"I don't know who he is behind that mask of his, but I do know when we need him... and we need him now!"
Commissioner Gordon

"Hi Diddle Riddle" is the premiere episode of the live-action superhero fantasy series Batman. The episode was directed by Robert Butler with a teleplay written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. It was produced by William Dozier. The episode first aired on ABC on Wednesday, January 12th, 1966 at 7:30 pm. The series stars Adam West and Burt Ward as the caped crusaders Batman and Robin, who are also known by their civilian identities, Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson. The series also stars Alan Napier as Bruce's trusty butler, Alfred, Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon, Stafford Repp as Chief O'Hara and Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper.

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Note: The following is taken from the full credits list for this entry on IMDB. As it is a website with user-submitted information, some of the data listed here, including character names may be inaccurate.

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Allusions Edit

  • The people visiting Wayne Manor are likely members of the Wayne Foundation, though they are not identified as such in this episode. The Wayne Foundation will be referenced several episodes from now.
  • Bruce Wayne makes reference to the fact that his parents were murdered by "dastardly criminals", implying that more than one person was responsible for their deaths. In the comics, the murderer of Thomas and Martha Wayne is classically presented as a thug named Joe Chill.

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  • Commissioner Gordon: I don't know who he is behind that mask of his, but I do know when we need him... and we need him now!


  • Harry: Watch them fish eggs, Molly. They're full of calories. You'll blow up like a balloon.
  • Molly: Who cares? I'm hungry.
  • Harry: I care. Get fat, you won't be able to get through the manholes anymore. Then what use you be?


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