The Penguin taints the ink at the U.S. Mint with Lygerian Sleeping Sickness. As word of the infected money gets out, citizens of Gotham City empty their cash right onto the streets - and into Penguin's pockets. But when Bruce Wayne spreads word of the infected bills worldwide, the Penguin realizes his ill-gotten gain is worthless and threatens a more devilish plot if the warning is not retracted.
Did You Know?
This was Burgess Meredith
's final appearance as the Penguin on the series. The character did make a brief cameo in the series' penultimate episode, but an unknown actor played the role, while Meredith appeared uncredited as The Penguin (but not in his actual costume and without his fake nose) in a silent cameo in The Monkees: Monkees Blow Their Minds
(1968). See more
Batman and Robin are, in Batman's own words, "duly deputized officers of the law". It is legally impossible to sue sworn law enforcement officers for false arrest - even if the arrest lacked probable cause, police officers are protected by official immunity. Had Penguin filed a lawsuit, the court would have immediately dismissed it with prejudice. See more
One bite from this fruit fly, Robin, and you might have been asleep for years.
Holy Rip Van Winkle.
References General Hospital