If you ever want to talk about a TV show being at the right place at the right time, then start the chat off with Batman. That’s right. The campy, over-the-top superhero show which captivated young and old alike. Adam West and Burt Ward starred as Batman and Robin. They were joined for the show’s final season with Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl.
Gotham City provides the backdrop for a cartoonish good-versus-evil clash. Shall we talk about the bad men and women who invade this fair city? Frank Gorshin, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Julie Newmar, Carolyn Jones, Milton Berle, and a host of other celebrities show up in character week after week. Batman absolutely took over the television landscape. This show was red hot. If you notice below, among the top 5 fan-favorite episodes, four of them feature Newmar. These days, Batman pops up on cable TV networks like MeTV and Heroes and Icons.
OK, let’s get cracking on these top 5 episodes according to IMDb.
‘That Darn Catwoman’
In the second half of this Season 2 two-parter, we find Catwoman up to her no-good tricks. This time, she’s cooked something up for Robin, the Boy Wonder. Catwoman has taken over Robin’s mind! Oh man, it looks like it could be the end for Robin. What will happen? It’s going to take all the effort and work that Batman can do to unclench Robin from the dark grasp of Catwoman. Heaven knows he doesn’t want to fall into her bag of tricks.
‘Scat! Darn Catwoman’
This Season 2 episode starts a two-part trip as Catwoman is back on the scene. This time, her sharp claws are out to grab a couple of paws full of Batman. Wow! She has her mind-control work activated. Catwoman has Batman right where she wants him. It looks like Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton) and Chief O’Hara (Stafford Repp) will not make it in time. Now, attention turns to Robin. Can the Boy Wonder get Batman out of this “batty” predicament?
‘Batman Displays His Knowledge’
As we move further along in Season 2, guess who’s back in Gotham City? Catwoman! This time, the leather-clad, slithering cat has her eyes set on grabbing the Batagonian Cat’s Eye opals. Well, she needs to get them fenced in as these rare stones would be seen. Catwoman decides to exchange them for reward money. She’s riding along with Freddy the Fence in this episode. But Freddy notices that these gems are fake. Catwoman is ticked off! She realizes that Batman tricked her. Now, Catwoman plots her revenge.
‘The Purr-Fect Crime’
In this Season 1 episode, Commissioner Gordon calls Batman and Robin for help. You see, Catwoman is busy getting her theft game up and running. It’s necessary that Batman and Robin get to Catwoman’s lair ASAP. When they get there, trouble picks up. Robin gets caught up in trouble. That leaves Batman in a predicament. He must choose between two doors. One leads to Catwoman; the other to a dangerous, ferocious tiger. Batman picks the wrong door! Holy Bengal Tiger!
‘A Piece of the Action’
Let’s get real for a minute. This episode is fantastic! We get some crossover action taking place. The Green Hornet himself, along with Kato, shows up to put an end to a stamp counterfeiting scheme. Well, that might work out…but they run into Batman and Robin. The Dynamic Duo gets busy trying to stop those guys in a Season 2 spectacular. The Green Hornet starred Van Williams and Bruce Lee as the Hornet and Kato. Go find this episode ASAP.
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