Season 3 Episode 14

Catwoman's Dressed to Kill

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Dec 14, 1967 on ABC
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Ever the fashion concious thief, Catwoman targets some of the most best dressed of Gotham. Batgirl, Robin and Batman takes up the challenge to apprehend the feline felon.

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  • Catwoman refutes the award given to Batgirl as the best dressed...something or another.

    Catwoman disrupts a beauty show but her real goal is the dress of Queen Bess of Bulgravia. Eartha Kitt is a rather convincing, suave Catwoman, although Julie Newmar is the beauty. She kidnaps Batgirl and puts her on a table heading for a saw. The plan: steal the dress at the Bulgravian embassy at the same time Batgirl meets the saw, leaving Batman to choose between the two. Batman tells Alfred goes undercover (as the oldest hippie in the world, no less) to save Batgirl while Batman and Robin go to the embassy to thwart Catwoman and prevent an international incident.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

Yvonne Craig

Yvonne Craig

Barbara Gordon/Batgirl

Stafford Repp

Stafford Repp

Chief O'Hara

William Dozier

William Dozier


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Batgirl: (Alfred, disguised as a janitor, rescues Batgirl from being sawn to bits) Thank you, whoever you are.
      Alfred Pennyworth: Think nothing of it, sweetheart. As a matter of fact, it was selfish of me.
      : Selfish?
      Alfred Pennyworth: Yes. I'm the janitor here. If that machine has sliced you to bits, I would have had to clean up the mess!

    • Batman: (About Catwoman) Ah-ah. Give credit where credit is due, Robin. She may be evil but she is attractive. You'll know more about that in a couple of years.

    • Batman: Nobody wants war.
      Robin: Gee, Batman. Belgravia's such a small country. We'd beat them in a few hours.
      Batman: Yes and then we'd have to support them for years.

    • Batgirl: And you, Catwoman, are an even bigger fool than even I thought you were. We, who enforce the law, would gladly give our lives for it.
      Catwoman: Gag her. Heroines are to be seen, not heard.

    • Batman: (To Barbara regarding Batgirl) You better leave the crime fighting to men.

  • NOTES (3)

    • In 1968, Eartha Kitt made several negative comments about the Vietnam War reportedly causing first lady Lady Bird Johnson to start crying. The subsequent negative publicity from the incident caused Miss Kitt to leave the country for several years.

    • Footage of The Dynamic Duo crossing the street and racing through bustling crowds in Gotham City (filmed in downtown Los Angeles) is edited from the 1966 Batman movie.

    • The first appearance of Eartha Kitt as Catwoman #3! She replaced Julie Newmar who at the time was filming her role of Hesh-Ke for the Columbia Picture Mackenna's Gold (which also featured Bat-guest villains Burgess Meredith and Eli Wallach).


    • When Batman and Robin hear that Batgirl has been kidnapped, Robin shouts, "Holy Robert Louis Stevenson!"Stevenson wrote the 1886 adventure novel Kidnapped.

    • Title:
      An allusion to the term "dressed to kill" which dates back to medieval times when before combat a squire dressed his knight in armour making said knight literally "dressed to kill."