Death in Slow Motion

Season 1, Ep 31, Aired 4/27/66
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  • Episode Description
  • The Riddler steals box office receipts and Batman & Robin trace him to a bakery. With only the riddles that are given, Batman and Robin track the Riddler down only to be separated with Robin on the splitting block.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adam West

    Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

  • Alan Napier

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Stafford Repp

    Chief O'Hara

  • Neil Hamilton (I)

    Commissioner James W. Gordon

  • Dick Carr

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • I disagree with beowulf579

    By aghorishaivite, Jun 19, 2014

  • Harmless fun

    By BatmanChris, Jan 02, 2014

  • Eh..not the best Riddler ep.

    By beowulf579, Apr 28, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Riddler: Ah, but these are special pies. Whipped sleeping cream and nuts.
      Guard: Whipped sleeping cream and nuts?
      Riddler: Nuts to you!

    • Alfred: You don't fancy, sir, that this famous desperado intends to stoop to the robbery of a lemonade stand?
      Batman: You've hit it! It fits like my glove.

    • Batman: (Reading the riddle on the wall) "Batman! As one baker to another--how do you make a dishonest shortcake?"

    • Robin: (Reading a riddle) Why is a musician's bandstand like an oven? Because that's where he makes his bread!

    • Gordon: (under the influence of Temper Tonic) Maury Wills better than Honus Wagner?
      O'Hara: Fifty times better!
      Gordon: You're an ignorant oaf, Chief O'Hara. I wonder why I keep you in my department!
      O'Hara: Oh, your royal highness, often I've wondered why I don't resign!

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    Notes (4)

    • Madge Blake is credited but doesn't appear.

    • At the end of this story, only Robin has a cliffhanger, while Batman is somewhere else.

    • Francis Xavier Bushman was a silent film star who was voted most popular leading man in American films from 1914-1917. On August 23, 1966, just a couple of months after his appearance in this episode of Batman, he passed away of a heart attack resulting from a fall. He was 83.

    • Based on "The Joker's Comedy Capers!" from Detective Comics #341 (July 1965) by John Broome.

    Trivia (1)

    • Notice during the party fight, Batman calls out to the crowd to stop fighting while his lips are not moving.

    Allusions (2)

    • Von Bloheim refers to the Batman as Die Fledermaus, German for The Bat or literally; The Flutter-mouse, a comic operetta composed Johann Strauss II.

    • Riddler's henchmen have names that refer to silent film characters or people of that era. Van Bloheim is a take-off on director-actor Erich Von Stroheim, CB refers to Cecil B. De Mille and Pauline from the 1914 movie The Perils of Pauline.

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