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Batman: Batman's Anniversary (1)

Commissioner Gordon calls Batman to meet at a hotel on a matter of "gravest emergency." It's actually an Anniversary Luncheon celebrating the day Batman first donned cape and cowl. Then it's a real emergency, as a fire breaks out! But it's not really a fire, just smoke - a smokescreen for the Riddler to steal $1,500,001 dollars. That's just about half of what he needs to purchase a weapon of terrible destructive power, and he means to steal the rest. Oh, and along the way he means to send Batman and Robin wherever it is dead crime fighters go!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x45
Production Number: 9745-PT.1
Airdate: Wednesday February 08th, 1967

Special Guest Stars
John AstinJohn Astin
As The Riddler (Special Guest Villain)

Guest Stars
Deanna LundDeanna Lund
As Anna Gram
Jim LefebvreJim Lefebvre
As Across
Ken ScottKen Scott
As Down
Byron KeithByron Keith
As Mayor Linseed
Martin KosleckMartin Kosleck
As Professor Charm (Avery Evans Charm)
Eddie QuillanEddie Quillan
As Newsie

Paul Bradley (2)Paul Bradley (2)
As Anniversary Tribute Attendee
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
This story is John Astin's only appearance as The Riddler

Episode Quotes
The Riddler: Ha ha! What a marvelous piece of riddling genius that was! But I've only started with the Caped Crusaders. I'm going to confound them with conundrums, unnerve them with enigmas, perplex them with puzzles... until they wish they were dead.
Down: And then what, Riddler?
The Riddler: Then, my jig-saw jackanapes, then I'll grant their wish.

(finding a note pinned to a bank door)
Robin: Another bulletin from Riddler?
Batman: I'm afraid so, Robin. And look at this! Only the Riddler and his ilk would have such a flagrant disregard for private property. This door will have to be repaired!

Professor Charm: I can't wait to put my demolecularizer in your hands and watch the members of the Gotham City Science Institute quake at my handiwork.
The Riddler: They still won't let you join, professor?
Professor Charm: I'm a high-school dropout.
The Riddler: So am I.

Alfred: I understand that the Gotham City Bakers Guild has prepared a rather unique cake in your honor and wishes you and Master Robin to, eh, pose for the sculptured, eh, marshmallow figures of yourselves which will top the confection.
Batman: How could I have forgotten? Thank you, Alfred.

Batman: I did think it would all end differently, somehow less ignominiously. To drown in my own anniversary cake.

Narrator: Can this be true? Batman and Robin caught in a quicksand cake-mix? Is the party really over? Will Happy Anniversary be an epitaph for the Dynamic Duo? To see if they sink or swim, tune in tomorrow. 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 DecoratorWalter M. Scott  |  Bert Allen
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 EditorJ. Frank O'Neill
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
Special Photographic EffectsL.B. Abbott
Hair Styling SupervisorMargaret Donovan
Supervising Sound Effects EditorRalph Hickey
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