Batman (1966–1968)
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The Joker Trumps an Ace 

A wave of senseless robberies by the Joker prove to be part of a plot against a visiting maharajah.


Francis M. Cockrell (as Francis Cockrell), Marian B. Cockrell (as Marian Cockrell) | 1 more credit »




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
Cesar Romero ... The Joker
Dan Seymour ... The Maharajah (as Dan Seymore)
Norman Alden ... Henchman #1 (as Norm Alden)
Jane Wald ... Jill
Angela Greene ... Mrs. Belmont
Johnny Seven ... Henchman #2
Tol Avery ... Prescott Belmont
Byron Keith ... Mayor Linseed


The Joker launches a new crime wave with robberies that appear to make no sense, such as stealing hairpins from rich women and a hole from a golf course. But the Joker knows exactly what he's doing. Batman and Robin are in pursuit and eventually invade the villain's headquarters. The heroes are placed in a chamber and are told if they can float for an hour, they'll go free. The Joker then begins to flood the chamber with poison gas. The Joker says the Dynamic Duo may not be able to swim in the gas "but you can drown in it!" Written by Bill Koenig

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Release Date:

6 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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First appearance by Byron Keith as Mayor Linseed, whose name spoofed that of then Mayor John Lindsay of New York City. See more »


Jill: [referring to a captured Batman] I bet he wouldn't try to knock you off if he had the chance!
The Joker: Oh, no, he'd merely try to incarcerate me in durance vile for the rest of my life! A fate much worse than death for a spirit such as mine!
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Stolen a hole from a golf green!
21 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Joker Trumps an Ace" is another classic Joker jest from the wonderful first season, though it would be seven months before Cesar Romero returned for season two. A disguised Joker invades a fur salon to have his henchmen fire away at the frightened crowd, only to steal a single hairpin off the head of Mrs. Belmont (Angela Greene), who complains about her stuck up hair: "but of course, I said this is a stick up!" Commissioner Gordon is next seen uttering one of the single best lines from any episode: "first we get a report that he's stolen a hole from a golf green!" The Joker's jolly crimes seem harmless on the surface but that's only the beginning, as he soon kidnaps a golfing Maharajah of Nimpa (Dan Seymour), then proceeds to trap the Dynamic Duo in a drowning death that does not involve water. One can only marvel at how much fun the outgoing Romero is having with every performance. This marked the series debut of Byron Keith as Gotham City's Mayor Linseed, a play on then-New York mayor John Lindsay (still unnamed in this episode), appearing in nine more entries through the final season.

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