Batman

Season 1 Episode 20

Better Luck Next Time

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 17, 1966 on ABC
8.9
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Better Luck Next Time
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Batman escapes and rescues Robin from further danger while Catwoman searches for her treasure. The Dynamic Duo finally catch up to her in but at what cost?

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  • Creative

    9.0
    As with the False Face adventure, there's some real creative stuff here, and a great fight scene which sees the Duo within inches of disaster. Note also that the fight was placed in the middle of the episode, leading to a new style of ending which focuses purely on Catwoman's psychological state.
  • Catwoman attempts to find and steal the treasure belonging to Captain Manx. Batman must first save himself, the Robin, before pursuing Catwoman.

    8.8
    This is a very watchable episode (which Julie Newmar episode is not)but again I feel it lacks good interplay between Batman and Catwoman which is seen in the Movie and later episodes. Also, Catwoman shows a real meanstreak in deserting her henchmen and later knocking out one in order to keep the treasure to herself. On the plus side, we get to see some neat stuff in the Batcave, Batmobile, and in Batman's utility belt.



    Batman first uses his utility belt to gain claws to scale the wall and away from the tiger. Knowing he can't hang there forever, he puts on his "Bat ear plugs" and then reverses the polarity of his Communicator making a piercing sound which subdues the tiger. Later, when in the Batcave trying to track down where Catwoman may have gone next, Batman walks over to the "Bat Research Shelf" to review "The History of Gotham City Volume 2." This helps him realize its the treasure she is after. Robin then remembers that Catwoman had been holding the radioactive cat statue and probably is still giving off a traceable reading. The Dynamic Duo check the Batmobile's "Bat-O-Meter" to trace the radioactivity. Next, the Batmobile runs through a minefield and its tires are deflated. Batman instructs Robin to use the "automatic tire inflator" to get them on the trail again.



    An unusual ending as it appears Catwoman may had died falling into a bottomless pit.



    Camp: Catwoman's use of the phrase TTFN (Ta Ta for Now) which predates cell phone texting by well over 30 years!moreless
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

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Aunt Harriet Cooper

William Dozier

William Dozier

Narrator

Jock Mahoney

Jock Mahoney

Leo

Guest Star

Ralph Manza

Ralph Manza

Felix

Guest Star

Alex Sharp

Alex Sharp

Henchman

Guest Star

Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar

The Catwoman

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