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Batman: The Greatest Mother of Them All (1)

Ma Parker and her kids invade Gotham and rob the women at the Gotham's Ladies Auxiliary's Mother of the Year Awards Ceremony. When the police find their hideout, Batman lends a hand, and despite a smoke bomb, captures one her children. Over the next several days, Batman and Robin roll up the whole gang, leading Batman to wonder about Ma Parker's reputation for cleverness. But that reputation is well deserved, for Ma has a plan - one that depends on Batman's skill at law enforcement!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 9707-1
Airdate: Wednesday October 05th, 1966

Director: Oscar Rudolph
Writer: Henry Slesar

Special Guest Stars
Shelley WintersShelley Winters
As Ma Parker (Special Guest Villianess)

Guest Stars
Tisha SterlingTisha Sterling
As Legs Parker
David Lewis (3)David Lewis (3)
As Warden Crichton
Michael VandeverMichael Vandever
As Mad Dog
Peter BrooksPeter Brooks
As Machine Gun
Robert BihellerRobert Biheller
As Pretty Boy
James Griffith (1)James Griffith (1)
As Trusty
James OJames O'Hara
As Policeman
Fran RyanFran Ryan
As Chairlady
Kirby BrumfieldKirby Brumfield
As Truck Driver

Budd PerkinsBudd Perkins
As Prison Guard
Jim DrumJim Drum
As Clancy
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
Episode Notes
Shelly Winters will later go on to play Ma Barker in the 1970's film Bloody Mama.

Episode Quotes
Batman: Why, this criminal record is incredible. How, gentlemen, how has this Ma Parker remained at large?
Gordon: She's crafty, Batman, she's clever. But most of all, she's motherly.

Batman: Come on, Robin. Let's help a little old lady across the street... and into the penitentiary!

Robin: Holy gunpowder, Batman! What can we do?
Batman: Remember, Robin, they say an army travels on its stomach.
Robin: I get it, Batman! We crawl along the roof!
Batman: Precisely, Robin.

Batman: Ma Parker's girl is more dangerous than her three boys.
Robin: Her legs sort of reminded me of Catwoman's.
Batman: You're growing up, Robin. Remember, in crimefighting always keep your sights raised.

Robin: Holy Wernher von Braun! Look at that wheelchair go!

Narrator: Ma Parker ruling the pen! Dynamite in the engine! Will the Batmobile be blasted? Will the Boy Wonder be bombed? Will Batman be blown to bits? It can't be true! Or can it? Don't miss the next Bat-Episode! Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel!

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 DecoratorChester L. Bayhi  |  Walter M. Scott
Post Production SupervisorJames Blakeley
Director of PhotographyMeredith M. Nicholson
Production SupervisorJack Sonntag
Art DirectorSerge Krizman  |  Jack Martin Smith
Post Production CoordinatorRobert Mintz
Based On The Works OfBob Kane
Script EditorCharles Hoffman (1)
Film EditorHomer Powell
Assistant DirectorBill Derwin
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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