Buono played some good villains in Wild Wild West and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but his Tut is classic. This Batman episode has a few Star Trek alums.


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