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Batman: Barbecued Batman? (2)

Batman and Robin are captured and tied to a rotating barbecue spit being roasted alive. The Minstrel forms his next plot of destroying the Gotham Stock Exchange building with a remote high-pitched signal capable to crumbling the building to dust.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 9713-2
Airdate: Thursday September 22nd, 1966

Special Guest Stars
Van JohnsonVan Johnson
As The Minstrel (Special Guest Villain)

Guest Stars
Leslie PerkinsLeslie Perkins
As Amanda (Octavia)
Remo PisaniRemo Pisani
As Bass
Norman GrabowskiNorman Grabowski
As Treble
Del MooreDel Moore
As TV Newsman
John GallaudetJohn Gallaudet
As Cortland
Eddie GarrettEddie Garrett
As First Broker
Herbert MossHerbert Moss
As Second Broker
Stu WilsonStu Wilson
As Third Broker
James OJames O'Hara
As Policeman

Tom AnthonyTom Anthony
As Waiter 1
Vince Deadrick, Sr.Vince Deadrick, Sr.
As Waiter 2
Main Cast
Adam WestAdam West
As Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt WardBurt Ward
As Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder
Alan NapierAlan Napier
As Alfred Pennyworth
Neil Hamilton (1)Neil Hamilton (1)
As Commissioner James W. Gordon
Stafford ReppStafford Repp
As Chief O'Hara
Madge BlakeMadge Blake
As Aunt Harriet Cooper
William DozierWilliam Dozier
voiced Narrator


As the heat beneath the turn-spit grows hotter and the Caped Crusaders roast, while the Minstrel serenades them. Out in the hallway, the explosive darts that Batman planted earlier go off and the Minstrel and his men rush to investigate. Once they're alone, Batman and Robin shake the pole loose and slide off the end. Meanwhile, the Minstrel realizes that he's been tracked and runs back down to his basement lair. Batman and Robin attack the villain and his henchmen from ambush. The Minstrel makes a hasty escape, sealing the door off behind him with an electrical charge, and then transmits a broadcast of a new song promising to come back when he has the upper hand...

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Episode Quotes
The Minstrel: Batman and Robin, rotate and revolve. As the heat mounts, you'll lose all resolve. In a few minutes, we will be prepared. To leave you here cooking and exit this lair.

Robin: You're letting her go? Well, I admit she's gorgeous, Batman, but, uh, what does she have that all the other gorgeous creatures didn't?
Batman: Well, Robin, for one thing, she has a tracking device which I just placed in her handbag.

The Minstrel: I am the Minstrel and a mastermind; I'm a modern genius crook. In electronics I cannot be surpassed, and that's why your building shook. To my terms you must agree or vibration, consternation, decimation throughout the nation. Accept my terms or there will be irreversible calamity. You have until nightfall to prevent a frightful downfall.

The Minstrel: Batman, your world will tumble down, just wait and see. Your city will disintegrate - it matters not to me. Batman's and Robin's strength will not avail; no matter what they do, they're bound to fail. They can't evade my sonic beam and they'll become a vapor trail.

The Minstrel: Wait 'til the jailbreak, Batman. You've not seen the last of me. I'll clobber you and Robin. Wait and see. You'll vibrate both together. I'll shake off your heads. Oh just you wait 'til the jailbreak, Batman. You'll be dead.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerWilliam Dozier
ProducerHowie Horwitz
Associate ProducerWilliam P. D'Angelo
Unit Production ManagerSam Strangis
MusicNelson Riddle
Music EditorSam Horta
Music SupervisorLionel Newman
Set DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Chester L. Bayhi
Post Production SupervisorJames Blakeley
Director of PhotographyHoward Schwartz
Production SupervisorJack Sonntag
Art DirectorSerge Krizman  |  Jack Martin Smith
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Based On The Works OfBob Kane
Script EditorCharles Hoffman (1)
Film EditorRonald J. Fagan
Assistant DirectorRobert G. Stone
Executive In Charge Of ProductionWilliam Self (2)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerCharles B. Fitzsimons
Sound Effects EditorHarold E. Wooley
Make-up SupervisorBen Nye
Script ConsultantLorenzo Semple, Jr.
Supervising Music EditorLeonard A. Engel
Theme MusicNeal Hefti
Men's WardrobeAndrew Pallack
Hair Styling SupervisorMargaret Donovan
Supervising Sound Effects EditorRalph Hickey
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