Batman

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (634)

  • Vicki: Some people say that you're as dangerous as the Joker. Batman: He's psychotic. Vicki: There are some people who say the same thing about you. Batman: What people? Vicki: Well let's face it, you're not exactly..."normal" are you? Batman: It's not exactly a "normal" world, is it?

  • Bruce: What's on your mind, Alfred? Alfred: I have no wish to spend my few remaining years grieving for the loss of old friends. Or their sons.

  • Batman: Excuse me. You ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? (Punches Joker and knocks him against a bell, before grabbing him) Batman: I'm going to kill you! Joker: You idiot! You made me, remember? You dropped me into that vat of chemicals. That wasn't easy to get over, and don't think that I didn't try! Batman: I know you did. You killed my parents. Joker: Wha-what? What are you talking about? Batman: I made you and you made me first. Joker: Hey, bat-brain, I was a kid when I killed your parents! I mean, I say you made me, you've gotta say I made you . . . . . see how childish can you get? [

  • Nick: Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man! Don't kill me! Don't kill me, man!! Batman: I'm not going to kill you. I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me. Nick: What are you?! Batman: I'm Batman.

  • Alexander Knox: You know what they say? They say he can't be killed. They say he drinks blood. They say . . . . . Lieutenant Eckhardt: And I say you're full of shit, Knox. Oh, uh, you can quote me on that.

  • Boss Carl Grissom: Is that you sugar bumps? Who the hell are you? Jack Napier The Joker: It's me, "Sugar bumps". Grissom: Jack? Oh, thank God you're alive! I heard you been . . . . . Jack Napier The Joker: Fried? Is that what you heard? You set me up over a woman. A WOMAN!!! You must be insane. Jack Napier The Joker: Don't bother. Grissom: Your life won't be worth SPIT! Jack Napier The Joker: I've been dead once already. It's very liberating. You should think of it as uh, therapy. Grissom: Jack. listen, maybe we can cut a deal. Jack Napier The Joker: Jack? Jack is dead, my friend. You can call me . . . . .Joker. And as you can see, I'm a lot happier.

  • Grissom: Jack, it's an important job. I need someone I can trust. You, are my number one, guy!

  • (To Vicky Vale) Joker: It's as though we were made for each other, Beauty and the Beast. Of course, if anyone else calls you beast, I'll rip their lungs out.

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Notes (307)

  • Billy Dee Williams took the role of Harvey Dent with the expectation that he would be brought back to play Two-Face and reportedly had a contract clause added reserving the role for him. During casting for Batman Forever (1995) Warner Bros. decided they would prefer Tommy Lee Jones and bought out Williams' contract.

  • The film grossed over $411,348,924 worldwide.

  • Due to legal matters over the Batman copyrights, the only Batman footage shown in this special is from the 1966 Batman movie and not from the television series.

  • Actual footage of Lyle Waggoner's screen test for Batman is featured.

  • First broadcast as a "CBS Sunday Movie," Sunday, March 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

  • Bruce Wayne drives a Chrysler Imperial convertible, while the Batmoblie is a 1955 Lincoln Futura prototype car customized by George Barris Inc.

  • The BatBoat was built especially for the film by the Glastron boat company.

  • Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp and Madge Blake's names all appear in the opening animated credits as well as in the ending credits.

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Trivia (167)

  • Erin Carufel portrays Yvonne Craig/Barbara Gordon/Batgirl as a red head although on the series the character of Barbara Gordon was a brunette who wore a red wig as Batgirl.

  • Alicia Silverstone plays the first ever version of Batgirl as a blonde. It wouldn't be with the comic introduction of Stephanie Brown in 2009 as Batgirl that another blonde would wear the cowl.

  • When the Batmobile leaves the Batcave, you can see the shadow of the vehicle on the wall revealing that it actually comes to a stop when it leaves the shot.

  • Gotham City is 14 miles from the Batcave entrance.

  • Notice Tattle puts Robin over his shoulder when taking him out of the Bat-mobile but when Tattle runs from it, Robin is in his arms and then returns to being over his shoulder at the manhole.

  • At the time this episode aired, Alfred was thought to be dead in the comics.

  • The license plate on the Bat-mobile is 2F-3567, Gotham 1966.

  • Batman's disco appearance and subsequent dance number gave rise to a thankfully brief dance craze over the "Batusi".

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Allusions (64)

  • Riddler: (after Batman and Robin burst from the Moldavian mammoth) A Trojan mammoth!
    This a reference to the Trojan horse that the Greeks left behind to capture Troy by stealth.

  • The Penguin: Well, good night, Big Brother.
    Referencing the novel 1984 by George Orwell, which introduced the concept of a "Big Brother" government agency that monitors the populace through near-omnipresent security cameras.

  • The Joker calls his villainous gameshow, What's My Crime? This game show is loosely based on Goodson-Todman's favorite guessing game What's My Line? that aired on CBS from 1950-67.

  • Catwoman: (Batman and Robin in a trap) I'm bored with you, Batman. The time is come to separate Damon from Pythias. In ancient Greece, Pythias and his friend Damon traveled to Syracuse where Pythias was sentenced to death for plotting against the tyrant Dionysius I. Pythias asked to be allowed to return home to settle his affairs. Dionysius vetoed that idea but accepted having Damon as a substitute who would die if Pythias did not return by the appointed time. Pythias went home. The date came and at the last moment Pythias returned apologizing for being late. Pirates had captured his ship and thrown Pythias overboard. Dionysius was so impressed with Pythias' true friendship that he pardon him and kept both friends on as advisers to his court.

  • The Penguin: Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest fink of all?
    Referencing the line spoken by the Evil Queen to her Magic Mirror in the animated 1937 Disney movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of course, her repeated dialogue omits the word "fink."

  • The Penguin: Oh, frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! After the Gotham City Police appear to have slain the Dynamic Duo, the Penguin quotes from the nonsense poem "Jabberwocky" originally part of Lewis Carroll's children's novel Through The Looking-Glass which itself is a sequel to his earlier book Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

  • 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."

  • Batman: In the 14th Dynasty, the Hour of the Hyena.
    The 14th Dynasty of Egypt lasted roughly 15 years (1705–1690 BC)andwas within the time period known as the Middle Kingdom.

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