Batman is a 1960s American television series. Based on the comic book character Batman, it aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for 2½ seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. Because the series had two weekly installments for most of its tenure, it contained the same number of episodes as a four and a half year or even a five year series.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: Return to the Batcave: The Mis… Aired: Mar. 09, 2003
Adam West and Burt Ward are back together again and stumble upon a plot to steal the batmobile from a charity auction. Along the was they remember …
Series Fun Facts
- Burgess Meredith's role as The Penguin was one of the more popular guest roles, so much so that the producers actually had a script ready for him whenever he was in Los Angeles.
- Frank Gorshin's maniacal high-pitched laugh as The Riddler is greatly influenced by that of the character "Tommy Udo", played by Richard Widmark, in Kiss of Death.
- Madge Blake became seriously ill just before filming on the third and final season commenced, causing her to leave the series. However, she is briefly seen as Aunt Harriet in the "Ring Around…
[show]Madge Blake became seriously ill just before filming on the third and final season commenced, causing her to leave the series. However, she is briefly seen as Aunt Harriet in the "Ring Around the Riddler" and in the three-part Lord Ffogg/Londinium story arc. Aunt Harriet was written out during season three for a number of reasons; one was declining health of Blake, who was also continually frustrating producers and directors with stammering or forgetting her lines. Blake was also let go due to the budgetary cutbacks that occurred for that season. For the most part, Aunt Harriet was said to be away on various overseas vacation trips during season three.