Batman

Season 2 Episode 45

Batman's Anniversary

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 08, 1967 on ABC
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Gotham City holds a surprise party for Batman to celebrate the anniversary of his first appearance in Gotham City, but it's interrupted by the Riddler.

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    Adam West

    Adam West

    Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

    Madge Blake

    Madge Blake

    Aunt Harriet Cooper

    Burt Ward

    Burt Ward

    Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin The Boy Wonder

    Alan Napier

    Alan Napier

    Alfred Pennyworth

    Stafford Repp

    Stafford Repp

    Chief O'Hara

    William Dozier

    William Dozier

    Narrator

    John Astin

    John Astin

    The Riddler

    Guest Star

    Deanna Lund

    Deanna Lund

    Anna Gram

    Guest Star

    Jim Lefebvre

    Jim Lefebvre

    Across

    Guest Star

    Byron Keith

    Byron Keith

    Mayor Linseed

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Riddler: Ha ha! What a marvelous piece of riddling genius that was! But I've only started with the Caped Crusaders. I'm going to confound them with conundrums, unnerve them with enigmas, perplex them with puzzles... until they wish they were dead.
        Down: And then what, Riddler?
        Riddler: Then, my jig-saw jackanapes, then I'll grant their wish.

      • Professor Charm: I can't wait to put my demolecularizer in your hands and watch the members of the Gotham City Science Institute quake at my handiwork.
        Riddler: They still won't let you join, professor?
        Professor Charm: I'm a high-school dropout.
        Riddler: So am I.

      • Alfred: I understand that the Gotham City Bakers Guild has prepared a rather unique cake in your honor and wishes you and Master Robin to, eh, pose for the sculptured, eh, marshmallow figures of yourselves which will top the confection.
        Batman: How could I have forgotten? Thank you, Alfred.

      • Batman: I did think it would all end differently, somehow less ignominiously. To drown in my own anniversary cake.

      • Narrator: Can this be true? Batman and Robin caught in a quicksand cake-mix? Is the party really over? Will Happy Anniversary be an epitaph for the Dynamic Duo? To see if they sink or swim, tune in tomorrow. Same Bat-Time, Same Bat-Channel!!!

      • Batman: Only The Riddler and his ilk would have such a flagrant disregard for private property! This door will have to be repaired.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Actress Deanna Lund uses her character name from this episode as the title of her newsletters from her fan club "FRIENDS OF DEANNA LUND".

      • Based on a story featured in Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), which, of course, marked The Prince of Puzzler's Riddling debut! It also features elements of "Batman's Deadly Birthday" in Batman #130 (March 1960).

      • This is John Astin's 1st appearance as The Riddler. Frank Gorshin, the original Prince of Puzzlers, stated that he had a night club commitment which he couldn't avoid. Letters from Gorshin's new agents to Executive Producer William Dozier tell a somewhat different story: Gorshin wanted more money and the studio couldn't afford it, so they hired Astin instead to fill the role.

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