THE   BAT   EPISODE   GUIDE!

 

When the Batman TV series first went into production in 1965, no expense was spared. The props and settings were of the very highest standards. The Batcave in particular looked stunning, and must have cost a small fortune to stage. The series survived for three seasons and 120 episodes, but it was clear by the third season that the "Spare No Expense" philosophy was no longer endorsed. Viewing figures had fallen, the show was cut back from two episodes per week to just one and the magic was clearly fading.

 

The First Season - 1966

Jill St John as Molly - Riddlers Moll Taken from the sixties Batman TV episode Smack in the Middle.

The success of the first season was amazing. It was an instant Smash Hit! The show's producers had really hit on a format that appealed to a wide audience. The comic book Super Hero Characters were obviously going to fascinate us young kids who tuned in, but by incorporating the contemporary Pop Art influence, along with large doses of camp and satire, the end result was that all age groups were attracted by this totally original style of TV programming.

Batmania had arrived.

Listed below are the 34 episodes that made up that fantastic first season.

  1. HI DIDDLE RIDDLE
  2. SMACK IN THE MIDDLE
  3. FINE FEATHERED FINKS
  4. THE PENGUIN'S A JINX
  5. THE JOKER IS WILD
  6. BATMAN IS RILED
  7. INSTANT FREEZE
  8. RATS LIKE CHEESE
  9. ZELDA THE GREAT
  10. A DEATH WORSE THAN FATE
  11. A RIDDLE A DAY KEEPS THE RIDDLER AWAY
  12. WHEN THE RAT'S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY
  13. THE THIRTEENTH HAT
  14. BATMAN STANDS PAT
  15. THE JOKER GOES TO SCHOOL
  16. HE MEETS HIS MATCH. THE GRISLEY GHOUL
  17. TRUE OR FALSE-FACE
  18. HOLY RAT RACE
  19. THE PURR-FECT CRIME
  20. BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
  21. THE PENGUIN GOES STRAIGHT
  22. NOT YET, HE AIN'T
  23. THE RING OF WAX
  24. GIVE 'EM THE AXE
  25. THE JOKER TRUMPS AN ACE
  26. BATMAN SETS THE PACE
  27. THE CURSE OF TUT
  28. THE PHAROAH'S IN A RUT
  29. THE BOOKWORM TURNS
  30. WHILE GOTHAM BURNS
  31. DEATH IN SLOW MOTION
  32. THE RIDDLER'S FALSE NOTION
  33. FINE FINNY FIENDS
  34. BATMAN MAKES THE SCENES

 

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