The Ring of Wax

Season 1, Ep 23, Aired 3/30/66
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  • Episode Description
  • The Riddler smuggles universal wax solvent into the U.S. to open a vault of rare books to find the key to an ancient treasure. When The Dynamic Duo intervenes, they are soon captured and The King of Conundrums prepares to turn them into human candles!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Adam West

    Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

  • Alan Napier

    Alfred Pennyworth

  • Stafford Repp

    Chief O'Hara

  • Neil Hamilton (I)

    Commissioner James W. Gordon

  • Jack Paritz

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Perfect

    By BatmanChris, Jan 02, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Riddler: Oh, if only this were the real Batman. Oh, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished! That his too, too solid flesh would melt and resolve itself into a dew!
      Moth: Oh, Riddler honey, that's beautiful!
      Riddler: I wrote it myself.

    • Batman: Have you seen any unusual-looking people around here?
      Miss Prentice: Unusual? In what way unusual?
      Batman: Their garb. For instance, a man wearing a bright green suit with big black question marks?
      Miss Prentice: Let me think a moment. No, I can't say that I have, offhand, but then, I see so many people in the course of the day.

    • Riddler: At last I've found it! This will lead me right to the lost treasure of the Inca's. Every greedy bone in my bodies cries out: huzzah! huzzah!

    • Moth: Oh, he, he looks so handsome beneath that mask.
      Riddler: A diamondback rattlesnake is a handsome creature, too, but dangerous and deadly. Remember, Moth, Batman is our sworn enemy. We can Ill afford such emotions as pity.

    • Batman: The last thing I remember, we were in the wax museum. we'd just passed the Revolutionary War scene.
      Riddler: You're getting warm.
      Batman: So that's how it was done!
      Robin: How what was done?
      Batman: Oh, it's so clear now. We were victimized by a repeating blowgun!

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    Notes (3)

    • In the episode "Hi Diddle Riddle", the Riddler attempted to steal the Batmobile only to be foiled by the Anti-Bat-Theft. This time he finally succeeds.

    • These segments apparently took place before Mayor Lindseed's election, as a different mayor is in office in these episodes.

    • This is Frank Gorshin's 5th appearance as the Riddler. He was previously seen in "Hi Diddle Riddle, Smack in the Middle", "A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away" & "When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play".

    Trivia (2)

    • Linda Gaye Scott is the heiress to the Scott paper company.

    • If you look closely at Moth's outfit, it resembles a prototype outfit of what Batgirl would wear in the third season.

    Allusions (1)

    • The Riddler: 'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
      The Riddler quotes the "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet while he melts the wax figure of Batman in a vat of boiling wax as his moll Moth looks on. The full line is, "'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub."

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