Batman (1966–1968)
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Tut's Case Is Shut 

With his creation of a powerful mind control potion successful, King Tut schemes to bring Gotham City under his total control.


Larry Peerce




Episode cast overview:
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
Peter Mamakos ... Royal Lapidary
Marianna Hill ... Cleo Patrick
Sid Haig ... Royal Apothecary
Michael Pataki ... Amenophis Tewfik
Boyd Santell Boyd Santell ... Sethos


Using resurrected scarab beetles, King Tut concocts an ancient mind control potion, abu raubu simbu tu. Chief O'Hara is the first under his spell, followed shortly by Commissioner Gordon, and when Batman himself is tricked into taking the drug, Tut's plan to control all of Gotham City by tainting the water supply seems close to succeeding. Written by Twenty Penguins

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As he is being led away, Professor McElroy (King Tut) shouts that "The PTA shall hear of this!" The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a feature of grade schools, where the students are minors overseen by their parents. Universities such as Yale do not have parent-teacher associations, as their students are independent adults. See more »


King Tut: Loyal subjects, I have returned. And now for my latest prediction: your all-powerful, all-conquering, all-good friendly pharaoh will reduce water rates, give you more drinking fountains, and will positively stamp out bat brutality. This is a promise; this is a pledge; this is a recording.
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Chief O'Hara out on a ledge, not just out to lunch
15 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Tut's Case is Shut" begins with Batman in time to rescue Robin from a fate worse than death by swinging over on his Batrope, keeping those rubbery rapscallions from dining on Caped Crusaders. King Tut (Victor Buono) has completed his first batch of Abu Raubu Simbu Tu, testing it out on the dimwitted Chief O'Hara (Stafford Repp), sending him out on the ledge to do exercises we never thought he'd ever try! The sight of Batman and Robin is enough to drive the pharaoh and his queen, Cleo Patrick (Marianna Hill), back to their hideaway, while the Dynamic Duo call the still drugged chief inside the window. Unfortunately, Commissioner Gordon is now under Tut's evil influence, spiking Batman's lemonade so that even he cannot resist the commands of his arch enemy. With Robin in tow, Batman actually kneels before his pharaoh, before revealing himself to be in control of his faculties all along, the Caped Crusaders making quick work of the pharaoh's Tutlings before draining off his huge supply of Abu Raubu Simbu Tu, which inadvertently puts him under Batman's influence! Like the first Tut appearance, this was scripted by the duo of Robert C. Dennis and Earl Barret, their only contributions to the series, all future Buono episodes from the prolific pen of Stanley Ralph Ross.

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29 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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