Batman

Batman

  • TV-G
  • 1966
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.5  (19,166)

This TV series was based on the DC Comics series. Bruce Wayne, orphaned as a young boy, grew up, acquiring the alter ego known as Batman. As an adult, he became the guardian of young, 8-year-old Dick Grayson who came from a family of recently murdered circus acrobats. Dick Grayson became Bruce Wayne's ward. Wayne was also generous enough to invite Grayson's widowed Aunt Harriet to move in with Wayne and his butler, Alfred. The 1966 television series took place when Dick Grayson was 15. He became Robin the Boy Wonder, assisting Batman, fighting crime in Gotham City. The criminals were colorful with unusual names, including The Riddler, The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, and Mr. Freeze who could only survive in -50 degrees F. The Riddler came up with entertaining riddles, hinting his crime plans. Three men are in a row boat. They have four cigarettes and no lighter. How do they manage to smoke? The first two seasons of the series were originally aired with two half hour episodes shown Wednesday, ending in a cliff hanger, and on Thursday nights with the conclusion. The cliff hangers included Batman being in a confined room with a hungry tiger, and Batman and Robin being part of a shooting gallery in a carnival. Commissioner Gordon fired the rifle, not knowing that Batman and Robin were behind the barrier. In the third and final season, Batman became a once a week show, adding Bat Girl, turning the Dynamic Duo into the Terrific Trio

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Louie, The Lilac
7. Louie, The Lilac
October 26, 1967
Louie the Lilac has cornered the flower market in Gotham City, hoping to gain control over the entire "flower generation." He kidnaps the organizer of their planned flower-in, Princess Primrose, and brainwashes her with his Stupefying Aromatic Spray. Batman and Robin follow a clue to the villain's lair only to be captured by Louie and fed to his giant man-eating lilacs. With the Caped Crusaders out of the way, Louie heads back to the flower-in to continue his evil plan. Alfred, meanwhile, has been alerted to Batman and Robin's situation, and goes looking for Batgirl to aid in the fight.
Enter Batgirl,Exit Penguin
1. Enter Batgirl,Exit Penguin
September 14, 1967
The Penguin plans to gain immunity from the law by becoming the police commissioner's son-in-law. He kidnaps Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara, and threatens her into agreeing to marry him. Unknown to him, Barbara Gordon has a secret crime fighting identity, Batgirl. Alfred learns of her secret when he is brought to Penguin's hideout instead of a preacher, and Batman and Robin realize just how valuable their new ally is when they find themselves hopelessly strung up in Penguin's lair.
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This TV series was based on the DC Comics series. Bruce Wayne, orphaned as a young boy, grew up, acquiring the alter ego known as Batman. As an adult, he became the guardian of young, 8-year-old Dick Grayson who came from a family of recently murdered circus acrobats. Dick Grayson became Bruce Wayne's ward. Wayne was also generous enough to invite Grayson's widowed Aunt Harriet to move in with Wayne and his butler, Alfred. The 1966 television series took place when Dick Grayson was 15. He became Robin the Boy Wonder, assisting Batman, fighting crime in Gotham City. The criminals were colorful with unusual names, including The Riddler, The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, and Mr. Freeze who could only survive in -50 degrees F. The Riddler came up with entertaining riddles, hinting his crime plans. Three men are in a row boat. They have four cigarettes and no lighter. How do they manage to smoke? The first two seasons of the series were originally aired with two half hour episodes shown Wednesday, ending in a cliff hanger, and on Thursday nights with the conclusion. The cliff hangers included Batman being in a confined room with a hungry tiger, and Batman and Robin being part of a shooting gallery in a carnival. Commissioner Gordon fired the rifle, not knowing that Batman and Robin were behind the barrier. In the third and final season, Batman became a once a week show, adding Bat Girl, turning the Dynamic Duo into the Terrific TrioBatman is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 1966.

Where to Watch Batman

Batman is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Batman on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 1966
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (19,166)