Moldavian Prime Minister
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Moldavian Prime Minister
Aliases: Prime Minister of Moldavia
Series: Batman
Gender: Male
Notability: Minor character
Occupation: Politician
Location: Republic of Moldavia
Status: Alive
First: "Hi Diddle Riddle"
Final: "Smack in the Middle"
Actor: Ben Astar

The Moldavian Prime Minister is an otherwise unnamed political figure, and a minor character featured in the original Batman television series, which aired on ABC from 1966 to 1968. Played by actor Ben Astar, he appeared in the pilot episode of the show, "Hi Diddle Riddle".

Biography Edit

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldavia, was an elected public official who served his country during the mid-1960s. The Prime Minister was invited to participate in the festivities of the Moldavian Fiesta Week at the Gotham City World's Fair. The Prime Minister addressed a small assembly of American guests and hosted the ceremonial cutting of the "Friendship cake", which was interrupted by the shocking exploits of the Riddler. When the Prime Minister attempted to cut the cake, it exploded, releasing a small parachute with a riddle attached to it, meant to attract the attention of the Batman. [1]

Later, at the fairgrounds pavilion, the Prime Minister was showing off the jewel-encrusted preserved remains of a woolly mammoth, which had been stuffed with discontinued postage stamps from Moldavia. The Riddler and the Molehill Mob pumped laughing gas into the building, sending everyone in attendance, including the Prime Minister, into fits of laughter, thereby enabling the Riddler to commit further crimes. Batman and Robin, who had been hiding inside the mammoth, burst out and fought against the Riddler and his men, ultimately defeating them. The Prime Minister presumably emerged from the fracas unscathed. [2]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The Moldavian Prime Minister is a character exclusive to the continuity of the 1966-1968 Batman television series, and does not have a DC Comics counterpart.
  • The Moldavian Prime Minister has the distinction of being the very first character featured on Batman.

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