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Batman: Hizzonner the Penguin (1)

The Penguin reappears in Gotham but this time on the side of good. His plot, to gain support of the citizens of Gotham and run for Mayor. And it seems to work! Pollsters show Mayor Linseed that he stands essentially no chance of defeating the pudgy purveyor of perfidy. But Linseed has an idea - if Batman runs, he can turn the tide! This forces Penguin to dig into his bag of dirty tricks - and one of them involves having his G.O.O.N. squad invite Batman to give a talk - but the reception they plan is rather caustic...

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: 9719-1
Airdate: Wednesday November 02nd, 1966

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Burgess Meredith
As The Penguin (Special Guest Villain)

Guest Stars
George Furth
As Gallus
Woodrow Parfrey
As Rooper (C.F. Rooper)
Murray Roman
As Trendek (E.G. Trendek)
Byron Keith
As Mayor Linseed
Joe E. Tata
As Goon (as Joey Tata)
Cindy Malone
As Lulu
Judy Parker
As Penguin Girl #2
Linda Meyers
As Penguin Girl #3
Little Egypt
As Herself

Cosmo Sardo
As Citizen in Elevator
James O'Hara
As Cop
Newell Oestreich
As Goon
Phil Volk
As Fang
Tony Epper
As Goon
Benny Rubin
As Angry Citizen
Fuzzy Knight
As Blind News Dealer
Pat Tidy
As Little Old Lady
Peg Shirley
As Mother
Main Cast
Adam West
As Bruce Wayne/Batman
Burt Ward
As Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder
Alan Napier
As Alfred Pennyworth
Neil Hamilton (1)
As Commissioner James W. Gordon
Stafford Repp
As Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake
As Aunt Harriet Cooper
William Dozier
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
G.O.O.N. stands for "Grand Order of Occidental Nighthawks" and is the organization that supplies the Penguin with henchmen in this episode.

Episode Quotes
Batman: To run for mayor of a great American city like this one. it's a great responsibility, but am I worthy of it?
Robin: If you're not, nobody is, Batman.
Batman: Guardian of the people's trust. No, no, I'm not worthy of it.

The Penguin: So, Old Point-Ears has thrown his cowl into the ring, huh? Good! Once and for all I'll settle matters with that masked moron. And when I'm finished with him, he won't garner enough votes to become elected dogcatcher!

The Penguin: We'll give the voters of this city the kind of campaign that they want. Plenty of girls and bands and slogans and lots of hoopla.But remember, no politics. Issues confuse people. A big smile, hearty handshake, a catchy campaign song. That's the way to win an election!

Batman: After all, the voters are interested in issues, not in window-dressing.
Robin: Sure, Batman. But a little showmanship wouldn't hurt us any.
Batman: No, Robin, I want to conduct a campaign that deals with the issues. I'm convinced that the American electorate is too mature to be taken in by cheap vaudeville trickery. After all, if our national leaders were elected on the basis of tricky slogans, brass bands, and pretty girls, our country would be in a terrible mess, wouldn't it?

The Penguin: Politics is wonderful! I can use all of my lowest, slippery tricks, but now they're legal. Oh, I should have been a politician years ago!
Batman: Bear in mind, Robin, that most politicians are honest servants of the people. The dishonest ones are the exception.

Narrator: Holy Batgraves! An acid bubble bat for Batman and Robin! What a way to lose an election! Batman, don't just lie there! Do something! Whatever you do, don't miss tomorrow's bubbling finish! Same Time, Same Bat-Channel...!

Cultural References
Dick: Hark, is this a dagger which I see before me?

Dick quotes from Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 1, Macbeth's famous "dagger of the mind" soliloquy.

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 EditorHugh Chaloupka
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
Warning: Batman season 2 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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