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Holy Villians! (Guest stars)Burgess Meredith as the Penguin
Frank Gorshin as the Riddler
Julie Newmar as Catwoman
Cesar Romero as The Joker
Liberace as Chandell
Vincent Price as Egghead
Milton Berle as Louie the Lilac
Ethel Merman as Lola Lasagne
Pierre Salinger as Lucky Pierre
Batman Theme Song"Batman" by Neal Hefti
Batman Tidbits"Same bat time. Same bat channel!" was the standard closing.
Holy Storytelling! You should already know the tale of the masked, caped Crusader Batman (Adam West). Unlike the other caped crimefighter Superman, Batman had no super powers. This is because he was really a mere mortal named Bruce Wayne. His ward Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) assisted in him, POW, in making the bad guys go SPLAT!
As Wayne was very rich he could buy really neat crimefighting toys. Like the Batmobile and other goodies kept in his hidden batcave. You could access this from inside "Stately" Wayne Manor (as Alfred called it) in Gotham City by pressing a button in the bust of Shakespeare in the den.
Now when Police Commisioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) needs to reach Batman, he can use the red Bat Phone on his desk or more dramtically, he can flash the bat signal which is a bat logo flashed from the top of City Hall.
Holy Camp! But none of this was played seriously. Batman was pure fun, filmed in cartoon colors.
PassingsMadge Blake died in 1969 of a heart attack, Stafford Repp in 1974 of a heart attack, Neil Hamilton in 1984 of complications from asthma, and Alan Napier died in 1988 of a stroke.
Of the guests:Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Liberace, Vincent Price, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman have all passed away.
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