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Batman

Season 2 Episode 13

An Egg Grows in Gotham

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Oct 19, 1966 on ABC
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The criminal genius Egghead plans to control Gotham City by preventing Bruce Wayne and two other millionaires from meeting their obligation to the city land's owner, Chief Screaming Chicken, by preventing them from paying their rent.

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    Adam West

    Adam West

    Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

    Burt Ward

    Burt Ward

    Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder

    Alan Napier

    Alan Napier

    Alfred Pennyworth

    Neil Hamilton (I)

    Neil Hamilton (I)

    Commissioner James W. Gordon

    Stafford Repp

    Stafford Repp

    Chief O'Hara

    Madge Blake

    Madge Blake

    Aunt Harriet Cooper

    Grant Woods

    Grant Woods

    Tour Guide

    Guest Star

    Albert Carrier

    Albert Carrier

    Pete Savage

    Guest Star

    Steve Dunne

    Steve Dunne

    Tim Tyler

    Guest Star

    Vincent Price

    Vincent Price

    Egghead

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Egghead has figured out that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Oddly enough, he doesn't say a single word about Dick Grayson being Robin!

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Narrator: A sunny Wednesday morning in Gotham City. The sort of Wednesday that makes you wish it were Sunday.

      • O'Hara: He's a tough egg, Batman, the smartest man in the world.
        Robin: The second smartest man in the world.
        O'Hara: Present company excepted, of course.

      • Gordon: That leaves only Bruce Wayne.
        Robin: I, eh, wonder where he is?
        Batman: Unquestionably out doing something inconsequential with his youthful ward Dick Grayson. You know how those millionaire playboys are.

      • Miss Bacon: Hi, Eggy baby.
        Egghead: Please. It's "Mr. Egghead" before other people, not "Eggy, baby."

      • Batman: How.
        Chief Screaming Chicken: What?
        Batman: When.
        Chief Screaming Chicken: Where?

      • Chief Screaming Chicken: You make mighty big talk. Kemosabe.
        Miss Bacon: Kemosabe? I thought I heard just about everything, but...
        Benedict: Yeah, Screaming. What's that mean?
        Chief Screaming Chicken: Me don't know. Me heard it once on radio. Very old word.

      • Robin: Holy semantics, Batman, you never cease to amaze me.
        Batman: No time for compliments now, Robin. We must thwart some criminals. To the Batmobile!

      • Egghead: Well, I for one am eggshausted. It's been a trying day and I must rest my fantastic brain for tonight.
        Batman: There'll be no rest for the wicked today, Egghead.
        Robin: Boy, you guys have egg on your faces!
        Batman: All the king's horses and all the king's men won't be able to put you together again.
        Miss Bacon: Oh, Batman, you're so lyrical.

      • Egghead: This is an acid egg, Batman. One move and I'll drop it on Robin's head.
        Batman: Nobody could be that rotten.
        Egghead: Don't tempt me.

      • Robin: Prepare yourself for an eggspeditious defeat!
        Batman: That's very apt, Robin.
        Robin: Oh. Glad you liked it.

      • Robin: (Infected by Egghead's laughing gas) It's about the funniest trick anyone's ever pulled on us.
        Batman: Yes, it's even funnier than The Joker.

      • Egghead: You demonstrated uneggspected good sense, Mr. Tyler.
        Tim Tyler: What do you want from me, Egghead? I am just a poor major league baseball-team-owner.
        Miss Bacon: How 'bout season tickets? I love halfbacks.
        Egghead: How eggsasperating.

      • Narrator: How diabolical!!! How inhuman!!! How EGGscrutiating!!! Will the world's greatest criminal mind EGGstract the true identity of Batman??? The EGGsplanation to these and other electric questions tomorrow!!! Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel!!!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Chief Screaming Chicken: You make very big talk. Kemosabe.
        Referencing the the radio and TV series, The Lone Ranger. A Texas Ranger named Reid is the last survivor of an ambush. His childhood friend Tonto finds him and nurses him back to health. Reid dons a mask and rides into the Old West, fighting evil and tyranny with his faithful sidekick at his side. Tonto refers to his friend using the fictional term "kemosabe," which in various incarnations means either "trusty scout" or "faithful friend." Screaming Chicken talks in stereotypical TV "Indian" just like Tonto, thus the joke.

      • Egghead: Chief Screaming Chicken. The Last of the Mohicans.
        Referencing the 1867 novel by James Fenimore Cooper, set in 1957 during the French and Indian Wars. It is the second book in the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and has been adapted into TV and movies many times, including a BBC miniseries in 1971 and movies in 1936 and 1992. The title derives from the belief at the time that Indian populations would dwindle away into nothing.

      • The title of this episode alludes to the 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith which was made into the 1945 movie starring Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell & James Dunn and also made it as a Broadway musical in 1951.

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