Season 2 Episode 46

A Riddling Controversy

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 09, 1967 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A Riddling Controversy

The Riddler tries to steal from a former dictator.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    Adam West

    Adam West

    Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

    Burt Ward

    Burt Ward

    Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder

    Stafford Repp

    Stafford Repp

    Chief O'Hara

    William Dozier

    William Dozier


    Neil Hamilton (I)

    Neil Hamilton (I)

    Commissioner James W. Gordon

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Batman claims that many of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic did so by remaining calm and staying afloat until help arrived. The vast majority of those who made it into the water died from cold shock and cold incapacitation because of the icy Atlantic waters.

      • During the fight at Aquila's penthouse apartment, The Riddler's pink gloves appear and disappear repeatedly. He is initially wearing them when he opens the safe, they disappear during the fight, he walks over to the curtain hiding Aquila, and when Riddler opens the curtains in the next shot the gloves appear again.

      • Batman is renowned for his knowledge of science, literature and history. In this episode, however, he fails to recognize one of the most famous riddles of literature. "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening?" was the riddle the Sphinx gave Oedipus to solve in the classic Greek play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. It is Robin who finds the answer which is man.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Batman: We won't have to float long, old chum. If our experimental heel-and-toe Bat-Rockets perform as well as they should.
        Robin: Experimental heel-and-toe Bat-Rockets? They haven't been tested yet!
        Batman: Let's not put off till tomorrow what we can do today, Robin.

      • Riddler: Light-fingered? Yes, that's what I am. Light-fingered, nimble, quick--wonderful.

      • Riddler: How can you lamebrains play cards at a time like this?

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (0)

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