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Season One
Batman (1966)
Batman (1966) 1x01 001
Season Premiere January 12th, 1966
Season Finale May 5th, 1966
Episode Count 34
Cast Adam West; Burt Ward; Alan Napier; Neil Hamilton; Stafford Repp; Madge Blake

Batman is an American television series of the superhero fantasy and comedy genres. The show is based on the Batman comic book series published by DC Comics. It was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and William Dozier's Greenway Productions and aired for three seasons between 1966 and 1968. Season one of the series premiered on ABC on January 12th, 1966. The season consists of thirty-four episodes, which concluded on May 5th, 1966.

The regular cast for the series consists of Adam West in the dual role of Batman and Bruce Wayne and Burt Ward as his teenage sidekick Dick Grayson, aka Robin. The remaining billed cast members in this season include Alan Napier as faithful butler Alfred, Neil Hamilton as Commissioner Gordon, Stafford Repp as Chief O'Hara and Madge Blake as Aunt Harriet Cooper. In addition to the heroes and their supporting cast, the series also boasted Batman's infamous rogues gallery, which included familiar faces from the Batman comic series as well as new villains created specifically for the show. These include Cesar Romero as The Joker, Burgess Meredith as The Penguin. Julie Newmar as Catwoman, Frank Gorshin as The Riddler, George Sanders as Mister Freeze and David Wayne as The Mad Hatter. Unique villains on the series include Victor Buono as King Tut and Vincent Price as Egghead.

Episodes Edit

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Hi Diddle Riddle January 12th, 1966
1x2 Smack in the Middle January 13th, 1966
1x3 Fine Feathered Finks January 19th, 1966
1x4 The Penguin's a Jax January 20th, 1966
1x5 The Joker is Wild January 26th, 1966
1x6 Batman is Riled January 27th, 1966
1x7 Instant Freeze February 2nd, 1966
1x8 Rats Like Cheese February 3rd, 1966
1x9 Zelda The Great February 9th, 1966
1x10 A Death Worse Than Fate February 10th, 1966
1x11 A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away February 16th, 1966
1x12 When the Rat's Away Mice will Play February 17th, 1966
1x13 The Thirteenth Hat February 23rd, 1966
1x14 Batman Stands Pat February 24th, 1966
1x15 The Joker Goes to School March 2nd, 1966
1x16 He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul March 3rd, 1966
1x17 True or False-Face March 9th, 1966
1x18 Holy Race March 10th, 1966
1x19 The Purr-fect Crime March 16th, 1966
1x20 Better Luck Next Time March 17th, 1966
1x21 The Penguin Goes Straight March 23rd, 1966
1x22 Not Yet, He Ain't March 24th, 1966
1x23 The Ring of Wax March 30th, 1966
1x24 Give 'Em the Axe March 31st, 1966
1x25 The Joker Trumps an Ace April 6th, 1966
1x26 Batman Sets the Pace April 7th, 1966
1x27 The Curse of Tut April 13th, 1966
1x28 The Pharaoh's in a Rut April 14th, 1966
1x29 The Bookworm Turnes April 20th, 1966
1x30 While Gotham City Burns April 21st, 1966
1x31 Death in Slow Motion April 27th, 1966
1x32 The Riddler's False Notion April 28th, 1966
1x33 Fine Finny Fiends May 4th, 1966
1x34 Batman Makes the Scenes May 5th, 1966

Cast Edit

Principal cast Edit

Actor Role
Adam West Batman, Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward Robin, Dick Grayson
Alan Napier Alfred
Neil Hamilton Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake Aunt Harriet Cooper

Special Guest Villains Edit

Actor Role
Cesar Romero The Joker
Frank Gorshin The Riddler
Burgess Meredith The Penguin
Julie Newmar Catwoman
George Sanders Mister Freeze
Vincent Price Egghead
Victor Buono King Tut

Guest stars Edit

Actor Role
William Dozier Narrator
Michael Fox Inspector Basch

Crew Edit

Production Edit

Directors Edit

Writers Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Producer/series creator William Dozier was also the narrator on the series and supplied the "cliffhanger" voice-over at the end of each episode.
  • The Moldavian Prime Minister is the first character featured on Batman. He is also the first character with speaking lines.
  • The Riddler is the first guest-villain featured on Batman.

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